Media and/or Democracy : Is there a (any) Choice? Cover Image

Mediji i/ili demokratija: ima(mo) li izbora?
Media and/or Democracy : Is there a (any) Choice?

Author(s): Lejla Turčilo
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Univerzitet u Sarajevu
Keywords: Fourth estate; seventh power; agenda setting of media; newsworthy; media spectacle; infonautics

Summary/Abstract: Contemporary media are becoming, to an increasing extent, democracy reduction instruments (instead of being instruments of democracy), thus causing radical changes in the interpretation of media as a fourth estate or the seventh power. Media agenda is progressively devised in accordance to interests and demands of political and economic elites, which reduces quantity and quality of information which the public uses for orientation in the realm of reality and world where public lives. In this article the author analyzes political consequences of such media situation and explains the concept of “infonautics”, as one of the mechanisms for the media control and protection by the public/ audience.

  • Issue Year: LII/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 157-168
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bosnian