Journalist and Sociologist: Ways of Collaboration and Specifics of Professional Training

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Maria E. Anikina

PhD in Philology, Senior Lecturer at the Chair of Sociology of Mass Communications, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Sociology of Journalism

The article deals with the results of complex longitudinal study of sociological information representation in Russian media conducted in 2006—2010. The essence and problems of public sociology widely discussed both in Western and Russian scholar community, the peculiarities of the popularization of scientific knowledge, the competency and professional education of journalists were analyzed on the base of obtained results. The ways of further development are presented, the existing opportunities of professional improvements for journalist are describes, the sources for establishing of relations between sociologists and journalists are named.

Keywords: public sociology, sociological information in mass media, sociological culture of journalists, collaboration between sociologists and journalists, professional competences of journalists