The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press

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North Americans now live in a highly complex media environment where newspapers are still immensely important vehicles for democratic communication. No other mass medium offers the same combined possibilities for accessibility, in-depth analysis, diversity of views, and sustained reflection on important political and economic issues.



But do newspapers in Canada really report an adequate range of views and issues? The authors argue that as significant as what is reported are the stories that are not reported, or "buried." What are the filters and blind spots that determine what gets into print... and what doesn't?



The authors believe that journalism's most important tasks in a democratic society include holding those in power accountable, and giving voice even to those without wealth or political influence. The Missing News shows us that Canadians have reason to be concerned.

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Robert A. Hackett is a Professor of Communication and Co-director of NewsWatch Canada.
Richard Gruneau is a Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. In addition to co-authoring Hockey Night in Canada, he is the author of Class, Sports, and Social Development (University of Massachusetts Press, 1983).
Donald Gutstein is Co-director of NewsWatch Canada and the editor of the NewsWatch Monitor.

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The Missing News explores the role of newspapers in North America's complex media environment as vehicles for democratic communication.

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