Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 September 2011

280 Pages | 15 b/w photographs


ISBN: 9780195429947

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Behind the Headlines

A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada

Cecil Rosner

  • Updated content. A new Preface to the paperback edition touches on the contemporary issues facing the media industry.
  • Canadian focus. Numerous examples and case studies of Canadian journalism drawn from throughout history. Discusses trends in American and international journalism as they relate to journalism in Canada.
  • Current perspective. Provides fresh insights into events of the past decade, such as the sponsorship scandal and "Airbus Affair."
  • Engaging, readable tone. Rosner's experience and talent as a journalist makes the history covered in this text both exciting and extremely readable.
  • Extensive research. The text draws from a rich variety of primary and secondary sources to analyze investigative journalism's evolution, explaining the development of the specific set of practices that make up the genre in the context of changing social and historical forces.
  • Comprehensive, topic-based coverage. Rather than working through a straightforward chronology, the text uses a topic-based examination of history, exploring wide-ranging and thought-provoking issues such as public broadcasting, commercialization of the press, alternative media, ethics, and the impact of technology.
  • Excellent historical coverage. Covers trends and major events in Canadian investigative journalism from mid-nineteenth century to present.

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