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Current Issues of Mass Communication, 2017, no. 22, pp. 40-51

ISSN 2312-5160


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Regional Press of Western Ukraine as a Factor of National Idea Shaping in the Context of Modern State Building Processes

Olga Greskiv

Lviv National Vasyl Stefanyk Scientific Library of Ukraine, 2 Stefanyka Street, 79000 Lviv, Ukraine

* Corresponding author’s e-mail address: olka.gre[@]



The main objective of this research was to analyze the Western Ukraine regional press as a factor of shaping national idea at the time of gaining and strengthening state independence.

The methodology of research included the content analysis, which involved the systematic reading and observation of the texts. This method let us to identify the following role of the press in the context of state building: firstly, to actualize the sense of national idea and deepen the public interest in its comprehension; secondly, in the process of state development, the new priorities were set and gradually integrated into the hierarchy of national priorities through the public discussion in mass media, particularly in the newspaper publications; thirdly, the public discourse on the national idea had a direct impact on the development of strategies for state development and the formation of socio-cultural basis for the establishment of a modern Ukrainian political nation. The researcher came to the conclusion that the national press actually became the ideological driver for the people’s will.

The results of the research indicate that the basic semantic accents of the newspaper discourse on the national idea are interconnected with the state development strategy, patriotism, restoration of historical truth, research on people’s traditions, culture, philosophy and etc. The European integration course is considered as an important element of shaping national idea of Ukraine.


KEYWORDS: state-building; Western Ukraine region; mass media; national idea; national press.



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