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Dwayne Winseck

Professor, Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication

Dwayne Winseck is a professor at Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication. He also writes extensively on media, telecoms and the internet at his blog, Mediamorphis, and is Director of the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project.

The CRTC and the Bell Astral Deal: What Happened and Why

On Thursday this week, the CRTC killed the Bell Astral deal. The decision was entirely unexpected by anyone, including me, although all along I have argued that Bell's bid to acquire Astral Media, the eighth largest media company in Canada, gave the CRTC ample ground to do exactly what it did. I also argued that it was the right thing to do, and that the CRTC should stop Bell's take-over bid for Astral "dead in its tracks."
10/22/2012 01:54 EDT

Who's Watching You on the Internet?

We have reached a critical juncture where choices and decisions made now could tilt the evolution of the network media ecology in Canada toward a more closed, surveilled and centralized regime instead of an open one that strives to put as much of the internet's capabilities into as many people's hands as possible.
10/15/2012 12:25 EDT