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The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

Canadian journalist and political insider Dalton Camp left behind a powerful legacy, including books, essays, and newspaper columns on Canadian politics and public policy.

To both celebrate his career and continue his passionate efforts to encourage and support the practice of journalism, St. Thomas University has held the annual Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism since 2002. In cooperation with CBC Radio's Ideas, the series has become an annual highlight for listeners across the country.

Now, for the first time, the Dalton Camp Lectures have been gathered together in one remarkable compilation. Commencing with the foundational address "The Best Game in Town" by journalist and social activist June Callwood, about her love affair with journalism, and ending with the 2013 lecture "The Next Big Thing Has Finally Arrived" by New York Times business, media, and culture writer David Carr, the contributors collectively forecast the future of news and the public discussion of ideas in a vastly changing world.

Featuring contributions by Callwood and Carr as well as Nahlah Ayed, Sue Gardner, Chantal H#&233;bert, Naomi Klein, Roy MacGregor, Stephanie Nolen, Neil Reynolds, Joe Schlesinger, and Ken Whyte, The Next Big Thing addresses the contemporary practice of journalism like no other book.


Phillip Lee is an award-winning journalist, who has received two Canadian Association of journalists awards and several Atlantic Journalism Awards. His writing has been shortlisted for the Michener Award and the National Magazine Awards. He has published two books: Home Pool: The Fight to Save the Atlantic Salmon and the national bestseller Frank: The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna.

280 pages
Pub date: October 28, 2014