Массовые коммуникации: новейшие исследования и современные тенденции развития СМК
The article is devoted to the analysis of the debate in the press on Russia's WTO accession. We concluded about the causes of fluctuations in the number of references to the organization in the Russian press, popularity of certain arguments of supporters and opponents of joining the "world trade club", impact of the discussion in the media on the public's attention to the WTO and the assessment of the prospects of Russia's membership in this organization. Following factors was highlighted as important for agenda-setting in the press: external circumstances (especially stage of the negotiation process and economic situation), the presence of "competing issues", interests of the audience, positions groups participated in discussion and their activity in the media.
This training manual presents the basic concepts and theories of mass communication, new trends of communication in the information society, strategies of media managements, as well as legal regulation of mass communication.
In what follows I make two interrelated claims: 1. It is necessary to understand terrorism as a communicative action, not as a negative label. There are thus 5 major types of terror actions (Affective, Traditional, Value-Rational, Rational and Hyper Rational), which have little in common. The term ‘terrorism’ itself is an empty abstraction and it is impossible to ‘fight terror’. 2. Terrorism may be and often is much more morally constrained than ‘warrism’. Terroristic struggle is, at least in theory, morally superior to war. Two case studies (Russian terrorism and Chechen terrorism) are provided as empirical justification of the claims.