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Author Porto, Mauro

Title Media Power and Democratization in Brazil : TV Globo and the Dilemmas of Political Accountability
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012


Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Series Routledge Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies
Routledge advances in internationalizing media studies.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I Paradigms of Democratization and Media Change; 1 Theories of Democratization and Political Representation; 2 Media Transformation and Political Accountability in New Democracies; PART II TV Globo and Democratization in Brazil; 3 TV Globo's Transformation and Politics in Brazil; 4 Shifts in News Coverage of Presidential Elections; 5 Government News Management and Presidential Accountability; 6 Telenovelas, Symbolic Representation and National Identity
7 Media Accountability Movements and the Opening of TV GloboConclusion; Notes; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Bibliography; Index
Summary In this book, Porto analyzes the role of TV Globo in the democratization of Brazil. TV Globo, one of the world's largest media conglomerates, has a dominant position in Brazil's communications landscape. It also exports telenovelas to more than 130 countries and has established joint ventures with transnational media conglomerates. Beginning in the mid-1990s, TV Globo began a process of "opening," replacing its authoritarian model of journalism with a more independent reporting style. Representations of Brazil in prime time telenovelas have also shifted. Given this shift, Porto considers some
Notes Print version record
Subject Rede Globo.
Rede Globo
Television and politics -- Brazil
Television in politics -- Brazil
Democratization -- Brazil
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Television and politics
Television in politics
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136316333