Contemporary Journalism in Central Asia: Media Practice and Prospects in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Contemporary Journalism in Central Asia: Media Practice and Prospects in the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

MADINA BULATOVA1 & AYAZBI BEISENKULOV2
1Kostanay State University, Republic of Kazakhstan
1,2L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Republic of Kazakhstan
© Media Watch 9 (3) 347-360, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49483
 

Along with the rapid expansion of new media in Kazakhstan, traditional mass media continue to develop, increasingly intersecting and converting to a convergent form. However, in many respects country’s traditional media are still the main source of information due to deep-rooted traditions and the state of the modern
media system. Applying the model of ethnographic research, the authors analyze the use of social media by Kazakh journalists.