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How alternative online journalism is contributing to our democracy  Classic Journalism is facing a crisis Classic journalism is facing a serious problem: The public’s lack of trust in it. It is certainly not a new challenge, but it seems to have become more serious over the past decade. It appears that not only …

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How alternative online journalism is contributing to our democracy  Classic Journalism is facing a crisis Classic journalism is facing a serious problem: The public’s lack of trust in it. It is certainly not a new challenge, but it seems to have become more serious over the past decade. It appears that not only …
The concept of the public sphere based on the theory by German philosopher Jürgen Habermas is a significant idea in democratic theorizing (Haas, 2004). With modern mass media playing a significant role in informing the public as well as influencing the publics opinion, the media seen by some as a type of public sphere, provides …
To make a competent decision, people must have access to reliable and accurate facts. Usually, it is the news media and therefore the journalists that take on offer these in modern democracies. Journalism is reporting the truth, not on a philosophical or scientific basis, but in a functional form. It is …
You might remember standing in your local supermarket thinking “This deal is too good to be true.” and it probably was. If you pay €2,50 for a kilo of meat, there is no way anyone involved gets a fair share, including you.  For Ireland, the agricultural food sector is its most important native …
Due to major technological advancements as well as the increasing connectivity of the world's markets, the ability of the media to reach large amounts of people has increased significantly (Gupta, 2019). However, many consumers are concerned with the lack of diversity caused by the setup of monopolistic media outlets (Gupta, 2019). The control of mass …