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