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Dr. Kathleen Cross

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Director, Office of the President

Phone: (778) ***-****  
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby , British Columbia V5A 1S6

Company Description: Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old....   more

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Kathleen Cross, ..., 30 Nov 2011 [cached]
Kathleen Cross, 778.782.3861,
Comprised of 13 student researchers working under the supervision of SFU School of Communication lecturer Kathleen Cross, the group listed the following in order of ranking as 2011's top 10 important under-reported stories.
"Such omissions in major Canadian news media imply that the news provides only a partial reflection on the information citizens need," says Cross.
News Release - Issues fall short in election coverage - January 09, 2006, 9 Jan 2006 [cached]
Kathleen Cross, 604.251.7697;
That's what SFU communication PhD student Kathleen Cross found after taking a fine-tooth comb to 28 days of television newscasts during BC's 2001 provincial election coverage.Her analysis showed only one-quarter of all stories focused on election issues.
Cross studied news broadcasts on four television stations (CBC and what were then VTV, BCTV and Global TV) and evaluated stories for their campaign or issue focus."It seems there is more attention given to the horse race rather than the issues of the day," notes Cross, who defended her thesis, called Elections Without Politics, in December, in the midst of the current federal campaign.
Cross, who also teaches political communication at SFU, found while news anchors asked mainly campaign-related questions of party leaders in feature interviews, voters were more likely to ask issue-related questions of leaders, when given the opportunity.
"In some ways it's not surprising, TV is about entertainment," says Cross."But if you consider that the majority of voters get their information from television, and that more voters are making their decisions during the campaigns, you realize that the impact of media coverage can be significant."
With her dissertation behind her, Cross, an admitted political junkie, will focus on the remaining stretch of the federal election and how its coverage may impact the Jan. 23 vote.
School of Communication Home » Faculty, 19 July 2013 [cached]
Kathleen Cross, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser). Political communication, media and democracy, news media analysis, gender & media. Phone: 778-782-3861; Office K9656 (Burnaby Campus)
Kathleen Cross - SFU Directory of Experts, 26 Sept 2013 [cached]
Kathleen Cross, Dr.
Department Communication
Experts Network | Informed Opinions [cached]
Instructor, Cross Appointed in Department of Political Science and Women's and Gender Studies, University of Regina
Kathleen Cross Lecturer, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University Political communication, politics, elections, democratic communication, gender and news, news analysis, media
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