Carleton’s Centre for European Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Massimo Scaglioni, assistant professor of media history at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy for a discussion on Italian public broadcasting.
Where: Senate Room, 6th floor Robertson Hall, Carleton University.
When: Monday, Feb. 6 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The deeply rooted idea of public service broadcasting in Italy has been has radically changed over the last three decades due to deregulation, the end of public monopoly and digitization. Ever since media mogul Silvio Berlusconi stood as a candidate for the premiership for the first time in 1994, television has been a major arena for political conflict, with the concept of “servizio pubblico” becoming a hot topic of ideological disagreement. Scaglioni’s talk will analyze how this politicized environment has affected public service broadcasting and Italian TV in general.