The Fourth State Power - Case Study: Pamfil Seicaru

AuthorFanel Teodorascu
PositionDanubius University of Galati, Romania
The Fourth St
Danubius University
The first years of th
Romanian society. The politic
be a newspaper editor meant to
important political parties wer
cabinets. Thus the journalist t
seriously. Pamfil Şeicaru is o
fierceful institution, the fourth
Keywords: journalism;
The interwar period brought i
provoked deep transformation
citizens’ spirits. The Romanian
electoral reform providing the
The system of political parties
dissolution of the conservativ
emergence and the active role
within the Romanian state of
historical provinces
with the m
the appearance and the affirm
some extremist organizations i
During this
period, the role p
significant changes as well. T
became soon aware of the new
stage was successful, one of t
time had one purpose, namel
discontent”. (Şeicaru, 1924, p.
As Pamfil Şeicaru outlined in
A.A. Bardescu and N. Geor
Interdisciplinary Dimensions of Com
State Power
Case Study: Pamfil Şeic
Fanel Teodorascu
ity of Galati, Romania, teodorascu.fanel @ univ
the interwar period b rought a major change within the role th
iticians could not ignore the journalists’ opinions any longer.
t to defend
the interests of the poor and of the defendless peop
ere forced to allow the press representatives in the Parliame
t turned into a p rototypical dict
ator, and the whole press too
s one of those journalists who had the great merit of having
rth state power, alongside with the executive, judicial and
; press history; rhetorics
t important changes in Romanians’ lives. The
ons not only in the economic, socio
political l
ian political life was profoundly marked by the
he necessary conditions for the appearance of ne
ies underwent through a significant evolution ch
tive parties, t
he consolidation of the National
ole of new parties in the Romanian political l
of those parties which led the fight for the
e mother
country, the emergence of the Nation
irmation of the parties of national minorities,
s in the political life. (Scurtu, 2010, pp. 106
e played by the journalists within the comm
. The greater the prestige of the printed word
the readers’ political convictions increased
new reality and their endeavor of gaining a pla
f the reasons being the voters’ belief that the
ely to cultivate “the gullibility of th
e masses
p. 1)
in an article dedicated to the journalist
eorgescu, the first years of the interwar p
Communication Science
that the press played in the
er. For many Romanians, to
ople. The heads of the most
ment and in the ministerial
took its “fourth power” ro le
ing turned the press into a
gislative powers.
The First World War
l life, but also in the
universal vote, the
f new political actors.
characterized by: the
al Liberal Party, the
l life, the integration
he unification of the
ional Peasants’ Party,
es, the imposition of
munity life suffered
rd was, the more the
sed. The journal
place on the political
the politicians at that
ses overwhelmed by
ties Const. Gongopol,
period brought the

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