Media

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Afghan media respond to Taliban threats against TV channels
Article
2015
In an alarming statement published on the group's website on Monday 12 October, 2015, the Taliban said the two TV channels are legitimate targets and no employee, anchor, office, news team or reporter...
After Paris
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Some have seen the terrorism as the consequence of French foreign policy in Syria. Yet we should be wary of seeing these attacks as a response, however perverted, to French, or Western, foreign policy...
Al Qaeda Is Attacking Major Syrian Cities with US Weapons -- but You Wouldn't Know That from the Media
Norton, Ben
Article
2017
Norton analyzes media coverages of attacks linked to Al-Qaeda in the West to highlight how this emphasis on Muslim extremism is used to justify Islamophobia.
Alternative Library Literature 1988-1989
Berman, Sanford, Danky, James
Book
1990
Alternative Press Center
Organization
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
AlterNet
Website
Online news magazine and community featuring original journalism as well as material from many other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, hum...
The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
Kipnis, Ira
Book
1952
A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
Autonomous Media: Activating Resistance & Dissent
Langlois, Andrea; Dubois, Frederic
Book
2005
Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
Bound By Power: Intended Consequences
Klaehn, Jeffery (ed.)
Book
These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power an...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
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...
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Challenging McWorld
Clarke, Tony; Dopp, Sarah
Book
2001
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Annual 1989: A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Book
1989
The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
Connexions Annual 1994: A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1994
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Connexions Annual Overview: Arts, Media, Culture
Article
1989
The established wisdom has it that the media are neutral purveyors of news and entertainment, while the arts are about individual creativity and cultural values untainted by the vulgar concerns of pol...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Easily Led: A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
The Empire God Built: Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
The Encyclopedia of Censorship
Green, Johnathon
Book
1992
This Encyclopedia concentrates primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, but it also covers events in Western and Eastern Europe and in parts of the Third World. The Encyclopedia is an ac...
Funding for Non-profit Media or Public Interest Activities: Part 7 of 7 - Canada's Media in Crisis
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
A group that launches, or even refocuses, an independent news media project - or raises money for just about any public-interest activity - will probably have success in fundraising if it does the pro...
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...
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
Global Media Megalomedia The voice of globalization: New Internationalist April 2001
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
The effects of globa media in different parts of the world. Discusses how the media promotes globalization as well as how it is an integral part of the process. How news can get distorted by the struc...
Grassroots media relations
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2010
A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
How Alternative Media Provide The Crucial Critique Of The Mainstream
Keeble, Richard
Article
2010
The closeness of the mainstream to dominant economic, cultural and ideological forces means that the mainstream largely functions to promote the interests of the military/industrial/political complex....
The Inquisition of Climate Science
Powell, James Lawrence
Book
2011
The Inquisition of Climate Science is the first book to comprehensively take on the climate science denial movement and the deniers themselves, exposing their lack of credentials, their extensive indu...
Journalists, community groups need to develop independent Canadian media
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2011
It is shocking that – in the 21st Century – we still have a system under which corporate over-lords – not the journalists who produce the news – control the process that determines the content of main...
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
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.
Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay
Nickerson, Michael
Book
2006
The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example ...
Living in a Dark Age
Salutin, Rick
Book
1991
McLuhan's Children: The Greenpeace Message and the Media
Dale, Stephen
Book
1996
Looks at Greenpeace's rise to global prominence through its savvy use of mass media. Traces the evolution of Greenpeace's relations with the media.
The Media and the Far Right: Showcasing the Crude, the Violent and the Aberrant
Nader, Ralph
Article
2010
The right-moving trend of the mainstream media, absurdly deemed liberal by successfully intimidating corporatists and ideological aggressors, continues year after year.
Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky begins by asserting two models of democracy: one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky "propaganda is to de...
Media Names & Numbers: Your Connection to the Media
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
A comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, and academic jour...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
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...
Mixed Media, Mixed Messages
Persky, Stan
Book
1991
This is a collection of columns by Vancouver Sun columnist Persky. Specifically, Persky tries to address moral and philosophical questions raised by media practices.
The Movement and the Sixties
Anderson, Terry H.
Book
1995
Drawing on interviews, manuscripts, and archives, Anderson reveals how one event built upon another and exploed into the kaleidoscope of activism in the United States by the early 1970s. Civil rights,...
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Newspeak in the 21st Century
Edwards, David; Cromwell, David
Book
2009
Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...
'Our Only Fear Was That He Might Pull His Punches' - BBC Caught Manipulating The News
Article
2016
The position of BBC political editor plays an important role in this propaganda system. His or her function is essentially to tell the public what leading politicians say or even 'think'. It is certai...
Political Economy of Media: Enduring Issues, Emerging Dilemmas
McChesney, Robert
Book
Demonstrates the incompatibility of the corporate media system with a viable democratic public sphere, and the corrupt policymaking process that brings the system into existence.
The Problem of the Media: U.S. Communication Politics in the Twenty-First Century
McChesney, Robert
Book
2004
Gets to the roots of the crisis, explains it, and points a way forward for the growing media reform movement.
Profit over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1999
Chomsky confronts neoliberalsim: the pro-corporate system of economic and political policies presently waging a form of class war worldwide.
Raids and Reconstructions: Essays on Politics, Crime, and Culture
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus
Book
1976
A collection of essays on culture and poltics.
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
SDS
Sale, Kirkpatrick
Book
1973
The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutio...
Secrets, Lies and Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian. ...
Shadows of Liberty
Tremblay, Jean-Philippe
Film
2012
Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America and the public battle for truth and democracy.
Sign Crimes/Road Kill: From Mediascape to Landscape
Nelson, Joyce
Book
1992
A collection of thirty short essays by Joyce Nelson, a writer specializing in the politics of the mass media.
Society of the Spectacle
Debord, Guy
Book
1967
An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an ...
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...
Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War
Jilani, Zaid
Article
2017
Bush was anything but a friend of the press during his presidency. Maybe he didn’t demonize it as much as Trump does -- but he actively manipulated it and bullied it far worse and far more effectively...
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Unreliable Sources: A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media
Lee, Martin A.; Solomon, Norman
Book
1992
Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of bot...
Violence Today: Actually Existing Barbarism
Panich, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Book
2008
Looks at violence in many contexts: violence by men against women, violence by the state in inner cities, prisons, politically motivated violence and terror and the superabundance of weapons. Reflecti...
Watching the Pentagon Channel: The New Socialist Realism
Young, Charles M.
Article
2010
The oddest aspect of the Pentagon Channel is how completely they shield their audience - potential soldiers, current soldiers and former soldiers - from what they are defending, which is to say: capit...
Ways of Seeing
Berger, John
Book
1972
Seeing establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it.
Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Marketing the War Against Iraq
Rutherford, Paul
Book
2004
Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant med...
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.
Who Speaks for the Climate?: Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change
Boykoff, Maxwell T.
Book
2011
This book helps students, academic researchers and interested members of the public explore how the media portray climate change and how they shape the spectrum of possibilities for policy action. Pro...
Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools
Wollman, Neil (ed.)
Book
1985
A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
Briarpatch
Briarpatch is Saskatchewan's independent alternative newsmagazine committed to building a socialist society. We provide an open forum for disadvantaged peoples and support progressive movements workin...
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Working to promote freedom of expression. CCPJ's main project is the IFEX Clearing House which operates an Action Alert Network and disseminates information on freedom of the press to organizations an...
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Fifth-Estate-Online
Fifth-Estate-Online is an international, interactive on-line journal of radical media thinking and critical practice. It is a forum for all those who are deeply concerned about the historical and curr...
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
An association of Canadians who share a commitment to expanding the quality and quantity of Canadian programming on our nation's airwaves.
Media Alliance
Media Alliance is a media resource and advocacy center for media workers, non-profit organizations, and social justice activists. Our mission is excellence, ethics, diversity, and accountability in al...
Media Matters
A progressive research and information centre dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
Media Names and Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, ...
Media Watch
Our goal is to challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased images commonly found in the media. Media Watch, which began in 1984, distributes educational videos, media literacy information and news...
Mediachannel.org
Reports, opinions and links on media issues, including media news and links to hundreds of media issues organizations around the world.
Medialens
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media. MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our w...
Our Times Publishing
Independent Canadian labour magazine.
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, as well as the right to inform the public and to be informed, in ...
JoeySkaggs.com
Joey Skaggs is a storyteller, myth-maker, skeptic, philosopher, writer, performer, and artist. His work is designed to rock the boat -- disturb, provoke, aggravate, and annoy the status quo, as well a...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
This Magazine
This Magazine tells you what's happening and why. News across Canada, award-winning investigations, columnists, fiction, poetry, comics, more!
UNICEF Canada
To raise funds to help ensure the survival, growth and long term development of the world's children.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

Arts Culture Media Communications Topic Index in Sources Directory
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to arts, culture, media, and communicatins in the Sources directory for the media.
Building the Fourth Estate
Democratization and the Rise of a Free Press in Mexico
Lawson, Chappell H.
2002
Based on an in-depth examination of Mexico's print and broadcast media over the last twenty-five years, this book is a detailed account available of the role of the media in democratization, demonstra...
Canadian Students' Guide to Language, Literature, and Media
Barclay, Susanne; Coghill, Judith; Weeks, Peter
2001
Meant for secondary schools, independent use, or small group study
Changing Media, Changing China
Shirk, Susan (ed.)
2010
This collection of essays studies all aspects of media in China, and looks at the changing landscape of information management and demand for real news in China.
Citizen media
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The term citizen media refers to forms of content produced by private citizens who are otherwise not professional journalists.
Communicating in Canada's Past
Essays in Media History
Allen, Gene; Robinson, Daniel J. (eds.)
2009
Address sizable gaps in the literature on media history in Canada. Includes a substantial introduction to media history as a field of study and essays on a range of subjects, including print journalis...
Experiences in Translation
Eco, Umberto
2001
Identifies the different types of interpretive acts that count as translation. An enticing new typology emerges, based on Eco's insistence on a common-sense approach and the necessity of taking a crit...
Fourth Estate
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A term referring to the press.
IFJ AND FEPALC Back Launch of Manifesto on Media Democracy in Paraguay
Sources News Release
2010
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates in South America to help the Union of Journalists of Paraguay (SPP) launch its manifesto on the democratisation of media.
IFJ Backs Russian and Asian Unions in Campaign to Rebuild Trust in Media
Sources News Release
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is backing a regional campaign led by journalists' leaders from Russia, Turkey and Central Asia to strengthen quality journalism in the face of politi...
IFJ Calls for "New Mindset" over Media Accountability and Future of Journalism
Sources News Release
2009
Building public trust in journalism is critical for democracy and development and requires a "new mindset" about media accountability says the International Federation of Journalists.
Imagined Nations
Reflections on Media in Canadian Fiction
Williams, David
2003
A basic look at the effects different forms of media have had on Canadian novels and film adaptations and cyberspace, and how these affect the sense of time and space and national identities.
Journalism of Outrage
Investigative Reporting and Agenda Building in America
Protess, David L.; Cook, Fay Lomax; Doppelt, Jack C.; Ettema, James S.; Gordon, Margaret T.
1991
Examines the myths and misconceptions of investigative journalism and presents empirical research to support a model that challenges the classical theory.
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Losing the News
The Uncertain Future of the News That Feeds Democracy
Jones, Alex S.
2008
Looks at the epochal changes sweeping the media, which are eroding the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy.
Mass Media and Canadian Diversity
Nancoo, Stephen E.; Nancoo, Robert S.
1997
A collection of Canadian focused articles which examine portrayals of minority populations in the mass media as wel as cultural production emanating from within minority linguistic and cultural groups...
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
Media and Society
Burton, Graeme
2005
A student text for popular culture and media studies programmes.
Media (communication)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
In communication, media (singular medium) are the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data. It is often referred to as synonymous with mass media or new...
Media manipulation
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Media manipulation is an aspect of public relations in which partisans create an image or argument that favours their particular interests.
Media (News & Entertainment) Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to news and entertainment media in the Sources directory for the media.
Media of Canada
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Media psychology
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Media Psychology seeks an understanding of how people perceive, interpret, use, and respond to a media-rich world.
Media-system dependency
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me!
Carpenter, Edmund
1972
How media have taken over our lives.
The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies
Kolker, Robert (ed.)
2008
Examines film and new media in the light of their convergence. Draws on leading scholars in the field to discuss traditional areas of history and theory of film and digital media. Its focus is on the ...
Printing
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Professionally Speaking
Getting Ahead in Business and Life Through Effective Communicating
Wilder, Lilyan
1986
Guidelines for effective communication, including media interviews and speeches.
Sign Wars
The Cluttered Landscape of Advertising
Goldman, Robert; Papson, Stephen
1995
Deconstructs the strategies used to distinguish one brand name from another by the use of commodity signs.
State media
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
State media or state-controlled media is media for mass communication which is ultimately controlled and/or funded by the state government.
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
2006
The Voice of Newfoundland
A Social History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, 1939-1949
Webb, Jeff A.
2008
Explores the roles that radio played in society and culture during a vibrant and pivotal time in Newfoundland's history, and demonstrates how the broadcaster's decision to air political debates was pi...
Where News Itself is a Category
Ghosh, Surbir
2008
Highlighting the various reasons for the decline of quality news, Subir Ghosh says when business interests hold sway over all others, the basic tenets of journalism fall by the wayside. However, if pe...
Why I quit my job
Nagata, Kai
2011
World Press Trends: What's behind the statistics?
WAN-IFRA
2015
Technology will always dictate the dominant form of communication. Just as the printing press took over written letters and the internet is taking over the printing press, desktop internet will soon b...

From the Connexions Archives

Media Education Foundation
Website
1991
Analyzing worldwide trends in media ownership, commercial content, and the media element of commercial globalization's encroachment on and redefinition of public space.
Mediachannel.org
Website
Reports, opinions and links on media issues, including media news and links to hundreds of media issues organizations around the world.