Family and media: a research on newswothiness of family issues

TitleFamily and media: a research on newswothiness of family issues
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMacaluso L
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published06/2013
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordschildren, couples, family, fathers, parents, wives, young people

The family has always been considered as the basic expression of man’s social nature. Although in the course of time the concept of traditional nuclear family has changed, it still represents, especially to the young, the primary source of influence for the formation of their personality. The current research focuses on the introduction of news about family and family life in the most important newspapers. Some elements of the project supported by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers about the perceived consensus in the media and the item content analysis have been reported in order to identify the most common features that “describe” family issues. It has come to light that the concept of family in the relation between individual and social value, is not a very debated topic on newspapers, except if it concerns murders or family slaughters.. This result can also be proved by the insufficient number of headlines appeared on the front page of the most important national newspapers having the following objective “Supporting family, giving young people a future”.