Former Globe and Mail editor’s book takes a hard look at journalism but doesn’t address the survival of the big media companies.
Continue Reading John Stackhouse’s “Mass Disruption” asks whether journalism will ever be the same
Women, Smith writes, are still outsiders in the newspaper business, loving their jobs even as they think about moving on.
Continue Reading Vivian Smith’s “Outsiders Still” a hard look at Canadian newspapers’ gender problem
Mission Invisible concerns itself with the media representation of Muslim communities immediately after the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Continue Reading Book Review: Mission Invisible explores race, religion and news after 9/11
Diane Dakers’ book outlines how the Victoria operation became the only employee-owned TV station in North America.
New biography of Matthew Halton is “scrupulously even-handed.”
Continue Reading Book review: Dispatches from the Front brings a legendary war reporter to life
This book is only marginally about journalism, made clear by the absence of a reference to “news” in its title. It is at least as much about sociology and marketing.
Continue Reading Book review: Tell Everyone: Why We Share & Why It Matters
Based on the Dalton Camp Lectures in Journalism, an annual series at St. Thomas University, in Fredericton, 11 esteemed journalists talk at length about journalism, Canada, war, standing up to power, our tumultuous era and much more.
Continue Reading Book review: 11 journalists take on The Next Big Thing
Veteran CBC New Brunswick journalist Jacques Poitras’ new book, Irving vs. Irving: Canada’s Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won’t Tell, is a lively collection about how the Irvings run their newspapers and the working conditions for editors and journalists there.
Continue Reading Book Review: Irving vs. Irving details perils of media monopoly in New Brunswick
Journalist Nick Davies’ new book is a primer on great reporting and a morality tale about unethical journalism.
Once you earn that hard-won job, you will be too busy doing journalism to read or even think deeply about capital-J journalism. Books Editor Dan Rowe recommends five books that may or may not appear one of your syllabi, but that you should read anyway.