Since 2009, the Faculty of Journalism organizes the annual International Media Readings in Moscow “Mass Media and Communications”, also known as the Moscow Readings conference. The event takes place in October / November each year. At the moment, Moscow Readings conference is the biggest international academic conference organized and hosted by the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University. In previous years, it was co-organized jointly with European Media Management Association (2011), International Media Management Academic Association (2015), European Journalism Training Association (2017), and International Association for Media and Communication Research (2019, 2020, 2021). In the past year of 2023, it was organized jointly with the Union of Journalism Education of Chinese and Russian Universities and with the Association of Journalists of Russia and Africa, as well as supported by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation.

Each year the conference brings media scholars, researchers, lecturers and PhD students from diverse Russian and international institutions to Moscow. In 2023, Moscow Readings conference was themed around the challenges of big data and artificial intelligence. The conference was attended by roughly 200 scholars from 31 countries.

The conference normally includes two plenary sessions (in 2023 featuring Profs. Zhao Yonghua, Daya Thussu, Shi-xu,  Elizabeth Saad, Zhan Baghiyan, Elena Vartanova), thematic sessions and round table discussions. The conference runs for two days (Thursday and Friday). The main working language is English, although we also organize a number of sessions in Russian too. Plenary sessions are in English with simultaneous translation into Russian.


Moscow Readings 2023

Moscow Readings 2022

Moscow Readings 2021

Moscow Readings 2020

Moscow Readings 2019

Moscow Readings 2018

Moscow Readings 2017

Other photos taken during Moscow Readings conferences in 2009-2016