9781771642682

No News is Bad News Canada's Media Collapse - and What Comes Next

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  • ISBN13:

    9781771642682

  • ISBN10:

    1771642688

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/13/2016
  • Publisher: Greystone Books

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Summary

Canada’s media companies are melting faster than the polar ice caps, and in No News Is Bad News, Ian Gill chronicles their decline in a biting, in-depth analysis. He travels to an international journalism festival in Italy, visits the Guardian in London, and speaks to editors, reporters, entrepreneurs, investors, non-profit leaders, and news consumers from around the world to find out what’s gone wrong. Along the way he discovers that corporate concentration and clumsy adaptations to the digital age have left Canadians with a gaping hole in our public square. And yet, from the smoking ruins of Canada’s news industry, Gill sees glimmers of hope, and brings them to life with sharp prose and trenchant insights.

Author Biography

Ian Gill is the author of three earlier books, most recently All That We Say is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation. He is a former editor and reporter at the Vancouver Sun, and was an award-winning documentary reporter with CBC TV until 1994, when he founded Ecotrust Canada. Today, he is principal of Cause+Effect, a consulting company.

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