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SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES SELECT Resources app...
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

News Releases

AMARC welcomes bill limiting media concentration
2009-04-23
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)
AMARC's Latin America and Caribbean office (AMARC-ALC) has welcomed a bill on Audiovisual Communication Services and the government's openness to a participatory process of forums on the suggested tex...
EFJ Hails "Momentous Success" in Italian Demonstration for "Right to Know. Duty to Inform"
2009-10-07
European Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists, along with other organisations organised one of the biggest recent demonstrations in Rome this weekend under the theme â#oRight to Know. Duty to Informâ##, in c...
Sources welcomes the Seriously Free Speech Committee
2010-10-17
Seriously Free Speech Committee
Sources welcomes a new member: the Seriously Free Speech Committee. The SFSC is committed to free expression of views on Israel/Palestine.

Sources Select Resources

AMARC welcomes bill limiting media concentration
Sources News Release
Article
2009
World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)
AMARC's Latin America and Caribbean office (AMARC-ALC) has welcomed a bill on Audiovisual Communication Services and the government's openness to a participatory process of forums on the suggested tex...
Canada's right-wing media monopolies move further right
Gutstein, Donald
Article
2011
Vancouver Observer
The Canadian news media landscape has changed dramatically since the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications released its underwhelming report on the state of Canadian media in 2006.
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
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 Activism Challenges Protected Media Oligopoly
Hervieu, Benoît
Article
2011
Reporters Without Borders
The issue of news and information is playing a central role in this upsurge of citizen unrest in Chile.
A Comparative Review of Flat Earth News and Newspeak
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Medialens
A comparative review of two recent books about the media, one a mainstream view, the other using the propaganda model of media control.
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Content Magazine - Number 35
September 1973
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 70
January 1977
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Corporate Influence in the Media
Shah, Anup
Article
1999
Global Issues
Some nations can influence and control their media greatly. In addition, powerful corporations are becoming major influences on mainstream media. In some places major multinational corporations own me...
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers
McChesney, Robert W.; Nichols, John
Article
2009
The Nation
Journalism is collapsing, and with it comes the most serious threat in our lifetimes to self-government and the rule of law as it has been understood here in the United States.
EFJ Hails "Momentous Success" in Italian Demonstration for "Right to Know. Duty to Inform"
Sources News Release
Article
2009
European Federation of Journalists
The European Federation of Journalists, along with other organisations organised one of the biggest recent demonstrations in Rome this weekend under the theme â#oRight to Know. Duty to Informâ##, in c...
From the Ashes of Dying Newspapers Will Come Authentic News
Giordano, Al
Article
2009
Narco News
Every time a daily newspaper of the obsolete model lays off another round of reporters, more of them come to us to study and learn the craft anew from this very different and opposite angle: from belo...
Groups need to investigate impact of damaging corporate media censorship
Freedom to Read Week 2013
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
Connexions
How do you stop a pipeline when one family owns both the oil and the media?
Astephen,Lynaya
Article
2015
Ricochet
Pipeline opponent’s op-ed rejected by Irving-owned newspaper in New Brunswick.
Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles
An interview with Robert McChesney
McChesney, Robert
Article
2009
Relay
Robert McChesney talks about contemporary media capitalism and 21st century media democracy struggles to understand and change it.
Media Conglomerates, Mergers, Concentration of Ownership
Shah, Anup
Article
2009
Global Issues
Some nations can influence and control their media greatly. In addition, powerful corporations also have enormous influence on mainstream media.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Propaganda model
Connexipedia Article
Article
A theory that alleges systemic biases in the mass media and seeks to explain them in terms of structural economic causes. Views the private media as businesses interested in the sale of a product - re...
Rupert's Empire of Slime
Murdoch's Knife in the Heart of Journalism
Landau, Saul
Article
2011
CounterPunch
In the name of freedom of the press Rupert’s Fox News and commentators spew verbal venom on notions that smack of socialist, pink or liberal thought – like taxing billionaires and regulating their cor...
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.
Who, or What, Is Behind Postmedia's Election Endorsements?
When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know
Willcocks, Paul
Article
2015
The Tyee
Did thoughtful editors at Postmedia's daily newspapers across Canada consider the needs of their communities and then unanimously decide to endorse the Conservatives in election editorials?
Why Canada must limit the influence of corporate media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Traditional news departments follow unwritten but well-understood guidelines concerning what they should not cover. Most people in the newsrooms have been so thoroughly indoctrinated in corporate ideo...

Sources Bookshelf

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...
Canadian Newspaper Ownership in the Era of Convergence
Soderlund, Walter C., Hildebrandt, Kit (eds>)
Book
2005
An academic text aimed at scholars and students.
Content Magazine - Number 35
September 1973
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 70
January 1977
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Cultural Industries in Canada
Problems, Policies and Prospects
Dorland, Michael (ed.)
Book
1996
Dorland discusses policy problems specific to the Canadian cultural industries that produce cultural commodities, such as books, films and television programs.
From Politics to Profit
The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920
Sotiron, Minko
Book
1997
Analyzes the transformation of Canadian newspapers that occurred between 1890 and 1920 when daily newspapers slowly changed from political mouthpieces to a marketable industry.
Inventing Reality
The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
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...
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...
Murdoch's Politics
How One Man's Thirst For Wealth and Power Shapes our World
McKnight, David
Book
2013
McKnight tracks Murdoch's influence, from his support for Reagan and Thatcher, his deal with Tony Blair and attacks on Barack Obama. He examines the secretive corporate culture of News Corporation: it...
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...
The Silent Revolution
Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate
Winter, James P.
Book
1990
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.


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