Visit of Professor Nico Carpentier to the Faculty of Journalism


On March 6, 2015 Professor Nico Carpentier (Free University of Brussels) delivered a lecture and a workshop at the Faculty of Journalism, MSU.

Professor told PhD students and research fellows about the guidelines authors should follow if they wish to have their articles published in foreign academic journals. He also outlined several important criteria of a good research paper, and shared his experience as a researcher, editor and reviewer with the audience. During the workshop participants analyzed the article by Prof. Carpentier, which was published in “Sociologia e Politiche Sociali” journal, and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of its structure.

Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Prof. Elena Vartanova emphasized the significance of Prof. Carpentier’s visit for further internationalization of the faculty and the increase of its research and teaching proficiency.

About the presenter

Nico Carpentier is Associate Professor at the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB – Free University of Brussels) and Docent at Charles University in Prague. He is a Research Fellow at Loughborough University and the Cyprus University of Technology. He is also an executive board member of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and he was vice-president of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) from 2008 to 2012.

His theoretical focus is on discourse theory, his research interests are situated in the relationship between media, journalism, politics and culture, especially towards social domains as war & conflict, ideology, participation and democracy. This has been translated into the following five topical areas of research: 1/Media, participation and democracy; 2/Media, death and war; 3/Journalism and identity; 4/Audience and reception; 5/Discourse theory.

Photos by Ekaterina Shirinkina.