U.S. politics and culture have a strong
influence on Canadian life. We discuss how that’s reflected in the news
that’s broadcast and published for Canadian audiences. Guests are Phil
Authier, reporter for the Montreal Gazette, Paul Martin, UVM professor
of Canadian Studies, and David Gutnick, writer/producer at
CBC-Montreal. Hosted by Traci Griffith.
Commercial messages are a
constant presence—from TV ads to more subtle forms of mass
communication. We’ll look at the messages we get with a marketing
expert and an advocate for media education. Hosted by Traci Griffith.
As traditional news organizations change
with new technology, bloggers and citizen journalists are playing a
bigger role in reporting and distributing information. Guests are Bill
Felling, the national editor for CBS News, and Dan Gillmor, a prominent
blogger and author of We The Media. Hosted by Traci Griffith, Saint Michael’s College journalism professor.