Prof. Hackett has taught in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University since 1984. He has been involved in NewsWatch Canada since 1993 to 2003. 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.

Donald Gutstein is an adjunct professor in the School of Communication and co-director of NewsWatch Canada.  He teaches in the areas of new media, propaganda analysis and documentary research.  His most recent book, Not a Conspiracy Theory: How Business Propaganda Hijacks Democracy (Key Porter), was published in October, 2009.

Dr. Shane Gunster is an associate professor at School of Communication where his research criteria include news media analysis (esp. talk radio and coverage of environmental issues), political communication (eps. neo-conservative political discourse), and advertising and consumer culture.