I've been deeply involved in journalism for 40 years, and I've never experienced a time like this when mass media corporations are feeding us such distorted, one-sided news and opinion.
Corporate media is helping to facilitate a total change in the ideological fabric of the county into a nation of mean-spirited people who are starting to believe that extreme right-wing policies are the only solutions to our problems. Left behind are compassion, a sense of what’s in the public interest, and social justice.
Panel discussion with Jennifer David, Jocelyn Formsma and Howard Adler and moderated by Greg Macdougall at the Media Democracy Conference, University of Ottawa (unceded Algonquin territory), Saturday, November 17, 2012. The conference was hosted by Organizing For Justice and the Ottawa Working Group of the Media Co-op. For more info, see http://organizingforjustice.ca
Panel Description: A facilitated discussion on the intersection of Indigenous peoples and the media. What approaches do Indigenous media-makers adopt in doing their work? How well are mainstream and alternative media doing in considering and representing Indigenous perspectives to both Native and non-Native audiences? What work still needs to be done?
Related rabble.ca story:
Bell's proposed takeover of Astral Media is bad for Canada.
That's the message being sent by the new, broad-based coalition of groups known as the Stop the Takeover Coalition.
The Coalition consists of a diverse mix of organizations -- public interest groups, consumer groups, and cultural industry stakeholders -- that have joined forces, based on a set of principles, to draw public attention to the risks of Bell's expansion. The coalition is encouraging Canadians to join the campaign by sending a messaging to decision makers at http://StopTheTakeover.ca.