- Journalism, Social Movements and Sectors, Media Reform Movement, Civil Society
- Communications, Political Science
- Location(s) of Work:
Current Institutional Affiliation(s)
School of Communication
Simon Fraser UniversityBurnaby, BC, CanadaProfessor
Prof. Hackett has taught in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University since 1984. From 1993 to 2003, he co-directed NewsWatch Canada, a news media monitoring project based at SFU. Prof. Hackett is on the editorial board of Journalism Studies. He has conducted numerous media interviews and public talks, written policy briefs, and has helped to found several community-based media action and education initiatives, including Vancouver's annual Media Democracy Day.
Publications and Resources
- William K Carroll, Robert A Hackett. Remaking media: The struggle to democratize public communication. Routledge, 2006
- Yuezhi Zhao (ed.), Robert A Hackett (ed.). Democratizing Global Media: One World, Many Struggles. Rowman & Littlefield, 2005
- Robert A Hackett, William K Carroll. Democratic Media Activism Through the Lens of Social Movement Theory. Media, Culture & Society. 2006.
- Robert A Hackett, Jackie Stewart, Scott Uzelman. Covering Democracy's Forum: Canadian Press Treatment of Public and Private Broadcasting. Critical Studies in Media Communication. 2005.
- William K Carroll, Robert A Hackett. Critical social movements and media reform. Media Development. 2004.
- Robert A Hackett. Taking Back the Media: Notes on the Potential for a Communicative Democracy Movement. Studies in Political Economy. 2000.
- Robert A Hackett, Megan Adam. Is Media Democratization a Social Movement?. Peace Review. 1999.