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Article
Media (newspapers, radio, television, movies, Internet, etc.) which are alternatives to the business or government-owned mass media.
The Barefoot Channel: Community Television as a Tool for Social Change
Goldberg, Kim
Book
1990
How you or you group can use local community TV station to get your message out.
The Best of The Nation: Selections from the Independent Magazine of Politics and Culture
Navasky, Victor; Heavel, Katrina Vanden
Book
2000
An anthology of articles from The Nation.
Between the Lines: How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
1981
An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources o...
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Putnam, Robert D.
Book
2000
Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the...
Broadcast Licenses for Religious Groups
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1999
Religious freedom does not imply the right of any group to use the public airwaves to promulgate their own religious views while excluding all conflicting points of view.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Choices: A Family Global Action Handbook
McConkey, David
Book
1987
Choices is aimed particularly at parents who want to instil social awareness in their children, and who are looking for ideas, activities, and ways of initiating discussion.
Culture Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1989
Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly ...
The Design of Everyday Things
Norman, Donald A.
Book
1988
A book about the problems of design and how good design can overcome the frustrations of everyday things.
Dressing for TV
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
1997
What to wear when you're going to be interviewed on TV.
Dressing for TV
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
Advice for what to wear when you are going to be interviewed on television.
The Empire God Built: Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Book
2011
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
A Goal for National Survival: 50% Canadian TV Content
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
The destruction of the CBC would be the greatest disaster to befall Canada.
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Book
1998
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
Mass Communications and American Empire
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1971
An in-depth look at international and domestic media, and the effect of capitalism on mass communications.
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...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
The Movement and the Sixties
Anderson, Terry H.
Book
1995
Drawing on interviews, manuscripts, and archives, Anderson reveals how one event built upon another and exploed into the kaleidoscope of activism in the United States by the early 1970s. Civil rights,...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Spinwars: Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
Top Ten Strategies for Appearing on a TV Talk Show
Bonner, Allan
Article
2006
Prepare yourself to appear on a TV talk show.
TV News in the Age of the Super Anchor: Why Brian Williams is Just the Tip of the Scandal
Lando, Barry
Article
2015
Super Anchor is often more actor than reporter. His or her role is to give the story a certain imprimatur, which it doesn’t always deserve. Much of the real work, digging, and investigation is done by...
Yesterday's News: Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Miller John
Book
1998
Illuminates the decline of print journalism, suggests reasons for this decline and proposes solutions to reverse this downward trend.
Youth Subdued: 8 Ways Young Americans Have Been Dominated
Levine, Bruce E.
Article
2011
Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. But now young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the corporatocracy can completely ...

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ACTRA
The union representing Canada's 21,500 performers, writers and broadcast journalists. Concerned about free trade, cultural sovereignty, censorship, public broadcasting, copyright, Canadian film.
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, ...
Sources HotLink, The
The Sources HotLink is a newsletter, published by Sources, featuring articles, practical ideas and tips for getting positive media coverage. The Sources HotLink is sent free to companies...

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Communicating in Canada's Past
Essays in Media History
Allen, Gene; Robinson, Daniel J. (eds.)
2009
Address sizable gaps in the literature on media history in Canada. Includes a substantial introduction to media history as a field of study and essays on a range of subjects, including print journalis...
CTV: The Television Wars
Gittins, Susan
1999
Documents the history of CTV, the creation of Canada's first private TV network.
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.
Free-For-All
The Struggle For Dominance On The Digital Frontier
Fraser, Mathew
1999
Fraser analyzes the aspects of the television business such as the failure of regulation, the attempt to create a national TV culture, digital revolution and the effect on consumers.
Have new social media made 'traditional' media obsolete?
2009
New media provide additional channels for getting messages out, but they don't make older media obsolete. The task is of public relations is to reach people through the media they use. In an increasin...
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.
Inside Seven Days
Koch, Eric
1986
The story of This Hour Has Seven Days, a CBC public affairs television program that dominated the Canadian airwaves from October 1964 to May 1966.
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
1994
A history of American English.
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!
Carpenter, Edmund
1972
How media have taken over our lives.
Power and Betrayal in the Canadian Media
Taras, David
1999
Addresses concerns about the forces that shape the diversity of news and the way news is delivered in Canada.
The power of the remote: Not so powerful after all
Review of Television and the Remote Control
1999
Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada
Varga, Darrell (ed.)
2008
Scholarly study of film and television in Atlantic Canada. Provides a broad historical overview of film and television in the region, as well as essays on specific topics such as contemporary popular ...
The Rockford Files
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Spirit of the Web
The Age of Information from Telegraph to Internet
Rowland, Wade
1999
A journey through communication technology and our fascination and tribulations with it.
Television and the Remote Control
Grazing on a Vast Wasteland
Robert V., Bellamy;Walker, James R.
1996
Television Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to television in the Sources directory for the media.
Three Blind Mice
How the TV Networks Lost Their Way
Auletta, Ken
Who's Who in Canadian Film and Television
5th Edition
A comprehensive guide to Canada's film and television production personnel: Animators, Art Directors, Cinematographers, Composers, Costume Designers, Directors, Editors, Music Editors, Post Production...

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Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Mental Engineering
Website
Web site of the TV program that critiques advertising and television.