Cultural Journalism and Art Criticism in Portugal

On the threshold of the twenty-first century, several periodicals have closed in Portugal. The space given to culture in the written press is renounced. Art and art criticism have less visibility. The explosion of the Internet, as a tool of production and consumption of media, poses new challenges to a press that fights against one of the lowest reading rates in Europe. In 2018, the light was rekindled with a return to trends of the past; however, this does not include the spread of artistic production. The space given to culture in the written press has depleted and art and critics have become less visible. Culture gains a secondary plan, neglecting the journalistic tendencies of the 1980s and 1990s (and even before with nineteenth-century literacy efforts), which promoted mass education (not the other way around, as we have seen in the media). The concern stems from the dynamization of online subscriptions, thus reducing costs. The year 2005 had the worst record in the last fifteen years with the loss of twenty-six thousand readers, mainly affecting the general paper newspapers. In 2017, trends tend to rethink these bad policies. Where does cultural journalism remain? Who is dedicated today to criticism in the written press?

Keyword Set Cultural Journalism, Critic

Event Title 13th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Date 25 of July of 2018
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