What about Canada? The changing dynamics of the indexation theory : a content analysis of the Globe and Mail and The Toronto Star

Authors: Normandin, Marie-Soleil
Advisor: Bourbeau, Philippe
Abstract: Our research project, “What about Canada? The Changing Dynamics of the Indexing Theory: A Content Analysis ofThe Globe and Mailand The Toronto Star, ” is dealing with the theory of indexing in a Canadian context. Therefore, the main problem illustrated by Bennett and Pfetsch (2018) is that indexing theory removes “alternative voices, ” instead of including these “new” voices in order to balance the sources. In this new fractured environment, it is more complex than before to balance different perspectives and opinions because of the involvement of different actors in the political arena. The main argument of this thesis is that it is imperative totest the theory of indexation and to adapt its central elements to the new political environment. This means an inclusion of this new environment to the basic assumptions that will include alternative narratives. It is in this context that we decided to analyze the issue of immigration policies in Canada and its indexing by the media. Consequently, this thesis is devoted to an analysis of the relationship between the media and official political authorities in Canada, in particular, by addressing the question of the place of alternative narratives in Canadian journalistic discourse.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2019
Open Access Date: 17 December 2019
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/37615
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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