Television and Radio Broadcasting

The Department of Television and Radio Broadcasting was established in 1958. The department was the first in the USSR and in Russia, where the theoretical foundations of television and radio broadcasting were studied and taught. 

The chair is Dr. Andrei Ruskin. 

Textbooks and monographs written by professors and lecturers of the department are widely used in Journalism Schools both in Russia and abroad. The list includes but is not limited to the works by A.Ya. Yurovskiy, R.A. Boretskiy, A.A. Sherel, G.V. Kuznetsov, S.A. Muratov, V.L. Tsvik, V.N. Ruzhnikova, L.D. Bolotova, I.N. Tkhagushev and others. At the department the fundamental works “Television Journalism” and “Radio Journalism”, whose main purpose – to give students the necessary knowledge about modern television radio journalism, history, theoretical foundations, expressive means, genre structure, economy of production and staff training requirements were created.

Among the graduates of the department are well-known anchors and correspondents: V. Listyev, K. Proshutinskaya, A. Politkovskaya, V. Flyarkovskiy, T .Mitkova, A. Malakhov, Ya. Churikova, M. Maksimovskaya, A. Khabarov, E. Revenko N .Maltseva, E. Ksenzenko and many others.

Research priorities of the department include transformations of the electronic media in the context of globalization. The key topics are:
• trends of changing broadcasting system (media ownership and business-models, content, classroom factor);
• functions of modern broadcasting, increase of recreation and transformation of television viewing;
• changes in the social function of broadcasting, civil journalism and journalism of social action;
• phenomenon of “entertainment”, its social value and danger for audience;
• problem of identity and television show;
• transformation of genres and formats, the problem of “actuality” and movement of traditional journalism to entertainment;
• study of the criteria for program classification (European and Russian indicators – coding by genre, type of audience, degree of violence and inappropriate content);
• impact of television and radio on change of the cultural code, the psychological aspects of the impact of audiovisual channels to the audience;
• digitization of television, multimedia environment challenges;
• new industrial glossary and new subjects of “digital” market: the consumer, broadcaster, producer, cameraman;
• convergence of television and new media: the problems of information management, peculiarities of audiovisual language, cross-formats and new customers;
• media criticism and the broadcasting industry: public examination of the content of the electronic media in the communication environment.

Contact person: Ms. Marina Kushkina
Tel.: + 7 (495) 629 44 27
Room 218