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About Marc Edge

Marc Edge is a professor of media and communication at University Canada West, in Vancouver, and the author of Greatly Exaggerated: The Myth of the Death of Newspapers (Vancouver: New Star Books, 2014).
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Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent
3 months ago

Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent

History’s habit of repeating itself has once again hamstrung Canadian antitrust law when it comes to preventing media monopolies. This time, however, the Supreme Court of Canada has left the… Continue Reading Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers
3 months ago

Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

As 2018 dawns, it’s clear that Canada’s news media are in danger of lurching into the abyss unless Ottawa takes action soon.

Enforcing our country’s anti-trust laws to stop the… Continue Reading Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers

“Crash to Paywall” doesn’t offer any new insight into shrinking newsrooms
2 years ago

“Crash to Paywall” doesn’t offer any new insight into shrinking newsrooms

By  •  Learn, Research

Brian Gorman, Crash to Paywall: Canadian Newspapers and the Great Disruption. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. Paperback, 320 pages, $32.95.

By Marc Edge

Looking for insight into the ongoing crisis in… Continue Reading “Crash to Paywall” doesn’t offer any new insight into shrinking newsrooms

Postmedia’s promises prove practically worthless
2 years ago

Postmedia’s promises prove practically worthless

By  •  Commentary

By Marc Edge

And so the Great Canadian Newspaper Roll-up has begun.

This was predictable once the Competition Bureau rubber-stamped Postmedia Network’s $316-million takeover of Sun Media last year. As… Continue Reading Postmedia’s promises prove practically worthless