Política mediatizada
: a relação entre política e jornalismo a partir da perspetiva dos jornalistas da RTP

  • Pedro Choi Santos Silva Martins (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The mediatization of politics has transformed modern political communication. To this end, media deregulation in the late 1980s contributed significantly to the way in which television began to play a co-producing role in communicating the political message, directly influencing it.The result has been the development of a very ambivalent professional relationship between journalists and politicians, which can generate complicity when the goals of both parties are well aligned, and confrontation when the same does not happen. This leads to a power relationship between journalism and politics with a direct influence on the content of the news that is released to the public.The main purpose of this investigation is to characterize this relationship within the Portuguese political and journalistic landscape by conducting individual interviews with political journalists from RTP and their subsequent thematic correspondence with the theories introduced by several renowned authors in the field of political communication. The correlation between the reality described by the interviewees and the phenomena presented by the academy allows us to understand the reality under study.The results validated the research questions, since it was possible to relate the journalistic testimonies to the theoretical framework, illustrating the phenomenon under study in the Portuguese political-media context. It was found that this interaction, although interdependent, is increasingly being held hostage by political pretensions, taking into account the pressure mechanisms found by the political class to combat the media role in communicating its message and, thus, influencing news production .
Date of Award18 Dec 2020
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorRita Figueiras (Supervisor)


  • Media interventionism
  • News production
  • Political media coverage
  • Professional relationship
  • Television


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Comunicação

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