Lydia Miljan is a Senior Fellow and the former
Director for the Alberta Initiative of The Fraser Institute and
the National Media Archive. She is currently an Associate
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of
Windsor. She holds a Ph. D. in political science, specializing
in politics and the media. One of her first studies at the
Institute was a controversial content analysis on
The Globe and Mail's
coverage of the free trade agreement. Since that initial study,
she has conducted over 80 content analyses on television, radio
and newspaper coverage of public policy issues. Her analysis of
issues ranging from free trade to privatization, from health
care to women's issues, and from elections to referendum
campaigns has made her a most sought after media critic. This
body of work has been printed in almost every newspaper in the
country and she has been a guest on many open-line talk shows
and television programs in Canada and the United States.
Dr. Miljan's tenure at the Archive has received international
recognition as well. She is a member of an international
organization who assess media coverage in their own countries.
She was awarded the H. B. Earhart Fellowship in 1996.