Canadians’ perceptions of international issues are shaped in significant ways by their media environment: the news we read in print and online, watch on television, and listen to on radio; the stories and posts we swipe and share on social media; and the many forms of popular culture we consume. Yet, the precise nature of this media discourse (i.e. the topics, voices, perspectives, and stories that comprise it) is elusive.
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) commissioned a research team from Carleton University and Université Laval to examine these and related questions. Co-lead investigators Josh Greenberg (Carleton) and Colette Brin (Laval) were tasked to develop a research strategy that would provide a comprehensive analysis of Canadian English and French news coverage.