ITALY. Risks and Opportunities Related to Media and Journalism Studies (2000–2020). Case Study on the National Research and Monitoring Capabilities.
In this report we assess the state of the matter of the governance and the role of media in the case of Italian democracy based on deliberative communication. We explain how legal and ethical regulation, journalistic production, media usage patterns and media literacy influence and determine the development of democracy. Finally, employing the field theory of Bourdieu, we describe the Italian media ecosystem in terms of risks and opportunities for deliberative communication, and, more broadly, deliberative democracy.