The Media in Russia is an introductive volume for students of
various fields, including Russian studies, media studies and
political science. The book explores the current media landscape
and sets out to identify the chief challenges that Russian
journalists have grappled with throughout the 300-year history of
the Russian press as well as today. A comprehensive volume that
both outlines the history of the Russian media and illustrates the
current media landscape, it is unique in its field.
Anna Arutunyan was born in Russia, but grew up in the United States, where she studied journalism at New York University. Today she is a journalist and writer based in Moscow, where she works for The Moscow News.
Introduction The current media playing field Media and power: ownership in the age of free market Freedom in the Russian press The Russian newspaper, then and now Television and film The role of radio: a common ear The internet, blogging and the media of the future Conclusion