Behind the Headlines
A History of Investigative Journalism in CanadaBook - 2008
Canadian investigative journalism has brought down governments, held powerful interests to account, infiltrated criminal networks, and exonerated the wrongly accused. Behind the Headlines presents the exciting history of investigative journalism in Canada, in an account spanning from thenation's earliest newspapers through to the present day. Drawing on numerous case studies and examples, Cecil Rosner, a journalist with more than 30 years of experience, analyzes the evolution of investigative journalism in Canada, exploring the development of specific practices within the contextof changing social and historical forces. Rather than working through a straightforward chronology, Rosner uses a topic-based approach exploring wide-ranging and thought-provoking issues such as public broadcasting, commercialization of the press, alternative media, ethics and the impact oftechnology. Highlighting key players and stories such as the sponsorship scandal and the Mulroney, "Airbus Affair", Behind the Headlines provides fresh insight into this previously undocumented history. Engaging and readable, Behind the Headlines will appeal to anyone intrigued by investigativejournalism.
Publisher: Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Characteristics: xv, 256 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.