chapter  2
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American Public Journalism Versus Other International Media Models


The power of journalism to mobilize societies towards action has been recognized for many centuries. It is refl ected by Napoléon Bonaparte’s famous words, uttered in 1810: ‘A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.’