In this introductory article to our special issue on newsmaking in Russia, we provide a context for how the study of journalism evolved in Russia in contrast to Europe and the US. This brief historical overview helps make sense of the specific trajectory of journalism studies: from normative Cold War perspectives to a highly diverse and vibrant field that considers journalistic agency, the interplay of commercialisation and media control and the complexities of a rapidly changing media environment. The contributions to this special issue present nuanced approaches to self-censorship, the impact of digital technologies and political intervention.
|Number of pages||11|
|Early online date||12 Aug 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2021|
Bibliographical note© Sage 2020. The final publication is available via Sage at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464884920941951
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