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  • The Press and the Empire
    Text  Brittain, Sir Harry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 11 Nov 1919, 392-404     What our great Empire did during the war. Remembering all those who made the noble sacrifice, without which there would have been no armistice days to celebrate. The speaker's personal recollections of a previous visit to Canada, and the book he wrote afterwards. The object of the speaker's current visit ...
    Text  Brittain, Sir Harry, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1920), 11 Nov 1919, 392-404   What our great Empire did during the war. Remembering all those who made the noble sacrifice, without which there would have been no armistice days to celebrate. The speaker's personal ...
  • Newspapers and You
    Text  Dunton, A. Davidson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 12 Oct 1972, 33-45     Governments and the Press—an historical point of view. Changes over time in newspaper and their relationship to politics. Changes in technology. Control, particularly legal, over newspapers and their operation. The role and effects of Royal Commissions on the press in Britain. The Special Senate Committee on the Mass Media under ...
    Text  Dunton, A. Davidson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 12 Oct 1972, 33-45   Governments and the Press—an historical point of view. Changes over time in newspaper and their relationship to politics. Changes in technology. Control, particularly legal, over newspapers and their operation. The ...
  • The End of the Work Ethic
    Text  McLuhan, Marshall H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 16 Nov 1972, 105-125     A couple of jokes and comments about the function of jokes in society. A discussion of the old objective journalism and the new subjective journalism. The topic, "The End of the Work Ethic" and how it relates to the new information environment. Changes in the nature of the job. The ...
    Text  McLuhan, Marshall H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 16 Nov 1972, 105-125   A couple of jokes and comments about the function of jokes in society. A discussion of the old objective journalism and the new subjective journalism. The topic, "The End of ...
  • The Media's Role in Society: The Media Viewpoint
    Text  Nash, Knowlton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 14 Apr 1994, 402-411     The media's current critical role in society. Problems with the Media. Journalism's essential role in a democracy. Differences between news reporting and news commentary, editorials and columns. The role, impact and responsibility of television journalism.
    Text  Nash, Knowlton, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 14 Apr 1994, 402-411   The media's current critical role in society. Problems with the Media. Journalism's essential role in a democracy. Differences between news reporting and news commentary, editorials and columns. The role, impact ...
  • 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?
  • Journalistic Freedom and Responsibility
    Text  Johnson, A.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 1 Dec 1977, 141-162     Television as a means of communication. Four provocative assertions. The crossroads for journalism and freedom of the press. A brief history of journalism. Mass communication. Socially responsible journalism. Responsibilities of the journalist. Journalism a pluralistic kind of business. Criticisms of the journalistic trade. What the media can be expected to ...
    Text  Johnson, A.W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 1 Dec 1977, 141-162   Television as a means of communication. Four provocative assertions. The crossroads for journalism and freedom of the press. A brief history of journalism. Mass communication. Socially responsible journalism. Responsibilities of ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Media and the Prospect for Leadership
    Text  Segal, Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 28 Jan 1993, 185-193     The problem of the breakdown in public confidence in our nation's political, business, labour and media leadership. Proof that Canadians have lost faith in their political leaders and their ability to understand and tackle our prime concerns: examples from the Maclean's-CTV year-end poll. Results of the poll. A variety of ...
    Text  Segal, Brian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 28 Jan 1993, 185-193   The problem of the breakdown in public confidence in our nation's political, business, labour and media leadership. Proof that Canadians have lost faith in their political leaders and their ability ...
  • From Trudeau to Clark to Trudeau
    Text  Stevens, Geoffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 21 Feb 1980, 248-265     The recent election campaign. Problems with the process by which the results were obtained. Thoughts and comments on the campaign. Some personal anecdotes for illustration. Some suggested reasons for the outcome of the recent election. The responsibilities of the news media. The role of television. Provisions of the Election Expenses ...
    Text  Stevens, Geoffrey, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 21 Feb 1980, 248-265   The recent election campaign. Problems with the process by which the results were obtained. Thoughts and comments on the campaign. Some personal anecdotes for illustration. Some suggested reasons for the ...
  • The Winds of Change in the New Nations
    Text  Thomson, Roy H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 7 Jan 1963, 112-121     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker addresses the audience nine years after leaving Canada to live in Britain. A re-orientation of thinking for the speaker during that time in terms of world affairs. Seeing the difficulties for Canada, possibly ...
    Text  Thomson, Roy H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1963), 7 Jan 1963, 112-121   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. The speaker addresses the audience nine years after leaving Canada to live in Britain. A ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Privacy and the Media: Two Perspectves - What Does the Public Have a Right to Know
    Text  Burman, Tony; Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 25 Feb 1999, 404-415     Tony Burman: Privacy and the Media - a timely issue that the CBC wrestles with every day. The urgency of the debate, given the increasing accessibility to information. 12 unrelenting months of Clinton and Lewinsky as the saga that is likely to be a watershed in the U.S. Lessons learned ...
    Text  Burman, Tony; Rae, The Hon. Bob, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1999), 25 Feb 1999, 404-415   Tony Burman: Privacy and the Media - a timely issue that the CBC wrestles with every day. The urgency of the debate, given the increasing accessibility to information. 12 unrelenting ...
  • Blame the Media
    Text  Worthington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 8 Mar 1979, 259-273     The theme of the address is that "the western democracies are in some disarray. There is indecision, ... Confusion, … Lack of priorities and loss of a sense of purpose ... Freedom is in retreat around the world. The totalitarian east has the initiative." A wide-ranging discussion follows, based on ...
    Text  Worthington, Peter, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 8 Mar 1979, 259-273   The theme of the address is that "the western democracies are in some disarray. There is indecision, ... Confusion, … Lack of priorities and loss of a sense of purpose ...
  • The Media and the Courts
    Text  Abella, Rosalie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 21 Apr 1997, 546-557     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some necessary generalisations that give new meaning to the word "sweeping." Ways to approach this topic, and the speaker's choice. The foundational approach; one that examines the respective institutional roles of the media and the ...
    Text  Abella, Rosalie, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1997), 21 Apr 1997, 546-557   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some necessary generalisations that give new meaning to the word "sweeping." Ways to approach this ...
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