Cuando el 'cuarto poder' se constituye en cuarto poder: Propuestas Articles uri icon

authors

  • GALAN GAMERO, FRANCISCO JAVIER

publication date

  • January 2014

start page

  • 152

end page

  • 187

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 17

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0122-8285

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 2027-534X

abstract

  • One of the factors influencing the current crisis affecting journalism as an industry and as a profession is the movement away from a defense of social interests. The fourth power has ceased to exercise its role as a defender of social interests, a mission entrusted to it for centuries by society, and has become a system where obtaining benefits takes precedence over a commitment to public welfare. The authors propose several initiatives to be taken into consideration, especially in the case of professionals, to convert journalism, once again, into a social service. Tis is what society wants and needs.