Research

In progress

Democratic innovations among collaborative design, active citizenship and Internet governance (2017-)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • Local coordinator: Emiliana De Blasio
  • Research Network (CMDI LUISS, University of Salerno, UniMarconi – Prin 2015)
  • Keywords: Democratic Innovations, e-Democracy, e-Government, e-Governance, Digital democracy, ICT, Participation, Participatory democracy

Populisms and Technocracy (2016-)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio, Michele Sorice
  • International research network
  • Keywords: Populism, Political participation, Political Parties, Social Movements, Technocracy, Neo-liberalism, Representation

e-Government, e-Democracy and Citizens’ Empowerment in Italy (2014-)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Donatella Selva
  • Supervisor: Emiliana De Blasio

Cognitive Mobilization, Political Participation and Electoral Choice (2014-)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Noemi Trino
  • Supervisor: Michele Sorice

Ideas and Policies for a Digital Democracy in Europe (2014-)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio
  • Research network (CMDI LUISS and University of Salerno – FIRB 2013)
  • Keywords: e-Democracy, e-Government, e-Governance, Digital democracy, ICT, European Union, Participation, Participatory democracy

Deliberation and Participation. The media for a new democracy (2013-)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • International network coordinated by CMCS
  • Keywords: Democracy, Deliberative Democracy, Participatory Democrcay, e-Democracy, Mass media, Web 2.0, Participation

 

PAST

Pluralism and Democracy. Public Service Media as Tools for Democracy (2012-2014)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio and Michele Sorice
  • For: Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà and Sky Italia
  • Keywords: Politics, Pluralism, Information, Democracy, Responsiveness, Europe

Pluralism and Democracy. European Media and the Quality of Democracy (2011-2013)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • Italian network coodinated by Guido Gili (with OssCom, director Fausto Colombo)
  • For: Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà and Sky Italia
  • Keywords: Politics, Pluralism, Information, Public Service, Democracy, Europe

Leaders and Leadership in Contemporary Political Communication (2011-2013)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio, Matthew Hibberd, Michele Sorice
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Politics, Political Communication, Leadership, Public Opinion, Public Space, Political Parties

Public Service Media across Europe (2009-2012)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Philip Schlesinger, Michele Sorice
  • European Research Network, promoted by Infocivica
  • Keywords: Television, Broadband, Internet, Public Service, Democracy, Europe

Rappresentazione di gender nella politica italiana (2011-2013)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio, Daniela Gentile
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Politics, Gender, Women, Political Communication, Public Space, Political Parties, Government, Institutions

Presenza e rappresentazione della politica nella televisione italiana (2011-2012)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Fausto Colombo, Michele Sorice
  • Monitoring for the Italian Senate
  • Keywords: Politics, Political Communication, Sociology, Television, Social representation

Political Communication and Participation Strategies in the Web 2.0 (2010)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio, Michele Sorice
  • Research and Consulting
  • Keywords: Politics, Political Communication, Sociology,Web 2.0, Social Networking

Open Cinema (2009-2010)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio, Paolo Peverini
  • Academic Research for Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo
  • Keywords: Cinema, Media, Internet, Web 2.0, Marketing, Consumption, Audiences

Credibility and Trust in the Italian News System (2009-2010)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Paolo Scandaletti, Michele Sorice
  • Academic Research for LUISS Department of History and Political Science and Fondazione Banca Antonveneta
  • Keywords: Journalism, Media, News, Credibility

The unconventional social advertising (2008-2009)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Paolo Peverini
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Social advertising, guerrilla, unconventional, semiotics

The political use of the Web 2.0 (2008-2010)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Audience, Internet, Web 2.0, Social Networks, Political Communication

Mobile Audiences (2007-2008)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Audience, Mobile Audience, Smartphone, Methodology

Social Networking between Access and Participation (2007-2008)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio, Michele Sorice
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Audience, Internet, Web 2.0, Social Networks, Political Communication

Media Generations (2007-2009)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • Project funded by the Italian Minister (Prin)
  • Keywords: Media, Television, Radio, Internet, Generations, Italy, Boom

Italian society in the audiovisual representation. Short movies between interpretive communities and non-mainstream cultures (2007-2009)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Film studies, Short movie, Non-mainstream, Audience, Identity

Mediatized Politics: From the No-Confidence to The Action. An Analytical Study of The Interrelationship Between Media and Youth in Italy (2006)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio, Michele Sorice
  • For: Regione Lazio
  • Keywords: Audience, Political Communication, Youth culture, Media representation

Strange Audiences. The Horror Film in Italy (2006-2007)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Audience, Horror, Film studies, Cinema, Media economics

Photojournalism (2006-2007)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Massimo Baldini
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Photojournalism, UGC, Media Ethics, Semiotics

Journalism and Communication’s Professions between Italy and Europe (2006-2008)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Massimo Baldini, Paolo Scandaletti
  • For: Fondazione Banca Antonveneta
  • Keywords: Journalism, lobbying, advertising, public relations, public communication, education, ethics

The Digital Challenge. Street tv and videoactivism (2004-2005)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Audience, Digital Television, Media Activism, Media studies, Street Television

The South of the News. International cooperation in media coverage (2004-2005)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • Academic Research for Cipsi
  • Keywords: Agenda setting, Journalism, Media coverage, International cooperation

Media Identities and Antagonistic Practices: Street TV and digital terrestrial television in Italy, UK and Mediterranean Europe (2004-2005)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • Prin
  • Keywords: Audience, Television, DTT, Italy, Mediterranean, UK, Identity, Culture

Non-Mainstream Media (2004-2005)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Piermarco Aroldi, Emiliana De Blasio, Francesca Pasquali, Michele Sorice
  • For: Fondazione Italiana per il Volontariato (with Osscom, Catholic University Milan, Italy)
  • Keywords: Audience, Non-mainstream media, Semiotics, Reception Analysis, Active audiences

The Drama’s Performing Audiences (2005)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio
  • Academic Research
  • Keywords: Audience, Television, Fiction, Drama, Participation

Outdoor movie (2004)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Emiliana De Blasio, Michele Sorice
  • Academic Research
  • Abstract: Ethnographic research on alternative consumption of audiovisuals in “transit-places” and mobility situations
  • Keywords: Audience, Mobile Consumption, Ethnography, Television, Music

Institutional Communication Styles (2003)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Adriano Donaggio, Giuseppe Del Medico, Michele Sorice
  • For: Scuola Superiore della Pubblica Amministrazione
  • Keywords: Internet, Public communication, Semiotics

The fashion system. Communication and Representation (2003-2005)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Massimo Baldini
  • PRIN
  • Keywords: Fashion, communication, semiotics

Mediterranean landscapes of the satellite and digital televisions. Production and Consumption (2001-2003)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • Prin
  • Keywords: Television, Digital, Mediterranean Culture, Media activism

Questions of Skin. Media coverage of the intolerance (2002-2003)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Alberto Abruzzese, Emiliana De Blasio, Michele Sorice
  • For: Comune di Roma, A buon diritto, Save the Children Italia
  • Keywords: Journalism, Racism, Agenda setting, Intolerance, Media coverage
 

Weak Subjects. News about marginality in the Italian media (1997-1998)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • For: Coordinamento Nazionale Comunità d’Accoglienza
  • Keywords: Journalism, Audience, Reception Analysis, Agenda setting, Marginality

Skins. Media representation of the immigrants in Italy (1997-2000)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • For: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
  • Keywords: Journalism, Agenda setting, Violence, Immigrants, Mediatization

The Internet Websites of the Italian Cinema (1997)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Michele Sorice
  • For: Ente dello Spettacolo – Mostra d’Arte cinematografica di Venezia
  • Keywords: Cinema, Internet, Media Studies, Audience, Reception Analysis

 

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Since 2010 throgh 2014 the CMCS has been participating to the European COST Action ISO906 “Transforming Audiences. Transforming Societies”

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