McGill Institute for the Study of Canada annual conference, Montreal, Que., February 14, 2008. The 2008 conference is entitled “Are We American?”
This conference session focuses on Canadian, American, and Mexican news journalism. Darin Barney (Canada research chair in Technology and Citizenship at McGill University) makes opening remarks and introduces a panel of speakers.
Fernando Francisco Castaños Zuno (chair in Contemporary Mexican Studies at Université de Montréal) explores the relationship between politics and public opinion in Mexican democratic society, focusing on Mexico’s 2006 presidential election. John Cruickshank (CBC News publisher) focuses on the differences between Canadian and American news journalism. Next, Stuart Soroka (Department of Political Science at McGill University) presents conclusions from a study comparing the depiction of the United States by American news networks and Canadian news networks. Sharon M. Jeannotte (Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa) explains the concept of cultural citizenship.
Following the speeches, panellists field questions from audience members.