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Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
Dispute Resolution--Media--Presentation Dr. Bonner is regularly asked to comment on current issues, and has recently been interviewed by BBC News, The National, Power and Politics, The New York Times, Power Play, CNBC E...
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is an independent media watchdog supported by 360,000 Canadians who share a commitment to expanding the quality and quantity of Canadian radio, television and online programming. Friends relies ent...
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 185 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic...
Media Names & Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive Canadian media directory - in the form of a searchable database as well as a print directory/media list - including television and radio networks, stations, dig...
National Media Museum
The National Media Museum is part of the NMSI Museums Group (National Museum of Science and Industry) which also includes the Science Museum (based in London and at Wroughton in Wiltshire) and the National Railway Museum (based in...
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
Our expertise is grounded in academic excellence and real-life experience. Recognized nationally and internationally, we're Saskatchewan's primary public institution for skills training and technical education. Through program and...
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...

News Releases

IFJ AND FEPALC Back Launch of Manifesto on Media Democracy in Paraguay
2010-08-15
International Federation of Journalists and FEPALC
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates in South America to help the Union of Journalists of Paraguay (SPP) launch its manifesto on the democratisation of media.
IFJ Backs Russian and Asian Unions in Campaign to Rebuild Trust in Media
2009-05-14
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is backing a regional campaign led by journalists' leaders from Russia, Turkey and Central Asia to strengthen quality journalism in the face of politi...
IFJ Calls for "New Mindset" over Media Accountability and Future of Journalism
2009-12-17
International Federation of Journalists
Building public trust in journalism is critical for democracy and development and requires a "new mindset" about media accountability says the International Federation of Journalists.
Sources welcomes the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
2009-01-22
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creat...

Sources Select Resources

Arts Culture Media Communications Topic Index in Sources Directory
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to arts, culture, media, and communicatins in the Sources directory for the media.
Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Connexions
Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they#ve deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and...
Citizen media
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The term citizen media refers to forms of content produced by private citizens who are otherwise not professional journalists.
Fourth Estate
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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A term referring to the press.
Funding for Non-profit Media or Public Interest Activities
Part 7 of 7 - Canada's Media in Crisis
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A group that launches, or even refocuses, an independent news media project - or raises money for just about any public-interest activity - will probably have success in fundraising if it does the pro...
How Alternative Media Provide The Crucial Critique Of The Mainstream
Keeble, Richard
Article
2010
Medialens
The closeness of the mainstream to dominant economic, cultural and ideological forces means that the mainstream largely functions to promote the interests of the military/industrial/political complex....
IFJ AND FEPALC Back Launch of Manifesto on Media Democracy in Paraguay
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists and FEPALC
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates in South America to help the Union of Journalists of Paraguay (SPP) launch its manifesto on the democratisation of media.
IFJ Backs Russian and Asian Unions in Campaign to Rebuild Trust in Media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is backing a regional campaign led by journalists' leaders from Russia, Turkey and Central Asia to strengthen quality journalism in the face of politi...
IFJ Calls for "New Mindset" over Media Accountability and Future of Journalism
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Federation of Journalists
Building public trust in journalism is critical for democracy and development and requires a "new mindset" about media accountability says the International Federation of Journalists.
Journalists, community groups need to develop independent Canadian media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2011
It is shocking that – in the 21st Century – we still have a system under which corporate over-lords – not the journalists who produce the news – control the process that determines the content of main...
The Media and the Far Right
Showcasing the Crude, the Violent and the Aberrant
Nader, Ralph
Article
2010
CounterPunch
The right-moving trend of the mainstream media, absurdly deemed liberal by successfully intimidating corporatists and ideological aggressors, continues year after year.
Media (communication)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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In communication, media (singular medium) are the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data. It is often referred to as synonymous with mass media or new...
Media manipulation
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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Media manipulation is an aspect of public relations in which partisans create an image or argument that favours their particular interests.
Media (News & Entertainment) Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to news and entertainment media in the Sources directory for the media.
Media of Canada
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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Media psychology
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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Media Psychology seeks an understanding of how people perceive, interpret, use, and respond to a media-rich world.
Media-system dependency
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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Printing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
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Shadows of Liberty
Tremblay, Jean-Philippe
Film/Video
2012
Docfactory
Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy.
State media
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State media or state-controlled media is media for mass communication which is ultimately controlled and/or funded by the state government.
Watching the Pentagon Channel
The New Socialist Realism
Young, Charles M.
Article
2010
CounterPunch
The oddest aspect of the Pentagon Channel is how completely they shield their audience#potential soldiers, current soldiers and former soldiers#from what they are defending, which is to say: capitalis...
What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1997
Z Magazine
Noam Chomsky shares his approach to analyzing media and reveals the meaning and consequence of the strategic design of communication.
Where News Itself is a Category
Ghosh, Surbir
Article
2008
Newswatch
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...
Why I quit my job
Nagata, Kai
Article
2011

Sources Bookshelf

Building the Fourth Estate
Democratization and the Rise of a Free Press in Mexico
Lawson, Chappell H.
Book
2002
Based on an in-depth examination of Mexico's print and broadcast media over the last twenty-five years, this book is a detailed account available of the role of the media in democratization, demonstra...
Canadian Students' Guide to Language, Literature, and Media
Barclay, Susanne; Coghill, Judith; Weeks, Peter
Book
2001
Meant for secondary schools, independent use, or small group study
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.
Changing Media, Changing China
Shirk, Susan (ed.)
Book
2010
This collection of essays studies all aspects of media in China, and looks at the changing landscape of information management and demand for real news in China.
Communicating in Canada's Past
Essays in Media History
Allen, Gene; Robinson, Daniel J. (eds.)
Book
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...
Easily Led
A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
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.
Experiences in Translation
Eco, Umberto
Book
2001
Identifies the different types of interpretive acts that count as translation. An enticing new typology emerges, based on Eco's insistence on a common-sense approach and the necessity of taking a crit...
Imagined Nations
Reflections on Media in Canadian Fiction
Williams, David
Book
2003
A basic look at the effects different forms of media have had on Canadian novels and film adaptations and cyberspace, and how these affect the sense of time and space and national identities.
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.
Book
1991
Examines the myths and misconceptions of investigative journalism and presents empirical research to support a model that challenges the classical theory.
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
Book
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...
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.
Losing the News
The Uncertain Future of the News That Feeds Democracy
Jones, Alex S.
Book
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.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Part 1: Thought Control in a Democratic Society. Part 2: Activating Dissent
Achbar, Mark; Wintonick, Peter; (Chomsky, Noam)
Book
...
Mass Media and Canadian Diversity
Nancoo, Stephen E.; Nancoo, Robert S.
Book
1997
A collection of Canadian focused articles which examine portrayals of minority populations in the mass media as wel as cultural production emanating from within minority linguistic and cultural groups...
McLuhan's Children
The Greenpeace Message and the Media
Dale, Stephen
Book
1996
Looks at Greenpeace's rise to global prominence through its savvy use of mass media. Traces the evolution of Greenpeace's relations with the media.
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
Book
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
Media and Society
Burton, Graeme
Book
2005
A student text for popular culture and media studies programmes.
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 Missing News
Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
Mixed Media, Mixed Messages
Persky, Stan
Book
1991
This is a collection of columns by Vancouver Sun columnist Persky. Specifically, Persky tries to address moral and philosophical questions raised by media practices.
Necessary Illusions
Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Newspeak in the 21st Century
Edwards, David; Cromwell, David
Book
2009
Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
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...
Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!
Carpenter, Edmund
Book
1972
How media have taken over our lives.
The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies
Kolker, Robert (ed.)
Book
2008
Examines film and new media in the light of their convergence. Draws on leading scholars in the field to discuss traditional areas of history and theory of film and digital media. Its focus is on the ...
Professionally Speaking
Getting Ahead in Business and Life Through Effective Communicating
Wilder, Lilyan
Book
1986
...
Sign Wars
The Cluttered Landscape of Advertising
Goldman, Robert; Papson, Stephen
Book
1995
Deconstructs the strategies used to distinguish one brand name from another by the use of commodity signs.
The Silent Revolution
Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate
Winter, James P.
Book
1990
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
Carey, Alex
Book
1995
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
2006
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Unreliable Sources
A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media
Lee, Martin A.; Solomon, Norman
Book
1992
Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of bot...
The Voice of Newfoundland
A Social History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, 1939-1949
Webb, Jeff A.
Book
2008
Explores the roles that radio played in society and culture during a vibrant and pivotal time in Newfoundland's history, and demonstrates how the broadcaster's decision to air political debates was pi...
Ways of Seeing
Berger, John
Book
1972
Seeing establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.
Weapons of Mass Persuasion
Marketing the War Against Iraq
Rutherford, Paul
Book
2004
Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant med...

Media

Adbusters Magazine
Features articles dealing with the erosion of the physical and cultural environment precipitated by commercial and corporate interests.
Applied Arts Magazine
Reports on the visual arts. Instructs and inspires readers by offering insights ino the techniques and creative objectives and challenges behind outstanding design work.
BC Business
The most widely read business publication in BC
Blitz Magazine
The business of media communications.
Columbia Journal
Positive, progressive alternative to mainstream corporate media. Our mandate is to inform, entertain and advocate for the people of British Columbia.
Convergence Magazine
News and issues about media written and published by students.
Media
Reports on journalism and media concerns.
Modern Drama
For professionals whose main interest lies in the field of modern drama. Publishes refereed original articles analyzing texts and contexts as well as book reviews and special issues featuring outstand...
Ryerson Review of Journalism
Critical coverage of the practice and malpractice of journalism in Canada.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The 1991 Broadcasting Act states that... "...the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as the national public broadcaster, should provide radio and television services incorporating a wide range of prog...


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