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25-26 OCT 2018: Moscow Readings Conference : Digital Transformations of Mass Media: Regional, National and Global Aspects

Today, media everywhere in the world undergo significant transformations under the influence of digitalization, media convergence, mediatization of the society, deprofessionalization of journalistic work, the development of new active audiences which take over some functions that have been traditionally performed by journalists, and other processes. These transformations include changes in media genres and topics, forms and methods of professional journalistic activities, economic strategies and business models, distribution and delivery channels, specifics of audience behavior and other aspects. 

Given such noticeable transformations of media, we encourage conference participants to discuss current state of media and look into possible trends of media industry's development in both global and national contexts. Furthermore, we invite presentations discussing the state of regional and local media in Russia, media production and distribution processes abroad and other issues that have rarely been in the spotlight of researchers before. Lastly, we welcome researches discussing the impact of television upon print media as well as new media under current digitalization and multimedization processes.

General topics and questions for discussion:

• History and current trends of media development;
• Regulation and self-regulation of media;
• Mass media and audience: the shift from mass communication to specialized media;
• Values and mission of media today;
• Mass media in the digital era: current challenges and prospects;
• Newspapers and magazines in digital environment: issues of interaction and mutual influence;
• Regional and local media in Russia: current state and trends of development;
• Journalism education and modern media: goals, challenges and prospects in the new digital era

Deadline for submitting abstracts and registration is 15 August 2018.  More information can be found here.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Local Organizing Committee at  or by phone +7 (495) 629 52 76.