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Professor Denis McQuail passed away

Dear friends,

With deep regret and sorrow we have to inform you that on June 25, 2017  Denis McQuail, the author of "Mass Communication Theory" and other publications on media and society passed away. Denis McQuail was a member of international board of NAMMI and our long-standing friend and colleague.

Denis McQuail was Professor Emeritus at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton, Great Britain, Honorary Professor at the Ghent University, Belgium and Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. Professor McQuail was one of the world-renowned media theorists and an author of a famous theory of communication.

We are proud to have known him and we are sure he will be greatly missed by many in media and communication field. 

A New Volume of World of Media Journal is Available Online

Dear colleagues! We are proud to present you a new volume of our World of Media journal. In 2017 we have a truly international edition which unites articles prepared by scholars from Russia, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Namibia, and Nigeria. World of Media has been published since 2009 and we have done a lot to turn it into a platform for international academic discussion. Please follow the link to get a new volume online.

And of course if you have an original idea or amazing data to share with academic community don’t hesitate to send your paper to We are always glad to meet new authors!

Faculty of Journalism, MSU Invites Submissions for the European Journalism Training Association’s Teachers’ Conference

Faculty of Journalism, MSU invites Submissions for the European Journalism Training Association’s (EJTA) Teachers’ Conference 2017 Journalism Education Across Borders (October 19-20, 2017, Faculty of Journalism, MSU, Moscow). The conference will be organized jointly by the Faculty of Journalism, MSU (local organizing and program committees are headed by Professor Elena Vartanova, Dean, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University) and EJTA. The conference aims to discuss journalism education in a global context, putting particular emphasis on professional, social, ideological, cultural and economic conditions, influencing the way journalists are educated today across the world.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Crossing academic borders: how to bring together academic and professional demands?

  • Crossing geographical borders: how to stimulate the mobility of students (higher and mid-career education)?

  • Crossing ideological borders: how to contribute to depolarization within society and on a global level?

  • Crossing social borders: how to represent all groups in the society?

  • Crossing competence borders: how to teach hybrid competences?

  • Crossing educational borders: how to adapt curricula to changing professional realities?

  • Crossing professional borders: how to respond to non-professional journalism?

Please note that although we encourage all conference participants to submit abstracts, which will later be published in a book of abstracts and available for free download online, this is completely optional for EJTA members. If you are an EJTA member and wish to attend without presenting a paper, please send in the registration form only. If you are unsure whether you are linked to any institution as an institutional member, feel free to contact EJTA at All non-members should submit both their registration form AND an abstract.

Participation in the conference is free of charge.

The registration form and (optional) abstract should be sent by e-mail to There are to be no email submissions of either registration forms or abstracts addressed to EJTA direct or any of EJTA’s board members.

Deadline for the submission of abstract and registration form: July 25, 2017.

All questions can be addressed to the Local Organizing Committee:

Postal and visiting address: 125009 Mokhovaya street 9, Moscow, Russia

Contact email:

Contact phone number: +7 (495) 629 52 76

Contact person: Dr. Anna Gladkova, Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee

Please follow the link to find information letter and registration form.


Moscow Readings-2016 Gathered Scholars to Discuss Digitalization and Its Impact upon Media Environment
On November 17-28, 2016 the Faculty of Journalism, MSU held the Moscow Readings-2016 international conference. The event was supported by the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation. The annual conference was traditionally widescale, attracting scholars and journalists all over the world. The debatable topic of the conference – “Expanding Media Frontiers in the XXI century: the Impact of Digitalization upon Media Environment” – was one of the reasons why scholars from over 15 countries made their way to Moscow this November. 

The Faculty of Journalism Hosted the II International Conference “Russia in 1917 in Perception of Modern Russian Youth: media discourse”
On November 2, 2016 the Faculty of Journalism, MSU hosted the II international conference “Russia in 1917 in Perception of Modern Russian Youth: media discourse” which was organized by Highest School of Economics jointly with the Faculty of Journalism, MSU and National association of mass media researchers. 

The scholars explored how young Russians percept the historical events of 1917 and what myths and narratives forms their knowledge and impressions. The Dean of the Faculty, Professor Elena Vartanova pointed out the importance of such researches in her opening speech. 

During the program report Professor Doris Slavin (Moscow State University of Education) described some myths of Soviet history and October Revolution. 

The participants paid special attention to the reflection of the events of 1917 in a virtual environment and to the role of media in shaping these representations.