In democracies, it is crucial that citizens are well-informed, as only those equipped with information about political developments can participate in the democratic process. In the political context, communication systems that ought to keep citizens informed act in the public interest, while conversely being organized as private enterprises the basic motives of which are to generate profit and serve private economic interest. The process of media economisation leads to the monopolization of the media market as well as the depoliticization of reporting, both of which are worrisome in the context of public interest, which media systems are supposed to serve. The media systems' embeddedness in the capitalist mode of production influences journalistic work as well. The processes of precarization and deskilling hinder the potential for high-quality journalistic work, while the journalists' livelihood dependency on their own work prevents autonomous and free journalism. Current journalism is also marked by so-called feminization, accompanied by the degradation of journalistic work. This phenomenon requires a dedicated feminist analysis in addition to the Marxist analysis, which often overlooks the gender dimension.