Irina Volkova
D.Sc. (Philology)
Associate Professor,

Information about the defended postgraduate students

Evgeniy Yagodka
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2016
Research topic: Media commercialization: functional and semantic mediatext analysis
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis research is devoted to an actual problem of study of the modern ecosystem of Russian media, the factors influencing its formation and development, where commercialization is highlighted and analyzed as one of the main aspects. The practical part of the thesis research includes an analysis of journalistic media texts of information genres issued in the leading national business and socio-political publications. The author provides and proves usage of INaaS (Information as a Service) model in journalism

Elizaveta Osipovskaya
Country: Russia
Year of protection: 2016
Research topic: Game media space of multimedia English-language mass media: new trends in genre formation
Annotation to the dissertation: The thesis explores the specifics of English-language online media genre formation evolution. The study applies a new game approach for scrutinizing multimedia journalism. A game is defined as a method of reconsidering media reality, which is based on interactive subject-to-subject (networking) communication of equal participants. A game is exposed as an incarnation of media space, new approaches to structuring the content, which provokes strong interaction with the audience. The practical implication of the work arises from the author’s elaboration of «game media space», a new concept, and its introduction into the scientific language and theory; the multimedia project classification by narrative forms: continuous, comprehensive and immersive.