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From Utopia to Cynicism: The Representation of Politicians in Contemporary Series

From Utopia to Cynicism: The Representation of Politicians in Contemporary Series

On June 14th CAS and POLCOM celebrated a seminar entitled "From Utopia to Cynicism: The Representation of Politicians in Contemporary Series" 

 

29.06.2018

Published at: Observatorio de Cibermedios OCM | UPF 

The theory of pop politics by Mazzoleni and Sfardini (2009) is used to describe the areas of political communication that present a conjunction with popular culture - such as cinema, theater, music, the press and television. This perspective includes three types: infotainment, soft news and politainment.

 

This last concept is the one that was highlighted at the seminar on Thursday June 14th in the Communication Department of the Pompeu Fabra University. It refers to the techniques of pop culture and journalism, which make complex information more accessible or convincing.

 

The seminar entitled "From Utopia to Cynicism: The Representation of Politicians in Contemporary Series" was organized by the research groups POLCOM (Political Communication, Media and Democracy) and CAS (Communication, Advertising and Society). 

 

The keynote speakers were: Dr. Toni Aira, Associate Professor of the Department of Communication and Communication Director of the PDCAT, Dr. Anna Tous Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​Guillem Suau, Ph.D. student of the POLCOM research group, Daniel Pérez Ph.D. student of the CINEMA group (Colectivo de Aesthetic Research of Audiovisual Media) and Marta Lopera, Ph.D. student of the CAS group.

 

The opening of the seminar corresponded to Dr. Carles Pont and Dr. Reinald Besalú and the closing ceremony was led by Dr. Lluís Mas.

 

For more information: OCM

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