Book details

Publication date: April 2012
Features: Introduction, notes, tables, bibliography, index
Keywords: Political Science;Media & Communications Studies
Subject(s): BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications, Communications & Media, Business & Economics, Political Science / Media & Communications Studies, Political Science;Media & Communications Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Business
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press
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.

[W]hat the authors discovered was rather surprising and intriguing: contrary to popular belief, content-sharing in the Canadian media isn't as widespread as previously thought.... [I]n my view, this important and well-researched study provides a window into a period of time when media convergence was still regarded as a powerful tool-and seems to prove that various concerns may have been overstated. For the most part, TV stations and newspapers owned by the same company don't necessarily think alike, act alike or even report the news alike.... Hence, the identity of each entity, as well as the guiding democratic principles, appears to have remained intact." Michael Taube, Literary Review of Canada, August 2012 [Full review at]

"The authors report on what is said to be the first in-depth study of top French- and English-Canadian news companies, and illustrates the effects of cross-media ownership on providing news with content sharing." Book News Inc., 2013

ISBNs: 9780888646057 978-0-88864-605-7 Title: cross-media ownership and democratic practice in canada