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Midia and economy: limits, facts and versions: the privatization process of FHC's government (1995-2002)

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Ailton Alex Contin
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem
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Examining board members:
Maria das Graças Conde Caldas; Ana Lucia Gonçalves da Silva; Rosemary Bars Mendez
Advisor: Maria das Graças Conde Caldas

The economy is part of everyone's life and occupies an important place in the media. In Brazil, the Economic Journalism strengthened during the military dictatorship, between 1964 and 1985, when the Political Journalism suffered sharp rebuke of the regime and economic development created news consumers about the economy. With the democratization of the country after 1985, the editorial of Economics remained highlighted by diversifying their coverage for business, investment, market and service. This dissertation aims to examine the media coverage of the state-owned enterprises privatization process during the two governments of former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso between 1995 and 2002. The research, qualitative, uses so complementary quantitative data. Analyzes which were and how they were narrated the facts about the privatization of Telebras in four Brazilian weekly magazines with wide circulation (Veja, IstoÉ, Carta Capital and Época), considering the facts, approaches, versions, given the importance of the media in shaping the social imaginary. The work is part of the Cultural Studies of Stuart Hall (2004). It is a multiple case study considering the theoretical framework of Wolton (2004, 2006) and the boundaries between arguments and the word manipulation (Breton, 1995). Used as analytical categories the Abramo manipulation standards (2003) and the tricks of manipulation of the press Biondi (In: Abramo: 2003). Still uses Chomsky and Herman (2002). The results confirm the hypothesis that there was manipulation of information regarding the case of privatization of Telebras. The four selected journals reported predominantly fragments and versions of events, consistent with the editorial line of each publication presenting speeches in favor of privatization (in cases of Veja, IstoÉ and Época) or against the sale of state-owned phone (Carta Capital). By failing to submit the controversies of the process, with pros and arguments against privatization, present in society at that time, newspaper accounts of journals analyzed did not contribute to the formation of critical and independent readers (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/04269-4 - MIDIA AND ECONOMY: facts, limits and versions. The privatization process at FHC's government (1995-2002).
Grantee:Ailton Alex Contin
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master