The Journalism we Deserve. Reflections on Historical and Generational Context.
Authors: Majin, G.
Publisher: Published by the Authority of the House of Lords
Place of Publication: LondonAbstract:
There is no single, unchanging thing called journalism. Journalism is constantly evolving to reflect the values of the society whose needs it serves. Journalism is constantly in the making. Therefore when we speak of journalism we speak, ambiguously, of one of many possible journalisms. 21st century journalism is the product of a process of struggle between two forms of journalism; one created during the 19th century, the other created during the second half of the 20th century. To understand the new, we must first understand the old. Hence this submission is an attempt to place today’s journalism, and its discontents, in its historical context and help us see where we are on the historical roadmap.