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Canada’s Democratic Malaise: Are the Media to Blame?

Nadeau and Giasson point out that a number of authors maintain a connection exists between media coverage of politics and declining levels of trust in politicians and political institutions. They argue, however, that conclusions about this purported co-relationship are mixed, when an extensive review of this claim is undertaken. The authors suggest that although it is difficult to establish a direct link between media coverage and increasing levels of public cynicism, an ever-widening gap exists between what would be viewed as the ideal way to cover politics and current journalistic practices.

Whither the CBC? The Future of Public Broadcasting in Canada: A Discussion Paper

In this paper, Bill Neville, a former member of the CBC board of directors, analyzes the future of CBC television.