April 25, 2014
School of Journalism and Mass Communications, St. Petersburg State University
The Conference was held within the framework of the 53th international conference ‘Media in today’s world. Petersburg Readings’ – one of the biggest events in the area of journalism and mass communications in Russia.
More than 200 researchers and experts from different countries become participants of the conference every year. Among the researchers who presented their research at the conference were Thomas Hanitzsch from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), whose trip to St. Petersburg was funded by the CGES, Barbara Thomass (Germany), Daya Thussu (UK), Michal Glowacki (Poland), Jukka Pietiläinen (Finland) and their Russian colleagues from St. Petersburg State University, Moscow State University and Higher School of Economics.
The conference focused on comparative research of journalism cultures and functions in today’s globalized world, especially within Europe, which is to provide understanding of the interdependences between media and political systems as well as differences of the perception of journalism functions in various contexts.
More information on the conference, including short overviews of the keynote speeches can be found here: http://eng.jf.spbu.ru/news/42-48.html.