Poland's Journalists: Professionalism and Politics

Poland's Journalists: Professionalism and Politics

by Jane Leftwich Curry
     
 

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Poland's Journalists: Professionalism and Politics examines the position of journalists and journalism in Poland from the beginning of the country's trauma and revolts in 1948 until the disappointments of Solidarity and its repression by martial law in the 1980s. The author explores journalists' responses--both professionally and politically--to their country's

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Poland's Journalists: Professionalism and Politics examines the position of journalists and journalism in Poland from the beginning of the country's trauma and revolts in 1948 until the disappointments of Solidarity and its repression by martial law in the 1980s. The author explores journalists' responses--both professionally and politically--to their country's crises, and convincingly argues that they shared common interests and values; that they developed formal and informal organizations and that their self-identification as a professional group is comparable with their journalistic counterparts in the West. This book draws on a variety of published sources, on some 249 interviews with journalists and on surveys. It provides a unique case study of Polish journalists and is a major contribution to the sociological study of professionalism under communism.

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"Not only is it superbly researched and intelligently argued, but this work inspires the sociological imagination." Contemporary Sociology

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ISBN-13:
9780521283168
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Series:
Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies Series, #66
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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