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.
The deadline for World of Media-2017 submission is prolonged to October 2016
The deadline for World of Media-2017 submission is prolonged to October 2016. The journal seeks to publish original research articles of the highest standard in the fields of Media and journalism studies, Communication theories, Intercultural and international communication, Media sociology, PR and advertising and so on.
World of Media is published in the English language. Editor-in-chief is NAMMI’s President, Professor Elena Vartanova.
The Knowledge Day
Today we celebrate the Knowledge Day – the day when academic year starts in Russia. We are very glad to be a part of international academic community and enjoy our collaborations with foreign scholars. We wish all our students, colleagues and partners fruitful educational and research activities!
Submission for the 8th International Media Readings in Moscow "Mass Media and Communications"
On Nivember 17-18, 2016 the Faculty of Journalism will organize the 8th International Media Readings in Moscow "Mass Media and Communications". The deadline for submission is September 10, 2016. Hurry up to join the event!
The conference aims to discuss current transformations of media systems across the world, identify factors, which may lead to these transformations, outline possible outcomes of this ‘homogenization’ trend for national cultures and identities, and to discuss best ways to classify media systems in the current context, relying on fundamental works of Siebert, Peterson & Schramm (1956), McQuail (2000), Hallin & Mancini (2004) and other scholars. The general aim of the Moscow Readings conference is to consolidate contacts between researchers from different countries of the world, and to foster integration of representatives of the Russian school of journalism into the global academic space.
Today media systems of different countries tend to acquire similar features due to a variety of reasons, including the processes of globalization and the change in national media cultures, encompassing professional values and traditions, level and type of commercialization, government regulations, organizational dynamics, technologies, audiences, etc. Although many countries in the world still retain their national specifics determined by their unique social, cultural and political landscapes, we cannot but notice that this specifics is oftentimes replaced by the tendencies of the global character, which have significant influence on media systems of these countries. These tendencies include but are by no means limited to the active use of new digital technologies and social media by journalists; an attempt of media outlets to reach out to a broader audience instead of focusing on particular political or social groupings; the spread of user generated content and the subsequent re-consideration of professional journalists’ mission; a shift to common business models and common media platforms, which is particularly acute for traditional print media creating online versions today, and much more.
More information is available here: http://moscowreadings.com/
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