News consumption and anti-Western narratives in Russia: a case study of university students

Szostek, J. (2017) News consumption and anti-Western narratives in Russia: a case study of university students. Europe-Asia Studies, 69(2), pp. 284-302. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2016.1274019)

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Abstract

This essay investigates the relationship between habits of news consumption and geographical imaginations in Russia. It uses results from a survey of students at a Moscow university to demonstrate an association between the news sources used by respondents and their acceptance of the Russian authorities’ narrative about the West. Students who used at least one state-aligned news source were inclined to express greater agreement with the official (negative) narrative about the West than students who did not use any state-aligned news sources. However, some of the Russian authorities’ anti-Western claims resonated strongly even amongst the non-users of state-aligned sources.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Szostek, Dr Joanna
Authors: Szostek, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:Europe-Asia Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:0966-8136
ISSN (Online):1465-3427
Published Online:01 March 2017

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