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Books about the history and the future of newspapers.
Outsiders Still

Outsiders Still

Why Women Journalists Love - and Leave - Their Newspaper Careers
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

Despite years of dominating journalism school classrooms across North America, women remain vastly underrepresented at the highest levels of newspaper leadership. Why do so many female journalists leave the industry and so few reach the top?

Interviewing female journalists at daily newspapers across Canada, Vivian Smith – who spent fourteen years at The Globe and Mail as a reporter, editor, and manager – finds that many of the obstacles that women face in the newspaper industry are the same n …

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Crash to Paywall

Crash to Paywall

Canadian Newspapers and the Great Disruption
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

In 2014, when Postmedia acquired Quebecor's Sun Media newspaper and online assets, there was a sense that the recent history of newspapers was repeating itself not as comedy or tragedy, but as eulogy. Crash to Paywall shows that while the newspaper business was weakened by decreases in advertising revenues and circulation, much of its problems stem from self-inflicted damage and business practices dating back to the 1970s. Brian Gorman explores the Canadian newspaper industry crisis and the rela …

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Mass Disruption

Mass Disruption

Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a Media Revolution
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Drawing on his thirty years in newspapers, the former editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail examines the crisis of serious journalism in the digital era, and searches for ways the invaluable tradition can thrive in a radically changed future.
     John Stackhouse entered the newspaper business in a golden age: 1980s circulations were huge and wealthy companies lined up for the privilege of advertising in every city's best-read pages. Television and radio could never rival newspapers for hard ne …

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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

The Dalton Camp Lectures in Journalism
edited by Philip Lee
edition:eBook

Canadian journalist and political insider Dalton Camp left behind a powerful legacy, including books, essays, and newspaper columns on Canadian politics and public policy.

To both celebrate his career and continue his passionate efforts to encourage and support the practice of journalism, St. Thomas University has held the annual Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism since 2002. In cooperation with CBC Radio's Ideas, the series has become an annual highlight for listeners across the country.

Now, for …

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Making National News

Making National News

A History of Canadian Press
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover

For almost a century, Canadian newspapers, radio and television stations, and now internet news sites have depended on the Canadian Press news agency for most of their Canadian (and, through its international alliances) foreign news. This book provides the first-ever scholarly history of CP, as well as the most wide-ranging historical treatment of twentieth-century Canadian journalism published to date.

Using extensive archival research, including complete and unfettered access to CP’s archives …

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Alternative Media in Canada

Alternative Media in Canada

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

Alternative media hold the promise of building public awareness and action against the constraints and limitations of media conglomeration and cutbacks to public broadcasting. But what, exactly, makes alternative media alternative? This path-breaking volume gets to the heart of this question by focusing on the three interconnected dimensions that define alternative media in Canada: structure, participation, and activism. The contributors reveal not only how various kinds of alternative media – …

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The Sweet Sixteen

The Sweet Sixteen

The Journey That Inspired the Canadian Women's Press Club
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

In 1904, sixteen women travelled together by train to cover the St Louis World's Fair. The Sweet Sixteen traces the fateful ten-day trip that resulted in the formation of a professional club for the advancement of Canadian newspaper women. Drawing upon letters, journals, interviews, and most significantly, newspaper stories written by the women themselves, Linda Kay narrates the journey to St Louis with evocative detail. Delving into the group dynamics and individual experiences of these women, …

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Journalism in Crisis

Journalism in Crisis

Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

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 polic …

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