Structural and Content Features of Russian Research on Media Literacy

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Alexander A. Kazakov

PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor at the Chair of Political Science, Saratov National Research State University named after N.G. Chernyshevsky, Saratov, Russia


Section: Theory of Journalism and Media

The article contains the results of a comprehensive analysis aimed at isolating the features and characteristics of advanced Russian research on media literacy and media education. Special attention is paid to the specifics of the corps of contributors; range of issues and keywords; structural elements and types of the articles; the most popular research methods and definitions of media literacy used by the authors; the most often cited papers and scholars. The empirical basis of this research includes 97 papers published from 2015 through 2019 in such scholarly journals as Herald of Moscow University. Series 10: Journalism, Media Education, Political Linguistics, Political Studies, Mediascope, Political Expertise, and Media Linguistics. As a result, certain problems become evident. These are methodological mess and “ritualization”; free and subjective interpretations of the articles’ structure; lack of uniform understanding of the essence of media literacy and media education within Russian academia.

Keywords: media literacy, media education, mass media, scholarly journals, research methods, type of the article, Russia
DOI: 10.30547/vestnik.journ.4.2020.2852


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