The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Published: May 2000© 2000
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 264 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
264 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.65 in
North Americans now live in a highly complex media environment where newspapers are still immensely important vehicles for democratic communication. No other mass medium offers the same combined possibilities for accessibility, in-depth analysis, diversity of views, and sustained reflection on important political and economic issues.
But do newspapers in Canada really report an adequate range of views and issues? The authors argue that as significant as what is reported are the stories that are not reported, or "buried." What are the filters and blind spots that determine what gets into print... and what doesn't?
The authors believe that journalism's most important tasks in a democratic society include holding those in power accountable, and giving voice even to those without wealth or political influence. The Missing News shows us that Canadians have reason to be concerned.
Foreward, by Peter Desbarats
Preface, by Bill Doskoch
- Is Canada's Press Censored?
- Paying the Piper
- Journalists' Views of the Media
- The Views of Interest Groups
- Searching for Canada's Under-reported Stories
- Patterns of Omission
- Blind Spots on Labour, Power and Social Inequality
- Beyond the Blind Spots