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Journalism, an evolving collective

by Nathalie Dollé

If obtaining the status of journalist has been a long struggle, this profession has finally won its legitimacy, and even a highly respected position. Was the team, which quickly became the editorial staff, a community from the beginning or only a group of individuals ?

As a various and fluctuating profession, journalism has continued to change throughout its history. Today, new mutations have arisen; as the heart of these media enterprises changes into bi-media newsrooms, what happens with the individual and the collective?

Nathalie Dollé presents, at the end of her book, her personal hypothesis: the collective of journalists is not fading, it is restructuring and adjusting itself and may be strengthened if it can take into account its fundamental ethical and professional rules.

Published on 9 November 2011
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