Where Russians go for news

Sloane, Wendy (2022) Where Russians go for news. British Journalism Review, 33 (4). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0956-4748 (print), 1741-2668

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Abstract / Description

While Ukrainians are being hit by Iranian suicide drones and threats of nuclear strikes following the attack on a major bridge linking Crimea to the Russian mainland in October, Russians are also suffering from shortages of food and other items, the first mobilisation since the Second World War, and the possibility of completely closed borders and martial law. Reactions to the changes vary. Some Russians are swallowing the official party line, believing that Putin is embroiled in a battle that began against Nazis and nationalists and now incorporates “terrorists” too, after the Kerch bridge attack. Others are risking their lives – or at least their livelihoods – to protest against the current situation and, in some cases, flee the country. And a considerable percentage of the Russian population is now doing what many of us do when confronted with the brutal reality of a situation: they are burying their heads in the sand. This is made easier by state-controlled television, which most older Russians rely on for their news.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sloane, W. (2022). Where Russians go for the news. British Journalism Review, 33(4), 29–34. © 2022 (Wendy Sloane). https://doi.org/10.1177/09564748221141210 Reuse is restricted to non-commercial and no derivative uses
Uncontrolled Keywords: news, television, journalism, Russia, Ukraine, invasion of Ukraine, Putin, free speech, censorship, propaganda
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 350 Public administration & military science
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
900 History & geography > 940 History of Europe
Department: School of Computing and Digital Media
Depositing User: Wendy Sloane
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2023 10:18
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2023 10:18
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/8174


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