Andrey Miroshnichenko is the author of Human as media. The emancipation of authorship (2013). After 20 years in the press, he wrote the book When newspapers die (2011, in Russian), then left the media and became a media researcher. He holds a postgraduate degree in journalism and linguistics with a focus on the semantics of the Soviet media and propaganda (1996). Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Communication & Culture at York University, Toronto, where he focuses on the media ecological approach to the new media environment. He is also a Fulbright-Kennan scholar (2012-13) and a coordinator for the Russian Association of Futurologists. He runs the blog Human as Media (https://human-as-media.com). Twitter @Andrey4Mir.