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Чистота и опасност в медиите. Форми на медиен боклук и стратегии за рециклиране
Purity and Danger in Media. Forms of Media Garbage and Recycling Strategies

Author(s): Niya Neykova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Media studies, Communication studies, Sociology, Social Informatics, Sociology of Culture, Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: media environment; media bullshit; technical device; connections; mediator

Summary/Abstract: The article categorizes several types of media bullshit, based on three aspects that are embedded in the very definition of “media” and create the contemporary media environment – namely media as a technical device, media as a type of connection (hierarchical or not) and media as a mediator. The functional conception of the media as meaningful to society, enshrined in its very definition, allows one to show what is not pure or what violates public order, that is, media bullshit. The analysis shows three divisions in the contemporary media environment as key elements in the production of media bullshit: inclusion-exclusion (in relation to the definition of the media as a technical device); information-communication (in relation to the media as a type of connection); truth-manipulation (in relation to the media as a mediator).

  • Issue Year: 52/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 143-165
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Bulgarian