«Journalism has many flaws». Ferruccio De Bortoli, one of the protagonists of this profession in recent decades, and former director of two of the most important Italian newspapers, takes us on a journey back through his career to explain what does not work in journalism and what one has to hold on. Despite technological advances, the new role of the user-reader, and global communication, what journalism should never put to the side is the person: the journalist must remain at the heart and must continue to distinguish what to tell and how to tell, to feed curiosity and to put doubts before certainties: «There is a global competition, there is no other industry in the world in which there is such a fierce competition between producers and consumers, as between journalists and readers».
Ferruccio De Bortoli was the Director of Corriere della Sera and Il Sole 24 Ore. Previously he was Vice President of the Italian Publishers Association (A.I.E) and member of the Board of Directors of Adelphi, Skira and Marsilio. From 2003 to 2005 he was CEO of RCS Libri. Today he is Chairman of Longanesi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vidas and columnist for the Corriere del Ticino.