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Publisher: Redfame Publishing   (Total: 7 journals)   [Sort by number of followers]

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Studies in Media and Communication
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.401
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 14  

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ISSN (Print) 2325-8071
Published by Redfame Publishing Homepage  [7 journals]
  • Chatbots on the Rise: A New Narrative in Journalism

    • Authors: Andreas Veglis, Theodora A. Maniou
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: With the advent of Web 2.0, new forms of journalism arose, paving the way for the implementation of computational and automatization processes in all aspects of mass communication. As such, chatbots have already been adapted in the news media platforms bringing forward a series of issues and effects upon journalistic narrative, content and professional practices. This paper presents the role of chatbots and their characteristics, discusses the application of different types of chatbots in the news media and presents a theoretical overview of the advantages and disadvantages regarding their adaptation in journalism, as well as key ethical concerns connected to the emergence of this new journalistic narrative.
      PubDate: 2019-01-22
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.3986
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Analysing Crisis Communication Strategies of Airline Companies in United
           States: A Case Study of Southwest Airline 2016 Power Outage Crisis

    • Authors: Mavis Boamah
      Pages: 7 - 16
      Abstract: Companies are vulnerable to crisis. Crisis are a threat to organisational reputation and can harm stakeholders physically, emotionally and financially. One key technique to ensuring the happenings of crisis are minimised is communication. Communication plays the role of ensuring the reputation and credibility of a company is safeguarded. The modern way of communication and information sharing has been a vital part for businesses to survive. Emergency situations in airlines are inevitable and as such the company’s ability to communicate through its online sites is critical to averting and combating future crisis. As one of the famous airline companies in America, Southwest airline is present on all social media platforms to connect with its stakeholders. This was evident in its crisis management strategy during the 15-hour power outage in July 2016 which led to the cancellation of over 2.000 flights and delayed 250.000 travellers. The innovative communication strategies and tactics employed by southwest communications team reduced the level of damage the crisis could have caused. This paper analyses the airline’s communication strategies and tactics in the crisis and its impact on victims of the crisis.
      PubDate: 2019-04-01
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4190
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Alienation on Social Media

    • Authors: Sandro Serpa
      Pages: 17 - 20
      Abstract: Digital technology has a growing dominance in social relationships. This opinion paper aims, through a selection of information deemed relevant on this topic, to offer a reflection on alienation in the context of social media, as well as, to the extent possible, some of its implications.
      PubDate: 2019-05-24
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4286
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Impact of Fake News and the Emerging Post-Truth Political Era on
           Nigerian Polity: A Review of Literature

    • Authors: Umaru A. Pate, Danjuma Gambo, Adamkolo Mohammed Ibrahim
      Pages: 21 - 29
      Abstract: Since the rising to notoriety of the present ‘genre’ of malicious content peddled as ‘fake news’ (mostly over social media) in 2016 during the United States’ presidential election, barely three years until Nigeria’s 2019 general elections, fake news has made dangerously damaging impacts on the Nigerian society socially, politically and economically. Notably, the escalating herder-farmer communal clashes in the northern parts of the country, ethno-religious crises in Taraba, Plateau and Benue states and the furiously burning fire of the thug-of-war between the ruling party (All Progressives Congress, APC) and the opposition, particularly the main opposition party (People’s Democratic Party, PDP) have all been attributed to fake news, untruth and political propaganda. This paper aims to provide further understanding about the evolving issues regarding fake news and its demonic impact on the Nigerian polity. To make that contribution toward building the literature, extant literature and verifiable online news content on fake news and its attributes were critically reviewed. This paper concludes that fake news and its associated notion of post-truth may continue to pose threat to the Nigerian polity unless strong measures are taken. For the effects of fake news and post-truth phenomena to be suppressed substantially, a tripartite participation involving these key stakeholders – the government, legislators and the public should be modelled and implemented to the letter.
      PubDate: 2019-05-27
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4238
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Influence of WeChat Use on the College Students Campus Life Satisfaction-A
           Perspective on Bridging Social Capital

    • Authors: Ranni Zhang, Yuxin Zheng, Ze Chen, Bin Li, Songping Yang
      Pages: 30 - 36
      Abstract: The theories of social capital and Rosenberg's self-esteem scale were used to measure the campus life satisfaction of college students, this paper made an empirical analysis on the WeChat media use of 1000 college students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and mainland China (M=18.81 years old, SD=0.96) of a University in Guangdong province, and discussed the relationship among college students' social media use intensity, campus life satisfaction and social capital. The study found that there was a significant positive correlation between WeChat use intensity of college students and social capital, that the intensity of WeChat use had a direct effect on college students' satisfaction with campus life, and that self-esteem had a moderating effect between WeChat use intensity and social capital.
      PubDate: 2019-05-27
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4295
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Climate Change Impacts on Free-Living Nonhuman Animals. Challenges for
           Media and Communication Ethics

    • Authors: Núria Almiron, Catia Faria
      Pages: 37 - 48
      Abstract: The mainstream discussion regarding climate change in politics, public opinion and the media has focused almost exclusively on preventing the harms humans suffer due to global warming. Yet climate change is already having an impact on free-living nonhumans, which raises unexplored ethical concerns from a nondiscriminatory point of view. This paper discusses the inherent ethical challenge of climate change impacts on nonhuman animals living in nature and argues that the media and communication ethics cannot avoid addressing the issue. The paper further argues that media ethics needs to mirror animal ethics by rejecting moral anthropocentrism.
      PubDate: 2019-05-29
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4305
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • Jadesola Osiberu’s Isoken: A Filmic Postulation for Feminism

    • Authors: Charles Nwachukwu, Onyebuchi Udochukwu Joel
      Pages: 49 - 55
      Abstract: While other media of mass communication such as Television, Radio and Print have to contend, largely, with the expectations of informing, educating and entertaining, film ascends over all these to find a niche in “expressing”. Film, therefore, can set out for the singular purpose of expression. This study intends to analytically expose those indicators and determinants of feminism locked in within the film content of Isoken, a 2017 Nollywood movie produced and directed by Jadesola Osiberu. These components should lend evidence to the central argument in this paper that this particular film displays a strong tendency towards feminist sentiments.The Feminism Theory is, aptly, adopted to buttress the standpoint here. A theoretical study, it utilizes the qualitative research approach, relying on personal analysis and interpretation of the film. It found that a good number of elements exist within the film content to suggest that ISOKEN leans sufficiently towards feminism. These include Isoken's defiance of communal and family values, the predominantly female cast as well as the brazen usurpation of certain privileged roles that the Nigeria society had hitherto reserved for men, amongst others.The study concludes that both the scriptwriter and the director have succeeded in focusing on the female gender and putting forward female related issues. Wittingly or unwittingly, they have also ended up producing a film that is clearly within the sphere of feminism. Thus, this paper has added to the activity level in that particular aspect of knowledge, whilst also increasing available stock.
      PubDate: 2019-05-29
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4306
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Dynamics of Communication in the Context of Relations and Events
           Performed on Stage

    • Authors: Iva Rosanda Žigo
      Pages: 56 - 67
      Abstract: This paper discusses communication processes in the context of performative arts and focuses on staged events as communicative events which disperse messages across different levels and in different directions in order to construct meanings in a multi-layered way, to include artistic, ideological, political and other dimensions. The core issue is the role of the director as the motivating and organizing stance of all the processes that evolve on stage. The modalities of organizing theatrical acts intertwine as the process of directing unfolds, stage after stage, and the ultimate goal to reach the audience needs to be kept in focus the entire time. It is possible to distinguish four such stages mediated specifically by directing itself. Organization of events to be set on the stage and sustained by strategies of communication starts with the abandonment of the literary template, with the articulation of the theatrical concept. The next stage is described in terms of a confrontation between the text and the performance (mise-en-scène), to be followed by the semiotic elaboration of signs which are structured and manipulated with in accordance with a specific directorial concept. Finally, the fourth stage is about creating a meta-text, and at this level, the directed communication connects with current social, political and cultural issues that provide the context to the theatrical expression. This paper provides an overview of most relevant views on this subject excerpted from the field of semiotics and from the theory of theatre communication, and it provides arguments for drawing this area of research into the broader context of the media theory, also announcing future research to pursue this direction of thought.
      PubDate: 2019-05-30
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4246
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
  • The Role of China Seminars in Building Other Developing Countries: An
           Experience Case in Sierra Leone

    • Authors: Alhaji Bakar Kamara
      Pages: 68 - 88
      Abstract: This paper shows an experience gained during the touring and visitation of various cities in China. It focuses on the experience from the seminars attended in China in 2013 and 2016. It shows some of what was learnt, experiences gained, and a food for thought for the author upon returning home. The paper starts with a background and introduction of China, and the seminars that are conducted to help empower other developing countries. It then shows a reflection of Sierra Leone and China Relationship. The paper then throws light on the seminars conducted in China and the conditions that participants should know about these seminars. In a clearer picture, the paper highlights the subject matter schedule for the entire seminar with some few benefits of lectures about China. Also a snap shot of cities that are visited and a background of some important cities like Beijing and Shanghai. The author indicates the relevance and significant of the seminars in China. Finally some recommendations were made to the organizers of the seminars.
      PubDate: 2019-06-05
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v7i1.4316
      Issue No: Vol. 7, No. 1 (2019)
       
 
 
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