publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

East German Journalists and the Wende: A history of the collapse and transformation of socialist journalism in Germany

Guzman, Morgan Morille Schupbach;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
Abstract
This dissertation utilizes archival sources and interviews to examine the transformation of the journalism profession in East Germany from the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) through the unification of the two German states. During this period of dramatic political and social upheaval, East German journalists navigated the divide between socialist journalism of the GDR and democratic journalism of the Federal Republic. By embedding the history of this professional transformation within a broader narrative of the history of the collapse of communism in Germany and Eastern Europe, this dissertation identifies how the actions of journalists were la...
Subjects
free text keywords: History, European history, Journalism, Communism, East Germany, German Democratic Republic, Socialism, Wende
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