Mark Bourrie

Contract Instructor

Mark Bourrie, PhD (History) has been a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery since 1994. He previously taught media history and journalism at Concordia University. Mark is the author of eleven books. The most recent, Kill the Messenger:  Stephen Harper’s Assault on Your Right to Know, was placed on the Globe and Mail list of top 100 books of 2015. The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada’s Media in The Second World War reached No. 6 on Maclean’s magazine’s best-seller list in 2011, and Fighting Words: Canada’s Best War Reporting, was published last fall.  Bourrie has won several major media awards, including a National Magazine Award, and has been nominated for several others. His academic writing has been published in Canada and The Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp (Geoff Hayes et al, eds, Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2012), the Global Media Journal and the Canadian Journal of Communication. His journalism has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, and most of the country’s major newspapers and several magazines including Toronto Life and Ottawa magazine. He is also a consultant on propaganda and censorship at the Canadian Forces Public Affairs School.