Vol 31, No 2 (2006)

Public Matters

Cover Page

“Stolen TV Sets” from Petersham, Sydney, 1958. Image from Life After Wartime by Kate Richards and Ross Gibson. Image courtesy of the New South Wales Police Services.

Table of Contents


Editorial: Public Matters
Kim Sawchuk


Creating the Conditions for Communication in the Public Good
Marc Raboy
The Crisis in Public Opinion: An Address by Dr Harold A. Innis
William J. Buxton, Risa Dickens
Harold Innis' "Crisis in Public Opinion": Performance, Retrieval, and the Politics of Knowledge
William J. Buxton, Risa Dickens
The Sponsorship Scandal as Communication: The Rise of Politicized and Strategic Communications in the Federal Government
Kirsten Kozolanka
Fear and Coughing in Toronto: SARS and the Uses of Risk
Myles Leslie
Convergence, Corporate Restructuring, and Canadian Online News, 2000-2003
Robert Sparks, Mary Lynn Young, Simon Darnell
What Makes Journalism “Excellent”? Criteria Identified by Judges in Two Leading Awards Programs
Ivor Shapiro, Patrizia Albanese, Leigh Doyle


Life After Wartime
Kate Richards


Negotiating Distant Influences: Globalization and Broadcasting Policy Reforms in Zambia and South Africa
Fackson Banda


The Integrated News Spectacle: A Political Economy of Cultural Performance
James H Wittebols
Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and the Liberal Tradition
Robert Danisch
Community in the Digital Age: Philosophy and Practice
Catherine M Frost
Electronic Democracy: Mobilisation, Organisation, and Participation via New ICTs
Tamara A Small
In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law
Sara Bannerman
Nickelodeon Nation: The History, Politics and Economics of America's Only TV Channel for Kids
Natalie H Coulter
Virtual Politics: Policy and Community in an Electronic Age
Tracy L. M. Kennedy
Design Research: Methods and Perspectives
Lorna Heaton
NPR: The Trials and Triumphs of National Public Radio
Gregory A.K. Taylor
Placing Words: Symbols, Space and the City
Karmen Franinovic
On location: Canada's Television Industry in a Global Market
Patsy A. Kotsopoulos
The Video Game Theory Reader
Lauren Cruikshank
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