Project Approach

The CMCR project is led by Dwayne Winseck, Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, with a cross appointment at the Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University. MA and Ph.D. students in the School of Journalism and Communication also play a vital role gathering, analyzing and presenting the data, creating a Canadian Media Industries Database, maintaining the website, and presenting evidence and analyses in a range of published forms. Students applying to the MA or Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply for research assistant positions with the CMCR project.

  • Independent

  • Data-driven

  • empirical

The CMCRP project builds on work done by it’s principal investigator, Dwayne Winseck, since 2009 as the lead Canadian researcher in the International Media Concentration Research (IMCR) project.


The CMCR project offers an independent academic, empirical and data-driven analysis of a deceptively simple yet profoundly important question: have telecom, media and internet markets become more concentrated over time, or less?

This is a perennial and controversial issue, with some charging that a handful of media giants dominate telecoms, media and internet markets while the opposing side argues that the question is no longer even relevant in the age of the internet. However, while opinions are rife, high-quality data on the issue is remarkably scarce, both in Canada and indeed worldwide.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Dwayne Winseck
Dr. Dwayne WinseckDirector // Carleton University
Dwayne Winseck is Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, with a cross appointment at the Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University. His co-authored book with Robert Pike Communication and Empire: Media, Markets and Globalization, 1860-1930 won the Canadian Communication Association’s book-of-the-year prize in 2008.
Ben Klass
Ben KlassResearch Associate // Carleton University
Benjamin Klass is a PhD student at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. Benjamin’s research focuses on communications policy, industry, history, and economics, with particular regard for telecommunications and broadcasting in Canada. He has lectured on communications policy, regulation, and legislation at York University, Carleton University, the Universities of Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Manitoba.
Lianrui Jia
Lianrui JiaSenior Research Assistant // York University
Lianrui Jia is a SSHRC-funded Ph.D. candidate in the Communication and Culture Program at York University. She holds an Honours degree and a M.A in Communications Studies from Carleton University. Her doctoral dissertation research examines the political economy of Chinese internet development and globalization. She is also a sessional instructor in the iSchool at the University of Toronto.
Xiaofei Han
Xiaofei HanResearch Assistant // Carleton University
Xiaofei Han is a second year Ph.D. student in the School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University. Xiaofei holds an M.A. in Communications from Hong Kong Baptist University and an Honours B.A. in Communication Studies from Carleton University, with a specialization in Media Industry and Institutions. Her research and previous experience as a marketing communication professional working in Beijing have led Xiaofei to developed a keen interest in the extensive and innovative commodification models that are emerging on major Chinese internet platforms.
Sabrina Wilkinson
Sabrina WilkinsonResearch Assistant // Goldsmiths University of London
Sabrina Wilkinson is a SSHRC-funded doctoral researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London where she researches the politics of internet policy in Canada. She completed her MA at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication in 2016.
Agnes Malkinson
Agnes MalkinsonDigital Media Management // Carleton University
Agnes Malkinson is a Ph.D. candidate in Media and Communication program at Carleton University. She is responsible for the look and feel of CMCRP reports and website, and keeps the project’s database in good working order.

“Our goal is to create a systematic, comprehensive and long-term body of data that covers 13 sectors of the network media economy in Canada. We want to understand the direction of trends one way or another, and the pressures and forces that are driving whatever changes are occurring.”