Celebrity, Konvergenz und das Schicksal von Medieninstitutionen

Author(s): Couldry, Nick


This article attempts to think about the rise of celebrity narratives and celebrity-focussed attention from the point of view of institutional logics of survival. The first part covers mediatisation and celebrity, specifically the contribution of accounts of ‹mediatization› to broadening a field-theory-based account of media's impacts on social processes, via the concept of media meta-capital. This leads to the increasing salience of ‹celebrity› as the most concrete form of media-related capital. The second part covers the increasing reliance of media institutions on celebrity as hooks for narrative, endorsers of events, and general reinforcers of value, at a time of increasing challenge to the myth of the mediated center around which the social legitimacy of media institutions is built.

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Couldry, Nick: Celebrity, Konvergenz und das Schicksal von Medieninstitutionen. In: Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft, Jg. 9 (2017), Nr. 1, S. 61-78. DOI: 10.25969/mediarep/2027.
 author = {Couldry, Nick},
 title = {Celebrity, Konvergenz und das Schicksal von Medieninstitutionen},
 year = 2017,
 doi = {10.25969/mediarep/2027},
 volume = 9,
 address = {Zürich},
 journal = {Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft},
 number = 1,
 pages = {61--78},
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