The article examines digital self-tracking (the practices of surveying one’s body, behavior and thinking by means of mobile applications and wearable devices) as a case of deep mediatization. The study of this phenomenon is relevant not only due to the increasing popularity of self-tracking technologies, but also due to a broader tendency of metrization and quantification of social life. Examining a growing body of foreign research literature in the field, the author defines self-tracking as a media technology and social practice with a range of specific features. In particular, self-tracking is problematized through the concepts of deep mediatization, datafication, gamification and automation. The article addresses different theoretical optics, through which these aspects of quantified self-tracking are understood and analyzed. The positions of both proponents and opponents of this practice are emphasized. The article concludes by pointing to the polarization of academic discussion around self-tracking and the related processes of deep mediatization, while emphasizing the necessity of going beyond it.
The article considers the history of the legal newspaper Pravo and its censorship history. The newspaper was an influential Russian liberal periodical of the early 20th century. It was published without pre-censorship but underwent pressure from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, received administrative warnings for its “harmful direction” and was on the verge of administrative closure. Pravo published articles about the state of Russian legislation, government administration and the court system, giving special attention to press legislation. It criticized the censorship system in Russia for administrative arbitrariness and advocated freedom of the press based on the rule of law. The history of censorship against the newspaper itself is indicative of the arbitrary character of Russian law on freedom of the press.
The article presents the results of a television consumption survey of rural residents. We prove that people choose the TV content that corresponds to their mindset. This is true to people of all ages and socio-cultural status. These views suggest that the villagers are in a state of social depression - they tend to become less sensitive and more alienated towards symbols, values and conventions of the present-day media. Thus we introduce the term "depressive media consumption" that refers to this rural viewing pattern.
In the article the specificity of the hypertext as a format of fixing of information on the Internet is considered. The author enters definition of hypertext, its classification for Public Relations. An advantage of the Internet hypertext is the attraction of the addressee of the text to the co-authorship and co-participation formation.
In the article Internet communication characteristics are investigated. The author ascertains that Internet communication is a new object in the theory of public relations and enters system of definitions and classification of net communications, comes to a conclusion about development of the Internet communication and public relations as a system from manipulative to collaborative paradigm.
In the article the theoretical basis of studying corporate communication in the Internet and the conceptual apparatus based on the latest empirical materials are formulated. The author notes the fundamental changes in the characteristics of Public Relations and development of their new principles in the Internet. The author focuses on the study of corporate resources, such as e-mail and website, which are both the tools and environment of communication at the same time. It is found the special importance of professional ethics as basic criteria for the effectiveness of PR in the Internet.
This article elucidates the results of analysis into the impact of media piracy on major Russian streaming services. The authors turn to scholarly investigations, Russian anti-piracy legislation and theoretical works and opinions of representatives of the music and video streaming service industry. The novelty of the study consists in the identification of modern piracy practices and features of streaming services operation in the context of a global pandemic. The authors supplement existing research with new stages in the development of media piracy and conclude that the level of media piracy in the world has increased during the pandemic. Some possible ways to combat media piracy in the new reality are suggested in the article. In particular, the development of alternative marketing instruments and support of selfregulation in the fight against media piracy as a substitution of rigid legal regulation, which is not always effective.
This article reviews the book of the prominent Scandinavian philosopher and scholar Peter Forsskal "Thoughts on Civil Liberty" published in Stockholm in English and Swedish in 2009.