Настольная книга по медийному саморегулированию
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.
December 19, 2016, witnessed three tragedies that could not go unnoticed by the Russian media: dozens of people died as a result of a surrogate alcohol poisoning in Irkutsk, a Russian ambassador was killed in Turkey, and a terrorist attack took place at the Christmas market in Berlin. In this article, we use the network agenda-setting theory to analyze how these tragedies were covered by different types of mass media. We show that ties between the tragedy and a network of other acute issues are more important than objective circumstances, such as the number of victims or the geography of the event. The context in which the events were examined led to greater attention to the killing of the ambassador and less attention to the surrogate alcohol poisoning. We believe that the state can exercise indirect control over the agenda by creating a network of events that will correctly guide discussions about tragedies.