The Beginnings of Communication Studies in Canada: The Canadian Communication Association and the : Some Reminiscences and Trends

Gregory Fouts

Abstract


Abstract: Narratives from four Canadian communication scholars describe the development of communication studies and journalism in Canada. The development of a discipline is best understood through the stories told about its growth. The story of the discipline of communication in Canada is traced with the narrative of the creation of programs at York University, the University of Calgary, the University of Saskatchewan, this journal, and the Journalism programs at the University of Western Ontario and Carleton University. A tribute to the seminal work of Earle Beattie in the creation of the Canadian Journal of Communication is provided.


Résumé: Quatre chercheurs canadiens en communication racontent le développement des études en communication et en journalisme au Canada. La meilleure façon de comprendre le développement d'une discipline, c'est de raconter des histoires sur sa croissance. Cet article retrace donc l'histoire des communications en tant que discipline au Canada au moyen de narrations sur la création des programmes à York University, au University of Calgary et au University of Saskatchewan, celle de ce périodique-même, et celle de programmes en journalisme au University of Western Ontario et à Carleton University. En outre, l'article rend hommage au travail indispensable d'Earle Beattie dans la création du Journal canadien de la communication.

Keywords


Communication studies

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/cjc.2000v25n1a1142

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