Preventive journalism as a means of controlling regional media in Russia

Elina Erzikova, Wilson Lowrey

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

This article utilizes new institutional theory and its principle - coercive isomorphism - to examine explicit and implicit pressures exerted on news organizations by a regional government in Russia in 2009 and 2010. The study found that while empowering regional reporters by the myth of helping underprivileged citizens, the authorities divert the media from scrutinizing the government. The political officials outsource media relations to media themselves, turning them into public relations agents. This mission seems to homogenize the content of regional newspapers since the government becomes the main source of information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-52
Number of pages18
JournalGlobal Media and Communication
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Russia
  • institutional theory
  • isomorphism
  • journalism

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Preventive journalism as a means of controlling regional media in Russia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this