Media Events: A Critical Contemporary Approach, Palgrave, 2016
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A Critical Contemporary Approach
http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137574275 Media Events: A Critical Contemporary Approach proposes an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach of Dayan and Katz's theory of media events (1992) by applying it to contemporary situations. The contributing authors come from a range of countries (UK, USA, Mexico, Germany, Finland, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Ukraine) and analyse the theory of media events from different perspectives, incorporating social media and offering a re-positioning of Dayan and Katz's theory of media events. By bringing new perspectives into this field, the proposed volume is an important contribution as it grounds the intervention and rethinking of the theory into further empirical research. This volume has the potential to function as a 'cross-generational' link between one of the 'early classics' of media and communication studies on the one hand and the present generation of researchers on the other. Author Bio Dr. Bianca Mitu is Senior Lecturer in Broadcasting and Journalism at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. Before this, she held a Lecturer position at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She is a former journalist and holds a Ph.D. in Media and Communication Studies. She was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Westminster and the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her research interests lie in television studies, internet studies and media sociology. Bianca has an outstanding international scientific background, and has published in international journals from the UK, Italy, Germany and the USA. She is the Head of CCMRC.eu Research Centre, an active member of important international scientific associations, including IAMCR, ECREA, MeCCSA, and an active editorial board member of Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication, Interpersona, and International Journal of Communication and Health.
Dr. Stamatis Poulakidakos is a Lecturer in Digital Marketing Communications at the University of Bournemouth, UK. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, University of Athens, Greece where he accomplished his PhD on propaganda and the presentation of the MoU for the Greek bailout by the Greek media. He also holds a Master’s Degree in New Media, Information and Society from the London School of Economics. He has taken part in various research activities in Mass Media and has participated as speaker in Greek and international conferences.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I: OVERVIEW
1. Bianca Mitu, Stamatis Poulakidakos Introduction: Media Events – a never ending story
PART II: DISRUPTIVE MEDIA EVENTS
2. Julian Matthews, University of Leicester, UK Media events in the aftermath of terror: Exploring how reporting templates produce social drama
3. Johanna Sumiala, Lilly Korpiola, University of Helsinki, Finland Tahrir 2011: Contested Dynamics of a Global Media Event
4. Galina Miazhevich, University of Leicester, UK International broadcasting and the conflict-related national media events: The framing of EuroMaidan by the BBC and RT
5. Sónia Pedro Sebastião, Ana Isabel Lemos & Isabel Soares, University of Lisbon, Portugal The coverage of opposing events: Brazilian’s sporting mega-events preparation and the host community civil protests
6. Taneli Heikka, Turo Uskali, KatjaValaskivi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland Crashing a National Media Event. Circulation of Social Imaginaries in the Gatecrashers Riots in Finland
PART III: CEREMONIAL MEDIA EVENTS
7. Dennis Lichtenstein, University of Düsseldorf, Germany The Mental Mapping of Europe – Do Transnational Media Events matter?
8. Mariaeugenia Parito, University of Messina, Italy Euroelections as European media event
9. Stamatis Poulakidakos, University of Athens, Greece The aftermath of a media event. A decade of journalistic ambivalence on the Olympic heritage of the 2004 Olympic Games of Athens
10. Andrew Fox, University of Huddersfield, UK Surpassing the media event – the FA Cup 4th Round in the UK
PART IV: MEDIA EVENTS IN THE DIGITAL ERA
11. Lázaro M. Bacallao-Pino University of Mexico Transmedia events: media coverage of global transactional repertoires of collective action
12. Dariya Orlova, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
EuroMaidan: Mediated Protests, Rituals and Nation-in-the-Making 13. Bianca Mitu, University of Wolverhampton, UK Web 2.0 Media Events: Barack Obama’s Inauguration
14. Xi Cui, Dixie State University, USA). Mobile Media Events: Social Cohesion through an IM App