This collective effort of Central and Eastern European (CEE) scholars investigates and compares journalism cultures in a selection of CEE countries. Simultaneously with dramatic societal and political changes, CEE journalisms undergo a techlogical revolution and the global repercussions of the ecomic crisis. According to the authors of this volume, the national cultural factors and traditions play an important role in professionalization and democratization of journalism cultures. The book critically examines some of the identified developments, such as shifting roles and functions of the media and journalists or interpretations of occupational self-regulation as genuine phemena of CEE journalisms rather than deviations from the Western professional ideology of journalism.
Michal Glowacki is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw (Poland). Epp Lauk is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Jyvaskyla (Finland). Aukse Balcytiene is a Professor of Journalism at Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania).