Manipulating the Message: How Powerful Forces Shape the News

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Dundurn Press
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5.83 X 8.9 X 0.87 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author
Cecil Rosner is an award-winning investigative journalist whose career as a reporter, television producer, and news manager spans four decades. He has exposed wrongdoing, uncovered wrongful convictions, and revealed systemic injustice. An adjunct professor at the University of Winnipeg, he has trained journalists across Canada. He lives in Winnipeg.
Manipulating the Message holds up the mirror to the faces of media who have been knowingly, and at times unknowingly, complicit to the harms caused by colonial biases against Indigenous people. This book serves as a hard-hitting reality check for journalists who wish to implement the TRC Calls To Action for themselves as storytellers. It will make you think, it will make you ask questions and even answer some of those questions. A must-read.-- "Sheila North, former Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak"
This is a brilliant book, written by one of Canada's best investigative journalists and coming at a time of profound crisis in 21st-century journalism. With impressive detail, Rosner helps us understand the scale of the challenge, and he outlines how we can grab back control.-- "Tony Burman, former head of CBC News and Al Jazeera English"

Enriched by his own first-person stories as a veteran journalist, Rosner explains in clear and accessible prose that what's at stake is nothing less than truth itself.

-- "Prof. Mark Feldstein, Richard Eaton Chair of Broadcast Journalism, University of Maryland"
A great gift to students, journalists and all others who seek to advance their critical thinking about the truth and reliability of information in the news.-- "Lawrence Hill, award-winning author"

An important, but also unexpectedly entertaining, unveiling of the behind-the-scenes battle of the powerful and a free press in a war for the truth

-- "Karyn Pugliese, Editor-in-Chief, Canadaland"
Rosner confronts a long history of snake oil salesmen, political flaks, mercenary researchers, junket organizers and internet influencers whose one goal is to shape the news we read.-- "Patricia W. Elliott, Professor of Investigative and Community Journalism, First Nations University of Canada"