Letters to the editor were once a mainstay of Western newspaper content. With the modern development of the role of journalists as professional providers of public information and argumentation, letters have been relegated to a lesser role. This trend has restricted access to mediated public debate. From the beginning of the eighteenth century, early newspapers in Europe were seen as an extension of the public forum that had developed mainly with the proliferation of coffeehouses. Publications... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2021. 2p.