The article shows the vitality and the latest trends of Sociology of communication in empirical researches, theoretical studies and practical implementations "in" and "with" the media. Communication studies deal with the development of research methodologies and with the observation of a system of phenomena in constant evolution, which involves media and their topics, culture and consumption. In the present mediatized and transmedial context, it’s possible to observe profound evolutionary processes that concern cultural industry and its studies, journalism, television and reception, concepts such as public opinion and citizenship. But also issues such as new identity narratives, food, fashion and new forms of communication and consumption. This multiplicity of perspectives distinguish from the beginning the Sociology of Communication Review, which reaches with the present issue its 50th year of existence.
Keywords: Sociology of communication, information, media, research, culture, consumption
Lella Mazzoli, Voices of communication. Hypothesis and considerations about an always topical discipline in "SOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE " 50/2015, pp. 5-16, DOI:10.3280/SC2015-050001