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Local And European Identity In The Regional Press

Xenia Negrea
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Xenia Negrea: University of Craiova, Romania

Social Sciences and Education Research Review, 2016, vol. 3, issue 2, 89-102

Abstract: The study assesses the way the mission of Europeanization is assumed by the press. From this perspective, it is shown that the media has an educational role, even one of emancipation, transgressing the absolute expectation of informing. The study proposes a re-interpretation of the social involvement of journalism, recognizing a pertinent role in setting up the civic and mentality values at local and regional levels. The speech of the online written press was monitored with precise reference to the most important publications in two regions: Oltenia (Romania) and Valencia (Spain). We understood the journalistic texts as interpretation actions that generate meaning for a community. The thematic fields circumscribing the key terminology were analyzed, texts were evaluated in terms of perspective and of socio-emotional proximity graphics and we have demonstrated the need of subsuming of so-called 'European journalism' with the more complex 'social journalism'.

Keywords: journalistic roles; proximity; social journalism; European Union; identity. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O47 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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