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Hidden Agendas

How Journalists Influence the News

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Hidden Agendas

How Journalists Influence the News

In our news-hungry society, where CNN is considered a staple of primetime viewing, journalists have become celebrities and often, political proxies. To a large degree, our world is shaped by their commentaries on everything from war to health care to trade. Hidden Agendas: How Journalists Influence the News is a no-holds-barred exposé of how the opinions of reporters decidedly shape the information we consider news.


188 pages


Table of Contents

Preface

Part 1: Context

1 Why Journalists?

2 Why the News?

3 Are Journalists Agents of Control or of Change?

Part II: Data

4 Who Staffs Canada’s Media?

5. Climate Change and Content Analysis

Part III: Issues

6 Economic Issues

7 Partition of Quebec

8 The Courts and Social Issues

9 Conclusions

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