Rubric “Stories” of information portal “Meduza”: traditions and innovations

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The article examines the “Stories” section of the “Meduza” Internet portal as a vivid example of the processes taking place in new media - the convergence of classical genres, the use of new technical and communication tools. The purpose of the study is to identify the content and genre features that represent the specific properties and characteristics of the materials of the heading “Stories” as an innovative genre of online media. Not only publications published in the “Stories” section were studied, but also Internet resources that covered the creation and functioning of the online publication. As a result of the study, it was found that the materials of the “Stories” heading have both common to most online publications and specific features, which gives grounds to define the “Stories” heading as a special genre of online media. The results of the linguistic study of the “Stories” section are of great importance in studying the peculiarities of the network infosphere and the practice of creating Internet content. Research materials can be used directly in the work of journalists of online publications, as well as in the development of training courses for students of the journalism training area.

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Natalia U. Nalitova

Moscow Polytechnic University

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BA, the master student, The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Higher School of Printing and Media Industry, Moscow Polytechnic University

38 Bolshaya Semenovskaya St., Moscow, 107023, Russian Federation

Maria V. Petrushina

Moscow Polytechnic University


Ph.D of Philological Sciences, Docent, Associate Professor at The Department of Russian Language and History of Literature, Higher School of Printing and Media Industry, Moscow Polytechnic University

38 Bolshaya Semenovskaya St., Moscow, 107023, Russian Federation


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