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Journalism & Communication
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JingJing (Niki) Ye 301150698 CMNS 130W Assignment: Discuss the distinct contributions of government, media owners and journalists to the media environment in Canada. CANADIAN MEDIA An insight into the media environment and its stakeholders in Canada Canada is a large, diverse and multicultural nation, spanning six time zones and a widely dispersed population.
The mass media set the context for information to be collected, determine how chosen facts should be viewed and debated, and analyze and express opinions on significant events and issues. In this manner, the news media decide not only how events are presented, but also how these events become applicable to the community. Currently, the media business is in a state of turmoil. The Internet, for example, is revolutionizing the way distributed network communication works and has been, at times, disruptive to news media’s traditional content. Stakeholders involved in shaping the media environment are ground level journalists who capture and narrate local and international stories, media owners who work on production and the financial aspects of news-making. In the public sector is the government who is responsible for using media to build peaceful social communities. This section discusses the roles that these stakeholders play in Canada’s media environment. In Canada, the federal and provincial governments have turned to mass media to assist develop and convey a sense of harmony and identity to join together a large and disparate nation. ...
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