“Me in politics. No, thanks. When I was young I was passionate about politics, then I thought that being a journalist was better”. Thus the director of Tg La7, Enrico Mentana, an exclusive guest in the studios of ‘Adnkronos Live’, talks, among other things, about what he intends to do as soon as he stops TV. “When I stop doing my job to retire, I will find some collaboration. But we must think about the renewal of the category, because the age of well-known journalists is quite high. We must make room for young people”, he explains. The director of the news of La7 speaks in the round of information: “I come from the generation that read the newspapers. Today young people do not want to wait and pay to read the news of the night before. The parameters have changed”, he explains. And on the current media scenario, he observes: “All media are becoming the same thing, but an agency reporter has an advantage, because he has been doing what he now needs for a long time: real time and short texts. Agencies therefore have a great heritage “. Among the topics, also information at the time of Covid. “In Italy there has always been a passion for health information, but with Covid we have had to deal with a new, practically unknown enemy and there has been a proliferation of great experts – emphasizes the journalist – Now, however you want to go back to normal, there is an overdose crisis from Covid “. As regards online information,” the logic of clicking and being seen prevails in the sites – Mentana goes out – The broader, more corrective news prevails , more alluring. But there are also strong stories “. In the interview, there is also room for a revelation from the director about his career. “They proposed me twice to direct the Gazzetta dello Sport, but I said no – reveals Mentana – I would never do it, it is the place where I did my first job, the proofreader, I would never go to desecrate it and not I don’t even think I can, my life is another “. “I want to do the work I am passionate about. I have always considered doing the work I do with passion because I try to be ‘passionate in my dispassionate’, in the sense that if Fratoianni or Meloni wins, Letta or Salvini is absolutely identical to me. , I think I can keep the same critical distance. In football no, in football I am a real fan “, concludes Mentana. (by Ilaria Floris)
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