Robert Hackett



  • 1983 Ph.D. Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada Dissertation:”Bias” in Television News? A Content Analysis of CBC and CTV National Evening Newscasts, with Special Emphasis on Labour and Business Coverage.
  • 1976 M.A. Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada Thesis: The Waffle and the New Democratic Party in Ontario: A Case Study in Canadian Leftist Politics.
  • 1973 B.A. Political Science (Honours, 1st class), secondary concentration in Sociology, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Robert A. Hackett is professor of communication, Simon Fraser University.  He has written extensively on media democratization, and journalism as political communication.  His most recent collaborative books include Expanding Peace Journalism: Comparative and Critical Approaches (2011), and Remaking Media: The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication (2006).  He is on the editorial advisory board of Journalism Studies, Journal of Alternative and Community Media, and other academic journals.  He has co-founded several community-oriented media education and advocacy initiatives, including NewsWatch Canada,, and Media Democracy Days.


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.