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Studies in Media and Communication
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.401
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 17  

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ISSN (Print) 2325-8071
Published by Redfame Publishing Homepage  [7 journals]
  • Social Media, Populism, and COVID-19: Weibo Users’ Reactions to
           Anti-Chinese Discourse

    • Authors: Theresa Catalano; Peiwen Wang
      Abstract: US government communication about the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the ‘Chinese virus’ discourse adopted by Donald Trump and his administration, has led to real-world violence and triggered heated discussions across social media sites, including Sina Weibo (aka Chinese Twitter). The current study explores the relationship between populism and social media by examining how Sina Weibo users respond to Trump’s communication on the virus. Employing multimodal critical discourse analysis, we examine both visual and verbal strategies used to build counter-discourses that challenge the use of terms such as ‘Chinese virus’. Findings demonstrate the potential of Weibo as a platform of resistance and site where users contest social injustice and racism, but also as a dangerous space in which populist discourses can yield more populist discourses which influence public sentiment and potentially government policies and international relations.
      PubDate: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -070
  • Development of Communicative Competencies During Integrated Analysis and
           Synthesis of a Text

    • Authors: Stepan Postil; Nataliia Kozak, Natalia Zykun, Petrо Tsymbal, Hanna Vlasova
      Abstract: Text is the main tool for designing and managing the learning and education processes. The communicative competencies of the individual are an important component of students' activities including working with documents, the ability to conduct interpersonal and social dialogue, and speak publicly. There is a theory that it is possible to develop a student's personal competence effectively through the integration of academic disciplines which in turn necessitates methods selected by the authors. The purpose of this study is to develop a project-based pedagogical technology that involves complex analytical and synthetic work with the text (CASWT) and contributes to the development of students' communicative competencies. In the course of this study methods of empirical and qualitative observation, analysis and synthesis were used. The practice of combining independent work with text and self-control using subject-specific thematic tests in the Moodle learning environment has been empirically researched. The content of the gained knowledge, faculties, skills, and activities of students after completing project tasks for working with text and communications, which ensure general and special (professional, subject) competencies of applicants for various specialties in compliance with the standards of higher education of Ukraine, is studied. The results of the study are developed graph-diagram which describes logical connections between the main text subjects, observation, analysis and evaluation of the results of work during several years, which allow increasing the quality of performance of the students and their psychological confidence, persuasiveness during studying other disciplines in next years of study.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -070
  • Script Structures in Modern Audio-Visual Art

    • Authors: Oleksandr Balaban; Olena Levchenko, Ivan Krupskyy, Alla Medvedieva, Volodymyr Mykhalov
      Abstract: Every last detail in a work of art of any scale depends on the correctness of its construction. This study reveals the essence of audio-visual text as an artistic area that develops and operates in the modern media landscape. The problem of determining the structure of the audio-visual script at the present stage of development was one of the most significant issues addressed in this study. The purpose of the study is to explore the main stages of creating a script for an audio-visual work as an intricate complex object that is the result of creative and production activities. The primary research method was the method of analysis, which managed to achieve the goal of discussing the current stages of creating and structuring the script of an audio-visual work. The task of compositional construction of the script for an audio-visual work is to unite its elements into one, giving the future work logic, harmony, and integrity. It was established which modern methods of writing a script are the most effective in practice. It was concluded that the use of modern methods of structuring the script in creating an audio-visual product contributes to its improvement as a work of art. The practical significance of the study is that the methodological basis of creating the script presented in this study can be used to construct any audio-visual product.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -070
  • Transformation of Political Communication Functions in the Regional
           Political Process (Evidence from the Tyumen Oblast)

    • Authors: Galina Gerasimova; Olga Shvetsova, Lamara Mehrishvili
      Abstract: The relevance of the policy areas reflected in this scientific article stems from the essential and peculiar fact that the entire international community increases interest in political communication because of its functionality and flexibility. The transformation of communication functions of a political nature considered within the constituent entities of the Russian Federation is vital for each of the spheres of State administration. It is the multifaceted nature of the topic that determines its importance in both academic and policy circles. A literate and intensive study of the development of political communication makes it possible to conclude the multifaceted influence of the historical era on the political structure of both the country as a whole and the subjects in particular. This aspect shows the diversity of communication functions in the State's political life and the likelihood of their lasting transformation. This article aims to give qualitative consideration to the various functions of political communication, using the example of the Tyumen region as an essential subject of the Russian Federation. The primary method of investigation of this problem was the analysis of scientific works of leading political scientists, philosophers and sociologists. Thanks to these works, the authors were able to trace the relationship between an era, type of the State, its social orientation and the development of political communication functions in terms of regional forms. The functions of political communication in the regional process of the Tyumen Oblast are directly dependent on institutional and functional groups and lobby associations, which are common in all regions. Knowing the dependency of functions on the well-defined aspects of political organization in an article helps to predict, or at least track, the likelihood of new functional diversity in political communication and steer it in the right direction.
      PubDate: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 00:00:00 -070
  • The Effect of the Internal Audit Roles and Auditor Professionalism on
           Fraud Prevention

    • Authors: Ela Nurlaela; Ratna Mappanyukki, Dwi Asih Surjandari
      Abstract: This research aimed to find the internal audit roles (X1) and the auditor professionalism (X2) at Fraud Prevention in NJC Bank in Kuningan Regency. Samples of this research were the NJC Bank employees. The data collection used in this research is the questionnaire method and the data processing used the SPSS program. The analysis results show that the role of the internal auditor has a significant effect on fraud prevention (H1), the auditor professionalism significantly affects fraud prevention (H2), and the test results simultaneously show that the two independent variables have a significant effect on fraud prevention. Supported the results of the implication of this analysis is to improve the roles of the internal auditors and the professionalism of auditor internal could increase fraud prevention.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:56:48 -070
  • Intermedia Agenda Setting and Grassroots Collectives: Assessing Global
           Media‚Äôs Influence on Greek News Outlets

    • Authors: Lambrini Papadopoulou; Karolos Kavoulakos, Christos Avramidis
      Abstract: This study focuses on a variety of grassroots collectives that emerged during the Greek economic crisis and aims to record activists’ own perceptions regarding the way that domestic media reacted after these collectives featured on the front pages of global news outlets. Drawing on 10 in depth interviews with activists participating in five grassroots collectives, this study brings together social movement and communications theoretical frameworks. Interviewees were asked about their perceptions regarding the role that global elite media coverage may have played in the salience of their endeavors in domestic media. Subsequently, we tested their personal testimonies by implementing a time series analysis on three Greek newspapers for a period of seven days before and after a front page publication in global elite media. Findings suggest that there is a big discrepancy between the perceived and the actual impact of global elite media on the agenda of domestic newspapers. To this end, further research should be undertaken to specify the exact characteristics that influence which grassroots collective will gain prominence in the public realm.
      PubDate: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 18:57:52 -070
  • Showrunners’ Scripts are More Cognitively Complex

    • Authors: Starling David Hunter; Susan Smith, Shanzeh Shafiq
      Abstract: The term “showrunner” is used in the US entertainment industry to describe the person who is the chief executive and creative officer of a television TV series. The position is very prestigious, often very financially rewarding, and thus highly sought-after. While there are many paths to the role-and even instances of almost overnight success-the vast majority of current showrunners worked their way up over several years from staff writing positions to production-related roles, often across several different series in the process. Conventional wisdom about how to climb the ladder from writer to showrunner strongly emphasizes the importance of both writing and of originality. While there is research linking objective characteristics of pilot episode scripts to success of the subsequent series, we are aware of no studies that consider whether and how scripts written by showrunners differ from those written by staff writers. Towards that end, in this study we compare the scripts written by showrunners with those written by their staff writers for two highly-acclaimed dramatic series from the last decade-The Good Wife (2009) and The Mentalist (2008). Specifically, we test for differences in the “cognitive complexity” of the two groups of scripts. As expected, we find that, on average, scripts written by showrunners exhibited higher cognitive complexity than those written by staff writers. We also found that scripts by writing team members who later became showrunners for original new series had higher cognitive complexity than those written by staff writers who have yet to attain to this role.
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 20:43:42 -070
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