Title

BRICS and Mediated Narratives: The Proximity Between Brazilian News and Telenovelas

Status

Faculty

School

School of Liberal Arts

Department

Communication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Brazilian Journalism Review

Description/Abstract

By analyzing the telenovela Caminho das Indias, broadcasted in 2009 and then again in 2015, this article discusses the concept of BRICS, more specifically of Brazil and India, and the question of soft power as a possibility of communicative and cultural influence which could contribute, through the diversity that is a staple of the block, to propose a counterpoint to the contemporary monoculture of worldviews. The argument used here is that audiovisual transnational narratives such as films (India) and television (Brazil) establish an important bridge between journalism and fiction. This is because they exercise, to some extent, an 'agenda-setting' role, in other words they are transformed newsworthy media, presenting the public with events and reflections on current issues. This paper discusses the relationship between the mediation between information-entertainment specifically in Brazilian telenovelas, analyzing the representation of the two countries through Brazilian author Gloria Perez’s work.

Keywords

Journalism, Brazil, India, Soap opera, Agenda-setting

Volume

12

Issue

1

First Page

82

Last Page

101

Scholarly

yes

DOI

10.25200/BJR.v12n1.2016.926

Disciplines

Communication

Original Citation

Joyce, S. N. & Martinez, M. “BRICS and mediated narratives: The proximity between Brazilian news and telenovelas.” Brazilian Journalism Review, 12(1), pp. 82-101. https://bjr.sbpjor.org.br/bjr/article/view/926/763