Stuart Adam is Vice-President (Academic) and professor in the School of Journalism and Communications at Carleton University. He was appointed Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton University on May 1, 1997, for a six-year term. He has served as Director of the School of Journalism (1973-87) and Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1992-97). Early in his career, he worked as a reporter, editor and editorial writer at the Ottawa Journal and the Toronto Star. His current research and writing interests are in the philosophy and ethics of journalism, freedom of expression and the Canadian legal system, curriculum development and, more broadly, strengthening the character and place of journalism education in the university system. He has written extensively on the media, media law, and freedom of the press and has served as a contract producer and freelance journalist for CBC-TV Public Affairs and other news agencies. His publications include the major reference work on media law in Canada, A Sourcebook of Canadian Media Law, which he wrote and edited with Robert Martin, and Notes Towards a Definition of Journalism.
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