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PRRD Quantitative content analysis
Quantitative content analysis of media collected for CIHR funded study \"Pink Ribbons and Red Dresses: the relationship between disease awareness campaigns, health-related cognitions and perceptions of preventive behaviours.\"
Ocular gene transfer communications: Developing ethical frameworks for phase I choroideremia clinical trialsDownload
I investigate how to ethically communicate about a phase I gene transfer trial for choroideremia, a blinding retinopathy, in light of this novel biotechnology’s portrayal as a potential ‘cure’. I analyzed gene transfer communications in three contexts: (1) interviews with clinicians (n=15),...
Ocular Gene Transfer in the Spotlight: Implications of Newspaper Content for Clinical CommunicationsDownload
Bubela, Tania, Benjaminy, Shelly
Background Ocular gene transfer clinical trials are raising hopes for blindness treatments and attracting media attention. News media provide an accessible health information source for patients and the public, but are often criticized for overemphasizing benefits and underplaying risks of novel...
While many scholars have argued that media deregulation has a deleterious effect on democracy, all have done so in a way that assumes the truth of a particular normative theory of democracy. This thesis instead describes the minimal requirements for a democratic public sphere and compares...
For more than fifty years, Media Studies has been a growing field of scholarship. The argument of this thesis builds upon debates about whether the nature of media and technology depends on the content they deliver. Media used to be considered merely tools that conveyed information. The situation...
Media Coverage of Oil Sands Pipelines: A Chronological Record of Headlines from 2010 to 2014Download
Until recently pipelines have not received much public or media attention. The lines, and the companies that operated them, flew under the radar. Their journeys through the regulatory system were usually simple, quick and free of rancor. This is certainly no longer the case. Applications for...
Me, You, and Mia Holl the Subjects of Normalization: Normalization through representation – implications of normalized protest suicideDownload
Submitted on April 4, 2014 in fulfillment of the degree of BA Combine Honours German and Political Science; Supervisors: Dr. Carrie Smith-Prei and Dr. Catherine Kellogg
Manhood, Rivalry, and the Creation of a Canadian "Hockey World": Media Coverage of Early Stanley Cup Hockey Challenges, 1894-1907Download
This study examines media narratives of high-level amateur and professional hockey in Canada during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In particular, this project analyzes English Canadian newspaper coverage of Stanley Cup “challenge” games and championship series between 1894...