IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

A televised mythological ‚arch’: the princess, the beatification, the death


  • Monica MITARCĂ

    () (University of Bucharest & ‚Dimitrie Cantemir’ Christian University)


From April, 29 to May the First, 2011, world witnessed, via television (and not only) a string of events with solid symbolic charge. In a world lacking strong ceremonials, where everything is sized down and fragmented, once broadcasted, with the multiplicity of voices broadcasting, recording, writing, the Royal Wedding of Prince William of England, the beatification of former Pope John Paul II and the capturing of Ossama bin Laden were strangely unique events, covered in a rather coherent way. Their rather mainstream broadcast, with few dissonant voices only to be heard/read, but not seen, turned the coherent coverage of three different events into potential media events. We shall discuss various aspects regarding the coverage, the monopoly over the footage and the media event quality of these events

Suggested Citation

  • Monica MITARCĂ, 2012. "A televised mythological ‚arch’: the princess, the beatification, the death," Revista Romana de Jurnalism si Comunicare - Romanian Journal of Journalism and Communication, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies – Universitatea din Bucuresti, Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii, issue 3-4, pages 14-26.
  • Handle: RePEc:foj:journl:y:2012:i:3-4:p:14-26

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Download is limited to active subscribers. Subscription information available at:

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    More about this item


    Media events; ritual; ceremony; Royal Wedding;

    JEL classification:

    • Y - Miscellaneous Categories
    • Y8 - Miscellaneous Categories - - Related Disciplines


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:foj:journl:y:2012:i:3-4:p:14-26. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Raluca Radu). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.