April 25, 2020
School of Journalism and Mass Communications, St. Petersburg State University
The Third international conference ‘Comparative media studies in today's world’ took place in the framework of the annual international conference ‘Media in the Modern World. St. Petersburg Readings’, which is one of the largest events in the area of journalism and mass communications in Russia.
More than 200 researchers and experts from different countries participate in the conference every year. The conference focused on comparative research into journalistic cultures and functions in today‘s globalized world, especially within Europe. Researchers aim to provide an understanding of the interdependencies between media and political systems, as well as the differences in the perception of the functions of journalism in various contexts.
In 2015, the Conference brought together the papers focused on research on online/offline communication dichotomies, communication on social issues in online networks, inter-media agenda setting and other aspects that unite online communication and wider socio-political life.