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New from Marc Edge, author of Asper Nation, Greatly Exaggerated, and THE NEWS WE DESERVE.
Even as their readers move on–line and their advertisers look elsewhere, daily newspapers continue to be our main source of information, shaping citizens' understanding of the world, and their reactions to events. At the same time, continuing a long–term trend in media ownership, newsrooms have been gutted as new owners prioritize double–digit profit margins. Dwindling reporting staff is able to do less and less actual reporting, as they become more and more reliant on official releases and carefully tailored public relations handouts.
In THE POSTMEDIA EFFECT, Marc Edge takes Canada's dominant newspaper chain, Postmedia, as a case study laying bare the changes in news economics that over the past two generations have hollowed out the nation's newsrooms, undermining not just citizens' trust in what is reported to them, but the very foundations of a democracy steered by an informed electorate.
Marc Edge, a former reporter and editor who holds a PhD in Mass Communication from Ohio University, has been following the struggle for the control of Canada's news outlets, and for the hearts and minds of their audiences, for two decades. His articles have appeared in Canadian Journal of Communication, the Canadian Journal of Media Studies, and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.Author City: VANCOUVER, BC CAN