Past, future and change.
Contemporary analysis of evolving media scapes.

Title chapter: A Conceptual Guide to the Analysis of Central and East European Transformations
Author: Aukse Balcytiene
Keywords: Journalism culture, media professionalization, democratization, Central and Eastern Europe.
Abstract: The debate here, specifically, follows the approach which could be explained as an attempt to understand social cultures in CEE as 'the process of doing things' It, therefore, touches upon the behaviors, habits and traditions as well as other cultural particularities of the region discussed. It also aims at uncovering all thinkable causes and specific social conditions working against the anticipated visions of media professionalization, public empowerment and subsequent democratization in the CEE.
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