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  1. Alternative Media
    Introduction to the November 27, 2016 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    It's no wonder that the mainstream media are widely distrusted, and even held in contempt, by many people. They are seen, rightly, as part of the neoliberal system people are increasingly rejecting. On the other hand, the Internet has made it possible to launch a vast number of alternative media projects.
  2. Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
    Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 articles. This lack of balanced information affects everything from people having the information they need to decide how to vote to all of us better understanding how power is exercised in our communities. The censorship consists of banning some topics and discussions and filtering out stories and ideas that do not fit the current mainstream media agenda.
  3. Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 neglecting to invest adequately in their news operations. For decades powerful media corporations have decided what news Canadians should read, hear, and see. By reading just about any Canadian daily newspaper it's not hard to see how the values of corporate-owned media are quite different from the values and interests of the majority of Canadians.
  4. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  5. The Comic Book Simplicity Of Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 countering this bias was heartening to see. But the issue of independence for Scotland is just one of many where the traditional media consistently favour establishment power.
  6. Conan Shows Us That Main Stream Media Is Scripted
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 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.
  7. Culture Inc.
    The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 limited and controlled.
  8. Democracy's Oxygen
    How Corporations Control the News

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 public consent for policies which favour the corporate elite.
  9. EFJ Hails "Momentous Success" in Italian Demonstration for "Right to Know. Duty to Inform"
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 cooperation with other unions and civil society.
  10. Framing the Sixties
    Corporate Media Shadows and the 1960s

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 democracy in a society where the media is owned by corporations and elites who consider democracy antithetic to their hegemony.
  11. 'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 freedom of expression - they are for it -in principle-, but only so long as it isn't used to express views that they find unacceptable or offensive. What they disagree about is merely who gets to decide what ideas are unacceptable, i.e., who gets to censor who.
  12. Free speech for me - you shut up
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
  13. Guide to dealing with the corporate media
    A guide to using the mainstream corporate or state media to get your message across.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    A guide to using the mainstream corporate or state media to get your message across.
  14. If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
    Snowden Coverage

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 have come to resemble state-controlled media outlets in their near-total identification with the government.
  15. JournalismSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  16. Jousting With Toothpicks - The Case For Challenging Corporate Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 for a corporation.
  17. Lies The Media Tell us
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Outlines the extent to which the mainstream media is subject to its corporate publishers and advertisers.
  18. Manufacturing Consent
    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 of the news. They analyze how issues are framed and topics chosen, and the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news.
  19. MediaSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring resources about media and the media industry, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  20. The Missing News
    Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 is printed or aired, which letters will be published, or who will be accorded credibility?
  21. No longer a real newspaper, new Globe betrays Canadians
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The new tarted-up, glossy, colour Globe and Mail is many things, but it is not a real “news paper.”
  22. NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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."
  23. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
    Fake News

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 poisoning public opinion and undermining democracy by spreading "fake news." Since we don't like to be left out when a new fad comes on the scene, Other Voices is jumping on the bandwagon too, with this, our last issue of 2016, devoted to "fake news." Our focus, however, is not so much on the crackpots and trolls making mischief on the fringes, but on the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.
  24. Radical Digressions 4
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2008
  25. Radical Digressions 5
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2008
  26. Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
    Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    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 the United Kingdom and Australia.
  27. We shouldn't weep for broke but lying mainstream media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A report from the Public Policy Forum of Montreal released on January 26 says the Canadian news industry "is reaching a crisis point as the decline of traditional media, fragmentation of audiences and the rise of fake news pose a growing threat to the health of our democracy." Whereas the 1970 report was entitled "The Uncertain Mirror", the new appeal for support is called "The Shattered Mirror."
  28. Who to Believe: The CIA and Corporate Media or WikiLeaks?
    Without Substantiation, Media Integrity Suffers

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Imagine if justice were administered mainly on hearsay (ignoring the fact that justice is too often lacking in society). It is a cardinal rule of justice that rendering a decision of guilty must only be done when such guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt. Medical schools state they follow evidence-based practices. Nursing schools do the same. Science progresses through the scientific method which demands evidence. When observations and experimental results contravene theory, the theory is tossed. There is academia, and then there is politics and the corporate media. Politics and its corporate media has long since become risible within the sphere of serious contemplation.
  29. Why Canada must limit the influence of corporate media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 ideology that they seldom suggest a story that falls outside of the guidelines.

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