Scientific section. Journalism

Witnesses’ Evidence as One of the Techniques of Information Manipulation in Mass Media

The article studies instances of information tweaking in mass media texts. The author considers the pressure on the audience on the example of such a technique as bringing in the evidence of the witnesses. The article draws on the texts published in socio-political periodicals Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestiya, Moskovskiy Komsomolets.

The Fiction and Reality Relationship in the Literary Criticism of the New Journals of the Second Half of the 1990s

The literary critics of the second half of the 1990s who analyzed the evolution of the literary process can be split into two groups: traditionalists who stood up for the dominance of fiction in poetry and prose, and those who supported non-fiction.

Communicative and Speech Strategies of Representing Scottish National Identity (on the Material of the Regional Analytical Blogs and News Websites)

The author of the article singles out the main strategies of representing Scottish national identity, identifies their historical determination, and presents their link with current world-wide political trends.

Language Manipulation as a Factor of Cooperative Communication in Spanish Newspaper and Opinion Journalism Discourse

The article considers discursive mechanisms of influencing the mind of information recipients in the Spanish language media space. Language manipulation is not always used for the purpose of impacting the recipient in the environment of conflict communication. The pragmalinguistic strategy of manipulation can serve as a means of bringing discursive positions closer and of creating cooperative communication.

The Usage of Multimedia and Interactive Features of the Internet in Electronic Newspapers of Tatarstan

The article presents the results of a comparative content analysis of interviews in online newspapers Business online and Intertat.ru in the Russian and Tatar languages in the period from 1 June, 2012 to 1 January, 2014. Units of analysis and calculation are the subject-matter, layout, journalist’s stylistic devices, as well as the use of the original online media properties. 160 interviews have been analyzed.

Auxiliary Communicative Units’ Functioning In the Radio Programmes

The article researches how additional communicative units function in monologues and dialogues that sound on the Russian and English radio. In the Russian broadcasts those units are used more frequently and in more diverse ways than in the English ones. Dialogical speech is filled with more additional units of various types than monological speech. The differences between the monologue and dialogue are more vividly pronounced in the English language broadcasts.

Specific Features of Realization of Frankness in the Mass-mediated Discourse

In the article the researcher identifies the peculiarity of a sincere conversation in different mass media genres; a definition of a TV-interview in the sincere conversation style is offered, its genre features are specified; such strategies and tactics are reviewed that TV journalists employ to bring out the interlocutor’s personality to the utmost degree.

Features of Russian Election Discourse in 1999

The article presents the analysis of speech strategies and ways and methods of speech influence in political discourse of parliamentary elections in 1999.

Foreign Words in the Russian Press of Tajikistan: Ways of Incorporation Into the Text

The article deals with foreign words in the Russian media in Tajikistan, primarily borrowing from the Tajik (Persian) and the English languages. Ways, causes, and methods of loan word implementation into the Russian text of the Republic of Tajikistan are explained.

Creating the Image of Russia in Political Tension Conditions (Based on American Press)

The article deals with the analysis of speech means of forming the image of Russia in political tension conditions (based on publications in the New York Times and Washington Post newspapers).

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