University

Marica Spalletta

Associate Professor 

Coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations (L-36)

LINK Campus University - Rome

m.spalletta@unilink.it

Course Catalogue

MARICA SPALLETTA is associate professor of Sociology of cultural and communicative processes at LINK Campus Univeristy, where she teaches "Media and Politics", "Public Communication" and "Sociology of Communication". At the same university, she also acts as Coordinator of the three-year degree in Science of Politics and International Relations, Scientific Coordinator of Link LAB (Laboratory of Social Research) and Vice-Director of the permanent Observatory on young people 'Generazione Proteo'.

PhD in "Communication Cultures" (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Milan). Previously, she was a research fellow at the LUISS Guido Carli Centre for Communication Research and then a researcher in Sociology of Cultural and Communication Processes at the "Guglielmo Marconi" University. She also carried out study periods abroad at the McLuhan Center in Culture & Technology (University of Toronto) and the Faculty of Journalism and Communication at the University of Bucharest. 

Her research interests focus on the construction of agenda setting processes and forms of medial representation of reality; the relationship between the political system/media system and the effects on political communication; the mechanisms of credibility construction and perception and their influence on opinion-forming processes.

Over the past 20 years, she has participated in and directed various research projects focused on the aforementioned issues, in collaboration with universities/institutions. She is currently principal investigator of the European project GEMINI-Gender Equality Through Media Investigation and New Training Insights (CERV-2022-GE). Previously, she was scientific head of research units in the PRIN 2015 project on Media and Terrorism. The impact of communication and digital networks on perceived insecurity, as well as a member of the LCU research unit within the H2020 international research project DETECt-Detecting Transcultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives. She was also a delegate of the Catholic Union of the Italian Press in the Technical Table for the guarantee of pluralism and fairness of information on digital platforms, set up at AgCOM.

È autrice di circa 100 pubblicazioni scientifiche, su riviste di fascia A e presso editori di rilevante prestigio nazionale e internazionale. Tra le pubblicazioni più recenti: “Verso un attivismo diffuso. Processi di agenda ed effetti sui modelli giornalistici nel coverage della crisi di governo” (Problemi dell’informazione, 2023); “Unsuitable Jobs for Women. Women’s Behind-the-Scenes Employment and Female On-Screen Representation in Italian TV Crime Drama” (Comunicazioni sociali, 2023); “Audiences of popular European television crime drama: A nine-country study on consumption patterns, attitudes, and drivers of transcultural connection” (European Journal of Communication, 2023); “4  Setting the Aware Agenda of the Covid-19 Health Emergency: The Italian Public Authorities’ Social Media Coverage” (IGI Global, 2021); “L’agenda mediale del #Fertilityday. Tra narrazioni istituzionali, mediazioni giornalistiche e contronarrazioni sociali” (Meltemi, 2021); “Il terrorismo come serial. Attori, trame e consumi della narrazione seriale del terrore” (Sicurezza e scienze sociali, 2020); “Morire di paura. Il non-attentato di Torino 2017 sui news media italiani” (Angeli 2020); “Oltre l’Islam e l’Isis. Contro-narrare il terrorismo tra spersonalizzazione e spersonificazione” (Sicurezza e scienze sociali, 2019); “Da Silvio Berlusconi a Vladimir Putin. Variazioni sul concetto di sport politics” (Comunicazione Politica, 2018); “La paura vien twittando. Social media, terrorismo e percezione della sicurezza” (Sociologia, 2018); (Ti)fare informazione. Il giornalismo sportivo italiano e la sfida della credibilità (Aracne 2016); “Tra mediatizzazione, popolarizzazione e contaminazione. I Mondiali FIFA 2014 sulla stampa periodica non specializzata” (Problemi dell'informazione, 2015); “Sport Politics. Il ventennio berlusconiano sulle pagine della Rosea” (Comunicazione Politica, 2015); “L’influenza di Twitter sul newsmaking sportivo” (Problemi dell'informazione, 2014); “Sports Journalism Between Doping Allegations and Doping Evidence. The Coverage of Lance Armstrong in Italian Newspapers” (Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies, 2014), Gli (in)credibili. I giornalisti italiani e il problema della credibilità (Rubbettino 2011); Unconventional. Valori, testi e pratiche della pubblicità sociale (Meltemi 2009).

She authored around 100 scientific publications, in A-range journals and with prestigious national and international publishers. Among her most recent publications are the following: “Verso un attivismo diffuso. Processi di agenda ed effetti sui modelli giornalistici nel coverage della crisi di governo” (Problemi dell’informazione, 2023); “Unsuitable Jobs for Women. Women’s Behind-the-Scenes Employment and Female On-Screen Representation in Italian TV Crime Drama” (Comunicazioni sociali, 2023); “Audiences of popular European television crime drama: A nine-country study on consumption patterns, attitudes, and drivers of transcultural connection” (European Journal of Communication, 2023); “4  Setting the Aware Agenda of the Covid-19 Health Emergency: The Italian Public Authorities’ Social Media Coverage” (IGI Global, 2021); “L’agenda mediale del #Fertilityday. Tra narrazioni istituzionali, mediazioni giornalistiche e contronarrazioni sociali” (Meltemi, 2021); “Il terrorismo come serial. Attori, trame e consumi della narrazione seriale del terrore” (Sicurezza e scienze sociali, 2020); “Morire di paura. Il non-attentato di Torino 2017 sui news media italiani” (Angeli 2020); “Oltre l’Islam e l’Isis. Contro-narrare il terrorismo tra spersonalizzazione e spersonificazione” (Sicurezza e scienze sociali, 2019); “Da Silvio Berlusconi a Vladimir Putin. Variazioni sul concetto di sport politics” (Comunicazione Politica, 2018); “La paura vien twittando. Social media, terrorismo e percezione della sicurezza” (Sociologia, 2018); (Ti)fare informazione. Il giornalismo sportivo italiano e la sfida della credibilità (Aracne 2016); “Tra mediatizzazione, popolarizzazione e contaminazione. I Mondiali FIFA 2014 sulla stampa periodica non specializzata” (Problemi dell'informazione, 2015); “Sport Politics. Il ventennio berlusconiano sulle pagine della Rosea” (Comunicazione Politica, 2015); “L’influenza di Twitter sul newsmaking sportivo” (Problemi dell'informazione, 2014); “Sports Journalism Between Doping Allegations and Doping Evidence. The Coverage of Lance Armstrong in Italian Newspapers” (Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies, 2014), Gli (in)credibili. I giornalisti italiani e il problema della credibilità (Rubbettino 2011); Unconventional. Valori, testi e pratiche della pubblicità sociale (Meltemi 2009).

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The professor is available to receive the students at the end of the lessons. However, the students may request an appointment by email at the following address: m.spalletta@unilink.it