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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...
Media Names & Numbers
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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News Releases

Are you paying too much to send out your news releases?
2009-05-25
Sources
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...
IFJ Calls on Unions to Confront Crisis of Gender Bias in the News
2010-09-30
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)calls for a new debate in newsrooms over reporting gender issues and gave its backing to a global campaign to combat sexist reporting.
International Multimedia News Lab Launched in Prague
2009-05-25
World Association of Newspapers
Representatives of World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and PPF Group have launched the International Multimedia News Lab in Prague. The training and educational centre, combined with the editorial h...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
2009-05-20
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
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An alternative media list
Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Connexions
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Are you paying too much to send out your news releases?
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Sources
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...
Confessions of a Media Critic
Article
1984
Sources
Barrie Zwicker says that with the planet in crisis it isn't time for 'business as usual', least of all in journalism.
Daily news, eternal stories (book review)
Review of Daily News, Eternal Stories: The Mythological Role of Journalism
Vainio, Andrew
Article
2002
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Dean's Digital World: The reporter's friend
Tudor, Dean
Article
2007
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Don't be a Time Bandit
LaVigne, Mark
Article
2005
Sources
Don't waste journalists' time.
HotLink Resouce Shelf: In the News
Fenske, Lynn
Article
2002
Sources
Review of a book on media relations in Canada.
IFJ Calls on Unions to Confront Crisis of Gender Bias in the News
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)calls for a new debate in newsrooms over reporting gender issues and gave its backing to a global campaign to combat sexist reporting.
International Multimedia News Lab Launched in Prague
Sources News Release
Article
2009
World Association of Newspapers
Representatives of World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and PPF Group have launched the International Multimedia News Lab in Prague. The training and educational centre, combined with the editorial h...
Iraq: News website latest target in government's legal offensive against independent media
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Iraqi governmentâ##s continuing legal offensive against independent news media, which for the first time is also targeting Internet media.
The New News
Jouralism we want and need
Media Giraffe Project; Clark, Thom
Article
2009
With support from the Chicago Community Trust, the Community Media Workshop released "the New news: Journalism We Want and Need." This 36-page report is co-authored by giraffe prospect Thom Clark and ...
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News values
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Nut graph
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In American English journalism terminology, a nut graph is a paragraph, particularly in a feature story, that explains the news value of the story.
Ribbon of Type
Making National News: A History of Canadian Press
Allen, Gene
Book
2013
Thanks to the books of Pierre Berton, the nineteenth-century struggle to build a railway to the Pacific and unite a new nation is well-known. Making National News explores a nation-building exercise t...
Science Daily
Website
Your source for the latest research news.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
The Sources HotLink
Website
1996
Sources
A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
The State of the News Media
LaVigne, Mark
Article
2003
Sources
Journalists are older, smarter, generally more educated, and usually more cynical than their predecessors. Cynicism often breeds distrust making the current generation of news reporters more suspiciou...
The State of the News Media 2009
An Annual Report on American Journalism
Project for Excellence in Journalism
Article
2009
Project for Excellence in Journalism
Some of the numbers are chilling. Newspaper ad revenues have fallen 23% in the last two years. Some papers are in bankruptcy, and others have lost three-quarters of their value. Nearly one out of ever...
There's no such thing as a slow news day
Fenske, Lynn
Article
2003
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The news media are always looking for news.
Watching the News
Rothstein, Al
Article
2000
Sources
Watching the news to learn what the media are interested in.
What Does a Reporter Want?
Cowan, Kirsten
Article
2001
Sources
What does a reporter what when they interview you?
What Makes a Good Story?
Carney, William Wray
Article
2002
Sources
What makes a story interesting is often a combination of the interests of the audience, the interests and abilities of the reporter, and a long history of journalistic tradition.
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...
Yesterday's News (Review)
Review of Yesterday's News: Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Kramer, Rachel
Article
1999
Sources
A review of Yesterday's News: Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us.

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...
Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
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.
Daily News, Eternal Stories
The Mythological Role of Journalism
Lule, Jack
Book
2001
Argues that in many ways news articles of today draw from age-old tales have have chastened, entertained, and entranced people since the beginning of time.
The Form of News
A History
Barnhurst, Kevin G.; Nrone, John
Book
2001
A history of newspaper design in the USA, the ways of writing, how papers are organized, presentation values of typography, space and pictures, and the impact of changing technology
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.
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
Book
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
News and Dissent
The Press and The Politics of Peace in Canada
Hackett, Robert
Book
1991
Hackett digs deep into several issues that affect how we hear, read, and see what is reported to us, as well as who and what decide exactly what is it that we hear, read and see.
News and the Culture of Lying
Weaver, Paul H.
Book
1997
The news media lie, says Weaver, not by slipshod reporting or unethical practices, but in the very "plot structure" of the news, in the masks of impersonality assumed by reporters and editors, and in ...
The Newsmongers
How The Media Distort the Political News
Comber, Mary Anne; Mayne, Robert S.
Book
1987
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...
Power and Betrayal in the Canadian Media
Taras, David
Book
1999
Addresses concerns about the forces that shape the diversity of news and the way news is delivered in Canada.
Sources.com
Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Spinwars
Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
Wizards of Media Oz
Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News
Solomon, Norman; Cohen, Jeff
Book
1997
This book is culled from the recent work of Norman Solomon, author of a syndicated "Media Beat" column and Jeff Cohen, founder of media watch-dog Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting.
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.

Media

Abu Dhabi TV
Broadcasts programming from Abu Dhabi TV and local Canadian content featuring a wide variety of programming including news, current affairs, sports and movies. A modern, progressive Pan Arab channel.
All TV K
A Korean language channel that features programming from Korea's public broadcaster KBS. Programming includes news, movies, drama, sports, cultural programmes and documentaries.
CablePulse24 (CP24)
24-hour a day English language news. Based in Toronto, it focuses on local news from the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, although it also covers national and international news.
Le Canal Nouvelles TVA
24 hour channel providing 15 minute summaries of regional, national and international news.
CBC - English Network Television
Publically funded, national network. A Crown corporation with 17 owned-and-operated stations and 19 private affiliates, providing 98% coverage of English-language homes. CBC organizes its broadcasts t...
CBC News Network
24-hour national and international news broadcasting.
Columbia Journal
Positive, progressive alternative to mainstream corporate media. Our mandate is to inform, entertain and advocate for the people of British Columbia.
CTV (Canadian Television Network)
Privately owned national network. English-language service only. The company owns 27 stations across Canada.
CTV News Channel
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 1...
Filipino TV
Broadcasts programming from the Philippines and locally produced Canadian content. Features a wide array of programming from music, sports and entertainment to current affairs and lifetstyle programmi...
Global TV
A Canadian English language privately owned television network, that broadcasts across most of Canada. Programs include news and a wide variety of half and full hour dramatic and comedic episodes.
Ici RDI
24-hour news station, broadcasting in French.
IDNR-TV
A channel devoted to natural resources with industry related and social issues programming. Its programming focuses on the latest trends affecting the natural resources sector, market news, industry e...
Iran TV Network (ITN)
Broadcasts programming from Iran Television Network and local Canadian content. ITN offers a variety of programming including dramas, news, movies and more.
Maclean's
A current affairs magazine published once a month in print and weekly online
PTC Punjabi
Programming airing on PTC Punjabi includes music, news, serials, talk shows and more. The Canadian content on PTC Punjabi Canada includes live regional and national news from across Canada and exclusi...
RTVi
A Russian language station that airs a mixture of programming including movies, news, sports, and coverage of local and international community events.
SBTN (Saigon Broadcasting Television Network)
A Vietnamese language channel. Offers programming to keep Vietnamese Canadians connected with their culture and identity. Includes news, talk shows, sports, children's programming, entertainment, var...
SKY TG24
24-hour news channel. It is primarily a simulcast of the Italian news channel SKY TG24, with Canadian advertising and added Canadian content due to CRTC licensing regulations.
Sur Sagar TV
Features a mix of programming, including movies, news, dramas and music.
This Magazine
Canada's alternative magazine of politics and culture. Award-winning writing that takes on orthodoxy on all fronts with wit and attitude. Investigative journalism you can't get anywhere else.

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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