The irruption of events. The Macerata case in the 2018 Italian election cam-paign

Author/s Rolando Marini, Giuseppina Bonerba, Matteo Gerli, Sofia Verza
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/121 Language Italian
Pages 24 P. 49-72 File size 394 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2020-121003
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The main aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between news reports and the development of a public dialogue about immigration during the 2018 political election campaign. The study examines the way in which news-papers covered a series of dramatic events involving immigrants, which took place in the Italian city of Macerata. The «Macerata case» is analyzed in relation to a trend of evolving media practices characterized by increasing sensational-ism and the systemic assimilation of «permanent campaigning» into news items, demonstrating that political interference in news stories is not a casual or one-off occurrence.

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Rolando Marini, Giuseppina Bonerba, Matteo Gerli, Sofia Verza, L’irruzione dell’evento. Il caso Macerata nella campagna elettorale italiana del 2018 in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 121/2020, pp 49-72, DOI: 10.3280/SR2020-121003