Elena Vartanova is Full Professor, Dean and Chair in Media Theory and Media Economics at the Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State University. Her PhD was on Finnish Newspaper System (1982), her Doctoral dissertation on Information Society Concepts and Their Impact on Media Practice in EU and Nordic Countries (1999). Her research interests include media systems in Nordic countries, information society, post-Soviet transformation of Russian media, media economics. Vartanova is an author of three books and an editor of six books (in Russian) on Nordic media systems, Information society, media economics. Published more than 100 research articles in Russian academic magazines. Co-editor of the ‘Russian Media Challenge’ (ed. by K. Nordenstreng, E. Vartanova, Y. Zassoursky, Helsinki, 2001) and the author of the chapter “Media Structures: Changed and Unchanged” for this book. Editor of four monographs in English, incl. Media and Change (2007). Her articles have been published by European Journal of Communication, Gazette.
Editor-in-chief of the Faculty research journal Mediaalmanac, editor-in-chief of on-line research magazine Mediascope.
Expert of Russian Federation in the Council of Europe for the group on media diversity.
Member of the IAMCR International Council
Chair of the Digital Divide Working Group, IAMCR.
She is a former Board Member of ECCR.