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Social Science Media Studies

Journalism in Crisis

Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada

edited by Mike Gasher, Colette Brin, Christine Crowther, Gretchen KIng, Errol Salamon & Simon Thibault

University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
Media Studies, Public Affairs & Administration, General
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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.

Mike Gasher's profile page

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.

Colette Brin's profile page

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.

Christine Crowther's profile page

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.

Gretchen KIng's profile page

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.

Errol Salamon's profile page

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.

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