Dr. Massimo Ragnedda Became a Honorary Professor Of The Faculty Of Journalism


WhatsApp Image 2023-01-16 at 13.04.22.jpegDr. Massimo Ragnedda is Associate Professor in Media and Communication at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK where he conducts research on the digital divide and social media. He is co-chair of the Digital Divide Working Group (IAMCR), and co-convenor of NINSO (Northumbria Internet and Society Research Group), Ambassador for Digital Poverty Alliance, and a member of the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab. He is also co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Digital Inequalities book series.

Dr. Ragnedda is media scholar of international standing, and has taught in a number of universities across the globe. Currently, his academic positions include Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and Professor Colaborador Federal University of Pará (Brazil).

His research interests lie in digital media and digital inequalities. Prolific author, Dr. Ragnedda has over 90 English-, Spanish-, Italian-, Portuguese- and Russian-language publications, including fifteen books authored and edited by him. His last books include:
  • 'Enhancing Digital Equity. Connecting the digital underclass'; 
  • 'Digital Capital. A Bourdieusian approach to Digital Divide' (with Maria Laura Ruiu);
  • 'Digital Inequalities in the Global South' (co-edited with Anna Gladkova);
  • 'Digital Inclusion. An International Comparative Analysis' (co-edited with Bruce Mutsvairo);
  • 'Theorizing the Digital Divide' (co-edited with G Muschert);
  • 'The third Digital Divide: a Weberian approach to Digital Inequalities';
  • 'The Digital Divide: The Internet and Social Inequality in International Perspective' (co-edited with G Muschert).
Dr. Ragnedda actively cooperates with the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov MSU. He is frequently invited as a speaker for various academic events organized by the faculty. The scholar is a regular participant of our annual international conferences – 'Moscow Readings and Journalism in … . Creativity, Profession, Industry.' For years, he has been giving lectures for our Master’s students as part of our English-language ‘Current Issues of Mass Media’ lecture course. He is also an active supporter of new initiatives launched by the faculty scholars. For instance, last November, he delivered a most interesting presentation on digital poverty at our recently launched Topical seminar. Dr. Ragnedda is also editorial board member of 'World of Media. Journal of Russian Media and Journalism Studies', an academic published annually since 2009 by the Faculty of Journalism, and is often invited as a guest editor for other media outlets published by the faculty.

The Faculty of Journalism extends its best wishes to Dr. Ragnedda and looks forward to continuing fruitful collaboration in the future!

Photo: Viktoria Nazarenko for Moscow Readings 2018.