№ 3 ' 2013


  • Editorial

    «Murdoch’s Empire Looses It’s Assets»

    Keywords: Murdoch, assets, editorial
    Yassen N. Zassoursky 3
  • Theory of Journalism and Media

    «The Typology of Information Agencies»

    Authors analyze theoretical issues of typologization of modem news agencies which are caused by changes of their role in the media system; the specific nature of their common typological characteristics; factors which determine their attribution to a unique typological group; intratypical differentiation of news agencies. The authors reconsider criteria of typologization of news agencies and introduce a new criterion. The authors represent empirical evidence and the results of interviews with experts which prove authors ’ hypothesis on deconstruction of traditional typological patterns.
    Keywords: news agencies; basic typological characteristics of news agencies; circulation area of information; international, transnational, national, local news agencies
    Elena L. Vartanova, Georgiy V. Viren, Tatiana I. Frolova 6
  • Modern Journalism: Subjects and Issues

    «Mythologizing of Christianity in Russian Journalism»

    Considering the myth in the Platonic tradition as a surrogate replacement of the reasonable cause of some judgment or action, when the true cause is not under­standable due to its complexity, the author describes the phenomenology of modem myths and their functioning in the public sphere. The paper is focused on two types of mythologizing of Christianity in mass media, related to the subject of coverage — internal, doctrinal, irrational or external, social, rational. From the normative point of view epistemological function of journalism presumes the rationalization of reli­gious life coverage and “demythologizing” of socially dangerous myths related to the religious sphere.
    Keywords: myth, mythology, religion, journalism, epistemological function
    Viktor M. Khroul 31
  • History of Journalism

    «“Moskovskie vedomosti” under Lev Tikhomirov’s Leadership (1909) »

    The last period of publication of the “Moskovskiye Vedomosti” and its content are considered in this article. At that time the editor of the newspaper was Lev Tikhomirov. The “Moskovskiye Vedomosti” has not been investigated this time, although there is a huge amount of literature about the newspaper. In this period the problem of affiliation of the newspaper the Moscow University was being solved, but it was not successful.
    Keywords: “Moskovskiye Vedomosti”, Lev Tikhomirov, the conservatism, the University of Moscow
    Boris I. Esin 52
  • «Nikolai Gogol’s “Selected Passages from Correspondence with Friends”: Nobility and Peasants»

    The work is focused on the relations between the nobility and their peasants as presented in “Selected Passages from Correspondence with Friends ” by Nikolai Gogol (1847). The reality of Russian nobility according to Gogol is filled with constant preaching of their peasants, doing common work along with them, reading religious literature while maintaining good relations with the local priest. This behaviour is explained by paternalistic and conservative views of the author. Our hypothesis states that the scheme of the relations described by Gogol takes its roots back in “Our local judge ” by I. Kulzhinski (published in “Majak " [“Beacon of contemporary enlightenment and education ”], 1842). The intertextual connections between these two pieces make it possible to include the work by Kulzhinski in the list of the likely sources of the «Selected Passages...».
    Keywords: Gogol, “Selected Passages from Correspondence with Friends ", nobility, peasant, conservatism, Kulzhinski
    Egor V. Sartakov 57
  • «A Phenomenon of “Kulachestvo” in Soviet Press during Collectivization (1928—1932)»

    In article an attempt to reveal and analyze features of formation of a phenome­non of “kulachestvo” on pages of the Soviet press of the period of collectivization (1928—1932) is made from positions of system historical approach. The author ad­dresses to the documents shedding light on methods and forms of giving of a hostile image of “kulak ", puts a problem of allocation of signs of this concept and on the basis of the qualitative analysis of rhetoric of three party editions of the studied period (the newspaper “Pravda”, the magazine “Partiinoe stroitelstvo” and the newspaper “Krestyanskaya gazeta”) puts forward the thesis about substantial transformation of this image in system of promotion of the USSR.
    Keywords: the press, the image, the enemy of the people, the kulaks, the transformation
    Ekaterina P. Volkova 72
  • Foreign Journalism

    «Parliament Election in Poland and Media Coverage of Political Struggles»

    The article deals with the situation in Poland during election period in October 2011. Keen political struggle between country’s two major parties directly influenced Polish media and results in scandals and ousters in leading publications or simply to media fun facts.
    Keywords: parliamentary election, political struggle, the Civil Platform, politicization, Gazeta Wyborcza, Rzeczpospolita
    Liya P. Evseeva 88
  • «Stern: Architectonics of an Issue and Peculiarities of Concept»

    The article analyses architectonics of one of the issues of the news illustrated weekly magazine “Stern”. The author examines range of topics, that are covered by the magazine in this issue, genre and stylistic peculiarities of texts in different rubrics and also pays attention to the illustrations and advertising component. The goal of research is to find out the peculiarities of the magazine’s concept basing on this analysis. The author drives a conclusion that in whole the concept of «Stern» in 64 years hasn’t gone out of date: many of work-principles, established by the founder of the magazine Henri Nannen, the editorialfollows also today.
    Keywords: “Stern ”, Henri Nannen, rubric, advertisement, feature story
    Anna I. Guschina 95
  • Media Economics

    «Media Management under Convergence»

    Author analyzes the perspective fields of the media management research gaining urgency because of the ongoing transformation of media landscape on the basis of the convergence. Author describes the fundamental basics of the media enterprise management in the context of the traditional disciplines of management science. The theoretical rationale for the necessity of the scrupulous exploration of the new ap­proaches in the media management on the basis of process management is presented in the article.
    Keywords: operating management, business process, process, media management, systematic approach
    Andrei V. Vyrkovsky 112
  • Materials, Documents, Publications

    «Reliance on International Data (Publication Activity, Citation Indexes) in Humanities as a Scientific Problem»

    The article deals with specificity of applying scientometrics to the humanities. After studying various databases and turning to a number of cases the author comes to a conclusion that there is strong need to rethink the core principles for recording publishing activities and citation rates in the field (history, philosophy, philology, journalism etc.).
    Keywords: the humanities, arts and humanities, citation indexes
    Nikolay A. Bogomolov 121