Sochi Preview: Assessing the Newspaper Culture in Russia

By: Bill Lucey | Newspaper Alum

Have you ever wondered what the newspaper culture is like in Russia compared with western countries, such as in the U.S. and the U.K.?

With approximately 13,000 journalists approved with press credentials for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games beginning on Friday in Sochi, a city located on the shore of the Black Sea, at the foot of the Western Caucasus mountain region, the environment should be ripe for a blistering amount of newspapers, tabloids, and broadsheets being absorbed by tourists and local inhabitants at restaurants, cafes, and the lobby’s of plush hotel rooms.


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