chapter  4
Russian newspapers and climate change
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This chapter analysis of Russian press coverage of climate change which allows us to identify the priority themes within the coverage, changes in these priorities and even omissions of certain events or facts. It also looks how the character of articles varied under the specified conditions through discourse analysis. For the purpose of testing all of these suggestions in this chapter, five Russian newspapers are analysed through content and discourse analysis. So, the choice for the analysis of Russian print media organs are Komsomol'skaya pravda, Rossiyskaya gazeta, Izvestiya, Kommersant and Sovetskaya Rossiya. One of the main messages of Herman and Chomsky's analysis of the political economy of the American mass media states that the mass media are an actor in the free market economy and function according to its laws, by satisfying demands of owners, advertisers and information sources due to economic dependence.