Corporate Media

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Beyond the dross
Pilger, John; Platt, Steve
Article
2010
Pilger and Platt discuss the craft of journalism.
Brothers-in-Arms: Capitalism and Corporate Journalism
Article
2010
An essential role of corporate journalism is to shore up public confidence in an unjust, crisis-riven financial and economic system. Although plenty of gloom and doom is permitted, especially in the f...
Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2014
We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion artic...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - December 1975: Volume III Number 10
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - January 1976: Volume III Number 11
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - February 1976: Volume III Number 12
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - March 1976: Volume IV Number 1
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - April 1976: Volume IV Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they've deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The Comic Book Simplicity Of Propaganda
Article
2014
The referendum campaign on Scottish independence heightened many people's awareness of the pro-elite bias of the 'mainstream' news media. The grassroots power of social media in exposing and counterin...
The Corporate Consensus: A Guide to the Institutions of Global Power
Draffan, George
Article
2000
A detailed guide to the institutions and corporations which occupy the commanding heights of corporate power in the world today.
Corporate-owned media manipulation threatens Canadian democracy
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2011
How freedom of expression is threatened because corporate-owned media in Canada censor and manipulate the news.
Culture Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression
Schiller, Herbert I.
Book
1989
Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly ...
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers
McChesney, Robert W.; Nichols, John
Article
2009
Journalism is collapsing, and with it comes the most serious threat in our lifetimes to self-government and the rule of law as it has been understood here in the United States.
Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
Framing the Sixties: Corporate Media Shadows and the 1960s
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2010
What Really Happened to the 1960s is a look at the role the media played in the presentation and interpretation of the struggles of the 1960s. Simultaneously, it is a consideration of the meaning of ...
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
Free speech for me - you shut up
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
From the Ashes of Dying Newspapers Will Come Authentic News
Giordano, Al
Article
2009
Every time a daily newspaper of the obsolete model lays off another round of reporters, more of them come to us to study and learn the craft anew from this very different and opposite angle: from belo...
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Book
2011
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
Guide to dealing with the corporate media: A guide to using the mainstream corporate or state media to get your message across.
Article
2006
A guide to using the mainstream corporate or state media to get your message across.
If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?: Snowden Coverage
Cohen, Jeff
Article
2013
The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion h...
Intellectual Cleansing Part 1
Article
2008
Keeping the media safe for big business.
Intellectual Cleansing: Part 2: Former Guardian and Observer Journalist Jonathan Cook Responds
Article
2008
Most ambitious journalists start out on a daily local newspaper owned by one of a handful of large media groups. There one quickly feels all sorts of institutional constraints on one's reporting. As a...
Intellectual Cleansing: Part 3
Article
2008
The tendency to self-deception appears to be greatly increased when we join as part of a group. Groups create a sense of belonging, a "we-feeling", which can provide even greater incentives to reject ...
Jousting With Toothpicks - The Case For Challenging Corporate Journalism
Edwards, David
Article
2013
A critic responding to a recent alert objected to our use of the term 'corporate journalist'. In fact the meaning of 'corporate journalist' could hardly be clearer: it describes someone paid to write ...
The Koch Whisperers: Big Brothers Buy in at Big Media
Martens, Pam
Article
2011
A review of documents and tax records for the dizzying, interconnected web of corporate front groups, frequently created, supported and influenced by Charles or David Koch, shows just how dangerous th...
Lies The Media Tell us
Winter, James
Book
2007
Outlines the extent to which the mainstream media is subject to its corporate publishers and advertisers.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles: An interview with Robert McChesney
McChesney, Robert
Article
2009
Robert McChesney talks about contemporary media capitalism and 21st century media democracy struggles to understand and change it.
The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
No longer a real newspaper, new Globe betrays Canadians
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
The new tarted-up, glossy, colour Globe and Mail is many things, but it is not a real “news paper.”
NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
Parry, Robert
Article
2016
The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls "fake news," but the Times ignores its own record of publishing "fake news."
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016: Fake News
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
"Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly...
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty
Carey, Alex
Book
1995
The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially...
What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1997
Noam Chomsky shares his approach to analyzing media and reveals the meaning and consequence of the strategic design of communication.
Why Canada must limit the influence of corporate media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Traditional news departments follow unwritten but well-understood guidelines concerning what they should not cover. Most people in the newsrooms have been so thoroughly indoctrinated in corporate ideo...
Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press: Documents Show NYT and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"
Porter, Gareth
Article
2010
A key Wikileaks document which should have resulted in stories calling into question the thrust of the Obama administration's ballistic missile defense policy in Europe based on an alleged Iranian mis...
Wikileaks - The Smear and the Denial
Article
2010
The Internet has revealed a chasm separating the corporate media from readers and viewers. Previously, the divide was hidden by the simple fact that journalists monopolised the means of mass communica...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Tadamon
A Montreal-based collective of social-justice organizers & media activists, working to build relationships of solidarity with grassroots political movements for social and economic justice between Bei...

Sources Library

Beyond the dross
Pilger, John; Platt, Steve
2010
Pilger and Platt discuss the state of journalism.
Conan Shows Us That Main Stream Media Is Scripted
2013
A segment from Conan's show where dozens of news anchors are caught in the act of "reporting" the exact same story, the exact same way.
EFJ Hails "Momentous Success" in Italian Demonstration for "Right to Know. Duty to Inform"
Sources News Release
2009
The European Federation of Journalists, along with other organisations organised one of the biggest recent demonstrations in Rome this weekend under the theme â#oRight to Know. Duty to Informâ##, in c...

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