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The mediatization of public communication: looking through the discusses of political scandals

Patrícia Milano Pérsigo, Maria Ivete Trevisan Fossá


This article is on the Media process of public communication focused on a political scandal named mensalão. The corruption in the Brazilian policy is a recurrent issue in national media and even international. Under this perspective we propose to delineate some implications of the media upon debates of public communication issues. For these we are using Hjarvard studies (2012), Fausto Neto (2006, 2008) and Sodré (2002). On public communication we searched Weber (2009), Duarte (2007) and Brandão (2007). Having observed the site Rede de escândalos we can conclude that the media of issues of public interests is still at a preliminary phase, leaving these issues open to be discussed in a no longer future, hopefully.


Media, public communication, scandals, policy

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v9i1p229-241

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