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ARTICLE: Being a liberal journalist in contemporary Russia

It is problematic to apply Western-centric media system theories to contemporary neo-authoritarian Russia, in light of mechanisms used by the state to control the media and the country’s overall development, a new study finds. Vera Slavtcheva-Petkova, of the University of Chester, studied the conditions of liberal journalists in the country. The author conducted a semi-ethnographic … Continued


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ARTICLE: Russian regional papers neglect online journalism

Innovation and resources put into developing online journalism are scarce in Russian regional newspapers, write Elina Erzikova, of Central Michigan University, and Wilson Lowrey, of University of Alabama. The authors investigated three regional papers published in one of Russia’s 83 provinces. Erzikova and Lowrey interviewed 26 journalists individually, conducted focus groups with “rank-and-file” reporters, observed … Continued


CFP: World of Media 2017 issue

The editors of World of Media, Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies are now inviting submissions for World of Media 2017. The journal appears annually. They accept papers throughout the whole year. Deadline for the 2017 issue is 15 September, 2016. Submitted papers should be no longer than 5 000 words, accompanied by a short … Continued


BOOK: Russian, Polish and Swedish journalists compared

Russian, Polish and Swedish journalists can be seen as members of a shared community, write Gunnar Nygren, of Södertorn University, and Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska, of University of Wrocław. They present the argument in the conclusion to a recently published anthology, also edited by Nygren and Dobek-Ostrowska, which details the findings of a large-scale comparative research on … Continued


BOOK: Contemporary issues in Central and Eastern European journalism

A new volume in the series Studies in Communication and Politics, published by Peter Lang, is out. Journalism that matters: Views from Central and Eastern Europe features ten chapters detailing the states of contermporary journalism in CEE countries. The book is edited by Michał Głowacki, of University of Warsaw, Epp Lauk, of University of Jyväskylä, … Continued