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Matthew Fraser has lived in France on and off over the past three decades. He first moved to Paris in the 1980s to complete a doctorate – and returned permanently to France in 2006. He is currently a professor at the American University of Paris, where he teaches courses on global media and politics, entertainment industry economics, history of journalism, and investigative reporting.

Raised in a family of recent British immigrants to Canada, he grew up in Toronto where his early career as a journalist began at the Globe and Mail newspaper writing about pop music, movies, theatre, and television before becoming the paper’s correspondent in Quebec. He subsequently was a correspondent in Paris and London for the Montreal Gazette, and later joined the National Post as a columnist writing about the entertainment industries. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the National Post and also co-hosted a national television show in Canada, “Inside Media”, on the public network, CBC Newsworld. Following his departure from the National Post, he moved back to France with his two bichons, Oscar and Leo, who are featured in his ebook memoir, Home Again in Paris.

Fraser was educated in Canada, France and Britain – notably at the University of Toronto, Sciences Po Paris, La Sorbonne-Panthéon, Nuffield College, Oxford, and the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD degree in political science.  


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