Appreciating the importance of, and opportunities for, community radio in Canada requires an understanding of the trends shaping media more generally — particularly the epidemic of consolidation that has swept the industry over the past decade. This article by Sharmeen Khan appeared in Briarpatch’s special issue on the media, June 2007.

Appreciating the importance of, and opportunities for, community radio in Canada requires an understanding of the trends shaping media more generally — particularly the epidemic of consolidation that has swept the industry over the past decade. This article by Sharmeen Khan appeared in Briarpatch’s special issue on the media, June 2007.

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Patricia W. Elliott is a magazine journalist and assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University of Regina. You can visit her at patriciaelliott.ca.