Media audiences and the game of controversy

  title={Media audiences and the game of controversy},
  author={Dani{\"e}l Biltereyst},
  journal={Journal of Media Practice},
  pages={24 - 7}
  • Daniël Biltereyst
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Journal of Media Practice
  • Abstract This 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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