The International Research Conference «Current Issues of Media Studies – 2016»


On May 20, 2016 the Faculty of Journalism, MSU hosted the «Current issues of media studies – 2016» conference organized NAMMI (National Association of mass media researchers) jointly with Analytical center Vi. The event included the plenary session, round table and also different special sessions dedicated to different issues of modern media.

The plenary session started with the speech by the Dean Professor Elena Vartanova, who presented the dynamics of media research in 2015. She emphasized that today a lot of Russian researchers look at journalism within the context of philology. The Dean also pointed out the necessity of united media platform which could represent the media scholar community.

The head of the Media Studies Lab of Higher School of Economics Dr. Ilya Kiria presented the study of disproportion in bibliometrics of media researches.

The Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, South Ural State University Professor Ludmila Shesterkina shared the research of students’ practical activities during the studying. It showed that both students and students suppose the 3rd year of studying to be the best time for starting working as a journalist.

The Head of Chair of Public Relations, Journalism and Advertising, Cherepovets State University Alexander Chernov presented the research of historical narratives formats.

The round table was dedicated to analysis of modern trend of media studies and the parts of media life circle.

Within the conference Professor Elena Vartanova congratulated the winners of the annual conquest of media researches.