To the authors, reviewers and readers of World of Media
It gives me great pleasure to offer you the current edition of World of Media. Published since 2009, first as year book and then as journal, World of Media has proved to be an effective platform for sharing knowledge, research and experiences among scholars interested in media and communication studies. The journal’s close affiliation with the National Association of Mass Media Researchers (NAMMI) makes it an important means of establishing common academic ground for Russian and international researchers today.
In World of Media we strive to publish articles of the highest quality that present outcomes of original research, both empirical and theoretical. The rigorous blind peer-review process and the meticulous care taken in editing and production by the staff at Lomonosov Moscow State University ensure the journal’s place as a premier venue for scholarly publishing in media and journalism.
We are fortunate to be supported by a highly professional editorial board from Russia and other countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland, Sweden, and the U.S.A. Their professional expertise and deep knowledge of the media world ensure that the articles accepted for publication are of a high quality and originality. Let me express my sincere gratitude to editors, reviewers, publishers and other supporters who work on World of Media and contribute to its advancement.
Our aims for the next edition remain straightforward: to encourage the submission of thought-provoking and interpretive articles; to process and review manuscript submissions in a timely fashion; and to publish as swiftly as possible the results of recent communications and mass media research. Let us note that the journal welcomes innovative submissions from young scholars and hopes to continue expanding our international reach.
Finally, we thank all of the authors for their investment of research time in the current articles and for submitting their work to our journal, World of Media.
Professor Elena Vartanova,