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Economic Perspectives on Romanian Communist Press Case study: 1965


  • Emilia ŞERCAN

    () (University of Bucharest)


The main role of the communist press, that of „the party’s spokesperson”, according to Lenin’s definition, was supplemented in the Socialist Republic of Romania by another role, whose importance grew significantly in time, namely that of the party’s financier. A big part of the Romanian Communist Party’s budget consisted of the income brought in by the central and local press. In 1965, the Romanian Communist Party’s budget, in value of 887.400.000 lei, was supplemented with 20 de million lei, money generated exclusively by the increase in the daily newspapers’ selling price.

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  • Emilia ŞERCAN, 2011. "Economic Perspectives on Romanian Communist Press Case study: 1965," Revista Romana de Jurnalism si Comunicare - Romanian Journal of Journalism and Communication, University of Bucharest, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies – Universitatea din Bucuresti, Facultatea de Jurnalism si Stiintele Comunicarii, issue 2, pages 20-26.
  • Handle: RePEc:foj:journl:y:2011:i:2:p:20-26

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    Communist press; economic control; journalism;

    JEL classification:

    • L5 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy
    • M38 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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