Использование интернета и доверие к ТВ и онлайн медиа в России.
Media affects greatly many spheres of civil society life, however, preferences of people can shift with time due to technological innovations and cultural changes. In this paper using data from all-Russian survey provided in March 2017 I shown that internet usage is strongly associated with lowering of trust to main TV channels (-9.2%) and increase in trust to online media to the same level. Therefore, main TV channels and online media could be interpreted as substitutes.
This chapter analyses the various ways Russian print media present the deinstitutionalisation of child welfare. The authors argue that media coverage of childcare policies legitimates the ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ agents and practices. By doing so, the media construct a social problem and demarcate symbolic boundaries along several sociopolitical divides, thereby attempting to achieve control through the promotion of an ‘us vs. them’ discourse in Russian public discussions. The authors find that the search for ‘who is to blame’ begins with foreign adoptive parents, and then shifts towards domestic actors in the field of patronat and juvenile justice. It was revealed that many children are on the margins; as the metaphor of ‘last-minute’ children, raised in one article, shows, they are only adopted unexpectedly and, in many cases, not at all. Some themes are missing or very rarely mentioned in the newspapers examined in this study, including professionalisation of care that relates to children’s rights. Children are generally treated as an object than a subject of social relations, victims of circumstances, the living outcome of deficiencies of state institutional upbringing, or a result of poor decisions made by birth parents
The article considers the folklore reaction to a new uniform of employees of the Russian Post on the background of the folklore portrait of the Russian Post as a whole. Jokes, anecdotes, memes and photo collages, accentuating the unreliability and low delivery of mail, serve as a background for making fun of a new uniform resembling the Gestapo
At the end of 2014 personnel changes took place in the state archive of the Perm region. The new management of the institution offered a fresh look at the nature of the archive and declared a course for maximum popularization of the archival heritage. The article analyzes the experience of the archive in cooperation with the media, which has become one of the directions of the new policy of organization.
The conference materials are devoted to research of systematic fundamentals of the contemporary journalism,
The sociological culture of specialists in the field of media is a fundamental part of professional culture, as it implies the ability to competently operate with sociological information – to interpret sociological data for various media channels in the correct forms, accessible to the target audience. However, due to the low sociological competence of modern journalists, there is a discrediting of the consistency of using sociological methods in the field of the media. The author’s concept is proposed for increasing the sociological culture of specialists in the field of media.
The article analyzes the mechanisms of constructing a moral panic in the regional and federal media scene. In April 2015 a video “Bees and Winnie-the-Pooh” was uploaded in the World Wide Web, which demonstrated the scandalous performance of the pupils from one of Orenburg dance studios. The video managed not only to collect millions of hits on the Internet (including “reposts” in social networks), but also to become the subject of regional and federal mass media (news programs, entertainment and talk shows on television). Within the framework of this study the content analysis and discourse analysis of the television and Internet material (federal, regional channels and web resources) concerning this topic have been made. It has been defined that “Orenburg Bees twerk” is an example of a cross-border moral panic, which started on the separate habitat, but later due to the increased attention on the part of the federal media expanded its impact on the society. The conclusion of the “life cycle” of a moral panic – from the inception and rapid achievement of its maximum point to the subsequent extinction of the media interest in the phenomenon, and the complete disappearance out of the current “agenda” of federal and regional mass media – has been made.
The article provides a sociological basis for the social changes ambivalence as a result of the influence of moral panics on the society. It is proved, that moral panics can lead not only to destructive, but also constructive social consequences. There are number of moral panics functions. Based on the results of the study, it is concluded, that moral panics is a factor of social changes.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.