Tiit Hennoste

is a research fellow, media analyst and media consultant at the University of Tartu.


From spring to autumn

The Estonian media post-independence

The Estonian media today has disappointed hopes that it would be a model of its kind in the post-Soviet space, writes Tiit Hennoste. While the traditional notion of journalists as “teachers of the people” survived the Soviet era, the pressures of independence proved insuperable. Estonia’s size means personal sympathies override political views, while a tiny market makes advertising sales paramount.

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