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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 65–84.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Garry Whannel This paper examines the transformation of news as a cultural commodity and a social process by the expansion in the range, volume, and circulation speed of media production. It introduces the concept of vortextuality and illustrates the vortextual effect with reference to the coverage...
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Cultural Politics (1 March 2010) 6 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 March 2010
... industries. When all of these converge around a single and highly prominent news event then, momentarily, the celebrity narrative can become the absolute center – the vortex – of media attention. In his article in this volume Garry Whannel provides a development of his concept of “vortextuality,” analyzing...