People / Donald Gutstein

Educator, critic, journalist. Donald Gutstein received a Bachelor of Architecture (1968) and a Master of Architecture (1972) from the University of British Columbia. Though trained as an architect, since 1980 Gutstein has lectured on media theory—his research interests include corporate propaganda, news media analysis, and conservative thinks tanks—in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. A co-director of NewsWatch Canada since 1996, Gutstein’s writing has been published in journals and newspapers such as the Georgia Straight, The Tyee, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Monitor, Media, and Social Science & Medicine. His work is included in many anthologies, such as Universities at Risk (2008), Seeking Convergence in Policy and Practice (2004), and Crossing the Line (1992). Gutstein’s books include e.con: How the Internet Undermines Democracy (1999), The New Landlords (1991), and Not a Conspiracy Theory: How Business Uses Propaganda to Manipulate Us and What We Can Do About It (2008).