Re-imagining journalism

The online magazine The Tyee is running a series on journalism by Steve Anderson, coordinator of Canadians for Democratic Media and the Stop the Big Media Takeover campaign.

Anderson’s first piece, “Why Big Media Is Failing,” blames Canada’s media crisis on “the highly concentrated media ownership in Canada combined with the deepening bottom-line mentality of big media corporations.” But, argues Anderson, “journalism in Canada is far from its grave … With the decline of big business financed journalism, this is the perfect time for us to re-imagine what journalism in the 21st century should look like.”