Publications

From time to time, FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting commissions research on topics relating to its issue set. FRIENDS also benefits from research papers produced by students at Canadian law schools under the auspices of the Pro Bono Student Canada programme.

Nov 14, 2016 — Publication

Précis: Miller-Rogers Opinion on Options for a Merit-based CBC Board of Directors Appointment Process

This précis has been prepared for readers’ convenience by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, not by Peter Miller/Brian MacLoed Rogers. 

Nov 1, 2016 — Publication

The Federal Constitutional Court’s ZDF Ruling and its Consequences by Dieter Dörr

German media law expert Dieter Dörr discusses a landmark constitutional decision that lays out governance arrangements to protect the independence of the country’s public broadcasters from state intervention.

Sep 21, 2016 — Publication

THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION

Boston Consulting Group publishes a report on the impact of OTT (Over The Top) on video production around the world.   

Jul 6, 2016 — Publication

Re: Options for a Merit-based CBC Board of Directors Appointment Process

Legal opinion from Peter H. Miller and Brian MacLeod Rogers on how the federal government could to move to a merit-based, independent and arm’s-length appointment process for the CBC Board of Directors.

Apr 14, 2016 — Publication

Funeral for a Friend: A eulogy for the late Richmond Review

By Amanda Oye - Best Essay by a Post-Secondary Student, 2016 Dalton Camp Award

Apr 14, 2016 — Publication

I want to be part of the conversation

By Kim Echlin, winner of the 2016 Dalton Camp Award

Jan 20, 2016 — Publication

Near Term Prospects for Local TV in Canada

An economic forecast from broadcast consultants Nordicity and Peter Miller and submitted to the CRTC by FRIENDS, predicts that more than half of local stations in small and medium sized markets will fade to black by 2020 in the absence of action by the CRTC.  

Jan 5, 2016 — Publication

Report: Canadian Television 2020: Technological and Regulatory Impacts

Report prepared by Nordicity and Peter Miller, P. Eng., LL.B. shows that regulatory changes espoused by the Harper government and adopted in last year’s CRTC Let’s Talk TV announcements will likely lead to the loss of more than 15,000 Canadian jobs and take $1.4 billion from the Canadian economy annually by 2020.

Aug 15, 2015 — Publication

A case study of regulatory capture, systemic corruption and the CRTC

Report says that millions of citizens, without their knowledge, have been required to subsidize private corporations since 1995.

Apr 7, 2015 — Publication

THE FREEDOM TO JEST: PROTECTING OUR DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO PARODY AND SATIRE

By Spencer Keys, winner of the 2015 Dalton Camp Award

Jul 1, 2014 — Publication

The Influence of Market, State, and Civil Society on the Media

A long-term study of the German media system with some notes on its potential relevance to Canada.

Mar 28, 2014 — Publication

Unknown Unknowns: Reporting and Repression in The Information Age

By Whitney Light - Best Essay by a Post-Secondary Student, 2014 Dalton Camp Award

Mar 28, 2014 — Publication

Small Towns, Big Media? Toward a Democratic, Professionally-Supported Media Renaissance in Rural Canada

By Randy Morse, winner of the 2014 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2012 — Publication

The media narcissus, warring gladiators, and the carnival mirror

By Mark Brister, finalist of the 2012 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2012 — Publication

"Filter Bubbles": Public discourse in an age of citizen Journalism

By Regan Burles, winner of the 2012 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2011 — Publication

How Canadian Newspaperwomen Won the Vote

By Megan Cécile Radford, finalist of the 2011 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2011 — Publication

WikiLeaks, Canadian Media and Democracy: Media with a Face

By Joshua Noble, finalist of the 2011 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2011 — Publication

Dismantling the Scarecrow: An Exploration Into Calgary’s Cultural Coming of Age

By Nancy Black, winner of the 2011 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2010 — Publication

No news is Bad news: the 2006 norway house elections

By Rosalyn Yake, winner of the 2010 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2010 — Publication

Street Gospels: Political cartoons and their role in canadian democracy

By Ethan Rabidoux, winner of the 2010 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2009 — Publication

Remixing Democratic Discourse - New Media and the End of 'Read Only'

By Heather Stilwell, winner of the 2009 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2009 — Publication

Canadian Media: Government 'Watchdog' or 'Lapdog'?

By Mariam Sheibani, winner of the 2009 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2008 — Publication

Magic Mirror: YouTube and its Implications for Democracy

By Fraser Maclean, winner of the 2008 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2008 — Publication

Democratic values and the institutions that nurture them

By Matthieu Aikins, winner of the 2008 Dalton Camp Award

Apr 1, 2008 — Publication

CBC Radio Listeners: Their Attitudes and Behaviour and Why They Listen to the Radio

Radio trends survey prepared by Canadian Media Research Inc.

May 1, 2007 — Publication

'For' and 'Against' Hérouxville: Democracy and the Question of Media Responsibility

By Audrea Lim, winner of the 2007 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2007 — Publication

Blogging Democracy: The contribution of political blogs to democracy

By Gareth Lewis, winner of the 2007 Dalton Camp Award

Apr 25, 2007 — Publication

Against the Grain by Adam Klevinas

A report by an undergraduate political science and journalism student at Concordia University shows how FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting challenges conventional academic interest group theory.

May 1, 2006 — Publication

The Spirit of Democracy

By Jocelyn Gerke, winner of the 2006 Dalton Camp Award

May 1, 2006 — Publication

I've Looked at Life from Both Sides Now: The Media in Democracies and Dictatorships

By Joe Goodwill, winner of the 2006 Dalton Camp Award