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Visiting Scholar Discussion: Paolo Cavaliere

March 14, 2011
12:00PM - 01:00PM

Annenberg School for Communication, Room 300
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Categories: Seminar

“I Am the Fourth Estate”. Leaderism and mediatization of politics: the case of Italy

Cavaliere will take a different look at the Italian industry of media; the story of its development can also be read as an example of what happens when market force is not constrained by any kind of regulation. The current highly concentrated market, where there is essentially one private competitor to the public broadcaster, has shaped the Italian information landscape in a unique way when compared to the American or European equivalents.

In the endless debate on freedom of speech, political information, scarcity of frequencies and pluralism, the case of Italy can tell us something about how much ownership matters in biasing the news and driving the thoughts of a whole society.

Paolo Cavaliere is a joint visiting scholar at Penn Law School and CGCS.  He earned a PhD in International Law and Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. As a Teaching Fellow, he has taught Public Law, Italian and European Constitutional Law, Media Law, Regional Law and Constitutional Justice. He also holds a law degree from the University of Pavia and an LLM in Public Law from University College, London.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 11 at noon. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.