“I can't imagine a radically reformed political economy that isn't built on a radically reformed public sphere.” An interview with Dan Hind

  • Sašo Slaček Brlek Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
  • Dan Hind
Keywords: Media reform, Public Commissioning, Journalism Subsidies, Public sphere, Journalism.


Interview with Dan Hind, advocate for media reform. We discuss the need to democratise journalism, his proposal to achieve this goal by giving the public direct control over the allocation of public subsidies in the form of public commissioning, possible objections and hurdles in the way of implementing it and his views on the pilot project of public commissioning by the Croatian Ministry of Culture.

Author Biography

Sašo Slaček Brlek, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Researcher at the Social Communications Research Centre at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. His main research interests include theories of public opinion and the public sphere, and the critical political economy of communication with a particular focus on researching newswork and newsworkers from the labour process perspective.

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