How Canadians Communicate V
- PUBLISHED: May 2016
- SUBJECT LISTING: Food, History / Canadian History
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 460 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 15 color illus.
- ISBN: 9781771990073
Despite a decline in active participation, Canadians spend enormous amounts of time and money on sports, as fans and followers of sporting events and sports culture. Never has media coverage of sports been more exhaustive, and never has it been more driven by commercial interests and the need to fuel consumerism, on which corporate profits depend. At issue as well in the media capture of sports are the values that inform our daily lives, the physical and emotional health of the population, and the symbols so long central to a sense of Canadian identity. Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this collection set out to explore the impact of the media on our reception of, and attitudes toward, sports—to unpack the meanings that sports have for us as citizens and consumers.
Authors & Contributors
Christopher Waddell is director of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, where he holds the Carty Chair in business and financial journalism. He was formerly national editor for The Globe and Mail and Parliamentary bureau chief for CBC television news. David Taras holds the Ralph Klein Chair in media studies at Mount Royal University. He served as an expert advisor to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage and is the coauthor of The Last Word: Media Coverage of the Supreme Court of Canada.