Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Factors de progrés i de retard en l'evolució del periodisme : el cas d'Espanya en un context d'història comparada

Jaume Guillamet


The author underscores the fact that an integral vision of the history of journalism requires the help of comparative history to resolve the problems of interpretation related to the evolution of journalism and the specific factors effecting its progress or delay in each country. Without this help, it would be difficult to offer a clear and reasoned explanation of the marked differences among diverse national traditions around the world, and within Europe. The author proposes some concepts from comparative history as the factors of progress and delay common to different traditions. The article ends with a comparison of France and Spain.

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