From Politics to Profit: The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Jan 15, 1997 - Social Science - 240 pages
Minko Sotiron highlights the increasingly powerful role of the press barons - Lord Atholstan, John Ross Robertson, Joseph Atkinson, Walter Nichol, Clifford Sifton, and the Southam family. He provides a case study of the first Canadian newspaper chain, which formed the basis for modern mass communication empires, and shows how the Southams contributed to the disappearance of independent newspapers in Canada.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
1 Public Myth and Private Reality
10
2 Big Business
23
3 Publisher Power and the Rise of the Business Manager
39
4 It Pays to Advertise
52
5 Competition and Collusion
70
6 Concentration
93
7 Patronage and Independence
106
8 Joining the Élite
125
9 Interest Politics
136
Conclusion
156
Notes
163
Bibliography
193
Index
211
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