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Studies in Media and Communication
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.401
Citation Impact (citeScore): 1
Number of Followers: 15  

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ISSN (Print) 2325-8071
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  • Challenges of Print Newspapers in Kosovo in the Period 1999 to 2020

    • Authors: Ferid Selimi
      Abstract: The research objective is to examine the challenges faced by newspapers in Kosovo from 1999 to 2020. By using qualitative methods, the study aims to identify the factors that have led to the discontinuation of daily printed newspapers in Kosovo. The main drivers of this trend have been identified as the speed at which news can reach readers through electronic media, as well as the financial burden of unsold newspapers on the editorial offices, rather than on distribution networks. The findings of the study indicate that, as of March 2020, Kosovo has been left without daily newspapers due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as the government implemented measures that resulted in the temporary closure of business that newspapers. This has led to the accelerated closure of four daily print newspapers in Kosovo, which now only continue to publish in an electronic format. The pressure caused by these circumstances ultimately led to the discontinuation of printing and the shift to electronic version, which have a much lower financial cost.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 04:15:46 -080
  • “People on TikTok aren’t afraid to share stories”: Examining College
           Students’ Perceptions Regarding Self-Disclosure Behaviors on TikTok

    • Authors: Sydney Elaine Brammer; Ryan J. Martinez, Narissra Maria Punyanunt-Carter
      Abstract: This study is an investigation into undergraduate students’ (N = 256) use of TikTok and perceptions surrounding self-disclosure on the social media platform. Online survey responses regarding mood management theory, uses and gratifications theory, and self-perception were used to identify some of the reasons that users may self-disclose on the platform. Further, the impacts of self-disclosure on self-esteem, belonging, and self-validation were assessed. Implications point to a need for a more comprehensive look at platform use as it affects the self, the self as seen by others, and how self-disclosure impacts important perceptions of worth and wellbeing.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 04:07:03 -080
  • Positive and Negative Politeness in Nonverbal Communication Contexts: An
           Examination into Driving Behaviors in Europe

    • Authors: Mohammad Awad AlAfnan; Siti Fatimah MohdZuki
      Abstract: This study examines politeness as a nonverbal politic behavior in 29 European countries and territories using Brown and Levinson’s (1987) politeness theory. The examination looked into the nonverbal acts of ‘following road signs and speed limit’ and ‘giving signals before changing lanes’ as they reflect (1) negative politeness in the form of avoiding imposition and reducing face-threatening-acts and (2) positive politeness in the form of noticing and appreciating other drivers’ wants and interests to drive without imposition respectively. The examination looked into four variables that are the gender of drivers, age of drivers, level of education of drivers and their country of origin. The study found that European drivers are generally polite and they tend to use the positive politeness act (giving signals) of noticing and appreciating other drivers more often than the negative politeness act (following sigs and speed limits) of reducing imposition and avoiding face-threatening acts. The study also found that the level of education did not play a significant role in the adherence to the driving politic behavior. However, this study found a positive coloration between the age of drivers and their adherence to the driving politic behavior as older drivers follow the driving politic behavior more often than young drivers. This study also found that female drivers in Europe are more polite than male drivers as they notice and appreciate other drivers (positive politeness). This study also revealed that Danish (female), British (male and female), Irish (male), Finish (male), Dutch (male and female), Belgium (female), Austrian (female), Greek (female) and Spanish (male)  drivers have the highest frequency of adherence to the driving politic behavior. The study also found that Portuguese male and female, Croatian male and female, Macedonian male and female, Scottish male and female, Albanian male, Norwegian male, Czech male, Austrian female, Romanian male and Swedish female drivers have the lowest frequency of adherence to the driving politic behavior in Europe. The study also found that Cypriot (male), Catalonian (female), French (male and female), German (male and female), Hungarian (male and female), Italian (male and female), Polish (male and female), Russian (male and female), Serbian (male and female), Slovakian (male and female), and Turkish (male and female) drivers’ adherence to driving politic behavior is relatively moderate to high.
      PubDate: Tue, 17 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -080
  • Speech Errors Performed by Former American Presidents in “60 Minutes”
           Interview: A Comparative Analysis

    • Authors: Rahmadsyah Rangkuti; Dwi Nepia Br Bangun, Muhammad Yusuf, Mahmud Arief Albar
      Abstract: This study has the purpose of depicting the kinds of speech errors, the comparison of speech errors’ frequency, and the causes of speech errors made by former American Presidents Barack Obama (BO) and Donald Trump (DT) as the interviewee in an interview program entitled "60 Minutes". This study used a qualitative approach. The data source was BO and DT’s video in “60 Minutes” Interview. The data in this study were in the form of words, phrases, and clauses transcribed from the speech made by BO and DT. Based on the analysis, it was found that BO made 111 speech errors and six (6) types of speech errors, while DT made 90 speech errors and nine (9) types of speech errors. The causes of speech errors made by former American Presidents in “60 Minutes” 2020 interview are caused by social factors, both situational anxiety, and social circumstances.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 08:32:49 -080
  • Humbang Hasundutan Regional Head Election In 2020: Empty Box Volunteer
           Political Communication Movement

    • Authors: Faiz Albar Nasution; Muhammad Husni Thamrin, Randa Putra Kasea Sinaga, Muhammad Imanuddin Kandias Saraan, Yofiendi Indah Indainanto
      Abstract: The occurrence of a single candidate in the 2020 Humbang Hasundutan District Head Election has spawned political communication to choose an empty box. The empty box volunteer political movement influences voters to vote for blank ballots in the name of ideal democracy. This study examines how empty-box volunteers convey their political messages in music to voters. Qualitative research methods with framing analysis approaches are used to analyze data or political messages in songs against political movements of empty box volunteers. Data collection techniques through literature studies show five songs about the Empty Boxes in the 2020 Humbang Hasundutan Regional Head Election. The results show that the Empty Boxes volunteers place the issue of Empty Boxes Democracy as the main issue with various frames of political messages in the Empty Boxes song. The five songs of empty box volunteer articulate, frame, highlight, and disseminate political messages on three themes, among others, ideal democracy, democracy becomes a movement for change and democracy against political elites.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 08:27:46 -080
  • Distorted and Victimized Lives of Women in Margaret Atwood’s The
           Handmaid's Tale

    • Authors: Victor Vinoth. V; Vijayakumar M
      Abstract: This study intends to evaluate Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale from the viewpoint of feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, which offers a more nuanced perspective on sexuality and gender. Beauvoir's philosophy centres on the societal systems of oppression that designate women as ‘Other’ to a male reputation. According to her, femininity is something that society imposes on women, and feminism cannot be reduced to a basic biological statement. According to her, ‘Other’ best reflects the primary social function of a woman. She disputes the vocabulary that defines women based on their biology and asserts that biology is the primary cause of women's subjugation in patriarchal societies. She believes that sexuality contributes to the subjugation and exploitation of women. According to Beauvoir, the prostitution business and the heterosexual lifestyle are the two most visible instances of women's exploitation. Clearly, she rejects the notion that heterosexuality is the norm in sexual encounters. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how Atwood employs conjecture to examine feminist issues in The Handmaid's Tale, such as women's identity loss, subordination in a patriarchal society, and exploitation in a consumer culture where the female body is considered an object. In her novel, Atwood examines issues pertaining to the subjugation of women, such as gender inequality and the flaws of the patriarchal system.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Jan 2023 08:21:25 -080
  • Evaluation of the Level of Variability of Niger Delta Community People’s
           Awareness and Knowledge of Chevron Regional Development Councils (RDCs)
           and Shell’s Cluster Development Boards (CDBs) Activities

    • Authors: Monday Obukowho Whiskey; Majority Oji
      Abstract: The study's objectives were to evaluate the level of variability in community people's awareness and knowledge of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) Regional Development Councils (RDCs) and Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) Shell Cluster Development Boards (CDBs) and to determine whether the ascertained community people's awareness and knowledge have a significant impact on how well Multi-National Oil Corporations (MNOCs) development programmes are carried out in the host communities. Adopting the cross-sectional research design, the study surveyed 400 respondents from selected four states in the Niger Delta Oil Producing communities where RDCs and CDBs are operated. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies, means, and percentages were used to describe the socio-demographic information and the research questions. Inferential statistical tools like the One-Way Analysis of Variance and regression analysis had been used to take a look at the formulated hypotheses for the study. The findings indicate no relevant difference among community people in their state of awareness of the RDCs and CDBs but that the host community’s people poor involvement in the RDCs and CDBs resulted from inadequate requisite knowledge of the activities of MNOCs in their communities. The study recommended that every decision-making and taking process involve in project initiation, execution and implementation should involve the host communities in order to earn the people’s trust and respect.
      PubDate: Mon, 02 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -080
  • Body Size on Cinema: A Critical Discourse Analysis on Contemporary
           Indonesian Cinema

    • Authors: M. Afifulloh; Nurvita Wijayanti
      Abstract: This article discusses how a fat body in a film is used as a metaphor for a deviant, dangerous, and irresponsible personality through the various narratives occupied by the characters in the film. This research is qualitative research with the main data source is Imperfect film released in 2020. The approach used is a combination of film studies and Sara Mills' critical discourse analysis. The results of the study show that although Imperfect promotes gender equality in society, the narrative that is built still position fat bodies and black skin as non-ideal, especially for woman. Furthermore, Imperfect film positions fat women as a subculture group that struggles as well as agents of change. In conclusion, this study provides an understanding of how the cinematic discourse on size and weight in the context of the structure of the wider community is related to gender issues and films as popular media still have not placed a positive side on weight and skin color, especially in Indonesian society.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Dec 2022 05:29:25 -080
  • Instagram Influencers Credibility Dimensions and Purchase Intention of
           Followers: Empirical Evidence

    • Authors: Kancharla Laveen Kumar; Pulidindi Venugopal, S. Anjani Devi, S. Aswinipriya, Ch. Vinoda Rao
      Abstract: The advent of SMIs has primarily altered the means business connect with their prospects and customers. Currently, many SNSs enables SMIs to endorse the products, share opinions, provide feedback, and communicate with their followers either publicly or privately. This research aims to determine the mediating effect of loyalty of followers towards the influencer and ascribed opinion leadership on SMIs dimensions (expertise, trustworthiness, and attractiveness) and purchase intention relationship from the perspective of Instagram users in India. To measure the objective, the study acquired responses from 250 Indian Instagram users in the age group of 18-24. Results indicated that the purchase intention of followers is positively influenced by expertise, trustworthiness, ascribed opinion leadership, and loyalty of followers towards the influencer dimensions. Here, ascribed opinion leadership and loyalty of followers towards the influencer acts as an effective arbitrator between SMIs dimensions (expertise, trustworthiness, and attractiveness) and purchase intention relationship. The study suggests that before engaging SMI to promote the brand, the companies should understand the perception of followers towards the influencer in terms of expertise, attractiveness, and trustworthiness dimensions.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Dec 2022 05:24:03 -080
  • Promoting Intercultural Competence in Preservice Teacher Education through
           Virtual Exchange

    • Authors: Syerina Syahrin; Nurul Akmal, Sarah Spromberg, John DePriest
      Abstract: Intercultural competence refers to the ability to effectively communicate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds while utilizing one’s intercultural knowledge, skills, and attitudes. To become a competent teacher in English, preservice teacher education students would have to be able to manage a classroom with students from different cultural backgrounds. This study explores the possibilities of promoting intercultural competence among a group of pre-service teacher education students at Dhofar University through a virtual exchange program with Tulane University. Through a curriculum intervention, the pre-service teacher education students were given the opportunity to engage in conversations virtually. Utilizing an approach of action research, the study attempted to seek the pre-service teacher education students’ perspectives on their intercultural competence in three areas namely attitude, skills, and knowledge by assessing their responses before and after the virtual exchange program. The results of the study revealed that the preservice teacher education students perceived their openness, communication skills, empathy, worldview, and self-awareness to have significantly increased after participating in the intercultural virtual exchange program. However, the virtual exchange program did not have an impact on the students’ reservation of judgment towards their peers of different cultural backgrounds.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Dec 2022 05:09:15 -080
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