PhD, Assistant Professor at the Department of International Journalism

Anna Litvinenko works at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications since 2006. Since 2010 she is the Head of the German-Russian Centre of Journalism at the SPbU. In 2012-2015, she was in charge of the Office for International Academic and Scientific Exchange of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Anna is a recipient of several grants including fellowships of the German Bundestag and the German-Russian Forum (the Journalists from Russia programme). She has been a practicing journalist since 1996 and has received several journalism awards, among them the Special Prize of the Peter-Boenisch Contest of the German-Russian Forum Petersburger Dialog (2010) and the prize For Professionalism in Journalism of Goethe-Institutes international contest Feeling of Presence (2007). In 2011-2012 she was a visiting researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin, as a recipient of the German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders (Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation).

Anna Litvinenkos research focuses on the role of new media in political mobilization, on the hybridization of media systems, and on the interrelation of media and politics in the digital age. She is interested in the specificity of discussions on different social media platforms in various socio-political contexts, with post-Soviet countries being her main area of interest. She also did research on different aspects of the German media system and is interested in comparative approaches juxtaposing the usage of social media in (semi-)authoritarian regimes and in established democracies.

Teaching responsibilities

Introduction to International Journalism;

History of Journalism in Germany

International Trends in Modern Journalism (Moduls: Media and Glocalisation, Media and politics, Media convergence, Modernization strategies of publishing houses);

International Journalism: Theory and Practice;

International standards of reportage.

Selected publications (in English):

Bodrunova S., Litvinenko A. (2016) Fragmentation of Society and Media Hybridisation in Todays Russia: How Facebook Voices Collective Demands. The Journal of Social Policy Studies, 1(14): 113-124.

Bodrunova, S., Litvinenko, A. (2015) Four Russias in communication: fragmentation of the Russian public sphere in the 2010s. In: Changing Media, Changing Democracy, eds. Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska, Michal Glowacki. 2015. Peter Lang. Pp.61-79.

Litvinenko, A.A., Smoliarova, A.S., Bekurov, R.V., Puiy, A.S., Glinternik, E.M. Mapping international journalism in post-Soviet Russia: Global trends versus national context (2015) International Review of Management and Marketing, 5, pp. 49-54.

Danilova, I.S., Puiy, A.S., Nikonov, S.B., Bekurov, R.V., Litvinenko, A.A.

Problems of ethno-social representation in media: Review of theoretical approach in XX-XXI century (2015) International Review of Management and Marketing, 5, pp. 148-153.

Bodrunova, S.S., Litvinenko, A.A., Gavra, D.P., Yakunin, A.V.

Twitter-based discourse on migrants in Russia: The case of 2013 bashings in Biryulyovo (2015) International Review of Management and Marketing, 5, pp. 97-104.

Kurysheva, Y.V., Puiy, A.S., Litvinenko, A.A., Bykov, A.Y., Danilova, I.S.

Global journalism: Main aspects of conceptualization (2015) International Review of Management and Marketing, 5, pp. 67-72.

Bodrunova S.S., Litvinenko A.A., Yakunin A.V., Blekanov I.S., Maksimov A.I.Agenda setting role of Russian Twitter in the hybrid media system: mediatization of Biryulyovo ethnic bashings of 2013 // Proceedings of International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conferences on Social Science and Arts (SGEM - 2014) / Vol. II: Sociology and Helathcare. Albena, Bulgaria, September 1-10, 2014. P. 47-55.

Litvinenko A., Transformation of journalism paradigm in Russia: between Soviet legacy and Anglo-Saxon theory. In: Procedings of the 5th international Media Readings Mass media and communication 2013 - National Media Systems Between National And Global: Models And Trends Of The 2010s", Moscow State University, 14 - 15.11.2013. P. 87 90.

Litvinenko A., Puyu A., Glocalization in the education of international journalists: the Russian perspective In: Advances in Education Research. Vol.44, P. 383 388.

Bodrunova S, Litvinenko A., Hybridization of the media system in Russia: Technological and Political Aspects. In: World of media 2012. Ed. E.Vartanova, Moscow State University, 2013. P.37 50.

Bodrunova, S.S., Litvinenko, A.A. New media and political protest: The formation of a public Counter-Sphere in Russia, 2008-12 (2013) Russia's Changing Economic and Political Regimes: The Putin Years and Afterwards, pp. 29-65.

Litvinenko, A. A New Definition of Journalism Functions in the Framework of Hybrid Media Systems: German and Russian Academic Perspectives. In: : Global Media Journal. German Edition. No.1, Spring/Summer 2013

Litvinenko, A. Social media and perspectives of liquid democracy: The example of political communication in the pirate party in Germany

(2012) Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Government, ECEG, pp. 403-407.

Role of social media in political mobilization in Russia (on the example of parliamentary elections 2011) // Proceedings of International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government 2012 (Danube University, Austria).

Online Public Sphere in Russia and Its Role In The Movement For Fair Elections . In: Vilaams marxistisch tijdschrift, Nr.1, 2012. P. 130 134.

Selected publications (in Russian):

Books and book chapters

Mediacracy: modern theory and practice. St. Petersburg, 2013. (co-authors S.Bodrunova, A. Puyu, Y.Kurysheva)

Reportage: Art of storytelling. St. Petersburg, 2013.

German newspapers in the XXI century: from crisis to modernization, Moscow, 2010.

Modern mass media of Germany. In: Contemprarary journalism abroad: Glocalization in the West-European Media. Ed. by A.Puyu. St.Petersburg State University Press, P.111-150.

Typology of press in Germany. In: Mass media of a Russian megalopolis: typology of printed press / ed. by B. J. Misonzhnikov. St.Petersburg, 2009. P. 169-175.

Typology of press in Switzerland. In: Mass media of a Russian megalopolis: typology of printed press / ed. by B. J. Misonzhnikov. St.Petersburg, 2009. P. 175-182.


Mediacracy in Germany: Americanization of political communication? In: Vlast. 2014, 7, 2014. P.48-55.

Transformation of political communication under influence of social media (on the example of USA and Germany). In: Journalism in the world of politics. Eds. I.Blohin, S. Korkonosenko. Pp.246-259.

Evolution in a German way. In: Journalism&Mediamarket. 2012. S.34-39

Web 2.0. in external communication of political parties in Germany. In: Theory and Practice of social development. Political sciences. 2012. 2.

Mediacracy in a German way. In: Mass Media in Contemporary World. Ed. by I.Bogdanova. St.Petersburg State University Press, 2007.

The press of Russia, Ukraine and Germany about the Ukrainian revolution. In: Information Age 2006. St. Petersburg State University Press, 2006.

German Press: Ways out of the crisis. In: Mass Media in Contemporary World. Ed. by I.Bogdanova. St.Petersburg State University Press, 2006.

Crisis gives birth to the newspaper of the future // Media Almanac. Moscow State University Press, 2006. Vol.4.

The Guttenbergs of nowadays: online journalism in Germany // Journalist. Vol.4. 2006.

The newspaper market of Berlin and the problem of the mass media monopolization in Germany. In: Democracy and Journalism. Conference Papers. St. Petersburg State University Press, 2003.