2008 Poster Prize
Winner: James Cairns
Civic Ritual in Era of Politics-As-Usual: Newspaper Coverage of the Legislative Opening in Ontario, 1945-2007
Excerpt from jury report: The poster examined an important question: the evolution of media coverage of a key moment in the life of Parliament, the legislative opening. The adjudication committee has been impressed by the visual presentation of the poster, the strength of its theoretical and methodological foundations, the depth of the period examined, and the relevance of its results which may help to explain citizens’ evolving views about political institutions.