As a Media Writing Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Marc Edge wrote and published his doctoral dissertation, Pacific Press: The Unauthorized Story of Vancouver's Newspaper Monopoly (New Star Books, 2001). As an associate professor in the department of Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, he published a follow-up study, Asper Nation: Canada's Most Dangerous Media Company (New Star 2007) in which he critically assesses the media control exerted by Izzy Asper's CanWest Global Communications network. "The book is less an indictment of Izzy Asper and his heirs," writes Edge, "than of a system that allowed them to gain control over so much of Canada's news media and use it to promote an ideological agenda." It's a combined look at the newspapers owned by Southam Inc., Conrad Black and the Aspers.

Edge explores the history and finances of North American newspapers and media conglomerates in Greatly Exaggerated: The Myth of the Death of Newspapers (New Star 2014). He concludes that the newspaper business is still healthy and profitable.

Edge worked as a legal affairs reporter for the Province (1983-93) and the Calgary Herald. As a former contributing writer for Hockey magazine, he also wrote Red Line, Blue Line, Bottom Line: How Push Came to Shove Between the National Hockey League and Its Players (New Star, 2004). Born in New Westminster, Edge has a Master of Labour and Industrial Relations degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D in Mass Communication from Ohio University.

BOOKS:

Pacific Press: The Unauthorized Story of Vancouver's Newspaper Monopoly (New Star Books, 2001)

Red Line, Blue Line, Bottom Line: How Push Came to Shove Between the National Hockey League and Its Players (New Star, 2004)

Asper Nation: Canada's Most Dangerous Media Company (New Star 2007) $21 978-1-55420-032-0

Greatly Exaggerated: The Myth of the Death of Newspapers (New Star 2014) $21 978-1-55420-102-0

[BCBW 2015] "Media"