Online talk on Russian media in October: Re-emergence of pseudohistory in Runet

In October, Teemu Oivo and Mila Oiva will present the findings of their research “Rediscovering Imagined Ancient Russia: Re-emergence of Pseudohistory in Runet” on how pseudohistory texts emerge and circulate in the Russian-language segment of internet and how it is related to discontent and rejection of modern ideologies.

Online talk will be organized in Zoom October, 12 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT+3). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information here until October, 11 noon: registration form. If you registered for Online talks or RMLN email list before, no need to register again, we’ll send you the information.

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Online talk on Russian media in September: BRICS journalism as a new territory for localizing journalism studies

In September, Svetlana Pasti from Tampere University will present her research ‘BRICS journalism as a new territory for localizing journalism studies’. The paper, co-authored with Jyotika Ramaprasad, was published in the edited volume BRICS Media: Reshaping the Global Communication Order?’ (Routledge, 2021).

Online talk will be organized in Zoom September, 14 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT+3). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information here until September, 13 noon: registration form. If you registered for Online talks or RMLN email list before, no need to register again, we’ll send you the information.

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Online talks on Russian media: new season!

Russian Media Lab Network in collaboration with Tampere Research Center for Russian and Chinese Media starts the second academic season of Online talks on Russian Media.

Read more about Talks here. As usual, we meet every second Tuesday in Zoom between 12:00 and 13:30 (Helsinki time).

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Online talk on Russian media in May: Media coverage of religion as a factor of conflict

In May prof. Victor Khroul from HSE University will present his research “Media coverage of religion as a factor of conflict: a case of Russia”.

Online talk will be organized in Zoom May, 11 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT+3). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information here until May, 10 noon: registration form. If you registered for Online talks or RMLN email list before, no need to register again, we’ll send you the information.

In the end of this session we’ll briefly summarize the results of the first season of Online talks on Russian media and will discuss the plans for the next academic year.

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‘Next billion users, next billion journalists?’ – Prof Payal Arora will give her keynote at the online conference ‘Automation and data-driven journalism beyond the Western world’

In her keynote ‘Next billion users, next billion journalists?’ on May, 5 professor Arora will talk about how cheap mobile phones and data plans have brought the “next billion” users online, the vast low-income communities in the global south who are engaging with and shaping the global infosphere and the future of data-driven journalism. Does this translate to Spivak’s subaltern finally gaining voice not just as speakers but as authors, as reporters? The talk pushes against simplistic tropes of empowerment and collective intelligence by looking closely at the politics of Archiving for future facts, the Aesthetics of everyday news-making, and the Affect of digital communalism that impacts newsworthiness.

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The program of the online conference ‘Automation and data-driven journalism beyond the Western world’ is published now!

The program of the conference  ‘Automation and data-driven journalism beyond the Western world: actors, practices, and socio-political impact’ (5-6 May 2021) includes a keynote lecture by Professor Payal Arora from Rotterdam Erasmus University and seven sessions where scholars from all continents will present their research.

If you want to participate in the conference as an attendee (without paper), please fill in the registration form latest during May 3, 2021.

Online talk on Russian media in April: Russian alternative media and their hegemonic contestations

In April Kirill Filimonov will present his research “Beyond the state as the “cold monster”: Russian alternative media and their hegemonic contestations”.

Online talk will be organized in Zoom April, 13 from 12:00 to 13:30 (GMT+3). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information here until April, 12 noon: registration form.

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Online talk on Russian media in March: Leveraging public-private partnerships in effectuating online media control in Runet

In March Liudmila Sivetc and Mariëlle Wijermars will present their research “Leveraging public-private partnerships in effectuating online media control: The case of Russian Netoscope”.

Online talks will be organized in Zoom March, 9 from 12:00 to 13:30 (Finnish time). If you want to participate and get emails about the next online talks, please leave your contact information here until March, 8 noon: registration form.

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Online talk on Russian media in February: Comparative analysis of the Russian-language media landscape in Latvia and Finland

In February Ilkhom Khalimzoda from the University of Jyväskylä will present his research Does diasporic media serve the democratic society or strengthen the division? A comparative analysis of the Russian-language media in Latvia and Finland”.

Research summary: Tensions in media landscapes are commonplace, especially in bordering countries that historically experience strained relations or simply favour different positions in international politics (Marcus, 2018). This paper focuses on two such cases, Latvia and Finland, both of which share a border with Russia and hold a different worldview than Russia does.

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Online talk on Russian media in January: Trolling as a Digital Literary Practice in the Russian Language Internet

In January Vera Zvereva from the University of Jyväskylä will present her research ”Trolling as a Digital Literary Practice in the Russian Language Internet”.

This talk presents trolling as a form of literary activity. It describes a number of specific types of trolling on the Russian-language Internet in connection with digital literature and the literary practices of various groups of Internet users.

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