Matthew Fraser (journalist)
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|Matthew William Fraser|
July 3, 1958|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Academic, Author, Journalist|
|Notable works||Home Again in Paris, Weapons of Mass Distraction, Throwing Sheep In The Boardroom|
Matthew William Fraser (born July 3, 1958) is a British-Canadian academic, author and journalist.
Born in Toronto to British parents, Fraser was educated at the University of Toronto (Victoria College), Ryerson University, Carleton University, London School of Economics, Nuffield College, Oxford, University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne, and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, where he earned a doctorate in political science.
He began his journalism career at the Globe and Mail in the 1980s, and subsequently wrote a weekly column for the Montreal Gazette from Paris and London. In the 1990s, he became a policy adviser and consultant in Ottawa, where he worked mainly on broadcasting and media issues for the Liberal government. In 1997, he joined the faculty of Ryerson University as a professor of media.
In 1998 when media magnate Conrad Black launched the National Post, Fraser joined the paper as a columnist while retaining his academic position at Ryerson. In 2002-03, he co-hosted a weekly CBC Newsworld television show, Inside Media, with Toronto Star columnist Antonia Zerbisias. From 2003 to 2005, he was Editor-in-Chief of the National Post.
He is a professor at the American University of Paris and taught at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He has also lectured at the Université de Paris IV (Sorbonne), Panthéon-Assas University, and Université de Paris-Dauphine.
Fraser was married to the late Rebecca Gotlieb, daughter Canadian diplomat Allan Gotlieb and Sondra Gotlieb. The Gotliebs were fixtures in Washington, D.C. power circles throughout the 1980s, when Allan was Canadian ambassador to the United States and Sondra wrote a column for the Washington Post.
Rebecca had a young son, David, from a previous marriage when she and Fraser married. She died suddenly of cancer in January 2003, after which David moved to England to live with his father, lawyer Keith Ham. Fraser (a British citizen) returned to France to live and work in 2006.
- Quebec Inc. (1987)
- Free-for-All: The Struggle for Dominance on the Digital Frontier (1999)
- Weapons of Mass Distraction: Soft Power and American Empire (2003)
- Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom (2009)
- Home Again in Paris: Oscar, Leo and Me (2013)
- "New York Times". The New York Times. June 6, 2001.