University of Perugia, Italy (UNIPG)
The Università degli Studi di Perugia (University of Perugia, Italy UNIPG) is a modern, multi-campus educational institution whose primary aim is to provide the highest quality degree programmes and advanced scientific research and development. In addition to being one of the most accredited national universities, the Università degli Studi di Perugia also holds a place of absolute prestige within the European context. This is evidenced by the results it has achieved both in the field of scientific research as well as in the academic programmes it offers. Moreover, the University has collaborative scientific relationships with other European, American, Japanese, Chinese and Indian Universities.
(Foligno, 1948) is Professor at Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Università di Perugia. Mancini's major publications include "Politics, Media and Modern Democracy" with David Swanson (New York, Praeger, 1996), “Sociologie della comunicazione (with Alberto Abruzzese) (Laterza, 2008); “Elogio della lottizzazione” (Laterza, 2009). In 2004 with Dan Hallin Mancini published “Comparing Media Systems. Three Models of Media and Politics” (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press). This book won the 2005 Goldsmith Book Award from Harvard University, the 2005 Diamond Anniversary Book Award of the National Communication Association and the 2006 outstanding Book Award of the International Communication Association. In 2012 Hallin and Mancini published “Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World” (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press).
Alessio Cornia, Ph.D. in “Social and Political Theory and Research”, is Ricercatore [Researcher/Assistant Professor] at the Department of Political Science (University of Perugia). He took part at several EU-funded projects: ‘Adequate Information Management in Europe’ (AIM) (Sixth Framework Programme), aimed at creating a better understanding of news reporting in Europe, ‘Opti-Alert’ (7th FP), aimed at enhancing the efficiency of alerting systems through targeted and culturally sensitive communication, and ‘Anticorrp’ (7th FP), aimed at analysing the global trends and the European responses to the challenge of corruption. His research interest is in the relationship between journalism and politics, with a focus on EU journalism and election campaigns coverage analysis, and in risk and crisis communication. He published a monograph (Notizie da Bruxelles, 2010, FrancoAngeli) and a number of articles on relevant scientific journals (among which European Journal of Communication, Journalism, Journal of Risk Research and Comunicazione Politica).
Marco Mazzoni is Associate Professor of Communication Sociology at the Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, University of Perugia. He teaches Public Relations in the course of Communication Sciences. Mazzoni has been a Visiting Professor at the University of California, San Diego (November 2006 – January 2007). His main research interests are the theories of lobbying, in particular the ability of the lobbyist to influence decision-making, and political communication, with a focus on the popularization of politics. He has presented papers in major national and international conferences: Society Italy Political Science Conference (SISP), Italian Association of Sociology Conference (AIS), Conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA), European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), European Sociological Association (ESA) and International Association Communication (ICA). His major publications include: “Le relazioni pubbliche e il lobbying in Italia” (Rome, Laterza, 2010); “Nuovi approcci alla comunicazione politica” with Enrico Caniglia (Rome, Carocci, 2011); "Il gossip al potere. Il politico celebrità nell'era della politica pop" with Antonio Ciaglia (Rimini, 2015). His work has been published in European Journal of Communication, Journalism, Celebrity Studies, International Journal of Cultural Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, Perspectives on European Politics and Society, il Mulino, Comunicazione Politica and Cuadernos de Informacion.