Simon Kiss

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Liberal Arts Digital Media and Journalism Brantford, Ontario skiss@wlu.ca Office: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5936

Bio/Research

I originally hail from Edmonton, Alberta. I became interested in the role of the news media in the political process after working for a political party at the Legislative Assembly. My dissertation argued that changes in the provincial economy, the political party system, individual leadership st...

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Bio/Research

I originally hail from Edmonton, Alberta. I became interested in the role of the news media in the political process after working for a political party at the Legislative Assembly. My dissertation argued that changes in the provincial economy, the political party system, individual leadership style and the political economy of the media drove important changes in the government's communication and marketing bureaucracy. This has had deleterious effects in the capacity for citizens to hold their elected officials to account via their representatives. Parallel changes are evident in other jurisdictions in Canada and at the federal level. Today, I continue to write on the role of the media in the political and policy process in Canada.

-2010 – Assistant Professor, Journalism and Leadership, Wilfrid Laurier University.
-2008-2010 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research council, Post-Doctoral Fellow, John F. Kennedy Institute For North America Studies, Freie Universität Berlin.
-2003-2008 – PhD, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

I pursue research in 3 major areas. First, I am interested in examining the political roles played by the Canadian news media, be it in the process of public policy formulation, election campaigns or opinion formation. Second, I am interested in the field of risk management, risk perception and environmental politics. Lastly, I maintain an ongoing interest in the nature of social democratic politics and parties in advanced industrialized societies, particularly in Canada and Germany.


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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

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Media Relations

Claire Bruner-Prime
Communications and Media Relations Officer
cprime@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3684

Lori Chalmers Morrison
Director: Integrated Communications
lchalmersmorrison@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3067

Graham Mitchell
Director: Communications & Issues Management
gmitchell@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070

Brantford Campus:

Beth Gurney
Associate Director: Communications & Public Affairs
bgurney@wlu.ca
(519) 884-0710 ext. 5753

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