Daniel Dayan's research while affiliated with French National Centre for Scientific Research and other places

Publications (18)

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In this interview, Professor Daniel Dayan provides a philosophical and theoretical reflection on the development of media event theory and its influence in media and communication studies since 1990s. He reveals the main theoretical premises and inspirations behind the theory and provides a thoughtful reflection of the historical situation in which...
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Media Events offer a recent example of the continuous transformation of the form ‘event’ throughout history. Illustrating the performative power of dramatic gestures, they characterize moments of heightened participation in the public sphere and the emergence of ‘performing publics’. Media Events must be compared to other sorts of ‘expressive event...
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This paper discusses political ceremonies which rather than merely emphasizing certain key moments of the political process, constitute in themselves a form of political action. Aimed at influencing public opinion, and hence, at reformulating the range of options available to political actors in various national contexts, the ceremonies under discu...
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Den direkte transmission af levende begivenheder har altid været TV- mediets særlige styrke, hvad enten det drejer sig om fodboldkampe, Lørdagskanalen eller kongebrylluper. Medieforskerne har da også interesseret sig for fjernsynets formidling af sportsbegivenheder og der er blevet lavet analyser af Kanaludsendelserne. Men hverken i Danmark eller a...
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In their classic paper, Lazarsfeld and Merton (1948) identified “status conferral” as one of the major functions of mass communications. The media enhance and legitimize the status of those to whom they call attention. This formulation, however, understates the reciprocal character of the process. In fact, there are two senses in which persons of s...
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L'univers du rituel n'échappe pas à l'histoire, bien qu'on lui donne souvent pour fonction d'en exorciser les effets. Les célébrations populaires n'ont pas de forme fixe. Elles évoluent en fonction de leurs modes d'accès à leurs audiences, s'adaptent aux formes successives de leur « être-public », à ce qu'il faut bien appeler (en procédant à la réa...

Citations

... In addition, their main resource is Elias's concept of figuration. However, in addition to media sociology, some names from the field of culturalist media studies are mentioned, such as Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz whose work on media events is referred to, and they think it would be worth updating their insights on television to the world of network communication (Dayan & Katz, 1992). 5 It is worth pointing out that what the notion of figuration has meant from the point of view of media sociology is very close to that of imagination, introduced in cultural studies by Charles Taylor, which he links to the question of modernity. ...
... The Olympic Games are not only a sporting event but also a typical media event with profound political implications [1][2][3]. According to Dayan and Katz [2], a media event is a major event that is planned in advance, attracts many people, and is broadcast live by the media (especially on television). ...
... Dayan and Katz maintain that mass media allowed the audience to participate in these events and thus be part of an ongoing negotiation of meaning between the producers of the events, participants, and the media covering them (e.g. Couldry et al. 2010;Dayan and Katz 1992). ...
... By conceptualizing agenda-setting more broadly, Rogers, Dearing, and other researchers of the 1980s and 1990s (notably Lang & Lang, 1983), pioneered a new approach that articulated relationships among the media, public and policy agendas, emphasized the sociological and political nature of agenda-setting, and described phases in the building of different agendas. The broadened perspective brought needed attention to systemic influences, political power, institutional forces, and the recognition that media were one of many societal players in the agenda-setting process. ...
... It is telling that Katz and Liebes are hesitant to elaborate on this fourth type of disruptive event. In their later reflections, Dayan and Katz also avoid clarification on this point, and in the end, the relation between disruptions and transformations has remained unresolved (Katz & Dayan, 2018). ...
... Asimismo, respaldan los valores de la comunidad y el orden social (Jackson, 1971;Cox & Morgan, 1973;Murphy, 1976;Fergurson, 1983;Lull, 1992). El avance en las investigaciones sobre las audiencias acabó reforzando la idea del vínculo personal con la sociedad y sus valores, al encontrar seguridad y tranquilidad (Katz y otros, 1973;Katz & Dayan, 1986). ...
... The study regarding the changes in the media, that considered the death of 20 Portuguese public figures, who died between 1970 and 2014, showed that the position of the personality in the public sphere is a guarantee of a more extensive media treatment (Mota, 2017). The same analysis presented signs of a 'mourning journalism', in the coverage of some of these deaths, concluding that this is a moment of exception, somewhat following the idea of critical suspension mentioned by Dayan and Katz (2005). ...
... As a theoretical concept, Jovencivic builds on and extends epistemologies of memory and media briefly touched on in the previous section (Dayan and Katz, 1994;Rothberg, 2009;Garde-Hansen, 2011;Keightley and Pickering, 2012) and that will be expanded upon in Chapter 2 -Literature Review. For example, it draws on the concept of 'the mnemonic imagination ' (Keightley and Pickering, 2012), which helps us to understand the reconciliation process between youth memories and imaginaries of mega-events as two intimate performances that are constantly related. ...
... He paid attention that pseudo-events are usually pre-scheduled and advertised by media so people believe in their importance on the contrast of spontaneous events. Therefore, other researchers defended prepared events and gave examples of pre-announced events that were essential for the readers [32]. On the other hand, public relations specialists also separate pseudo-events from more effective 'legitimate events' that allow direct communication between the company and the public [33]. ...
... A typical example is the live broadcast of a studio interview (Boorstin, 1961). Later in the 1980s, Dayan and Katz systematically developed the theories of media event (see, e.g., Dayan & Katz, 1985a, 1985b, 1988Dayan, Katz, & Kerns, 1984;Katz, 1980;Katz & Dayan, 1985, 1986Katz, Dayan, & Motyl, 1981;Rothenbuhler, 2010, p. 61). In their seminal book Media Events: The Live Broadcasting of History, they defined media event as a unique genre of spectacularized live broadcasting of historical event, which interrupts the routines of government and mass media, and intensively and extensively attracts the attention of a national audience (Dayan & Katz, 1992). ...