O Jornal do Brasil was the best:
journalism, memories and nostalgia
This article analyzes testimonies about Jornal do Brasil and its cultural supplement, “Caderno B”, produced and reproduced in different circumstances, over the last decades. For this, we mobilize the concept of nostalgia, which is a specific type of memory, characterized by a certain manner of appropriating the past. This nostalgic memory of media professionals who remember tell us of the present, of the current context of remembrance, and of the current moment in Brazilian journalism. It also tells us about the place that JB occupied as an institution in press history, as a movement of appreciation and idealization of the past - which sustains a mythical aurea as well as the importance of the newspaper for the many professionals who worked for it. The analysis points out that what is valued from the past is a specific way of doing journalism, anchored in a series of precepts and values that are currently under scrutiny.