Matthew Fraser (journalist)

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Matthew William Fraser
Born (1958-07-03) July 3, 1958 (age 61)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationAcademic, Author, Journalist
GenreMedia
Notable worksWeapons of Mass Distraction, Throwing Sheep In The Boardroom

Matthew William Fraser (born July 3, 1958) is a British-Canadian academic, author and journalist.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] He has also lectured at the Université de Paris IV (Sorbonne), Panthéon-Assas University, and Université de Paris-Dauphine.

Selected works[edit]

  • 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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Times". The New York Times. June 6, 2001.

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