Episode 31: Is Canadian Media in a Financial Crisis? - Marc Edge With a Different Take on What the Data Says

October 22, 2021 00:24:40
Episode 31: Is Canadian Media in a Financial Crisis? - Marc Edge With a Different Take on What the Data Says
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Episode 31: Is Canadian Media in a Financial Crisis? - Marc Edge With a Different Take on What the Data Says
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Show Notes

Is the Canadian media in a state of financial crisis? Stories on newspaper closures and journalist layoffs have become frustratingly commonplace in recent years, leading to increasingly vocal calls for policy reforms or public funding measures. But Marc Edge, a longtime journalist, editor, and professor at universities around the world, has studied the state of the industry for years and offers a different take. While he is quick to point out the crisis of journalism given cutbacks, he argues that a journalism crisis is not the same as a media crisis. He joins the podcast this week to discuss the historical development of the Canadian media and what the data tells us about the current situation in Canada.

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House of Commons, May 31, 2019

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