In December, Mika Perkiömäki from the University of Helsinki will present his ongoing research “Mediating climate change and energy business in Yandex Novosti and Russian-language Google News before and after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine”. He compares the top 5 and top 6 news stories recommended by these two news aggregators in MarchNovember 2021 to those of MarchNovember 2022 and aims to find out if, and how, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has affected the way climate change, energy transition and the energy business in general are present in the newsfeeds.

Online talk will be organized in Zoom December, 13 from 12:00 to 13:30 (Helsinki time). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information here until December, 12 noon: registration form. If you registered for Online talks or RMLN email list before, no need to register again, you will get the information.

Speaker’s bio: Mika Perkiömäki, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki. His field of expertise is environmental humanities in connection to Russian media, language, literature, and culture. He defended his ecocritical dissertation “Imagined Riverography of Late Twentieth-Century Russian Prose” at Tampere University in 2021 and has worked on ecocritical research of North-Russian literature at the Department of Languages of the University of Helsinki. Currently he works in the research project FLOWISION, where he studies the practices of mediatized knowledge production and distribution on fossil and renewable energy. Perkiömäki is a member of the Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TaRC), and the editor-in-chief of Idäntutkimus, the Finnish review of East-European studies.

Moderator: Olga Dovbysh (University of Helsinki)

Online talk on Russian Media is a collaborative initiative between Russian Media Lab Network, University of Helsinki, and Tampere Research Center for Russian and Chinese Media.

Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

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