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“Tous journalistes!” Les professionnels de l´information face à un mythe des nouvelles technologies
“We are all Journalists!” Professionals from the World of Information Facing a Myth of New Technologies

Author(s): Michel Mathien
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Združenie MASS MEDIA SCIENCE
Keywords: common property; blogs; participative democracy; public sphere; Professional ethics; social func-tions; general interest; freedom of speech; mediation; myths; public opinion; social responsibility; information society; web

Summary/Abstract: Statements that “everything is information” and “everything is communication” resulting from ide-ology of transparency and unlimited freedom of speech that originated from digital convergence of electronic device sled to the myth that “everybody is a journalist“. This myth supported a lot of illusions about behaviour of social, political and economic doers as well as about every man as a participant of participative informa-tion. Can be everybody regarded to be a journalist in “information society”? It is obvious that, with a view to social functions that journalists secure by means of historic media, a complex of blogs cannot create public sphere. Within a context of technological mutations, new or indirect use by authors or users, there are not missing any motives for journalists to change their position of “professionals” in a democratic social systems. Future of journalism that fully participates in social discussions will not be able to remain limited by one restricted field of “social partnerships”.

  • Issue Year: 53/2010
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 3-14
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: French