International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Event: From the Media Event to the Sporting Event
Gustavo Roese Sanfelice

The objective of this text is to develop the notion of the event, tracing the differences between fact and event, passing from the general concepts to arrive at the media event and the sporting event. We conduct a review of the theoretical concepts involved, sourced from books and articles by authors who have studied the subject. We conclude that the media do not simply and transparently recount events that are by their very nature newsworthy. Rather, “The News” is the final product of a complex process that starts with the systematic selection and choice of events and topics in accordance with a collection of categories that are socially constructed in many different social fields.

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