The journalist and President of Discourse Media Ian Gill discusses his new book No News is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse—and What Comes Next (Greystone, 2016), with Joseph Planta.
|No News is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse—and What Comes Next by Ian Gill (Greystone, 2016).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
It’s pretty dire when we talk about the media and the state of Canadian journalism as we do on this program from time to time. A new book looks at the state of Canada’s media and suggests some ways to save it. The book is called No News is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse—and What Comes Next. It’s a hopeful book with some useful insights as to how the media works and why it’s in the state it’s in, who’s responsible and the sort. The examples of how it could be salvaged are rather interesting as well. Ian Gill is the author of three earlier books. All That We Say is Ours: Guujaaw and the Reawakening of the Haida Nation is the most recent. He’s a former editor and reporter at the Vancouver Sun, and was a documentary reporter at CBC Television until 1994. He left journalism to found Ecotrust Canada. This new book is published by Greystone in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute. He writes regularly for The Tyee, and is president of Discourse Media. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Ian Gill; Mr. Gill, good morning.