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Poland's Journalists
Professionalism and Politics

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Part of Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521283168

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  • Originally published in 1990, Polish Journalists: Professionalism and Politics is a study of how, in the face of constant political instructions and restrictions, Polish journalists act as independent forces in their society. Based on a survey of Polish journalists and interviews carried out with working journalists and editors before and after the Solidarity era, as well as published and unpublished studies, documents, and discussions, the book examines how individuals who go into journalism come to think of themselves as journalists, create a strong community of fellow professionals, and work publicly and privately to protect their own interests and serve their own goal of being the 'watchdogs and advocates for a better society'. In doing this, the book answers questions of how groups come to be independent critical forces lobbying for their own interests and influencing broader public policy when the ideology denies their existence.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521283168
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Journalists as professionals in theory and reality
    2. The postwar roots of the profession
    3. Living and learning journalism
    4. Professional associations and professional politics
    5. Journalists as political actors
    6. Solidarity and beyond: the critical test of professionals and professionality
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  • Author

    Jane Leftwich Curry

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