|Title of host publication||The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 2016|
This entry defines the concept of collective memory and discusses its main characteristics as a social and cultural phenomenon. Next, it focuses on the study of a salient realm of collective recollecting—media memory; that is, the exploration of collective pasts that are narrated by the media, through the media, and about the media. Finally, the entry looks at key research trajectories shaping media memory studies and the current challenges facing this realm of scholarship.