This work offers a pragmatic point of view on the public sphere. The analysis aims to highlight the concept of issues, that is to say public problems, and observes the different interests and practices flowing into each of them. The journalism’s crisis in Spain is the core of this research. Nevertheless, the changing political panorama in Spain and the push by new media, embracing critical viewpoint on journalism and democracy, let foresee the possibility of the creation of a public interested in this issue, opening a true controversy enlarging the public sphere and the concept of common good.
Keywords: New public sphere, public issues, journalism’s crisis in Spain, mediatization.