Media and Communication

Further Readings

Delacourt, S. (2013).Shopping For Vote: How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them. Madeira Park, BC: Douglas &MacIntyre. This book offers an excellent comparison between political marketing, consumerism, and political parties. It details the supply and demand of consumerism and its correlation to voters and political party’s needs.

Flanagan, T. (2014).Winning Power: Canadian Campaigning in the 21st Century.Montreal, QC: MCGill-Queens University Press. This is a recent and relevant book on the effect of campaigning, grassroots fundraising, the permanent campaign, advertising, and political marketing.

Marland, A, Giasson, T., &Small, T.A., eds. (2015).Political Communication in Canada.Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press. This book examines how political parties, media, interest groups, and the public interact with each other using various tools and forms of political communication.  It also examines the role of media and how the media and journalism cover political issues in Canada.

Small, T.A. (2018).“Digital Third Parties: Understanding the Technological Challenge to Canada’s Third Party Advertising Regime,” Canadian Public Administration, vol. 61, no. 2: pp. 266-283. This article, written by the featured professor in this chapter, discusses how technology, specifically social media, affects third party advertising regimes in Canada and the challenges these third parties face in the wake of elections advertising campaigns.

Taras, D. (2015).Digital Mosaic: Media, Power and Identity in Canada, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. In this book, the author discusses how media has changed the way citizens socialize and interact with each other. By evaluating the role of different forms of media, including social media, the author evaluates the challenges and benefits of evolving technological advancements in media.

Dubois, E.&McKelvey, R.F. (2019).“Political Bots: Disrupting Canada’s Democracy,” Canadian Journal of Communication, vol. 44, no.2. This article discusses how political bots tend to influence public opinion through social media, which subsequently affects democratic institutions such as election outcomes.

Recommended Websites This is the official website of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for radio, television, and news items. This is the website for a CBC national program. This is the official website of the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Communications. This is the website for a Montreal-based company that operates French language newspapers. This insightful website provides a look into the workings of the Government of Canada with information on open data, open information, and open dialogue. This is the official website of one of the major public opinion research firms in Canada. This is an independent website that compiles twitter feeds from different politicians and streams them in one website. This websitelooks into third party advertising and expense limits.

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