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  • Is the Press Too Sensational?
    Text  Berton, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 21 Jan 1960, 165-173     The speaker begins with an assertion that the press is not sensational enough. What the speaker means by sensational. What a truly sensational story is, with examples. Why there is not enough truly sensational stories in our newspapers. The lack of competition in the newspaper and related news industries in ...
    Text  Berton, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1960), 21 Jan 1960, 165-173   The speaker begins with an assertion that the press is not sensational enough. What the speaker means by sensational. What a truly sensational story is, with examples. Why there is ...
  • A Press Pilgrim's Progress
    Text  Robbins, Alan Pitt, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 22 Jun 1950, 1-9     The speaker's previous visits to Toronto; his current visit as a delegate to the Seventh Imperial Press Conference. The name change of the organization to the Commonwealth Press Conference. Some features of such a gathering. Freedom of the press as the main topic of discussion. Responsibilities carried along with freedom. ...
    Text  Robbins, Alan Pitt, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1951), 22 Jun 1950, 1-9   The speaker's previous visits to Toronto; his current visit as a delegate to the Seventh Imperial Press Conference. The name change of the organization to the Commonwealth Press Conference. Some ...
  • An Address by Raymond Daniell and Tania Long
    Text  Daniell, Raymond and Long, Tania, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 21 Jan 1954, 157-170     Tania Long: The speaker's understanding that "it is rare that meetings of this group are open to the ladies." Her hope that the members will not regret their decision to make this occasion an exception to the rule. The product that is a newspaper. What goes into it. Newspapering as ...
    Text  Daniell, Raymond and Long, Tania, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 21 Jan 1954, 157-170   Tania Long: The speaker's understanding that "it is rare that meetings of this group are open to the ladies." Her hope that the members will not regret their decision to ...
  • Business and the Media: Prime Time and the Bottom Line
    Text  Kelly, Fraser, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 26 Nov 1987, 137-147     The speaker's career in the media, and a second career in business. His address here a reflection "upon those two very different worlds, where they touch and where they part." Suggestions as to how to improve the quality of information available to the public through news. A new set of ...
    Text  Kelly, Fraser, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1988), 26 Nov 1987, 137-147   The speaker's career in the media, and a second career in business. His address here a reflection "upon those two very different worlds, where they touch and where they part." ...
  • Report From Moscow
    Text  Boss, William (Bill), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 348-356     The impossibility of giving a report from Moscow, and why. Some personal background of the speaker. The Russian assignment and the series of stories now appearing in the newspapers as representative of the speaker's impressions and the facts gathered. The material things that impress a person visiting the Soviet Union. ...
    Text  Boss, William (Bill), The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1954), 348-356   The impossibility of giving a report from Moscow, and why. Some personal background of the speaker. The Russian assignment and the series of stories now appearing in the newspapers as ...
  • My Career at the BBC
    Text  Simpson, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 15 Jan 2004, 175-184     The importance of Canada to a journalist. Important for the BBC to be able to do well in Canada, and why that is so. Canadian response to BBC reporting. HARDtalk. A sense of balance. The death of the British scientist Dr. David Kelly. Cleaning up our act. Going back to ...
    Text  Simpson, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2005), 15 Jan 2004, 175-184   The importance of Canada to a journalist. Important for the BBC to be able to do well in Canada, and why that is so. Canadian response to BBC reporting. HARDtalk. ...
  • The Journalist as Celebrity
    Text  Mansbridge, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 30 Jun 1988, 37-43     The role of the media in today's world: the things we do and why we do them. First, some remarks about the speaker's recent decision to remain a broadcaster in Canada, and the controversy that caused. Current challenges for journalists, including new technologies and the increasing exposure of journalists themselves. ...
    Text  Mansbridge, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 30 Jun 1988, 37-43   The role of the media in today's world: the things we do and why we do them. First, some remarks about the speaker's recent decision to remain a broadcaster in ...
  • Television News: History on the Run
    Text  Nash, Knowlton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 26 Jun 1986, 1-14     A joint meeting with The Royal Commonwealth Society (Toronto Branch) on the Dominion of Canada Day celebration. First remarks by The Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander. The address begins with three provocative statements: "I believe the media are the glue that holds together our democratic society"; "I believe television is by ...
    Text  Nash, Knowlton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 26 Jun 1986, 1-14   A joint meeting with The Royal Commonwealth Society (Toronto Branch) on the Dominion of Canada Day celebration. First remarks by The Hon. Lincoln M. Alexander. The address begins with three ...
  • The Media's Role in Society: A Statesman's View
    Text  Davis, The Hon. William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 7 Apr 1994, 380-390     Journalism. The Media. The media and advertising. A distinction between comment and news. Fact vs. opinion. Journalistic responsibility. Entrepreneurial journalism. Dark journalism. Substantive journalism. Should journalists set practice standards?
    Text  Davis, The Hon. William G., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 7 Apr 1994, 380-390   Journalism. The Media. The media and advertising. A distinction between comment and news. Fact vs. opinion. Journalistic responsibility. Entrepreneurial journalism. Dark journalism. Substantive journalism. Should journalists set practice standards?
  • Personal Responsibility and the Media
    Text  Fraser, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 1 Dec 1994, 101-111     Living through a monumental era of transition and, often, brutal change. How journalism has assisted apathy by knee-jerking us all into a kind of stupefied cynicism. Sharing blame in our desensitization: the media and the consumer. Personal responsibility of both the purveyor and the consumer of media. The properness of ...
    Text  Fraser, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 1 Dec 1994, 101-111   Living through a monumental era of transition and, often, brutal change. How journalism has assisted apathy by knee-jerking us all into a kind of stupefied cynicism. Sharing blame in our ...
  • The Changing Scene
    Text  Charlesworth, Hector, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 20 Oct 1932, 250-261     The speaker's earliest recollections of the City of Toronto. The city today once divided into a large number of small municipalities. Personal anecdotes of the speaker's background, his training as an accountant, and how he became a newspaper man. The amazing change in the national wealth of Canada in its ...
    Text  Charlesworth, Hector, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 20 Oct 1932, 250-261   The speaker's earliest recollections of the City of Toronto. The city today once divided into a large number of small municipalities. Personal anecdotes of the speaker's background, his training as ...
  • What is Wrong with Parliament?
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117     Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of that response to Canada. Criticism about the title. The speaker's three reasons for his choice of title. Response to other ...
    Text  Newman, Peter C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1964), 21 Nov 1963, 108-117   Sources for the speaker's book and the issue of revealing sources. The sense of aversion that's been expressed to a book written about a living public figure. The uniqueness of ...
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