Amra Saric
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SARIC: Journalism in the Black Chronicle

Over winter break, I read an article about two Bosnian leftist newspapers, “Slobodna Bosna” and “Dani.” Slobodna Bosna was becoming an exclusively online publication; Dani had long ago abandoned its original political project. The author criticized the state of journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina: content is mostly controlled by party affiliates, newspapers publish what they get paid to, not what they morally feel obliged to, and sensationalism is the main generator of headlines, as bombastic as they are unfounded.