The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in the Media

The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in the Media

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The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in the Media by Robert A. Hackett, Richard Gruneau, Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson

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North Americans now live in a highly complex media environment where newspapers are still immensely important vehicles for democratic communication. No other mass medium offers the same combined possibilities for accessibility, in-depth analysis, diversity of views, and sustained reflection on important political and economic issues.

But do newspapers in Canada really report an adequate range of views and issues? The authors argue that as significant as what is reported are the stories that are not reported, or "buried." What are the filters and blind spots that determine what gets into print... and what doesn't?

The authors believe that journalism's most important tasks in a democratic society include holding those in power accountable, and giving voice even to those without wealth or political influence. The Missing News shows us that Canadians have reason to be concerned.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551930275
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 01/03/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Robert A. Hackett is a Professor of Communication and Co-director of NewsWatch Canada.

Richard Gruneau is a Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. In addition to co-authoring Hockey Night in Canada, he is the author of Class, Sports, and Social Development (University of Massachusetts Press, 1983).

Donald Gutstein is Co-director of NewsWatch Canada and the editor of the NewsWatch Monitor.

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