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tiziano bonini

lecturer in media studies
Arts and Media Department, IULM University of Milan

Tiziano Bonini, PhD in Media, Communication and Public Sphere at the University of Siena, 2008, is a Lecturer in Media Studies at IULM University of Milan. He has published extensively on radio and new media and edited the volume Radio Audiences and Participation. He has done research for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on public radio and social media. Since 2005 he has also worked as a freelance radio producer for community, national commercial and public radio. [email protected]

Biography

Tiziano Bonini, PhD in Media, Communication and Public Sphere at the University of Siena, 2008, is a Lecturer in Media Studies at IULM University of Milan. He has published extensively on radio and new media. His current research interests are the intersection between radio, Internet and social media; digital ethnography; public service media; production studies; media and democracy; freelance work in creative industries; digital free labour issues. He has done research for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) on public radio and social media and he is the Young ECREA representative for the radio research section. Since 2005 he has also worked as a freelance radio producer for community, national commercial and public radio (Radio Popolare, Rai Radio2, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Radio24 Il Sole 24 Ore). In 2005, he won the special mention at The Swiss Public Radio Documentary Award with a feature on life stories of asylum seekers living in Sicily. [email protected]

Books

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Articles

European Journal of Cultural Studies

Valuing Audience Passions: from Smythe to Tarde


Published: Apr 15, 2015 by European Journal of Cultural Studies
Authors: Arvidsson, A. and Bonini T.
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

Audience research is undergoing substantial transformation. The old ‘eyeballs’ paradigm has been losing adequacy since, at least, the 1980s. At the same time, social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook provide data that allow a far deeper and more intrusive view into the everyday life of media consumers.

European Journal of Communication

No news from abroad: A comp. content analysis of news issues on Italian radio


Published: Apr 15, 2015 by European Journal of Communication
Authors: Bonini T. and Morello G.
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

The study sampled one week of broadcasting from these radio stations, for a total of 1008 hours, from 23 to 29 January 2012. Results show how information in Italy is highly focused on internal politics and news stories, pushing news from abroad to the fringes and confirming the image of a nation that is little interested in what occurs outside its borders.

Media, Culture & Society

The media as ‘home-making’ tools: life story of a Filipino migrant in Milan


Published: Apr 15, 2015 by Media, Culture & Society
Authors: Bonini T.
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

The article will explore the use of media on the part of migrants and the role of the media not only in temporarily connecting them to their private homes or to their public sphere of origin, but also in recreating the ‘warmth’ of domesticity, in other words in ‘making them feel at home’. The main part of the article will attempt to partially verify this thesis by presenting the case study of a Filipino family living in Milan.

Communication & Society/ Comunicacion & Sociedad

Twitter as a public service medium?


Published: Apr 15, 2015 by Communication & Society/ Comunicacion & Sociedad
Authors: Bonini T. and Sellas T.
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

This paper analyses the practices of public radio in Social Media focusing on the use of Twitter by two European public broadcasters: RAI (Italy) and RNE (Spain). PSM role in society is being questioned and asked to extend its service to include a new media strategy. The study aims to understand how public service operators adapt themselves to the new multi platform scenario which should drive them to change the relationship with their listeners.

Media, Culture & Society

On and off the air: radio-listening experiences in the San Vittore prison


Published: Apr 15, 2015 by Media, Culture & Society
Authors: Bonini T. and Perrotta M.
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

Not only has this research traced a map of listening habits, but it has also explored the medium’s role in the emergence of tensions among cultural flows in and out of the listening context, the prison, thus making it possible to understand the dynamics of the ‘inside’ and the ‘outside’ as related to radio use.

The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media

Crazy radio: the domestication of mental illness over the airwaves


Published: Apr 15, 2015 by The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media
Authors: Bonini T.
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

The experience I had studying these crazy radio stations led me to the belief that community radio practice further enhances the feeling of being at home with ourselves and with others and can effectively work as a tool of social connection and participation, not only in the case of mentally ill patients as it will be shown here, but also in other cases of Otherness (i.e. asylum seekers, migrants, prison inmates, etc.).