The age of precariousness and dailiness. Mircea Vulcănescu on press and journalists Cover Image
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Sub zodia efemerului şi a cotidianului. Mircea Vulcănescu despre presă şi ziarişti
The age of precariousness and dailiness. Mircea Vulcănescu on press and journalists

Author(s): Romina Surugiu
Subject(s): Media studies
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Journalism theory; history of press; profession; Romania

Summary/Abstract: The paper briefly presents the activity as a journalist of the Romanian philosopher, sociologist and economist Mircea Vulcănescu and his opinions on press and journalism expressed in a public conference: “The professional training of journalist”. We explore the personal, the political and the professional context of the conference, which was held in front of students, in 1940. We also outline the main ideas and concepts related to the production of the newspapers. The conference is very important for the history of Romanian press, as it represents one of the first theoretical attempts to explain the role of media and journalism in the modern Romanian society. Vulcănescu argues the necessity of a professional training for journalists in order to achieve a better understanding of politics, economy, social life and culture for the audience. The speaker also emphasises the need for a social responsibility of journalists.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2012
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 230-236
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Romanian