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September 27, 2009

In the September issue of BriarPatch Magazine,  Jacqueline Cusack McDonald and Steve Anderson write about what they call “the Starbucksification of Canadian news media” wherein the business model of corporate journalism in Canada and the concentration of media ownership has resulted in a diminution of investigative and intelligent reporting. This is exemplified by the funding woes of one of the largest media firms in Canada, Canwest.

Cusack McDonald and Anderson argue that “There is an historic opportunity in the 21st century to fulfill the educational potential of broadcast journalism that was never realized in the 20th century.” They urge us to take back media “creating new, sustainable models, and placing control back in the hands of communities.”

See Corporate crisis, community opportunity: Rebuilding local media for the 21st century.

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