Steve Anderson

Making the Links

Whether you are concerned with issues pertaining to health care, the economy, or the environment, the current democratic deficit in media limits opportunities for social change. Social change is...

Can the Social Media Community Defend Itself?

Canada has a remarkably vibrant social media community. According to Michael Geist, we have the second highest per capita usage of Facebook in the world. Our cities are also stacked with revered...

In Vancouver and Toronto, Citizens Demand Democratic Media

In both Toronto and Vancouver people have taken to the streets to engage fellow residents in the media and communication issues dealt with at Media Democracy Day. In Toronto citizens put together a...

On Media and the Upcoming Federal Election

With online media taking an increasingly important role in the media ecology, we are on the brink of a major restructuring of our media and communications system. The government and MPs that we elect...

The Fight for the Open Internet

Since its inception the Internet has promised an extraordinary opportunity for a huge array of communicative activity. People have new ways of communicating directly with one another and independent...

Virtual Surveillance Challenges Privacy, as We All Log On

Media power takes on new dimensions as we move into an “always on” digital mediascape, where questions loom concerning not just the media that citizens will consume, but also the digital environment...