Project Team and 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.
Current CMRC project team members are listed below:
Dr. Dwayne Winseck – Carleton University – Director
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. He is co-editor, with Dal Yong Jin, of Political Economies of the Media (2011) and several other edited and sole-authored books. He has been the lead Canadian researcher in the International Media Concentration Research Project since 2009. His data and views on media concentration and telecom, media and internet issues are well known and have been solicited or cited widely in the scholarly literature and by the Parliament of Canada, Canadian Senate, Department of Canadian Heritage, the CRTC, WTO, ITU, amongst others. He writes for the Globe and Mail and maintains a well-regarded blog, Mediamorphis. His keynote paper to the New Zealand Commerce Commission’s conference, The Future with High-Speed Broadband, was cited heavily in the Commission’s final report on broadband internet services in May 2012.
Adeel Khamisa – Carleton University – Project Manager
Adeel Khamisa is a PhD Student at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. He also holds an MA and BA in English, Rhetoric and Communication Design from the English Language and Literature Department at the University of Waterloo. Adeel was previously a research assistant for Dr. Marcel O’Gorman at the University of Waterloo’s Critical Media Lab. As Project Manager of CMCRP, he is responsible for managing web presence, administration, and research. His PhD research explores the materiality of communication by investigating the interplay between algorithms and datacenters from a media studies and political economy perspective. When Adeel is not working on the project or perusing his studies, he works as a product specialist for an information visualization company. He has also been on two award winning teams for applied research in information visualization: the 2008 IEEE Visual Analytic Science and Technology (VAST) Grand Challenge Award for Supporting Diverse Analytic Techniques and the 2010 IEEE VAST Challenge Award for Outstanding Analysis and Accuracy. Look for Adeel to bring his experience in information visualization to this project.
Lianrui Jia – Carleton University – Research Assistant
Lianrui Jia is a first year MA Student in the School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University. She holds an Honours degree in Communication Studies from Carleton University. Having grown up in China, her experience has inspired her graduate research. Her research focuses on the political economy and historical development of Chinese media, especially the Chinese Internet.
Daniel Kosir – Research Associate
Daniel Kosir holds an MA in Communications from Carleton University and an Honours degree in Media, Information and Technoculture (MIT) from the University of Western Ontario. Stemming from his time as a theatrical releasing intern at Mongrel Media – a Canadian film distribution company – his research is focused on the political economy of the film industry in Canada. Specifically, he is interested in the distribution of audio-visual content and how media concentration, government policy at the federal and provincial levels, and the continued presence of large American-based studios in the Canadian market affect what is seen by Canadian audiences. More recently, his focus has shifted to the proliferation of “over-the-top” content distributors, such as Netflix and iTunes, and what effects they may have on the distribution sector. As a research associate for the CMCRP, he is responsible for the collection of data on film production, distribution and exhibition in Canada.
Adam Webb - Research Associate
Adam Webb has an Honours degree in Communications from Carleton University. Since his graduation, he worked as Communications Officer for the British Council, and has blogged on telecom-related issues for OpenMedia.ca. In 2012, Adam will begin his Masters Degree at the Oxford Internet Institute where he will study the political economy of new media and investigate net-centric models of control.