Cross-Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada: Content-Sharing and the Impact of New Media

Cross-Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada: Content-Sharing and the Impact of New Media

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Cross-Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada: Content-Sharing and the Impact of New Media by Walter C. Soderlund, Colette Brin, Lydia Miljan, Kai Hildebrandt

This is the first in-depth analysis of major French- and English-Canadian news companies to show the impact of cross-media ownership on the diversity of new content. Surprisingly, the study lays to rest fears over content convergence of newspaper and television network ownership by Canadian media giants Canwest Global, CTVglobemedia, and Quebecor. Content-sharing between newspaper and television properties of these giant companies did not occur. This leads the authors to examine why, and to assess problems that mass media in Canada will likely face in the coming years, particularly as newsrooms strive to adapt to new media and the online environment. Policy makers, media executives, and journalism students and professors will find this study invaluable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888646828
Publisher: The University of Alberta Press
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Walter C. Soderlund is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor.
Colette Brin is Professor, Département d'information et de communication, Université Laval in Québec.
Lydia Miljan is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor.
Kai Hildebrandt is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Windsor. Soderlund and Hildebrandt (with Romanow and Wagenberg) co-wrote Canadian Newspaper Ownership in the Era of Convergence: Rediscovering Social Responsibility.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Media and Democratic Governance 1

Part I Is Content-Sharing a Consequence of Convergence?

2 Convergence: Promises and Problems 21

3 Content-Sharing in National Media 41

4 Content-Sharing in English-Language Local Market Media 57

Part II Canadian Media: Now and into the Future

5 Media Executives Assess the Impact of Convergence and New Media 67

6 Stakeholders Assess the State of Canadian Media 79

7 Old Media, New Media, Any Media? 95

Postscript 103

Notes 109

References 119

Contributors 135

Index 137

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