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RT reading list


From “Boycott Russia Today

Updated “RT reading list” now in our BRT Notes section, with a dozen 2017 citations having been added:

Ahmad, Muhammad Idrees (2017) For Russian TV, Syria isn’t just a foreign country — it’s a parallel universe https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/03/13/for-russian-tv-syria-isnt-just-a-foreign-country-its-a-parallel-universe/

Baran, Tara Katrusiak (2017) Want To See Fake News? Check Out ‘Russia Today’ http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/tara-katrusiak-baran/fighting-fake-news-russia-today_b_14408674.html

Bodner, Matthew, Matthew Kupfer and Bradley Jardine (2017) Welcome to The Machine: Inside the Secretive World of RT https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/welcome-to-the-machine-inside-the-secretive-world-of-rt-58132

Bullough, Oliver (2013) Inside Russia Today: counterweight to the mainstream media, or Putin’s mouthpiece? http://www.newstatesman.com/world-affairs/world-affairs/2013/05/inside-russia-today-counterweight-mainstream-media-or-putins-mou

Economist, The (2017) RT’s propaganda is far less influential than Westerners fear http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21715031-kremlin-backed-network-inflates-its-viewership-youtube-disaster-videos-rts-propaganda

Erickson, Amanda (2017) If Russia Today is Moscow’s propaganda arm, it’s not very good at its job https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/12/if-russia-today-is-moscows-propaganda-arm-its-not-very-good-at-its-job/

Erlanger, Steven (2017) Russia’s RT Network: Is It More BBC or K.G.B.?https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/world/europe/russias-rt-network-is-it-more-bbc-or-kgb.html?_r=1

Feinberg, Andrew (2017) My Life at a Russian Propaganda Network  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/21/russian-propaganda-sputnik-reporter-215511

Fisher, Max (2013) In case you weren’t clear on Russia Today’s relationship to Moscow, Putin clears it up https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2013/06/13/in-case-you-werent-clear-on-russia-todays-relationship-to-moscow-putin-clears-it-up/

Fitzpatrick, Catherine (2010) More Moral Equivalency from Vadim Nikitinhttp://3dblogger.typepad.com/minding_russia/2010/04/more-moral-equivalency-from-vadim-nikitin.html

Goldman, Russell (2017) Russia’s RT: The Network Implicated in U.S. Election Meddling http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/world/europe/russias-rt-the-network-implicated-in-us-election-meddling.html

Gray, Rosie (2014) How The Truth Is Made At Russia Today  http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/how-the-truth-is-made-at-russia-today

Holland, Adam (2015) Russia Today Has an Illuminati Correspondent. Really.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/08/russia-today-has-an-illuminati-correspondent-really.html

Hooper, Cynthia (2017) Inside Russia’s Alternate Media Realityhttps://uk.news.yahoo.com/inside-russia-apos-alternate-media-091002654.html

Ioffe, Julia (2010) What Is Russia Today?http://www.cjr.org/feature/what_is_russia_today.php?page=all

Kincaid, Cliff (2011) Russian Propagandists Exploit Wall Street Protests  http://www.aim.org/aim-column/russian-propagandists-exploit-wall-street-protests/

Kirchick, James (2014) Inside the Bizarro World of ‘Russia Today’http://time.com/3015512/inside-the-bizarro-world-of-russia-today/

Kovpak, Jim (2016) Margaaariiita! https://nobsrussia.com/2016/07/29/margaaariiita/

Levine, Jon (2017) RT Is Literally Russian Propaganda — Why Does Anybody Take it Seriously? http://www.mediaite.com/online/rt-is-literally-russian-propaganda-why-does-anybody-take-it-seriously/

Michel, Casey (2015) Putin’s Magnificent Messaging Machinehttp://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/08/putin-rt-soviet-propaganda-121734#.Vd6TgbNRHIU

Miller, James (2014) Throwing a Wrench In Russia’s Propaganda Machine  http://www.interpretermag.com/throwing-a-wrench-in-russias-propaganda-machine/

Nimmo, Ben (2017) Blowing The Whistle On Sputnikhttps://medium.com/dfrlab/blowing-the-whistle-on-sputnik-493e0bc26e99

Nimmo, Ben (2016) Sputnik: Propaganda in Orbit: http://cepa.org/sputnik-propaganda-in-orbit

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (2017) Background to “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections”: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution 6 January 2017. Annex A. Russia–Kremlin’s TV Seeks To Influence Politics, Fuel Discontent in US. Originally published on 11 December 2012 by the Open Source Center. Pages 6-12: https://icontherecord.tumblr.com/post/155494946443/odni-statement-on-declassified-intelligence

O’Sullivan, John (2014) Russia Today is Putin’s weapon of mass deception. Will it work in Britain http://www.spectator.co.uk/features/9390782/the-truth-about-russia-today-is-that-it-is-putins-mouthpiece/

Orlova, Karina (2016) The Snake Eats Itself http://www.the-american-interest.com/2016/05/20/the-snake-eats-itself/

Orttung, Robert, Elizabeth Nelson and Anthony Livshen (2015) How Russia Today is using YouTube http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/03/23/how-russia-today-is-using-youtube/

Patin, Katerina (2017) Why Has a Kremlin-Controlled News Network Become a Hit in the West? https://codastory.com/disinformation-crisis/information-war/honest-about-lying

Posel, Suzanne (2013) Russia Today: State-Funded Propaganda Masquerading as Alternative Media  https://www.occupycorporatism.com/russia-today-state-funded-propaganda-masquerading-as-alternative-media/

Postnikova, Elena (2017) US Should Require Russia’s RT to Register as Foreign Agent  http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/ukrainealert/the-us-should-require-russia-s-rt-to-register-as-foreign-agent

Pollock, Richard (2017) The American Left’s Love Affair With Putin’s TV Network http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/02/exclusive-the-american-lefts-love-affair-with-putins-russian-tv/

Read, Russ (2016) The Kremlin’s Missionaries: How Russia Uses Media As Its New Cold Warriors http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/07/the-kremlins-missionaries-how-russia-uses-media-as-its-new-cold-warriors/

Rothrock, Kevin (2015) So this is Putin’s propaganda tv  https://meduza.io/en/feature/2015/09/24/so-this-is-putin-s-propaganda-tv

Scherr, Sonia (2010) Russian TV Channel Pushes ‘Patriot’ Conspiracy Theories http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/2010/fall/from-russia-with-love

Seddon, Max (2017) From Russia with bluff: social media strategy sows confusionhttps://www.ft.com/content/7ce4b616-d753-11e6-944b-e7eb37a6aa8e

Shekhovtsov, Anton (2015) “Bringing the Rebels” – European Far Right Soldiers of Russian Propaganda https://lif.blob.core.windows.net/lif/docs/default-source/publications/bringing-the-rebels-by-anton-shekhovtsov-september-2015-pdf.pdf

Shuster, Simon (2015) Inside Putin’s On-Air Machine http://time.com/rt-putin/

Sonin, Konstantin (2015) RT Is a Mock-Up of the Real Thing  http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/opinion/article/rt-is-a-mock-up-of-the-real-thing/535896.html

Stuster, J. Dana (2013) Hey, Larry King: Have You Ever Watched Russia Today? http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/05/30/hey-larry-king-have-you-ever-watched-russia-today/

van Zuylen-Wood, Simon (2017) At RT, News Breaks You https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2017-rt-media/

Walker, Shaun (2010) Russia today, tomorrow the world  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-today-tomorrow–the-world-2083869.html

Washington Post Editorial Board (2017) Russian propaganda has flooded U.S. airwaves. How about some reciprocity?  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/russian-propaganda-has-flooded-us-airwaves-how-about-some-reciprocity/2017/07/28/77178a36-68f0-11e7-8eb5-cbccc2e7bfbf_story.html?utm_term=.a0f4f786d4ee

Weir, Fred (2017) Inside the belly of Russia’s ‘propaganda machine’: A visit to RT news channel http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2017/0117/Inside-the-belly-of-Russia-s-propaganda-machine-A-visit-to-RT-news-channel

Weiss, Michael and Peter Pomerantsev (2014) The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money  http://www.interpretermag.com/the-menace-of-unreality-how-the-kremlin-weaponizes-information-culture-and-money/

Wendling, Mike and Will Yates (2017) Nato says viral news outlet [Sputnik] is part of “Kremlin misinformation machine” http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-38936812

Zavadski, Katie (2015) Putin’s Propaganda TV Lies About Its Popularity  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/17/putin-s-propaganda-tv-lies-about-ratings.html

Zwick, Jesse (2012) Pravda Lite  http://www.newrepublic.com/article/world/magazine/101703/russia-tv-rtv-cohen-alyona

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