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KMT 2015 nr 1

Katarzyna Brzoza

The Election of the Successor of the Pope Benedict XVI in „Rzeczpospolita” and „Gazeta Wyborcza”

Cite: Katarzyna Brzoza, Wybór następcy papieża Benedykta XVI na łamach „Rzeczpospolitej” i „Gazety Wyborczej”, "Kultura - Media - Teologia", 2015( 20) nr 1, s. 57-78.

The journalists make the selection of information every day; presenting only the content, which, in their opinion, is essential to the reader. J. Galtung i M. Holmboe-Ruge have described the criteria which have impact on the spread of the specific information in the media. In this paper it is suggested that the conclave meets all the requirements of a media event. The analysis is based on sample issues of "Rzeczpospolita" and "Gazeta Wyborcza", important Polish daily newspapers. The most important questions asked are what role these newspapers have played during the conclave in 2013,what image of the Church and of the new pope they have popularizedin the examined period?

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