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The Postmedia purchase of Sun newspapers

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Queen’s University communication expert Vincent Mosco, professor emeritus and former Canada Research Chair in Communication and Society, is available to comment on Postmedia’s purchase of English language Sun Media newspapers.

"This development further reduces competition in both the Canadian print and online worlds which are already among the most heavily concentrated in the world,” says Dr. Mosco. “A primary reason for the takeover is to entrench Postmedia's monopoly power. This will slash journalism jobs and reduce the number of voices providing the variety of views essential for a thriving democracy."

Please note that Dr. Mosco is currently based in Ottawa.

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