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Journalism under pressure

Journalism under pressure


The Lost Centre of the Cultural Debate

The intellectual reflections emanating from the daily press' cultural pages are becoming increasingly homeless. Mechanisms that quantitatively benefit the democratic debate could, at the same time, be eroding its quality.

How the Public Became Modern

Modern society is based on the idea of an enlightened public. Such must accommodate both pluralism and consensus on the rules of conversation. How it should be arranged is a question that philosophers from Locke to Habermas have long debated.

Ethical Journalism Without Ethical Journalists

Once it was almost inconceivable that a person without solid political or cultural credentials could become the editor of a major newspaper. Today, it is equally unlikely that a person without a management background, or who is incapable of making harsh economic decisions, will get this ultimate editorial responsibility.