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Mancini, Paolo (1948–)

Paolo Mancini is a specialist in political communication whose work focuses on comparative analysis of the relation between mass media and political systems. He has written numerous works on media and politics in Italy, studies comparing American and Italian television news and, with Daniel Hallin, a comparative study of media and politics in Western Europe and North America, Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics (2004). He edited with David Swanson an anthology on the transformation of election campaigns around the world, and he has contributed to a number of international studies of journalists and news media.

Much of Mancini's work has been concerned with questions of how to theorize the distinctive character of the Italian media. From the point of view of the ...

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