Edge Marc - Asper Nation


Author : Edge Marc
Title : Asper Nation Canada’s most dangerous media company
Year : 2007

Link download : Edge_Marc_-_Asper_Nation.zip

Preface. This book follows from my first - Pacific Press: The Unauthorized Story of Vancouver’s Newspaper Monopoly - which was published in 2001. Because it was my doctoral dissertation, I had to end that narrative sufficiently far in the past for it to qualify as an academic history. The end point I chose pushed the limits at only ten years earlier, and since 1991 momentous events had transformed the Vancouver Sun and my alma mater, The Province. Pacific Press had changed hands twice with Conrad Black’s 1996 takeover of parent Southam Newspapers, which he sold four years later to CanWest Global Communications. I was only able to touch on those developments briefly in an updated preface to my dissertation. Many of my former colleagues at the Province confided that journalism at the Vancouver dailies had deteriorated sharply as a result. They urged me to write a sequel that would chronicle the regime of Black and his Vancouver-based lieutenant, David Radler. With my hands full writing the history of Pacific Press, I was only able to briefly research current events by chronicling some apparent political favoritism during the 2000 federal election. ...

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