Roberto Mincigrucci

Political scandals in the age of pop-politics: the glamourization of corruption

Roberto Mincigrucci ventures further into his analysis of the Italian media system and the prevalence of political scandals. The study focuses on the coverage of corruption in major Italian newspapers. The author argues that the journalist’s tendency to cover corruption through mediated scandals originates from the process of political popularization. The analysis shows that scandals are so widespread in Italian political news because they transform corruption into an attractive product for a wide range of audiences. Thereby, Mincigrucci improves our understanding of cultures of scandal because his research highlights the connection between the commercialization of media systems and effects on the dynamics of scandalization and political narratives in general.

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