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Book Review: Mission Invisible explores race, religion and news after 9/11
3 years ago

Book Review: Mission Invisible explores race, religion and news after 9/11

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Mission Invisible concerns itself with the media representation of Muslim communities immediately after the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
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Book Review: CHEK Republic recounts how an ailing TV station saved itself
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Book Review: CHEK Republic recounts how an ailing TV station saved itself

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Diane Dakers’ book outlines how the Victoria operation became the only employee-owned TV station in North America.

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Book review: Tell Everyone: Why We Share & Why It Matters

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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.
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Book review: 11 journalists take on The Next Big Thing

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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.
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Book Review: Irving vs. Irving details perils of media monopoly in New Brunswick
3 years ago

Book Review: Irving vs. Irving details perils of media monopoly in New Brunswick

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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.
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Star public editor: Hack Attack a must-read for journalists
3 years ago

Star public editor: Hack Attack a must-read for journalists

Journalist Nick Davies’ new book is a primer on great reporting and a morality tale about unethical journalism.

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5 books to whet journalism students’ appetites
3 years ago

5 books to whet journalism students’ appetites

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.

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