The Post-Soviet Russian Media: Conflicting Signals

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Presenting original research from a number of well-known international specialists, this book is a detailed investigation of the development of mass media in Russia since the end of Communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union.Complementing and building upon its companion volume, Television in Putin's Russia , this book: surveys the key developments in Russian media since 1991, including the printed press, television and new media investigates the contradictions of the post-Soviet media market that have affected the development of the media sector in recent years analyzes the impact of the Putin presidency, including the ways in which the media have constructed Putin's image in order to consolidate his power and their role in securing his election victories in 2000 and 2004 considers the status and function of journalism in post-Soviet Russia, discussing the conflict between market needs and those ofcensorship, the gulf that has arisen separating journalists from their audiences, but also the pioneering and popular role of Russian investigative journalism examines the relationship between television and politics and also the role of television as entertainment appraises the increasingly important role of new media and the internet.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. xi
List of contributorsp. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Media, politics and statep. 27
Free to get rich and fool aroundp. 29
Where did it all go wrong? Russian television in the Putin erap. 42
Shifting media and the failure of political communication in Russiap. 56
The end of independent television? Elite conflict and the reconstruction of the Russian television landscapep. 71
The language of the mediap. 87
Putin and the tradition of the interview in Russian discoursep. 89
What's in a foreign word? Negotiating linguistic culture on Russian radio programmes about languagep. 105
The media and memoryp. 123
The conundrum of memory: young people and their recollection of Soviet televisionp. 125
Commemorating the past/performing the present: television coverage of the Second World War victory celebrations and the (de)construction of Russian nationhoodp. 137
Culture, state and empire in television serialsp. 157
The serialisation of culture, or the culture of serialisationp. 159
The State Face: the empire's televisual imaginationp. 178
New media, censorship and identityp. 189
New media, new Russians, new abroad: the evolution of minority Russian identity in cyberspacep. 191
Russia's Internet media policies: open space and ideological closurep. 208
Glossaryp. 223
Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 241
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