Internet Media in Russia

Internet Media in Russia by Nadine WallnöferDuring our study trip to Moscow we were given a very interesting presentation about internet media in Russia, by Dr Diana Kulchitskaya from the Faculty of Journalism at the Moscow State University (MSU).She told us that the internet penetration only reaches approximately 68 per cent. About 53 million of Russia’s 148 million inhabitants are daily internet users – but the number is still rising. Russians mostly use the internet for private

The Media in Transitional Democracies

Michael Meyen   
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Dec 04
Katrin Voltmer: The Media in Transitional Democracies. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press 2013. Reviewed by Michael Meyen   This book is a must-read for everyone who is interested in both mass media systems and comparative communication research. Katrin Voltmer, senior lecturer at the University of Leeds, “provides a synopsis of a large range of regional and case-specific research on media in transitional democracies” (p. 7). Focusing on regime changes of the third wave of democratization, the

World of Russian Journalism

  World of Russian Journalism Lecture by Dr. Maria Anikina (MSU)     Written by Natalie Berner   Dr. Maria Anikina ( Maria Anikina gave us a lecture about the professional culture of Russian journalists. Anikina belongs to the Department of Sociology of Mass Communication which is chaired by Prof. Victor Kolomiets. Redefining the research category journalist During her speech Anikina described her project redefining the traditional research category journalist as it is confronted and

TV- industry of Russia

TV-industry of Russia Contemporary state and development prospects The Russian broadcasting sector: structure, economic models and interference Written by Katharina Dorn Dr. Mikhail Makeenko, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University gave us a lecture on the Russian broadcasting system. TV is the most popular medium in Russia. 73% of the Russian population watch TV daily – 93% at least once a week. Television is the leading source of information.

Public politics in Russia

Public politics in Russia Trends and prospects   Written by Julia Traunspurger Dr. Ekaterina Sivyakova, assistant professor of the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University, gave us our first lecture in Moscow. She is working on public politics and mass communication and her presentation was about “Public politics in Russia: trends and prospects”   Press: the mirror of regime? First Ekaterina Sivyakova presented some impact factors. The type of political regime and the

Media in Post Soviet Russia: An introductory lesson by Professor Elena Vartanova

  Media in Post Soviet Russia: An introductory lesson by Professor Elena Vartanova Written by Moritz Schweiger   What defines the media system in Post-Soviet Russia? During our excursion to participate in the International Moscow Readings conference at Lomonossow University, we were privileged to get this question answered by dean Professor Elena Vartanova. In a 60 minute introductory lesson, she outlined the characteristics of the present Russian media system and its development during Post-Soviet-era. The