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Fort McMoney: Media for the Age of Oil

Melissa Aronczyk discusses Fort McMoney, an interactive web documentary designed to raise awareness of the conflicts among industrial, political and environmental interests in the development of oil.

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A Turf War at the Book Club: Considering the Cultural Work of Canada Reads

With the 2013 edition of ‘Canada Reads’ set to begin on Monday, we consider the cultural work performed by the program in the Canadian context. In particular, what are the potential implications of this year’s emphasis on competition between Canada’s regions for the program and its contributions to debates and discourses concerning Canadian national identity?

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On Radio: FM Campus Radio and Community Representation

By broadcasting exclusively online and abandoning space-based FM or AM broadcasting, college radio stations run the risk of losing the local focus that has been integral to the programming and operations of the campus and community radio sector.

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Crowdsourcing as Consultation: Branding History at Canada’s Museum of Civilization (Part II)

As the Canadian Museum of Civilization transforms into the Canadian Museum of History, it seems that meaningful conversations about historical issues that are actually formative of Canadian culture are less compelling than the $25 million incentive that comes with the tunnel vision of the Ministry of Heritage.

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Crowdsourcing as Consultation: Branding History at Canada’s Museum of Civilization (Part I)

Canada’s sesquicentennial is eagerly anticipated by Canada’s Conservative government, which is planning a series of commemorative events. The trouble is, these events are contrived to commemorate the Conservative government far more than the nation’s glorious (or inglorious) pasts.

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