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In an interview taped in January 2008, journalist and communications professor Marc Edge discusses his book Asper Nation: Canada’s Most Dangerous Media Company (New Star, 2007) with Joseph Planta.

Asper Nation: Canada’s Most Dangerous Media Company by Marc Edge. (New Star Books, 2007)

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Asper Nation

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Marc Edge joins me now. He is an international journalism educator and media critic. He’s here to talk about his recent book, Asper Nation: Canada’s Most Dangerous Media Company. It’s a lively and brisk read on the Asper media empire, its history, and how Izzy Asper’s CanWest Global has become one of the world’s largest conglomerates.

Marc Edge is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where he joins me this morning. His previous books include the indispensable Pacific Press: The Unauthorised Story of Vancouver’s Newspaper Monopoly, and Red Line, Blue Line. www.marcedge.com is his website. Asper Nation is published by New Star Books, and retails for $21.00. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Marc Edge; Good morning, Professor Edge.


Marc Edge website: http://www.marcedge.com