Brett Caraway

Professor of Media Economics & Sustainability Management

University of Toronto

Announcements

I am very pleased to announce that I have accepted a five-year appointment as the Director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MScSM) program in the Institute for Management & Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga. I have been teaching and supervising in the program since 2019. MScSM is a professional masters degree program intended for students looking to pursue management careers in sustainability-related divisions and organizations. MScSM allows students to specialize in a management or science concentration. I am excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead this amazing program. For more information on the program: CLICK HERE

I was invited to address the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics in the House of Commons. This was part of the Committee’s series of meetings on the Use Of Social Media Platforms For Data Harvesting And Unethical Or Illicit Sharing Of Personal Information With Foreign Entities. These meetings came in the wake of the government’s decision to ban TikTok on the mobile devices of public employees and as the Canadian Government undertakes a major revision of its approach to AI and privacy regulation. For more information: CLICK HERE

I am happy to announce that my new book Digital Media Economics: A Critical Introduction is now available for purchase. Written for a wide audience, from undergraduate and graduate students to citizens and activists, this book will teach you about how economics has influenced the digital technologies that we use every day. Most media textbooks won′t tell you much about economic terms, concepts or principles; this book will explain to you the economic theory and history underpinning everything from advertising to computers, social networking sites and streaming services. To read the preface: CLICK HERE