Mediating Canadian Politics by Shannon SampertMediating Canadian Politics by Shannon Sampert

Mediating Canadian Politics

byShannon Sampert, Linda Trimble

Paperback | March 13, 2009

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Mediating Canadian Politics pairs the perspectives of both academics and practitioners to discuss the role of media in Canadian Politics.  Fundamentally, it is about the styling of politics through and by the media.  It asks two main questions: how does a modern politician spin and how is she/he spun by the media, and most importantly, how does this relationship impact the health of democracy in Canada.

Mediating Canadian Politics strives to provide students with some tools to understand the complex ways in which news mediations of Canadian politics shape understandings of our political environment.

Shannon Sampert, University of Winnipeg Linda Trimble, University of Alberta   CONTRIBUTORS: Academic chapters Joann Everitt, University of New Brunswick Saint John Jonathan Rose, Queen's University Hugh Mellon, U.W.O., King’s University College Stuart Soroka, McGill University Christopher Adams, U. Winnipeg Yasmeen Abu-...
Title:Mediating Canadian PoliticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.85 inPublished:March 13, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132068648

ISBN - 13:9780132068642

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Table of Contents

1.  Mediations: Making News about Politics, by Shannon Sampert and Linda Trimble


Part I: “Politainment”

2.  On-Air Sizzle: Selling News as Entertainment, by Lisa Brandt

3.  Jock Radio/Talk Radio/Shock Radio,  by Shannon Sampert

4.  Belinda Stronach and the Gender Politics of Celebrity, by Linda Trimble and Joanna Everitt

5.  When the Message is the Meaning: Government Advertising and the Branding of States, by Jonathan Rose and Hugh Mellon


Part II. Contests, Conquests and Coronations: Elections as Media Events

6.  Covering Political Campaigns: A Practitioner’s View, by Bob Cox

7.  Media Coverage of Canadian Elections: Horse-race Coverage and Negativity in Election Campaigns, by Stuart Soroka and Blake Andrew

8.  Covering Muslim Canadians and Politics in Canada:  The Print Media and the 2000, 2004 and 2006 Federal Elections by Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Linda Trimble

9.  Polling in Canada: Calling Elections by Chris Adams


Part III. Intersections: Citizens, Media, Politics

10.  White Noise: The Blogosphere and Canadian Politics, by Curtis Brown

11.  Great Expectations: The Internet and the Changing Nature of Democratic Politics, by Graham Longford and Steve Patten

12.  Social Movements and the Media, by Miriam Smith

13.  ‘Too Broke to Answer the Phone’:  Reporting the “Death” of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. Angela Failler.


Part IV. Wagging the Dog?  Media and Public Policy

14.  Encountering Spin: The Evolution of Message Control, by Robert Bragg

15.  Spin Control: The Struggle over Access to Information by Alasdair Roberts

16.  Framing Gomery in English and French Newspapers: The Use of Strategic and Ethical Frames, by Anne-Marie Gingras, Shannon Sampert and Dave G Pelletier

17.  Covering Canada’s Role in the ‘War on Terror’, by Yasmin Jiwani, Communications, Concordia University


Appendix: A Primer on Content and Discourse Analysis Methodology

Editorial Reviews

“By juxtaposing the voices and opinions of media practitioners with the voices of the academic analyst, Mediating Canadian Politics offers the reader a new perspective on the complex relationship between media and the political process in Canada.” -         Douglas A. West, Political Science, Lakehead University   “The highlighting and emphasis on practitioners’ views is excellent and one that adds to the currency and intrigue of the academic material.” -         Dr. Donald J. Naulls, Department of Political Science, Saint Mary’s University   “The inclusion of views by people in the trenches of journalism is an excellent idea.” -         Juris Dreifelds, Department of Political Science, Brock University