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About Marc Edge

Marc Edge has been studying Canada’s news media for 20 years. His latest book, The News We Deserve: The Transformation of Canada’s Media Landscape, was published in 2016. Find him online at www.marcedge.com.
Latest Posts | By Marc Edge
How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step
1 year ago

How to fix Canada’s biggest media problem in one easy step

Ottawa is poised to provide almost $600 million in financial assistance to Canada’s news media. Will it do the right thing and restrict the incentives to Canadian-owned companies?
Supreme Court ruling makes need for Competition Act reform urgent
3 years 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 door wide open to further increases in our already world-leading
Year of reckoning looms for Canada’s newspapers
3 years 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 corporate consolidation and cutbacks in local news coverage would help…
“Crash to Paywall” doesn’t offer any new insight into shrinking newsrooms
4 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 newspapering by reading news reports and commentary has been fruitless…
Postmedia’s promises prove practically worthless
5 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 a result, Postmedia now publishes 37.4 per cent of Canadian…