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Fausto Colombo

Fausto Colombo
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Fausto Colombo è professore ordinario presso la Facoltà di Scienze politiche e sociali dell’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, dove insegna Teoria della comunicazione e dei media e Media e politica. Presso la stessa università dirige il Dipartimento di Scienze della comunicazione e dello spettacolo e il master in Comunicazione, marketing digitale e pubblicità interattiva e coordina il corso di laurea in Comunicazione e società. Nel 2015 è stato titolare della Cattedra Unesco in Communication Internationale presso l’Université Stendhal di Grenoble. 
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The Post-Intermediation of Truth. Newsmaking from Media Companies to Platforms digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2017 - 3. THE REMAKING OF TRUTH IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Year: 2017
“Post-truth”, the 2016 word of the year, has been defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. In fact, the notion risks becoming little more than a buzzword, given that the epistemic, social, political, and cultural issues at stake behind the current debate on Post-Truth are so numerous, so differentiated and intertwined...
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Preface digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2017 - 2. MEDIA, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND CRISIS IN ITALY Cycles and Anticycles between Society and Communication
Year: 2017
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Crisis, Innovation and the Cultural Industry in Italy digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2017 - 2. MEDIA, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND CRISIS IN ITALY Cycles and Anticycles between Society and Communication
Year: 2017
The essay aims to highlight the complex theme of media relations and crisis within the history of the Italian media system. The perspective used here makes possible a new periodization of the national media system, one that goes beyond the monomedial perspectives that are largely prevalent today...
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Introduzione dei curatori digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2012 - 2. Critica della ragion socievole. Le teorie davanti alla problematicità del web 2.0
Year: 2012
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Controllo, identità, parresia. Un approccio foucaultiano al web 2.0 digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2012 - 2. Critica della ragion socievole. Le teorie davanti alla problematicità del web 2.0
Year: 2012
RIASSUNTO Ho provato a esplorare l’applicabilità di tre concetti foucaultiani (rapporto tra potere e controllo sociale, dire di sé, rapporto tra diritto di parola e verità nei contesti democratici) al dibattito sul web 2.0. Mi pare di aver dimostrato che – più che le risposte – le domande di Foucault abbiano una forte applicabilità, soprattutto se il metodo di analisi dello studioso francese viene assunto nelle sue radici o nella sua forma specifica, che consiste nell’interrogare i fenomeni in relazione agli statuti e ai dispositivi sociali complessivi anziché ai luoghi, alle tecniche, o alle manifestazioni specifiche. Se ho ragione, accogliere metodo e domande foucaultiane significa ridefinire alcune questioni: il dibattito fra libertà e potere sul web può trasformarsi in indagine sulle forme specifiche dell’inevitabile potere nella società delle reti. L’approccio all’esplosione autobiografica si traduce in una domanda sulle modalità e le condizioni del dire di sé a partire dalla pressione sociale a esercitarlo. La polemica sulla democraticità della rete si può rimodulare in una interrogazione sulle condizioni della verità e sulla forma del sapere che vi circola. Tre riformulazioni, la cui chiave giace nelle pagine lasciate da Foucault, ben prima della nascita del web. Ma ben dentro, si intende, il divenire della società tardo moderna. SUMMARY I tried to apply three of Foucault’s concepts (relation between power and social control, talking about oneself, relation between the right of speech and truth in democratic contexts) to the debate on web 2.0. I believe I have proved that – not just his answers – but above all Foucault’s questions have a strong applicability, especially if the analysis method of the French scholar is taken to its roots and its specific forms, i.e. the interpretation of phenomena in relationship to statutes and social apparatuses at large, instead of specific places, techniques, or events. If I am correct, welcoming Foucault’s method and questions means re-defining certain issues: the debate between freedom and power over the web may be transformed into a survey on the specific and inevitable forms of web power over society. The approach to an autobiographical outburst becomes translated into a question regarding the ways and conditions of talking about oneself in order that social pressure may wield it. The controversy over web democracy can be re-modulated as an interrogation on the conditions of truth and the forms of knowledge which flow through it. Three rephrasings then. Their key lies in the pages left by Foucault, long before the web was born. But of course well inside the rise of post modern society.
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Gli attentati di Madrid nella stampa italiana digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2008 - 3. Il dito e la luna. Rappresentazioni mediali e costruzione sociale della realtà
Year: 2008
The article gives an account of a research on the information treatment given to the attacks of Madrid happened on March 11 th 2004 by four national daily papers. In the first days after the attacks it is verifiable a predictable massive coverage of the facts, that joins the newspapers taken into consideration. In parallel, a universalist isotope transversally dominates, founded upon the humanitarian rhetoric: the description both oral and iconic of the innocent victims, the definition of the terrorist acts in themselves as anti-human and pre-political actions. In the initial phase of the information, the narrative and commented registers are open to a plurality of interpretative hypothesis. This, however, leaves well soon the place to some choices on which the headings are markedly divided. If in fact the victims are universally innocent, and the solidarity with them can only be immediate, the executioners’ identification brings along political interpretation and different results in journalistic attitudes. We find therefore a narrative formulation, founded upon investigation and mystery, strong in a newspapers such as «Repubblica», in which the talent for detective journalism is stronger. It occurs then a diplomatic attitude, of disenchanted comment, as far as possible, in which what is reconstructed is the International scenery, with particular reference to the fight of the democratic countries against global terrorism; the «Corriere della Sera» seems to privilege this perspective. Finally there is a political-ideological attitude, which slowly brings the themes to an ideological scenery applicable to Italian history. «The Giornale» and «the Manifesto» are inserted in this discursive choice: therefore, the victims and the executioners continually exchange their place and the proximity between the Spanish government of Aznar and the Italian one of Berlusconi are read only as one front (to be supported in «the Giornale»’s opinion, to be fought in «the manifesto»’s opinion). The defeat of Aznar becomes the pre-figuration of Silvio Berlusconi’s defeat. The scene changes, the victims, slowly fade away.
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Sicurezza alimentare e comunicazione del rischio: il caso Aviaria digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2008 - 3. Il dito e la luna. Rappresentazioni mediali e costruzione sociale della realtà
Year: 2008
The contemporary society is countersigned by a progressive substitution of the concept of fear by that of risk, which contemplates the rational possibility of control on the dangerousness of a given phenomenon by the individual and the system. The article starts from the terminological and conceptual distinction between risk and danger, and indicates then two types of communication: the communication of crisis and the communication of the risk. On this last one strongly weighs the communicative intervention of the media. The probability of risk varies as the system ability to know how to react to the emergency situations varies, and not simply with the possibility in itself that the event happens: according to this approach it is therefore necessary to elaborate tools to prevent and check the risks, through the management of the system efficiency, regularizing the information flows among the subjects composing the communicative chain of risk and emergency: institutions, media and citizens. The analysis of a particular case (the diffusion of H5N1 virus – generally known as being responsible for the «avian influence» – in the period included between August 2005 and March 2006, in the informative coverage operated by the «Corriere della Sera» and by the Tg1) allows identifying some problems of risk communication by the Institutions and to verify their consequences in food consumption in Italy. It emerges that the media discourses are very powerful in creating awareness of the danger, but they are contradictory in creating a correct perception of the risk; secondly, the media discourses seem to be weak in driving the consumers’ behaviour: the population manifests a certain distrust towards the evaluation of the risk operated by «expert systems», deciding alone the purchasing behaviour to be adopted. The last part of the article describes a best practice: the planning and realization of a food safety manual edited by an Italian Ministry, starting from the awareness acquired during the avian emergency.
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Prefazione a due voci
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format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2008 - 1. Incipit digitale. L'avvio della televisione digitale terrestre in Italia tra discorsi, prodotti e consumi
Year: 2008
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Gli anni delle cose digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2001 - 1. GLI ANNI DELLE COSE
Year: 2001
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I media in Italia tra industria e artigianato digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1995 - 2-3. CINEMA E CULTURA POPOLARE NELL'ITALIA ANNI CINQUANTA
Year: 1995
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Arte video e mercato digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1992 - 2-3. PAROLE SUL VIDEO
Year: 1992
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Modelli familiari nei programmi televisivi di finzione digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1984 - 1
Year: 1984
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Leonard, o del falso digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1984 - 1
Year: 1984
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La memoria sociale digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1983 - 4
Year: 1983
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Memoria testuale digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1983 - 4
Year: 1983
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Tempo, memoria, soggetto digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1981 - 2
Year: 1981
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Il simbolo e le sue teorie secondo Tzvetan Todorov digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1980 - 1
Year: 1980
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La parola che ride digital
format: Article | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 1980 - 2
Year: 1980
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COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2017 - 2. MEDIA, CREATIVE INDUSTRIES AND CRISIS IN ITALY Cycles and Anticycles between Society and Communication digital
format: Digital issue
Year: 2017
The special issue addresses the development of the media system and creative industries in relation both to the major economic crises and to the role played by innovation in making the media – with respect to the crisis itself – assume a cyclical or anti-cyclical role. Starting from the conference, devoted to “Italian Society and the Great Economic Crises 1929-2016” and held by ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics) in Rome on 25-26 November 2016, the essays collected here addresses the ways in which economic and social crisis of the past (1929, the 70s etc.) and media in their history are set in relation to crises (specific attention is given to the last post-2008 global crises). However the special issue aims to expand this framework providing the basis for a new periodization of the national media system. The emerging picture illustrates how the Italian media, following the 60s economic boom, have faced for the last forty years a time of uninterrupted crisis. In this wide time span, the crisis has sometimes functioned as a depressive element on the media system, and sometimes as a promoter of systemic innovation, favouring the rise of new content and forms of consumer options (for instance with the explosion of private broadcasting, or the advent of the social media, and the birth of connective media). Questo monografico affronta lo sviluppo del sistema dei media e delle industrie creative in relazione sia alle principali crisi economiche che al ruolo svolto dall'innovazione nel far sì che i media assumano un ruolo ciclico o anticiclico rispetto alla crisi stessa.
COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2012 - 2. Critica della ragion socievole. Le teorie davanti alla problematicità del web 2.0 digital
format: Digital issue
Year: 2012
Numero due del 2012 della rivista "Comunicazioni Sociali"
 

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