The 10th International Media Readings in Moscow “Mass Media and Communications-2018”

The 10thInternational Media Readings in Moscow 
“Mass Media and Communications-2018” 

Dates: 25-26 October 2018
Working languages: English, Russian
Organizer: Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Local organizing and program committeesare headed by Professor Elena Vartanova, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education, President of the National Association of Mass Media Researchers

The conference is aimed at discussing significant transformations of media under the influence of digitalization, media convergence, mediatization of the society, deprofessionalization of journalistic work, the development of new active audiences which take over some functions that have been traditionally performed by journalists, and other processes. 

Questions for discussion:
  • History and current trends of media development;
  • Regulation and self-regulation of media;
  • Mass media and audience: the shift from mass communication to specialized media;
  • Values and mission of mass media;
  • Mass media in the digital era: current challenges and prospects;
  • Newspapers and magazines in digital environment: issues of interaction and mutual influence;
  • Regional and local media in Russia: current state and trends of development;
  • Journalism education and modern media: goals, challenges and prospects in the new digital era

In addition to abstracts, authors are invited to submit full papers (optional) between 3000 and 5000 words (in the English language). Best papers will be published in the peer-reviewed indexed journal ‘World of Media. Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies’ (Issue 4, 2018). More information for authors is available at Deadline for submitting full papers is 15 August 2018. 

The registration forms, abstracts and full papers (optional) should be sent by e-mail to before 15 August 2018

Call for Papers

All questions can be addressed to the Local Organizing Committee:
Postal and visiting address: 125009 Mokhovaya street 9, Moscow, Russia
Contact email:
Contact phone number: +7 (495) 629 52 76
Contact person: Dr. Anna Gladkova,Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee