Journalism in Crisis addresses the concerns of scholars, activists, and journalists committed to Canadian journalism as a democratic institution and as a set of democratic practices. The authors look within Canada and abroad for solutions for balancing the Canadian media ecology.
Public policies have been central to the creation and shaping of Canada’s media system and, rather than wait for new technologies or economic models, the contributors offer concrete recommendations for how public policies can foster journalism that can support democratic life in twenty-first century Canada. Their work, which includes new theoretical perspectives and valuable discussions of journalism practices in public, private, and community media, should be read by professional and citizen journalists, academics, media activists, policy makers and media audiences concerned about the future of democratic journalism in Canada.
About the authors
Mike Gasher is a former journalist and professor in the Department of Journalism and director of the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism Studies at Concordia University.
Colette Brin is a professor in the Département d’information et de communication and director of the Centre d’études sur les médias at Laval University.
Christine Crowther is a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University. She worked as a journalist with the CBC for fifteen years at the regional, national, and international levels.
Gretchen King is a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University. She was news director at Montreal’s community radio station CKUT 90.3FM for ten years.
Errol Salamon is Ph.D. candidate in communication at McGill University and former member of the Community News Collective of CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal.
Simon Thibault is a Halifax-based journalist and radio producer whose work focuses on food. His written work has been featured in The Globe and Mail and East Coast Living. He has contributed to CBC Radio, and The Southern Foodways Alliance's Gravy podcast. He was also a judge for the 2015 James Beard Foundation's Cookbook Awards. This is his first book.
Other titles by Mike Gasher
Media and Communication in Canada
Networks, Culture, Technology, Audience
Mass Communication in Canada
Mass Communication in Canada 7e / Making Sense in the Social Sciences Pack
Networks, Culture, Technology, Audiences, Seventh Edition
The Feature Film Industry in British Columbia