Media Elites in Post-Soviet Russia and their Strategies for Success

@inproceedings{Schimpfssl2017MediaEI,
  title={Media Elites in Post-Soviet Russia and their Strategies for Success},
  author={Elisabeth Schimpf{\"o}ssl and Ilya Yablokov},
  year={2017}
}
Media managers are key in the relations between, on the one side the authorities, to whom they enjoy privileged access, and, on the other side the newsroom, the functioning of which they define. Contrary to the popular view, held both in Russia and abroad, that the Kremlin controls the majority of the country’s media, we argue that media managers have a fair bit of agency and are players in their own rights, able to shape their audiences’ attitudes and modify individual as well as collective… 

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