The SFU communications professor wrote extensively on the media coverage of protests against the Gulf War. His views on the relationships between the press and the peace movement in Canada during the 1980s resulted in News And Dissent. Other books include Sustaining Democracy? (Garamond Press, 1998), co-written with Yuehzi Zhao at the University of California in San Diego.
[BCBW 2004.] "Media"
Sustaining Democracy? (Garamond $24.95)
As the movie Wag the Dog tried to emphasize, the relationship between journalism and democracy in North America can be corrupted to extreme degrees. SFU’s Robert Hackett and Yuezhi Zhao evaluate the ‘regime of objectivity’, the role of alternate media and challenges arising from technological changes in Sustaining Democracy? (Garamond $24.95). 1-55193-013-7
[BCBW WINTER 1998]
Censored Canada 1996 Yearbook: Blindspots in the news agenda? (SFU)
“The tradition of Canadian cities with at least two independent daily newspapers has all but disappeared; 66 per cent of circulation belongs to Conrad Black,” according to Robert Hackett, co director of the Project Censored Canada 1996 Yearbook: Blindspots in the news agenda? (SFU).