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Videocracy is the power of the image over society.[1][2]


"Voter-generated-content", such as videos on YouTube, have been identified as examples of a developing videocracy.[3]

In Italy, the election of Silvio Berlusconi as Prime Minister in 1994 was seen by many as a "media coup d'état [and] a drift towards 'videocracy'".[4]

John Kifner writes that in Romania a 'videocracy' was involved in the overthrow of Nicolae Ceauşescu in the "first revolution on live television".[5]

See also[edit]

Logocracy - a system where the words are the key to power, seen by some as an important adjunct to videocracy, by others as its antithesis.[6]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Towards a "Videocracy"? Italian Political Communication at a Turning Point, European Journal of Communication 10 (3), 1995, pp.291-319
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  3. ^ American Studies at Osnabrück University website
  4. ^ Miller, Toby, Television: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, Routledge, 2003, p. 40
  5. ^ Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi, Ali Mohammadi, Small Media, Big Revolution: Communication, Culture, and the Iranian Revolution, University of Minnesota Press, 1994, p. xix
  6. ^ Archived 2015-05-28 at the Wayback Machine.