marica-spalletta

MARICA SPALLETTA

PROFESSOR - MEDIA & POLITICS, MEDIA & SOCIOLOGY
Link Campus University - Rome

Marica Spalletta (Ph.D.) is Assistant Professor in Media Studies at Link Campus University in Rome (Italy), where she teaches Media & Politics” and “Media & Sociology” (previously “Public Communication” and “Media History”). She is also the director of Link LAB MediaPOP research unit.

She held her Ph.D. in Culture of Communication at Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Milan; in 2008 she was fellow at McLuhan Center in Culture & Technology (University of Toronto), invited by prof. Derrick De Kerckhove. From 2006 to 2010 she was senior researcher at LUISS Communication Research Centre (Rome), directed by prof. Massimo Baldini. From 2011 to 2014 she was Assistant Professor in Media Studies at Guglielmo Marconi University in Rome, where she taught “Sociology of Culture” and “Social Research Methodology”.

Over the last 15 years she has directed several sponsored researches focused on the mediatization of cultural processes (politics, sport, religion, terrorism) and its effects on the development of journalistic phenomena; hybridization of journalistic genres (political, sports and science-medical journalism); relationship between credibility and trust (especially concerning journalistic phenomena); the unconventional social advertising; media ethics. She is the scientific director of research unit in PRIN 2015 (“Media and terrorisms. How communication and digital media affect the perception of safety and security”).

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

  • Unconventional. Valori, testi e pratiche della pubblicità sociale (Meltemi 2009)
  • Gli (in)credibili. I giornalisti italiani e il problema della credibilità (Rubbettino 2011)
  • “Sports Journalism Between Doping Allegations and Doping Evidence. The Coverage of Lance Armstrong in Italian Newspapers” (Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies, 2014), SportNews. Modi e mode del giornalismo sportivo italiano (UCSI-UniSOB 2013)
  • “L'influenza di Twitter sul newsmaking sportivo” (Problemi dell'informazione, 2014)
  • “Sport Politics. Il ventennio berlusconiano sulle pagine della Rosea” (Comunicazione politica, 2015)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cognitive psychology

Digital communication

Cyber-security

Privacy issues on the web

Institutional communication

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