WorldCat Identities

Nash, Knowlton

Overview
Works: 528 works in 701 publications in 2 languages and 3,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Anecdotes  Pictorial works  Internet videos  Trials, litigation, etc  Treaties  Military history  Census data  Rules 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: E183.8.C2, 384.540971
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Knowlton Nash
Kennedy and Diefenbaker : fear and loathing across the undefended border by Knowlton Nash( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The microphone wars : a history of triumph and betrayal at the CBC by Knowlton Nash( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trivia pursuit : how showbiz values are corrupting the news by Knowlton Nash( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran newsman Knowlton Nash has had a fifty-year love affair with the business of journalism. It's a "beautiful business," he says, but one headed for big trouble. In Trivia pursuit, Nash explores the threats and challenges facing the news media today and tries to discern the direction it will take in the new century. The news media are awash in sensationalism, as is clear from the lavish coverage given to every tiny detail of Princess Diana's death and funeral, and the breathless and casually inaccurate news stories on President Clinton's alleged extramarital sex life. In their efforts to entice new readers and viewers, much of the media are turning tawdry gossip into news; as Nash puts it, they are startling our eyeballs rather than engaging our minds. Squeezed out or reduced to the briefest glance by the superabundance of trivia are stories that have a direct bearing on how we conduct our lives and our public affairs. Nash shows us that the news media have always struggled with the issue of whether their role is to inform or to entertain, yet the pendulum has never before swung so lopsidedly. The work of the journalist as gatekeeper, as the sorter of truth from lies and fact from innuendo, is crumbling before the competitive onslaught of the Internet, which allows gossip to travel the world as fast as fact, and of cable and satellite television, which threaten to disintegrate mass communication into "boutique journalism." Nash is no Cassandra, however. Soon, he believes, the pendulum will swing back. Soon the public will learn to navigate the new technologies to find thoughtful, well-presented, honest, "name-brand" news - the lifeblood of a democratic society. For regardless of whether it's delivered by newspapers, television, or the Internet, there will always be a demand for quality news and an effective medium for delivering it
Visions of Canada : searching for our future by Knowlton Nash( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cue the elephant! : backstage tales at the CBC by Knowlton Nash( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swashbucklers : the story of Canada's battling broadcasters by Knowlton Nash( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times to remember : a Canadian photo album by Knowlton Nash( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News in review( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of recent news stories featuring the following segments: Parizeau and PQ Party are about to ask Québecer's if they want to separate from Canada; Chechnya is attacked by Russia after it declares independence; The growth of two giant communications corporation, Rogers/Viacom is making competition fierce for the control of the information highway; right wing politics in the US has created the New Republicans
News in review( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series which presents stories from news coverage on the National in more depth and detail than given during the actual broadcast
News in review April 2001( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of current news stories featuring the following segments: Foot-and-mouth, earthquakes, re-inventing the left in Canada, and missile defence
Indonesia : Falling To Pieces?( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's no let-up to the bad economic news from Indonesia. There are fears that by the end of 1998, about 100 million people will be too poor to feed themselves. That's about half the population, and that's a direct threat to the already weakened social structure
Ireland : Voting For Peace( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May and June 1998, an end seemed to be in sight to the violence and bloodshed that have marked the struggle between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland. The people in the north and in the south, on both sides of the conflict, voted for a new order of government and, hopefully, peace. Most of them did, but some remained dedicated to violence
Flint, Michigan : Labour's Last Stand( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strike at General Motors was settled at the end of July 1998. The sprawling auto giant has been falling behind the competition from the leaner and more efficient Ford and Chrystler. GM wanted to farm out a chunk of its parts manufacturing, allowing it to shut down some plants and lay off workers, hopefully increasing profits. It was a long and bitter standoff, but in the end, both sides claimed victory
Ice Station SHEBA : The Warming Arctic( Visual )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's now official. Environment Canada says the first part of 1998 has been the hottest on record, 2.7 degrees celcius above normal. More disturbing, it's part of a continuing trend of global warming. All this isn't news to an international team of scientists aboard a Canadian icebreaker in the high Arctic. They've been drifting with the polar ice since last fall. They know already that the ice is thinner, and there's less of it
News in review( Visual )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series which presents stories from news coverage on the National in more depth and detail than given during the actual broadcast
News in review( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series which presents stories from news coverage on the National in more depth and detail than given during the actual broadcast
Urban garbage : landfill or recycle?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This video--a tale of two cities and their garbage--explains how Toronto and Halifax are transitioning from a "bury it all" strategy to multistage recycling that begins in the home. Working together, residents, businesses, and municipal governments are succeeding in diverting tons and tons of biodegradable and hazardous waste, turning trash to cash."--Container
CBC information programming by Knowlton Nash( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News in review, December 2000( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of current news stories featuring the following segments: Election 2000, Bush and Gore, Yugoslavia after Milosevic, Urban garbage, and Marketing to teens
Prime time at ten : behind-the-camera battles of Canadian TV journalism by Knowlton Nash( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Trivia pursuit : how showbiz values are corrupting the news
Alternative Names
Knowlton Nash Canadees journalist (1927-2014)

Knowlton Nash Canadian journalist, author, news anchor

Nash, Knowlton

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Languages
English (122)

French (1)

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Trivia pursuit : how showbiz values are corrupting the newsCue the elephant! : backstage tales at the CBC