Dr Brooks DeCillia

Dr Brooks DeCillia

PhD Alumni

Department of Media and Communications

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Key Expertise
Journalism; Canada; Militarisation

About me

Thesis: The politicians, the press and the people: The contested dynamic of framing Canada’s Military Mission in Afghanistan (2017). Read here.

Supervisor: Dr Bart Cammaerts

After the PhD



Brooks splits his time between researching public opinion about energy transition and renewable energy at the University of Calgary and teaching communication and journalism at Mount Royal University.

Brooks turned his PhD research into a study published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science.

In addition to scholarship, Brooks continues to do some work as a journalist and public broadcaster.


Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

DeCillia, B., and P. McCurdy. (2020). No Surrender. No Challenge. No Protest Paradigm: A Content Analysis of the Canadian News Media Coverage of the “Yellow Vest Movement” and the “United We Roll Convoy”. Canadian Review of Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cars.12304

Marland, A. and DeCillia, B. (2020). Reputation and Brand Management by Political Parties: Party Vetting of Election Candidates in Canada. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing, 32:4, 342-363. https://doi.org/10.1080/10495142.2020.1798857

DeCillia, B. (2018). “But it’s not getting any safer!” The contested dynamic of framing Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan. Canadian Journal of Political Science. 1-23. https://doi-org.gate3.library.lse.ac.uk/10.1017/S00084239170006341

Cammaerts, B., DeCillia, B. and Magalhães, J. (2017). Journalistic transgressions in the representation of Jeremy Corbyn: from watchdog to attackdog. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. 1-21. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/84338

DeCillia, B., & McCurdy, P. (2016). The Sound of Silence: The absence of public service values in Canadian media discourse about the CBC. Canadian Journal of Communication. 41(2), 547-567. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80089

Book Chapters (Peer Reviewed)

Taylor, G. and DeCillia, B. (2021 - Forthcoming). A Canadian media in transition. In J. Trappel, H. Nieminen and L. W. Nord (Eds.), Media for Democracy monitor: Leading news media compared. NORDICOM: Göteborg, Sweden.  

DeCillia, B., and M. Cormier. (2020). Leaders’ Debate Coordinators. In A. Marland and T. Giasson (Eds.), Inside the campaign: Managing elections in Canada (UBC Press: Vancouver, CA), 71-84. https://www.ubcpress.ca/media/MarlandGiasson_Chapter-4_bio_OA.pdf

Encyclopedia entries

DeCillia, B. (2020). Rogers Communications. In D. L. Merskin (Ed.) The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society, 1492-93. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483375519.n573

DeCillia, B. (2020). Canada. In D. L. Merskin (Ed.) The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society, 250-255. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483375519.n100

Cammaerts, B., DeCillia, B. and Zurn, M. (2017). Empowerment. In Patrick Roessler, Cynthia A. Hoffner, Liesbet van Zoonen and Nicole Nadine Podschuweit (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Wiley, 1-21. http:// eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80252 


Expertise Details

Journalism; Canada; Militarisation