G. Stuart Adam


G. STUART ADAM is the Journalism Scholarship Fellow at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Carleton University, Ottawa. He has worked as a reporter, desk editor, and editorial writer for The Toronto Star and The Ottawa Journal, and as a contract producer and writer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

From 1973�1987, Adam was Director of the School of Journalism at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. After his term as Carleton�s director, he became founding chair of the Center for Mass Media Studies in the School of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario. He returned to Carleton�s permanent faculty in 1989 and later became Dean of the Faculty of Arts and then Vice-President (Academic) and Provost, a position from which he retired in June, 2003.

In 1990-91, he took a 12-month leave from Carleton to be Scholar in Residence at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg. His association with the Institute dates from that year.

Adam has written extensively on the philosophy of journalism, freedom of expression, and the Canadian legal system. He is author (with Robert Martin) of A Sourcebook of Canadian Media Law and author of Notes Towards a Definition of Journalism. His other publications include: "A Preface to the Ethics of Journalism," Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 19 (3&4) 2004; "The events at Columbia, the design of journalism programs and the sources and nature of professional knowledge," Australian Journalism Review, 26(1) 2004; �The Education of Journalists,� in Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, (December, 2001); �The Thicket of Rules North of the Border, in the Media Studies Journal, Covering the Courts; (Winter 1998); "James Carey�s Academy,� in James Carey: A Critical Reader, (Eve Munson and Catherine Warren, eds, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997); �Truth, the State, and Democracy: The Scope of the Legal Right of Free Expression,� Canadian Journal of Communication, (17, 1992).

He holds a Bachelor�s degree in Journalism and an MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University and a Ph. D. in Political Studies from Queen�s University, Kingston, Ontario.

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