Democracy in the Newsroom: The Evolution of Journalism and the News Media

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This article discusses the development of journalism and the news media, as well as their roles in governance, policy, and politics. It demonstrates how an ideal-type media system producing journalism that helps improve the opportunity for effective journalism might look. It then assesses the changing structures, functions, and norms of news media and journalism in Mexico across three different political periods. The article also distinguishes between the subfields of journalism and presents a model on how the most politically powerful media in the country have helped form the possibilities for democratic deepening. Suggestions for encouraging pro-public journalism in Mexico are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199940516, 9780195377385
StatePublished - May 1 2012


  • Democratic deepening
  • Effective journalism
  • Journalism
  • News media
  • Politically powerful media
  • Pro-public journalism
  • Subfields of journalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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