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Asper Nation by Marc Edge reviewed in latest JMCQ

Leading journal on media studies calls book on Canwest empire "highly readable ... particularly useful"

2009.05.25 — The Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly reviews Marc Edge's Asper Nation: Canada's Most Dangerous Media Company in its latest issue (Winter 2008 | Vol. 85, No. 4), now available.

"Edge provides an important record of the development of Canadian media ownership and its consequences," the reviewer, Katherine Bell of the University of Washington, writes. She continues that Edge's book is "highly readable. ... He makes a very strong case about Canada's recent hands-off ownership and regulatory environment as setting the table for the Aspers' market dominance ... there is great value in the context and scholarly analysis he brings to the dramafic media story of the Aspers. It is a valuable contribution and parficularly useful reading for journalism and communicafion students at all levels."

Vancouver-based Marc Edge, who currently teaches at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, is the author of Pacific Press: The Unauthorized Story of Vancouver's Newspaper Monopoly, and Red Line, Blue Line, Bottom Line: How Push Came to Shove Between the NHL and Its Players.