CAN CIVIC SOCIETY CHANGE JOURNALISM? The experience of civic advocacy journalism in Latin America
Journalism. The periodical press, etc.
Language and Literature
DOAJ:Media and communication
Communication. Mass media
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AbstractFollowing recent studies on &ldquo;field theory&rdquo; and &ldquo;new institutionalism&rdquo;<br />in journalism studies (Benson 2004, 2006), the starting premise of<br />this article is that the press maintains linkages with three external<br />fields: states, markets and civic society. Linkages are shaped by<br />structural relations as well as by newsmaking practices. Structural<br />factors such as ownership, financing, and legislation determine<br />the connections of news organizations with states, business, and<br />civic actors. The processes of news production and consumption<br />involving newsrooms, sources, and audiences also affect the<br />intensity of the relations between the press and external fields.<br /><br />