Anna Litvinenko has taken part in the annual conference “Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World: Media Transformations in Times of Technological Boom and Political Polarization” at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.
Dr. Litvinenko presented the paper "Comparison of Comment Sections on News Websites in Post-Soviet Countries” that she co-authored with Dr. Florian Toepfl, leader of the Emmy-Noether Group.
She also moderated the panel discussion "Political Polarization and Journalistic Practices in Germany and Russia", during which prominent journalists and media researches from the two countries talked about challenges for journalists at the time of political radicalization and societal fragmentation.
The conference took place on April 11-13 and was dedicated to analysing political and technological transformations of media systems in comparative perspective. The programme of the conference is available here.