News Media/Newsmedia

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The Age of Outrage: Values-based Action and the positive power of public protest
Sopow, Eli
Book
1997
Based on direct experience and extensive research including law enforcement reports, public opinion surveys, and ongoing scanning and anaylysis of news and Internet sources, this book reveals the six ...
An alternative media list: Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Are you paying too much to send out your news releases?: Sources News Release
Article
2009
If you have been using a corporate newswire service to send out your news releases you are likely paying $500 or more to send out a single release -- and that release may not even be reaching the peop...
Bias in the Media: the Result of Corporate Ownership
Fantina, Robert
Article
2016
There may still be, perhaps in the quiet countryside somewhere, people who believe that news programs present news. It is unlikely that this is true; rather, those who rely on the corporate-owned pres...
A Comparative Review of Flat Earth News and Newspeak
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
A comparative review of two recent books about the media, one a mainstream view, the other using the propaganda model of media control.
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Lies The Media Tell us
Winter, James
Book
2007
Outlines the extent to which the mainstream media is subject to its corporate publishers and advertisers.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Names & Numbers: Your Connection to the Media
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
A comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, and academic jour...
Whatever Happened to Al Jazeera?: All the News That's Fit to Slant
Baroud, Ramzy
Article
2012
In Al Jazeera’s early days in the mid and late 1990s, the channel took on taboo subjects and proudly challenged the status quo. In recent months, however, Al Jazeera has begun to change course. It h...

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Media Names and Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, ...

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Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive Canadian media directory including television and radio networks, stations, digital and specialty broadcasters, programs, cable TV; daily, weekly, and community...
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American Media Ignore Major Murdoch News Corp Scandal
Rupert's Misdeeds
Washington, Linn Jr.
2013
America’s corporate news media love highlighting David-besting-Goliath stories…except apparently, when the fallen Goliath is major media mogul Rupert Murdoch – the billionaire owner of America’s caust...
Conan Shows Us That Main Stream Media Is Scripted
2013
A segment from Conan's show where dozens of news anchors are caught in the act of "reporting" the exact same story, the exact same way.
The Cultural Industries in Canada
Problems, Policies and Prospects
Dorland, Michael (ed.)
1996
Dorland discusses policy problems specific to the Canadian cultural industries that produce cultural commodities, such as books, films and television programs.
Deadlines & Diversity
Journalism Ethics in a Changing World
Alia, Valerie; Brennan, Brian; Hoffmaster, Barry (ed.)
1996
An anthology on journalism ethics.
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
2002
Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
Journalism of Outrage
Investigative Reporting and Agenda Building in America
Protess, David L.; Cook, Fay Lomax; Doppelt, Jack C.; Ettema, James S.; Gordon, Margaret T.
1991
Examines the myths and misconceptions of investigative journalism and presents empirical research to support a model that challenges the classical theory.
Losing the News
The Uncertain Future of the News That Feeds Democracy
Jones, Alex S.
2008
Looks at the epochal changes sweeping the media, which are eroding the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy.
Where News Itself is a Category
Ghosh, Surbir
2008
Highlighting the various reasons for the decline of quality news, Subir Ghosh says when business interests hold sway over all others, the basic tenets of journalism fall by the wayside. However, if pe...

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MediaSources.ca
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A web portal featuring resources about media and the media industry, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importan...