Modern Russian Journalists: Attitudes to the Profession

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Svetlana Pasti

Researcher at the School of Communication, Media and Theatre at the University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland


Section: Sociology of Journalism

Author analyzes the changes which took place in last decades in Russia in journalistic profession, speaks about the transformations of journalism status, describes the phenomenon profession's popularity in times of lack of media freedom. Describing social mobility processes in historical prospect, author deals with the journalism as social lift. On the base of two empirical studies the conclusion about the limits of professional freedom and the main trends in media sphere are made.

Keywords: journalistic profession, social mobility, journalism as social lift, freedom and limits