News Agencies in Post-Communist Russia

  title={News Agencies in Post-Communist Russia},
  author={T. Rantanen and E. Vartanova},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  pages={207 - 220}
The transformation of Russian news agencies occurred within the general framework of perestroika and the ongoing economic, political and social turmoil of Russian society. This article focuses on the new competitive situation in the Russian news market, examines the origins of private news agencies and identifies the major changes in the position and functions of state-owned agencies. New relationships between news agencies as suppliers and the Russian media as consumers of political news are… Expand
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