Hi, my name is Andrey Mir (which originally is Miroshnichenko but no English-speaking person can utter it, of course). I am a media futurologist with a background in journalism. I worked as an editor in the business press in the 1990-2000s, then wrote the book “When newspapers die” (2010, in Russian) and left the sport. Since then, I have specialized as a media researcher and consultant. I am a Fulbright-Kennan scholar (Wilson Center in Washington, DC, 2012-13), a member of the Media Ecology Association and so on and so forth.

Currently, I study and teach communication and culture as a PhD candidate at York University, Toronto, with a focus on media ecology, new media and fake news. My first dissertation, in journalism and linguistics, focused on the semantics of the Soviet media and propaganda (1996). My books cover a range of topics related to media in the areas of linguistics, politics, PR, corporate communication, journalism, transhumanism and the Singularity.

The latest book, Postjournalism and the death of newspapers. The media after Trump: manufacturing anger and polarization (2020), explores the political-economic roots of post-truth and polarization in the news media. It is making some buzz right now and is available on Amazon:

My book Human as media. The emancipation of authorship (2014), which earned some kind words from Douglas Rushkoff, Robert Logan, Martin Gurri and other prominent thinkers, is also available on Amazon:


This blog is about old and new media. The new digital environment and the future of humankind are also in the spotlight here, as any diligent exploration of media, being undertaken fairly enough and far enough, inevitably leads to the concepts of the Singularity and Posthumanism.

Some of my books (in Russian) published in the 2000s are available on Ridero.
My websites in Russian: http://www.aka-media.ru/; http://www.kazhdy.ru/.

Find me on Facebook and LinkedIn; on Twitter – @Andrey4Mir.

Here are some of my media appearances:

And finally, here is my photo album with some memorable events and encounters.

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