By Albert Camus
Entre le 21 août 1944 et le three juin 1947, Albert Camus est rédacteur en chef et éditorialiste à strive against.
Ses one hundred sixty five articles – signés, authentifiés, ou légitimement attribuables – nous transmettent le témoignage lucide d’un journaliste conscient de ses responsabilités dans une époque où, au sortir de l’Occupation, il faut à l. a. fois réorganiser los angeles vie quotidienne et dessiner l’avenir de los angeles France et de l’Europe. Sur de multiples sujets – los angeles politique intérieure ; l’épuration ; los angeles politique étrangère ; les droits, les devoirs et le rôle d’une nouvelle presse ; l. a. politique coloniale, et, en particulier, l. a. nécessité de doter l’Algérie d’un nouveau statut –, Camus informe et réagit.
On entend dans ces textes l. a. voix passionnée d’un écrivain dans l’histoire, épris de justice, de liberté et de vérité ; mais aussi obstinément soucieux d’introduire los angeles morale en politique et d’exiger le appreciate de l. a. dignité humaine.
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"In his ebook, Benjamin Skinner's robust indictment of latest slavery needs to arouse outrage for perpetrators and compassion for his or her sufferers. "
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b]From a massive new Greek author, by no means earlier than translated--a wide-ranging, muck-raking, fantastically written novel in regards to the unsolved homicide of an American journalist in Greece within the forties[/b]
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Flash ahead to fashionable day Greece, the place a tender, disaffected highschool pupil is given an task for a faculty undertaking: locate the truth.
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Anders bei den New Journalists: Wenn sie unbekannt waren, dann musste sich ihre Prasenz in der Story inhaltlich rechtfertigen. Vnd wenn sie prominent waren, dann wurden ihre Reportagen ohnehin so gelesen, dass sie eine Rolle darin spielten. Bei einer Reportage von Tom Wolfe wird selbst ein nicht naher bezeichneter Erzahler mit dem prominenten Autor gleichgesetzt. Mark Kramer fUhrt technische Argumente dafiir an, einen Erzahler in die Geschichte einzufUhren, diesen so we it vorzustellen bzw. " (Kramer zit.
It is impossible to present in words "the truth" or "the whole story". The minute a writer offers nine hundred ninety-nine out of thousand facts, the worm of bias has begun to wriggle. The vision of each witness is particular. Tolstoy pointed out that immediately after a battle there are as many remembered versions of it as there have been participants. (Hersey 1980: 2) Diesen Anspruch, mit allen professionellen Voraussetzungen und nach bestem Bemuhen seine Version zu erzahlen, erhebt der New Journalism.
Wolfe & Co. sowie die investigativen Journalisten propagierten die Bedeutung der umfassenden Recherche und der groBen Story. Ihr Erfolg bei den Lesern blieb auch in den Redaktionen nicht ohne Folgen. Die Position der Reporter verbesserte sich gegenfiber Leitartiklern und Kommentatoren. Eine allgemeine Re-Ideologisierung, der gesellschaftliche Wandel und der Generationenwechsel wirkten auch im Journalismus als dynamisierende Kontexte. Die Reporter forderten und erhielten ein groBeres MaB an innerer und auBerer Pressefreiheit.
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