Innis, Harold A.

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Abstract Harold Adam Innis (1894–1952) was a prominent Canadian economic historian and academic leader, who shifted his interest, late in his career, to the history and theory of communications. He is recognized as the central figure in what became known as the Toronto School of communication theory, a communication-technology-oriented and historical-research-based approach to understanding communications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy
EditorsKlaus Bruhn Jensen, Robert T. Craig is Craig
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781118766804
StatePublished - 2016


  • communication theory
  • media technology
  • models of communication


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