Talk:Media event

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I started this article a few weeks ago. I think it's a worthy topic, but it desperately needs refs to bring it away from "original research". Most of the existing statements are very commonly agreed-upon by "media historians" and the like, but the sources need to be shown. Yes, I should do it myself (and will try to over the coming months), but unfortunately I am seriously ill and can only work in tiny bursts. So, if you're someone with some knowledge in the field, please consider helping out with both editing and finding/listing references. Thx. JDG 18:50, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

A proper mess[edit]

This article is flawed in so many ways - riddled with inaccuracies, misconceptions and invalid examples. Whoever added the citations obviously did not read the works they are citing either. I'd do something about it, but you know, WP is a sinking ship; and I got rid of my account for a reason. I'm bringing the fact that the article is buggered to heck and back to attention here, so if anyone else can be bothered, the book by Dayan and Katz describes the concept of media events very well. It's just a shame none of the previous editors here ever bothered to look inside it. -- (talk) 15:56, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

flagged this article as needing expert attention[edit]

I have flagged this article as needing expert attention and notified the Journalism project on their talk page. Veriss (talk) 23:21, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Proposed merge from pseudo-event[edit]

Completing an incomplete merge proposal from last year. The two topics aren't identical -- "pseudo-event" has a performance art connotation, whereas "media event" has a commercial or political connotation -- but they're close enough, and small enough, that it would be better to leverage their commonalities with one page. --Sneftel (talk) 23:40, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Support merge: We should have one article per concept, rather than per term or phrase. User:King4057 23:57, 27 August 2012 (UTC)