Truth in soviet journalism: imitation, manipulations, consequences

  • S. Petrenko Institute of Journalism of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University
Keywords: truth; Soviet journalism; post-journalism; manipulation; imitation; truth decay; truth-centeredness; social communication.


The article deals with four aspects of the problem of truth in journalism of the Soviet era and their consequences in post-Soviet times: the problem of understanding the essence of the phenomenon, finding the truth in concrete situations, truth-telling by mass media to society, perception of the truth by the audience and social reflection. The methods, forms and means of the influence of Soviet journalism on the society are analyzed. The general scientific methods (analysis, deduction, induction, generalization) and the strategy of the substantiated theory are used. The results of the research have scientific and practical significance, they reveal the causes of certain social and communicative consequences of the controlled interaction of the society with the media, transformation of moral and ethical values and concepts, and provide research material on the methodology and technology of mass communication impacts. The author concludes about the need to return society as a whole, and journalism in particular, to understanding, perception of the essential meanings of the truth, in particular its metaphysical nature, and the formation of truth-centered socially responsible position of the journalist.


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Petrenko, S. (2019). Truth in soviet journalism: imitation, manipulations, consequences. Fundamental and Applied Researches in Practice of Leading Scientific Schools, 31(1), 166-172.