How badly did Russia’s interview with the Skripal poisoning suspects backfire?, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley, Washington Post Monkey Cage blog, 15 September, 2018

Toxin in the system?, Prof Stephen Hutchings, Manchester Policy Blogs, 10 April 2018

Broadcasting agitainment: a new media strategy of Putin’s third presidency, Prof Vera Tolz and Dr Yuri Teper , Post-Soviet Affairs, 9 April 2018

Four things you need to know about Russian media manipulation strategies, Prof Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The Conversation, 5 April 2018

Should the UK government ban Russia Today? Our research suggests it should not ‘shut up and go away’, Dr Rhys Crilley, AHRC blog, 5 April 2018

We must rethink Russia’s propaganda machine in order to reset the dynamic that drives it, Prof. Stephen Hutchings, LSE British Politics and Policy blog, April 4th 2018

International relations in the age of ‘post-truth’ politics, Dr Rhys Crilley, International Affairs, 94 (2) March 208, pp. 417-215

Security studies in the age of ‘post-truth’ politics: in defence of poststructuralism Dr Rhys Crilley and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, Critical Studies on Security, online February 2018.

Why did Putin build a monument to victims of Soviet repression? Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, Washington Post Monkey Cage, November 2017.

Did RT influence the 2016 US elections? Dr Rhys Crilley, E-IR, November 2017

Will Alex Salmond’s RT show make him a Kremlin tool?  Professor Stephen Hutchings and Professor Vera Tolz, The Conversation, November 2017.

‘Post-truth’ media really is shifting the news agenda – and more subtly than it seems… Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The Conversation, September 2017.

‘Fake news and ‘post truth’: some preliminary notes’ Professor Stephen Hutchings, The University of Manchester, Russian Journal of Communication, June 2017.

‘Staging the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 on Russia Today and BBC World News: From soft power to geopolitical crisis’– Professor Stephen Hutchings, Professor Marie Gillespie, Dr Ilya Yablokov, Dr Alexander Voss,  Mr Ilia Lvov, Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, May 2015.

Upcoming publications

‘From Russophone to Russophobe: Eurovision 2017 and Russian-speaking social media audiences in the age of the ‘information war’ – Professor Stephen Hutchings and Vitaly Kazakov, The University of Manchester, forthcoming in Freedom of Speech and Critical Journalism in the Russian Media Sphere edited by Katja Lehtisaari and Mariëlle Wijermars.

Conference Papers

Panel entitled Rethinking identity: interrogating the ‘other’ in Russia’s international relations; paper ‘From a Russian perspective on world events to Russia’s place in the world: how RT navigates ‘us’ and ‘them’ for its international audiences’ – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester (British International Studies Association, Bath, 13-15 June, 2018).

‘Russian soft power for a globalized media ecology: Cross-front populism on the RT (Russia Today) network’ Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester (European Workshops on International Studies, Groningen, 6-9 June 2018).

‘Agitainment: Russia’s New Media Strategy’ – Professor Vera Tolz, The University of Manchester (Guest lecture at the Osteuropa Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 29 May 2018).

‘Emotions and war on YouTube: Affective investments in RT’s coverage of the conflict in Syria’ – Dr Rhys Crilley, The Open University and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody. Dr crilley presented this paper at the Media, War and Conflict Journal 10th anniversary conference in Florence, Italy 22-23 May, 2018.

‘Mediated militarism: affective investments in RT’s YouTube coverage of conflict in Syria’ – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester and Dr Rhys Crilley, The Open University. (Comparative Media in Today’s World, Saint Petersburg, 17-19 April, 2018).

‘Measuring networks of influence on Twitter. Why, how and what then?’ – Dr Alistair Willis, The Open University; ‘RT and the shifting sands of international broadcasting in the Middle East’ – Professor Marie Gillespie and Dr Deena Dejani, The Open University and ‘What can we learn from RT’s social media re-enactment of the Russian revolution?’ – Dr Rhys Crilley, The Open University (Conference of International Broadcasters’ Audience Research Services, Bonn, Germany, 15-18 April 2018).

Panel – “Russia and the “Information War”: The Role of RT”. ‘RT and the calibration of Russia’s ‘war on truth’’ – Professor Stephen Hutchings, The University of Manchester; ‘Cultural memory and political legitimacy in a neo-authoritarian regime: Russian representations of the 1917 revolutions at home and abroad’ – Professor Tolz and Dr Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester; ‘From Russophone to Russophobe: RT, Eurovision 2017 and the Russian-language social mediasphere’ – Vitaly Kazakov (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, Cambridge, 13-15 April 2018).

From domestic elites to transnational publics: RT’s re-framing of Russian identity for international audiences’ – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, Cambridge, 13-15 April 2018)

Curating Identities and Dissent in a Globalized Media Ecology: Cross Front Populism on RT’ – Dr Pecious Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester, (’28th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism’, 28-29 March 2018).

‘Public diplomacy, propaganda, and very good PR: Russian (dis-)information post-Revolution to post-fact’ – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester. (British International Studies Association Working Group on Russian and Eurasian Security, on “1917 to 2017: Russia’s unfinished revolution?”, King’s College London, 17 November 2017).

‘International Broadcasting, RT (Russia Today) and the Transformation of the Global Media Landscape’ – Professor Stephen Hutchings, The University of Manchester. (“17th Annual Aleksanteri Conference: Russia’s Choices for 2030”, University of Helsinki, 25-27 October 2017).

‘Structures, narratives and self-identification: RT’s framing of Russia’s identities in the multipolar moment’ – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester. (RANEPA Workshop: “Concepts and Post-Communist Identities: The Power of Perspective”, St. Petersburg, 18-19 October 2017).

“Digital dilemmas for visual global politics” – Dr Rhys Crilley, (‘EISA 11th Pan-European Conference, Barcelona, 13-16 September, 2017).

Retweeting History: RT, the 1917 Revolution Anniversary and the Global Media Landscape’  Professor Stephen Hutchings and Professor Vera Tolz, The University of Manchester. (‘Transnational Russian Studies Symposium’, Durham University 14-16 September, 2017).

Upcoming conferences

‘Strategic narratives for international consumption: RT’s representations of international system, state, and security’ – Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The University of Manchester (Narrating Russian and Eurasian Security, King’s College, London, 18-19 June, 2018). Workshop organised by Russian and Eurasian Security working group of British International Studies Association of which Dr Chatterje-Doody is co-convenor.

The team from The University of Manchester and Dr Galina Miazhevich from Cardiff University have had their panel accepted for the ASEEES conference in Boston in December. The abstract for the panel can be found here.