Paolo Mancini is Professor at Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Università di Perugia. His major publications include “Politics, Media and Modern Democracy” with David Swanson (New York, Praeger, 1996), “Sociologie della comunicazione (with Alberto Abruzzese) (Laterza, 2008); “Elogio della lottizzazione” (Laterza, 2009). In 2004 with Dan Hallin Mancini published “Comparing Media Systems. Three Models of Media and Politics” (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press). This book won the 2005 Goldsmith Book Award from Harvard University, the 2005 Diamond Anniversary Book Award of the National Communication Association and the 2006 outstanding Book Award of the International Communication Association. Mancini’s last book in English is “Between Commodification and Life Style Politics. Does Silvio Berlusconi provide a New Model of Politics for the Twenty-First Century?” (Oxford, The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, 2011).