Backstage. Studi sulla produzione dei media in Italia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Backstage. Media production studies in Italy

Luca Barra (Editor), Tiziano Bonini (Editor), Sergio Splendore (Editor)

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Machinists, sound engineers, producers, assistants of various kinds, administrators, videomakers, marketing men, employees, freelance writers: they are figures who work in the media industry but who usually remain completely invisible to readers, viewers, users. Professionals who form the backbone of media production, but live and remain in the backstage, the sector not exposed to the public in which it prepares to go "on stage" or "on the air". This book wants to open the "black box" of the media and reveal precisely the backstage, the "kitchen" where the media products are prepared, part of our daily life. The contents and imagery proposed by the Italian media - from television to radio, from entertainment to journalism, from publishing to video games and social media - are in fact always the result of multiple choices, decisions, production practices, organizations and activities, to investigate to better understand its impact and value. Through a series of essays dedicated to a variety of media, methods and objects of study, the book deals for the first time in a complete way with Italian media production and the ways in which it can be studied, articulating the roots of the field of studies, its contemporary perspectives and research directions still open.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Backstage. Media production studies in Italy
Original languageItalian
Number of pages182
ISBN (Print)978-8840018713
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • creative industries
  • giornalismo
  • industrie creative
  • industrie mediali
  • journalism
  • media
  • media industries
  • media production
  • produzione
  • radio
  • social media
  • television
  • televisione

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