The paper analyses health and public health representation within RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) programmes in the shift from neo-television to post-television. To this purpose, it presents the result of a qualitative media content analysis on three different RAI programmes, attributable to different television genres and aired in the two periods considered.The analysis shows that in the shift from neo-television to post-television a recurrent genre arose which we call healthentainment: evolving from health representation to health storytelling, this genre integrates varied expert knowledge with new topics and new means of public involvement; flexible regarding information content, it is however firmly science-based.

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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
VIEW Journal

Leonzi, Silvia, Ciofalo, Giovanni, Ugolini, Lorenzo, & Ciammella, Fabio. (2020). From Family Doctor to Healthentainment: Health Topics in the Italian Public Service from Neo-Television to Post-television. VIEW Journal, 9(18), 141–154. doi:10.18146/view.219