The Press: Who Owns Journalism?

Who Owns Journalism? The words were those of a subeditor at the Paris daily Le Figaro, but the concept behind them is shaking all of European journalism: "Should a man who happens to have enough money to own a newspaper be allowed to dictate what it says?" Management's answer may be yes, but more and more editors, writers and reporters are saying no. They insist that they have an intellectual and moral investment in their publications, and should therefore have a voice in how they are run.

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