1st Edition

Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Media

By Brian McNair Copyright 1991

    The reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev have brought tumultuous change to political, social and economic life in the Soviet Union. But how have these changes affected Soviet press and television reporting? Glasnost, Perestroika and the Soviet Media examines the changing role of Soviet journalism from its theoretical origins in the writings of Marx and Lenin to the new freedoms of the Gorbachev era. The book includes detailed analysis of contemporary Soviet media output, as well as interviews with Soviet journalists.

    Chapter 1 Introduction; Part 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Marxism, Leninism and the Media; Chapter 3 From Theory to Practice – Building the Soviet Media; Chapter 4 Glasnost Perestroika and Soviet Journalism; Chapter 5 Expanding Access and Socialist Pluralism; Chapter 6 Resistance and Restructuring; Part 2 Some Cases; Chapter 7 Soviet International Journalism; Chapter 8 Reykjavik and Moscow: A Tale of Two Summits; Chapter 9 ‘The World of Capital’; Chapter 10 Women of the World, Unite! – Women in Soviet News; Chapter 11 Conclusion;


    Brain McNair