All of them are very different, but they share characteristics that move them away from the conventional media in terms of ownership, the focus of the topics they deal with, the participation of readers, advertising criteria and economic dependencies. In the case of FET a Sant Feliu, the fact of being a consumer cooperative makes one of the most important features that partners-readers, who provide the same social capital, are the true and only owners of the media.
Recovering ownership of the media, in the end, is also to avoid commercial and docile journalism with the advertisers and institutions that support practically all current media. It is not relying on advertising and bank lending. It is to put people – and not the capital. – back in the center, It is, after all, to recover journalism.
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