All students are cordially invited to join this Public Lecture by Russian journalist Anna Arutunyan offered by the School of Journalism.

Russia's media has been historically polarized, owing to its status rather as a mouthpiece of the state rather than a source of information. The birth of journalistic objectivism that started in the 1990s was shortlived, and has practically been strangled in its cradle during Vladimir Putin's last term. But the new polarization of Russian media, riding the wave of the Ukraine crisis, taps into global media tendencies and owes more to America's Fox News than the Soviet Pravda. 

Speaker: Anna Arutunyan is a Russian-American journalist and writer. She is the author of „The Putin Mystique and The Media in Russia,“ and has covered Russian politics for USA TodayThe Moscow News and other international publications.