Modern Russian Media Studies (the Update of Theoretical Approaches)

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Elena L. Vartanova

Doctor of Philology, Professor, Head of the Chair of Media Theory and Economics, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Discussion

The understanding of the dynamic of the Russian media would be incomplete without the understanding of the changes of the theoretical frameworks within which media studies exist nowadays. The paper attempts to describe the transformation of the main approaches to the study of mass media, the main phases of changes in the Russian media research, to identify the major components of contemporary theoretical approaches to determine the basic concepts of the media and journalism theory.

Keywords: journalism, mass media, media studies, normative approaches