Les think tanks dans le champ médiatique canadien (Think Tanks in Canadian Media)

33 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2022

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François Claveau

Université de Sherbrooke; University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie

Olivier Santerre

Université Laval

Andreanne Veillette

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sylvain Rocheleau

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 5, 2021

Abstract

[English below, note that the article is in French]
Cet article apporte une contribution empirique à la littérature sur la relation entre think tanks et médias en répondant à quatre grandes questions au sujet de l’espace canadien. Premièrement, nous documentons la relation entre le budget d’un think tank et sa résonance médiatique. Deuxièmement, nous caractériserons l’expertise des think tanks canadiens selon la distribution des thèmes sur lesquels ils interviennent. Troisièmement, nous démontrons que les médias canadiens ne font pas un usage intensif de la norme de l’équilibre des points de vue lorsqu’ils relaient la parole d’un think tank. Finalement, nous analysons les facteurs qui semblent être responsables des grandes disparités dans la distribution des citations aux think tanks d’un média à l’autre.

This article answers four questions about the relationship between mass media and think tanks in Canada. First, we study the (relatively weak) association between a think tank’s budget and its number of citations in mass media. Second, we characterize think tank expertise by using the topics on which they are most cited. Third, we show that Canadian mass media does not rely extensively on the norm of balance when it relays the viewpoints of think tanks. Finally, we analyze the factors that appear to be responsible for the observed differences in the distribution of think tank citations from one media outlet to the next.

Keywords: Think tanks, Media, Canada, Citation Analysis, Natural Language Processing

Suggested Citation

Claveau, François and Santerre, Olivier and Veillette, Andreanne and Rocheleau, Sylvain, Les think tanks dans le champ médiatique canadien (Think Tanks in Canadian Media) (February 5, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3780344 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3780344

François Claveau (Contact Author)

Université de Sherbrooke ( email )

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Sherbrooke, Québec J1K 2R1
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University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie ( email )

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Olivier Santerre

Université Laval ( email )

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Quebec, Quebec G1K 7P4
Canada

Andreanne Veillette

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sylvain Rocheleau

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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