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dc.contributor.advisor Mickiewicz, Ellen en_US
dc.contributor.author Evans, William Andrews en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-25T20:16:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-25T20:16:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5519
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>Moscow-based radio station Ekho Moskvy is an anomaly in the authoritarian media climate of Vladimir Putin's Russia for its commitment to hosting a diversity of viewpoints on its broadcasts. Yet no systematic research has been conducted to determine what the station's exceptionalism means in practice or how the station has been able to operate as long as it has (over twenty years). This paper explores the question of a possible adaptation strategies employed by the station during the Putin era, 2000-2010, by focusing on Ekho Moskvy's editor-in-chief since 1998, Alexei Venediktov, and seeks to understand why or how Ekho Moskvy is able to continue operating and hosting diverse viewpoints in a hostile media environment. </p><p>In the first part of this thesis, the research contextualizes the business aspect of the station, especially its ownership structure, profitability, and audience. The second part of the thesis examines the relationship of the station with the Russian political elite, and then looks at every program on which Venediktov hosted a discussion with one or more guests and the contents of those discussions and their relation to Putin and Kremlin policies from 2000-2010. This research seeks to construct an idea of how and in what ways each of these strategic elements of Ekho Moskvy's operations add up to an overall adaptation strategy for an exceptional media outlet's survival in Putin's Russia.</p> en_US
dc.subject Slavic studies en_US
dc.subject Russian history en_US
dc.subject Communication en_US
dc.subject Alexei Venediktov en_US
dc.subject Ekho Moskvy en_US
dc.subject Radio en_US
dc.subject Russian Media en_US
dc.subject Russian Politics en_US
dc.subject Vladimir Putin en_US
dc.title The Anomaly of Ekho Moskvy: Adaptation Strategies for the Survival of Diversity of Viewpoints in Russian Media during the Putin Era en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.department Slavic and Eurasian Studies en_US

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