Black Spots in Journalism Science

Ideas and Innovations, 2020, No. 2 (Volume 8). The Crisis of Journalism

Tatiana S. Alekseeva

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian

Abstract: A new copy of “Idei I Novatsii” (“Ideas and Novations”) journal consists of a number of articles containing the results of scientific research in the field of journalism and also interviews with Demidov Prize winners. The section “Science” is represented by the article of M. Gubanova and N. Ochirova on the role of professional magazines in the formation of media community professional culture and also by large‐scale research conducted by L.A. Kokhanova, T.S. Alekseeva, S.B. Golovko, and Yu.E. Chereshneva on the impact of rational and emotional components of media image of war or armed conflict on various target audiences. In the section “Position” Yu. Badadgulova speaks of the peculiarities of specialized periodicals in Russia on the example of “Agrobezopasnost” (“Agricultural Security”) magazine. A. Rubas gives quite unusual and unexpected results of the study of peculiarities of public relations in Moscow Underground media space analyzing first and foremost, communication channels and various content forms. The researcher from China Sung Liue makes original conclusions studying the way gender issues are covered in Chinese and Russian print media and making a comparative analysis on the example of “Izvestia” (“News”) and “Zhiming Zhibao”. Each of the articles published in these sections makes an emphasis on the fact that there are numerous blank spots in journalistics, and these gaps ought to be filled by means of scientific research, the result of which will be in great demand by society, mass media editorial staff, and also, journalists themselves. All of these factors are really topical for solving tactic issues of popularizing this or that periodical and such strategic issues as mass media information policy and the policy of the state system in general. The issue is finalized by the section “People of Science. Demidov Prize Winners”. In the foreword the writer and journalist Vladimir Gubarev says that fundamental science promotes our advancement forward like “the bird troika” depicted by Gogol. This kind of simile is really appropriate as the section is represented by the three Demidov Prize winners: academicians Yuri Ershov, Vladimir Magnitsky, and Nikita Tolstoy who belong to three different fields of science‐mathematics, geophysics, and philology. But all the three academicians have a few things in common: these are selfless serving science and the understanding of the fact that without a fundamental knowledge of various spheres of science (including journalism) it is impossible to speak of the efficiency of new research and applied findings.

Key words: media space, media image, content, communication channels, fundamental science, social networks, Demidov Prize winners.

For citation: Tatiana S Alekseeva Black Spots in Journalism Science. Ideas and Innovations, 2020, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 6–10.