Paths of hybridization among journalism, politics, and public sector communication in Italy.

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Abstract

The article argues that in Italy there is a new problematic relationship amongjournalism, politics, and public sector organizations due to the permanence of sometraditional features in the informative context as well as to the success of infotainmentlogic and to the pervasive use of social media. In the new hybrid digital ecosystem,a redefinition of the social role of information is necessary to understand theperspectives for journalism and public sector communication. Infotainment and politainmentenhance the hybridization of Italian public sector communication formatsand styles mainly on social media platforms. This process has consequences on interactionsand overplays between information and communication areas in publicorganizations, redefining the evolution of professional roles
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-153
Number of pages17
JournalSOCIOLOGIA DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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