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Media Events

A Critical Contemporary Approach

  • Bianca Mitu
  • Stamatis Poulakidakos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Media Events — A Never Ending Story

    1. Bianca Mitu, Stamatis Poulakidakos
      Pages 1-10
  3. Disruptive Media Events

  4. Ceremonial Media Events

  5. Media Events in the Digital Era

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 262-275

About this book


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.


Media events Internet social movements Social Media Communication broadcasting communication Community digital Europe media media studies methodology of the social sciences social science sociology Web Web 2.0

Editors and affiliations

  • Bianca Mitu
    • 1
  • Stamatis Poulakidakos
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK
  2. 2.University of BournemouthUK

About the editors

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 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.

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