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Applied Economics and Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Applied Finance and Accounting     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Intl. J. of Social Science Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
J. of Education and Training Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Studies in Engineering and Technology     Open Access  
Studies in Media and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
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Studies in Media and Communication
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.401
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 13  

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ISSN (Print) 2325-8071
Published by Redfame Publishing Homepage  [7 journals]
  • You Could Have Just Asked: The Perception of Motivations to Play Violent
           Video Games

    • Authors: Julia Kneer, Ruud Jacobs, Christopher J Ferguson
      Pages: 1 - 11
      Abstract: Recent research has found that age and playing experience moderates people’s opinions regarding video games’ negative effects while the perception of the cause of game play – game play motivation – was not considered so far. This study investigated how age and playing expertise influence perceived game play motivations. A survey was performed on a sample of mixed age (N = 374). Categories found for perceived playing motivations for violent video games were: virtual aggression, fun/challenge, catharsis, boredom, and social. Fun/challenge was found to be the main motivations for both, non-players and players. However, age positively and playing experience negatively predicted the importance of the perceived motivation virtual aggression while the opposite pattern was found for fun/challenge. The discussion focuses on: 1.) How we should deal with such in- and out-group perceptions in game studies, 2.) how beliefs about player motivations influence further perceptions, and 3.) the necessity of understanding how society’s perception of games can influence game science itself.
      PubDate: 2018-07-17
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i2.3389
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
  • The Dynamics of Circuit of Culture Model in Promoting Angelina
           Jolie’s Humanitarian Activities

    • Authors: Oluwadamilola Ayeni
      Pages: 12 - 19
      Abstract: This paper addresses the dynamics of Circuit of Culture model in relation to a celebrity’s publicity efforts at promoting humanitarian activities. This analysis presents the publicity activities of Angelina Jolie using theoretical frameworks of the circuit of culture model which are; dynamics of representation, construction, consumption, identity and regulation. This paper presents several modes and points through which this model applies to her personality and humanitarian activities. This provides a description of how publicity works, thereby validating the importance of the model in the planning publicity activities for both individuals and organisations. The author conducts a case study using the method of content analysis and explores several academic literatures, texts, videos and media tools that demonstrates publicity activities by this celebrity.This case study reveals that actions and activities embarked upon by Angelina Jolie depicts a clearer picture of how the circuit of culture model works. Each point on the model linking to one another and acting as tools to supporting the other.
      PubDate: 2018-07-29
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i2.3493
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
  • A Schematic Discoursal Study of Chinese Football Players’ Commercial
           Transfer News

    • Authors: Wenhui Yang, Junpeng Zhao, Kaiyue Zhen
      Pages: 20 - 35
      Abstract: This cognitive discoursal study explores human cognitive mechanisms by analyzing Football Players’ Commercial Transfer News (FPCTN) through adopting Gibbs’ (2010) embodied view of image schemas in language use and their interpretations in Chinese sports contexts, based on the database of 36 pieces of news reports collected from authoritative sports websites. The results demonstrate that FPCTN writers actively construct their meanings and perspectives by applying various metaphysical and metaphysicalized forms of image schemas, which are grounded on our knowledge and daily bodily experience. Discourse consumers, on the other hand, unconsciously engage themselves in imaginative simulation processes, which are fundamentally embodied in their past and present bodily experiences, to facilitate their understanding of linguistic information and writers’ intentions, which predicates the process of public general cognition construction and frame, meanwhile, constituting the mechanism of a news reader’s passionate identification with and attachment to a potential commodity in his/her social and entertainment life.
      PubDate: 2018-08-28
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i2.3575
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
  • The Principles, Features and Techniques of Data Journalism

    • Authors: Olga Kalatzi, Charalampos Bratsas, Andreas Veglis
      Pages: 36 - 44
      Abstract: Digital and computational technology is steadily developing and continually bringing changes in the field of journalism, which faces a major crisis, as people’s trust in the media continues to decrease. This paper studies the subject of data journalism which is increasing in popularity and is considered to be at the forefront of these changes. This kind of journalism may be a way to re-establish and strengthen journalism’s value, as well as to reassure its sustainability. Datasets, tools, policies on Freedom of Information and transparency and professionals become constantly available for data journalism to flourish. However, there are still many challenges along with skepticism and confusion around its role and value in the field. In the near future, data journalism seems to gain more trust by the news organization and the public, as both start to comprehend its potentials.
      PubDate: 2018-09-17
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i2.3208
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
  • Well That Was Unexpected: Effect of Intimacy and Commitment on Responses
           to an Interpersonal Expectancy Violation

    • Authors: Norman Wong
      Pages: 45 - 56
      Abstract: This investigation explored the effect an individual’s level of relational commitment and intimacy has on his or her perceptions of and responses to a positive or negative expectancy violation performed by their dating partner. One hundred-ninety undergraduates were randomly assigned to read 1 of 4 scenarios depicting a situation involving their dating partner committing either a positive/negative expectancy violation. Participants were asked to assess the situation in terms of the nature of the expectancy violation (positive/negative), violation severity, and level of unexpectedness. Moreover, they were asked the extent to which they were willing to talk about the situation with the other person. Results found that perceived intensity of violations varied depending on both the nature of the expectancy violation and commitment/intimacy level. Highly committed/intimate respondents reported greater willingness to discuss negative expectancy violations with the other person than less committed/intimate respondents, but reported lower likelihood in using negativity as their strategy. Less committed/intimate respondents reported greater willingness to discuss positive expectancy violations compared to their highly committed/intimate counterparts.
      PubDate: 2018-10-16
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i2.3586
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
  • Customers’ Understanding of Engagement Advertising

    • Authors: Jörg Tropp, Corinna Beuthner
      Pages: 57 - 76
      Abstract: Although the construct of engagement has received considerable attention in market research in recent years, it has hardly been researched in the context of advertising. The aim of this exploratory study, therefore, is to undertake a theoretical conceptualization of customer engagement advertising (CEA) and to reach an understanding of how this type of advertising, which strategically embeds its messages into customers’ everyday life, is related to customers’ cognitive processes. Of particular interest is the question of whether strategically created CEA is related to a different everyday customers’ advertising knowledge than non-CEA. To answer this question, we use the brand concept map method, by means of which we are able to create a CEA consensus map (N = 53) and a non-CEA consensus map (N = 56). These present visually the basic persuasion knowledge of the study participants concerning these two types of advertising. Results indicate that, in coping with CEA, customers activate a different advertising knowledge than with non-CEA. CEA knowledge shows a higher association strength and is, in contrast to non-CEA knowledge, more strongly characterized by the two associations creativity and benefit. On the other hand, the association that advertising addresses customer’s needs plays a less important role in CEA than in non-CEA.
      PubDate: 2018-11-14
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i2.3766
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
  • Global Climate Socialism (GCS)

    • Authors: Nils-Axel Mörner
      Pages: 77 - 82
      Abstract: Climate has always changed, and will always change. The present global warming (1970-2000) is real, but driven by natural forces (NGW) not anthropogenic (CO2) forces (AGW). Observational facts and physical laws set the frames of what is possible, and what must be discarded as nonsense. Despite this the IPCC concept of AGW forcing has gained remarkable international recognition; not because of its own merits but thanks to a very effective lobbying campaign. It has rather taken the form of a new world order with obeying, paying and silence in the center, all strong signs of the establishment of a global climatic socialism system.
      PubDate: 2018-12-11
      DOI: 10.11114/smc.v6i2.3873
      Issue No: Vol. 6, No. 2 (2018)
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