Archive for June 2nd, 2012

Media Ownership and Convergence in Canada: Alternate Take

- June 2nd, 2012

Recently, the Library of Parliament published a paper titled “Media Ownership and Convergence in Canada”. It is, as I said on Twitter when I first read it, a shabby piece of scholarship that the Library ought to withdraw or revise.

Why? It is an inaccurate and wholly incomplete picture of media ownership and convergence in Canada. Policy makers, Members of Parliament, and every day Canadians who might rely on this paper to advocate for the change of any laws or regulations (or to decline to change any laws and regulations)  could very likely make some bad decisions. Read more…

The week in Canadian journalism: It was a strange one

- June 2nd, 2012

It’s been a slightly crazy week if you’re a Canadian in the news business. We start with a friend in Montreal, a top editor at a national wire service, who summed up the feeling in newsrooms across the country quite nicely with these 140 characters:

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