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The work of journalists and their contradictions: an ontological of crisis

Rafael Bellan Rodrigues de Souza


This article investigates tendencies that currently guide the practice of journalism, for the sake of understanding mutations in the realm of journalistic work. By exploring the news production sphere, it becomes possible to map contradictions within journalism, emphasizing the way singular, particular, and universal dimensions interact in the objective framework of the crisis affecting the field. Such as many other professions, historically altered and often extinguished by new productive forces, journalism became a fragmented and unstable practice. The neo-liberal entrepreneurship affects both the journalists’ subjectivity and professional projects as the role of news information in contemporary hegemonic sociability.


Theory of Journalism, crisis, work

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v11i3p129-149

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