North Untapped
North Untapped
Nov 19, 2021
Great Gilded North EP1 - The Ruling Class' Domination of Canadian Media (w Sam Smart)
Play • 21 min

Local news begins to disappear. Coverage on important issues wanes. Year after year, headlines emerge about which media giant is buying smaller outlets. Readers encounter the same stories in several community papers, only to discover the publications are all owned by the same company.

Writer Sam Smart joins Maple Managing Editor Alex Cosh to discuss her story for the Maple titled "The Ruling Class' Domination of Canadian Media" about how Canada's media is dominated and has been destroyed by wealthy few and elites in Canadian society.

This is part of our series as selected by Maple readers exploring how the ruling elite and the wealthy shape power in Canada. Read the entire series here.

Sam Smart is a Vancouver-based freelance journalist. She has a degree in English from UBC, where she served as blog and opinion editor at The Ubyssey.  You can find her on Twitter at

Subscribe today and support progressive independent journalism like this for as little as a $1 a week. 

Support the show
More episodes
Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu