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By David Taras

Digital Media has remodeled the best way Canadians socialize and engage, behavior enterprise, event tradition, struggle political battles, and procure wisdom. conventional media, together with newspapers and standard television networks, stay the first hyperlink to Canada's political sphere yet are below concerted assault. YouTube, blogs, on-line broadcasting, fb, and Twitter have opened new and intriguing avenues of expression yet provide little of an identical "nation-building glue" as conventional media. for that reason, Canada is experiencing a few overlapping crises at the same time: a quandary in information and journalism, threats to the survival of the media process as an entire, and a decline in citizen engagement.

In Digital Mosaic, David Taras either embraces and demanding situations new media through arguing that those coinciding crises carry fascinating possibilities in addition to substantial hazards to democratic lifestyles and citizen engagement in Canada.

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