Thierry Chervel

(b.1957) is currently living in Berlin, Germany. Previously he was editor at the German newspaper taz and cultural correspondent in Paris for Süddeutsche Zeitung. Co-founder and editor of


Europe loses ground

Cultural media from the perspective of the Internet Speech held at the 17th European Meeting of Cultural journalsThe Republic of Letters? Cultural journals in a European public space Tallinn, Estonia 14-17 May 2004

The Europeans have invented the internet, but the Americans have come up with all business ideas for it. Moreover, American newspapers have proved much more generous when it comes to giving free access to their articles and publications. If Europe wants to create a public sphere, then European newspapers must finally wake up to the chances that the Internet provides.

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