Media audiences and the game of controversy: On reality TV, moral panic and controversial media stories

@inproceedings{Biltereyst2004MediaAA,
  title={Media audiences and the game of controversy: On reality TV, moral panic and controversial media stories},
  author={Dani{\"e}l Biltereyst},
  year={2004}
}
AbstractThis article looks at the atmosphere of controversy or the perfume of scandal around reality TV. In order to grasp the feeling of controversy, we first look at the social and moral issues treated by reality programmes, where we try to introduce some positions in the overall reality TV debate. In a second step we argue that the controversial nature may reside in the intentional production or simulation of a (possible) moral panic, where we bring in recent reconfigurations about this… CONTINUE READING

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