Abstract.Media are not  concerned only with transmiting information to large audiences, but dramatizing the event, his performance (in terms of “performance”, staging). Ritual is an event best observed in to a media event, when all media coverage turns into a ritual. Tragedy of Smolensk and the funeral of the President of Poland is clearly the media event of the first half of 2010. pp. 245–254


Keywords: media events, the change of journalistic tone, ritual, favouring narrativity, ceremony, breaking the boundary between public and private

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