The Discourse on Disability Topics in Russian General News Publications

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Alyona A. Ryabova

PhD Student at the Chair of Periodical Press, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Sociology of Journalism

The article contains results of the research on disability discourses in national press of Russia having regard to their typological differences in reach, subjects, periodicity. In the article disability mediaimages and contexts are reflected; resemblances and differences of the discourses are shown. Dominating discourses are united under common term “the ableism” and theoretical basis of disability media coverage is defined.

Keywords: disability, discourse, social problems, ableism