Videocracy is the power of the image over society.
"Voter-generated-content", such as videos on YouTube, have been identified as examples of a developing videocracy.
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'".
John Kifner writes that in Romania a 'videocracy' was involved in the overthrow of Nicolae Ceauşescu in the "first revolution on live television".
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.
Notes and references
- ^ Towards a "Videocracy"? Italian Political Communication at a Turning Point, European Journal of Communication 10 (3), 1995, pp.291-319
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- ^ American Studies at Osnabrück University website
- ^ Miller, Toby, Television: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, Routledge, 2003, p. 40
- ^ Annabelle Sreberny-Mohammadi, Ali Mohammadi, Small Media, Big Revolution: Communication, Culture, and the Iranian Revolution, University of Minnesota Press, 1994, p. xix
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