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Election 2019 event: Media coverage and the campaign online

October 1, 2019 Print

OTTAWA – Members of the media are invited to the second event in a series of Policy Options breakfasts for a discussion on media coverage and the 2019 federal election campaign online.

Traditional news media outlets no longer monopolize election campaign coverage, but they are still key players in framing the race and its policy debates. This panel will analyze the media coverage at the midway point in the campaign. How have social media and other digital tools been used to influence voters? Have there been attempts at disinformation? We will also evaluate the first of two debates organized by the new federal leaders’ debates commission.


  • Paul Adams is associate professor of journalism at Carleton University. He is a veteran of CBC Television, CBC Radio and the Globe and Mail, and he is a frequent media commentator.
  • Shree Paradkar is the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s 2018-19 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, where she examines the urgent topic of anti-oppressive education. She is also the race and gender columnist for the Toronto Star, tackling issues of discrimination and identity.
  • Taylor Owen is the Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications and associate professor in the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University.


  • Jennifer Ditchburn is editor-in-chief of Policy Options.

WhatPolicy Options’ Election 2019 Breakfast Series: Media coverage and the campaign online
When: 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., October 9, 2019
Where: Rideau Club, 99 Bank Street, 15th floor, Ottawa, Ontario

This event is being held in partnership with the Max Bell School of Public Policy and sponsored by CBC.

Places are limited. Please register in advance.

Policy Options magazine is a digital publication of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). The IRPP is an independent, national, bilingual, not-for-profit organization based in Montreal. To receive updates from the IRPP, please subscribe to our e-mail list.

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