Topical seminar on February 27th, 2024: Dr. Mustapha Muhammed Jamiu and Dr. Anna Tolokonnikova


TS_27.02.pngThe Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University proceeds with Topical seminar meetings, a series of online seminars featuring well-known speakers, both Russian and international. The first Topical seminar in 2024 is scheduled for February 27, 3 pm MSK. During the meeting, the speakers will discuss current issues of media literacy and information literacy in the curriculum of higher education institutions and schools with a focus on the Russian context.

The first talk will be given by Dr. Mustapha Muhammed Jamiu, Senior Researcher at the Center for Geopolitical Communication and Lecturer of Communication, Media, and Journalism courses at the Department of Mass Communication, RUDN University (Russia), and Associate Professor of Digital Communication at MISIS University. Beyond the university arena, Mustapha leads a research organization in Africa where he serves as the Executive Director at The Center for Research on Development of African Media, Governance and Society (CEREDEMS-Africa), which focuses on building African society, governance, and media. Dr. Mustapha Muhammed Jamiu’s scientific interests are in the area of communication and development, political communication, media literacy, propaganda, and information pollution. His most recent papers examine headlines and misinformation in Nigerian newspapers and information pollution in the context of news production in Nigeria.

The Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University will be presented by Dr. Anna Tolokonnikova. She is Associate Professor at the Chair of Media Theory and Economics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Associate Professor of Russian Academy of Education. She is also Head of the program for professional retraining ‘Modern Journalism and Blogging’, as well as Supervisor of school cooperation, including a project ‘Media class in Moscow school’. She teaches the following courses: Fundamentals of Journalism, Modern Television Industry in Russia, Business Modelling of Mass Media, and Modern Television Market. Dr. Tolokonnikova’s academic interests lie in the television industry and video content, cybersecurity and media consumption. At the meeting she will deliver a talk Media Literacy in Russian Schools: Current State, Challenges and Opportunities and consider approaches to promoting media literacy in Russian schools.

The seminar will be held online on February 27th at 3 pm MSK via Zoom. Pre-registration is required. Click here to fill out the registration form. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link in advance.

Topical seminars are of utmost importance both for the integration of national research studies into the international academic environment, and for the conceptualization of distinctive features of Russian media studies. The Faculty of Journalism invites everyone to sign up for the seminar and hopes that the issues, touched upon in the course of the event, will trigger productive scientific discussion.