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Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Media : Communication and Society - Brian McNair

Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Media

Communication and Society

Hardcover

Published: 25th July 1991
For Ages: 18 years old
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Soviet journalists are at the center of the tumultuous changes taking place in the USSR today. As Stalinist regimes across Eastern Europe are dismantled, the reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev have transformed Soviet political, social and economic life.
"Glasnost, " "Perestroika and the Soviet Media" examines the implications of these changes for the Soviet news and television media. It traces the development of Soviet journalism through the writings of Marx and Lenin, the distortions of Stalin and Brezhnev, and the reforms of the Gorbachev era, culminating in the new press law, which provides greater freedom of the press and freedom of information.
The discussion is accompanied by analysis of the content of Soviet print and television journalism, including chapters on Soviet news coverage of the superpower summits in Rejkyavik and Moscow, a comparison of Soviet and Western reporting of international affairs, and the impact of glasnost on Soviet media images of women.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
The apparatus
Marxism, Leninism and the mediap. 9
From theory to practice--building the Soviet mediap. 30
Glasnost, perestroika and Soviet journalismp. 52
Expanding access and socialist pluralismp. 77
Resistance and restructuringp. 93
Some cases
Soviet international journalismp. 115
Reykjavik and Moscow: a tale of two summitsp. 145
The world of capitalp. 157
Women of the world, unite!--women in Soviet newsp. 188
Conclusion: all that is glasnost is not goldp. 202
Notesp. 205
Bibliography of works in Englishp. 223
Bibliography of works in Russianp. 226
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780415035514
ISBN-10: 0415035511
Series: Communication and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 25th July 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.26  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1