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A Critical and Cultural Examination of Canadian Mainstream News Media’s Coverage of the Umbrella Revolution

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A Critical and Cultural Examination of Canadian Mainstream News Media’s Coverage of the Umbrella Revolution

Liu, Shiyao (2017) A Critical and Cultural Examination of Canadian Mainstream News Media’s Coverage of the Umbrella Revolution. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the coverage of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution in the Canadian metropolitan newspapers and the political/diplomatic publications. Positioned in a ritual view of communication, this thesis intends to reveal how Canadian mainstream journalists relayed and interpreted the multi-faceted events, and whether serious Canadian journals succeeded in informing their readers in a meaningful way from a cultural studies perspective. This thesis examines the discourses around the Umbrella Revolution published in The Vancouver Sun and the Toronto Star, two daily newspapers serving major Canadian cities with large ethnic Chinese populations. To a lesser extent, Canadian publications targeting diplomats and policymakers are scrutinized to ascertain whether different discourses were published in more specialized journals and public releases of information. Prominent Chinese-language and English-language newspapers in Hong Kong are utilized for “control and reference” and as cultural exemplars to compare and contrast with the Canadian print media.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Journalism
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Liu, Shiyao
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Journalism Studies
Date:18 December 2017
Thesis Supervisor(s):McLean, James
ID Code:983335
Deposited By: SHIYAO LIU
Deposited On:11 Jun 2018 01:37
Last Modified:02 Oct 2018 00:30
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