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Journal of Mediterranean Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Review of Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Higher Education of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revue des Etudes Multidisciplinaires en Sciences Economiques et Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
3C Empresa     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Educor Multidisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eat, Sleep, Work     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
The Women : Annual Research Journal of Gender Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Projects     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-Dimas : Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Citizen Science : Theory and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Apuntes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Quality of Life     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Innovative Research in Social and Natural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista nuestrAmérica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Selçuk Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi (SEFAD) / Selçuk University Journal of Faculty of Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Arbitrada Interdisciplinaria Koinonía     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nordic Journal of Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Finance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revue des sciences sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest (RECEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Teme : Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sosio Konsepsia : Jurnal Penelitian dan Pengembangan Kesejahteraan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Growth and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Community Empowerment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Ánfora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de investigación en ciencias estratégicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studia Socialia Cracoviensia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Grafía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Debats. Revista de cultura, poder i societat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social Science Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Structure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Social History Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indonesia Prime     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Addiction & Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Arts and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ágora de Heterodoxias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
De Prácticas y Discursos. Cuadernos de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Entorno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Kultur- und Kollektivwissenschaft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Navigations : A First-Year College Composite     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Societal Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Im@go. A Journal of the Social Imaginary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Œconomia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Suomen Sukututkimusseuran Vuosikirja     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
World Journal of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Profanações     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Abordajes : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista del CISEN Tramas/Maepova     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hayula : Indonesian Journal of Multidisciplinary Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pendidikan Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Changing Societies & Personalities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Academia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Orbith : Majalah Ilmiah Pengembangan Rekayasa dan Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Cultura y Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Sosial     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cooperativismo y Desarrollo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informação em Pauta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CienciaUAT     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Lex Social : Revista de Derechos Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
África     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Misión Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RevIISE - Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Sciences and Education Research     Open Access  
Aurum Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
HONAI : International Journal for Educational, Social, Political & Cultural Studies     Open Access  
INSANCITA : Journal of Islamic Studies in Indonesia and Southeast Asia     Open Access  
SosioHumanika: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan (Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Education)     Open Access  
Fields: Journal of Huddersfield Student Research     Open Access  
Búsqueda     Open Access  
Cidadania em Ação : Revista de Extensão e Cultura: Notícias     Open Access  
Revista de Administração     Open Access  
I+D Revista de Investigaciones     Open Access  
UKH Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Encuentros : Revista de Ciencias Humanas, Teoría Social y Pensamiento Crítico     Open Access  
Asian Journal of German and European Studies     Open Access  
Teorías, Enfoques y Aplicaciones en las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Mayéutica Revista Científica de Humanidades y Artes     Open Access  
Dissertare : Revista de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Uni-pluriversidad     Open Access  
CONTRA : RELATOS desde el Sur     Open Access  
Sociedad e Infancias     Open Access  
Jurnal Masyarakat dan Budaya     Open Access  
Global Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences     Open Access  
Revista Científica de la UCSA     Open Access  
Hábitat y Sociedad     Open Access  
Anduli : Revista Andaluza de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
ConCiencia     Open Access  
Investigación Valdizana     Open Access  
Divulgatio : Perfiles Académicos de Posgrado     Open Access  
Mukaddime     Open Access  
Periodica Polytechnica Social and Management Sciences     Open Access  
Ciencia Sociales y Económicas     Open Access  
RECUS : Revista Electrónica Cooperación Universidad Sociedad     Open Access  
Études finno-ougriennes     Open Access  
e-cadernos CES     Open Access  
Connections     Open Access  
Heritage     Open Access  
Ciência ET Praxis     Open Access  
Anais do Congresso de Pesquisa e Extensão e da Semana de Ciências Sociais da UEMG/Barbacena     Open Access  
Revista CIS     Open Access  
Funes. Journal of Narratives and Social Sciences     Open Access  
Tieteessä Tapahtuu     Open Access  
Decyzje     Open Access  
Bingöl Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi     Open Access  
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Methods, Data, Analyses     Open Access  
Gaziantep University Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access  
Ejovoc (Electronic Journal of Vocational Colleges)     Open Access  
Fronteiras : Journal of Social, Technological and Environmental Science     Open Access  
Científic@ : Multidisciplinary Journal     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos     Open Access  
Dalat University Journal of Science     Open Access  
Panggung     Open Access  
Serat Acitya     Open Access  
Meridional : Revista Chilena de Estudios Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
imagonautas : Revista interdisciplinaria sobre imaginarios sociales     Open Access  
Educación, Lenguaje y Sociedad     Open Access  
Palimpsesto : Revista Científica de Estudios Sociales Iberoamericanos     Open Access  
Castalia : Revista de Psicología de la Academia     Open Access  
Trama : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access  
Revista Ciencias Morfológicas     Open Access  
Soshum : Jurnal Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Bhakti Persada : Jurnal Aplikasi IPTEKS     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Didáctica de las Ciencias Experimentales y Sociales     Open Access  
El Ágora USB     Open Access  
Inclusión y Desarrollo     Open Access  
Polisemia     Open Access  
Revista Perspectivas     Open Access  
Módulo Arquitectura - CUC     Open Access  
Análisis     Open Access  
Revista Cambios y Permanencias     Open Access  
Santiago     Open Access  
Revista Interdisciplinar em Cultura e Sociedade     Open Access  
International Journal Pedagogy of Social Studies     Open Access  
Kervan. International Journal of Afro-Asiatic Studies     Open Access  
Revista Rupturas     Open Access  
Revista Científica y Tecnológica UPSE     Open Access  
Revista Mundi Sociais e Humanidades     Open Access  
ReHuSo : Revista de Ciencias Humanísticas y Sociales     Open Access  
Papeles de Trabajo     Open Access  
eTropic : electronic journal of studies in the tropics     Open Access  
Revista FSA (Faculdade Santo Agostinho)     Open Access  
JICSA : Journal of Islamic Civilization in Southeast Asia     Open Access  
Québec français     Full-text available via subscription  
Serendipities : Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences     Open Access  
Revista Magazine de las Ciencias     Open Access  
Mikarimin. Revista Científica Multidisciplinaria     Open Access  
Forum Ilmu Sosial     Open Access  
Sinergi : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Manajemen     Open Access  
Jurnal Terapan Abdimas     Open Access  
Universitas Científica     Open Access  
Puente     Open Access  
Revista Digital Palabra     Open Access  
Revista Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana     Open Access  
Colección Académica de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
RELACult - Revista Latino-Americana de Estudos em Cultura e Sociedade     Open Access  
Arquivos do CMD : Cultura, Memória e Desenvolvimento     Open Access  
Jurnal Abdimas     Open Access  
Revista de Investigaciones Altoandinas - Journal of High Andean Research     Open Access  
Trans-pasando Fronteras     Open Access  
Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Perspectivas em Diálogo : Revista de Educação e Sociedade     Open Access  
Anales de la Universidad de Chile     Open Access  
Desafios     Open Access  
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Revista Conhecimento Online     Open Access  
Revista Prâksis     Open Access  
The EXceptional Parent     Full-text available via subscription  
Pecvnia : Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Universidad de León     Open Access  
Journal of Social Science Education : JSSE     Open Access  
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Revista de Estudios Andaluces     Open Access  
Methodological Innovations     Open Access  
Revista Inter-Legere     Open Access  
Kimün. Revista Interdisciplinaria de Formación Docente     Open Access  
Ágora : revista de divulgação científica     Open Access  
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Alteridade     Open Access  
Forum Marsilius-Kolleg     Open Access  
Raigal     Open Access  
Sosio Didaktika : Social Science Education Journal     Open Access  
The Winnower     Open Access  
Population Horizons. Analysis and debate on policy questions raised by population change     Open Access  
Pacific Science Review B: Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
México y la Cuenca del Pacífico     Open Access  

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Media International Australia
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Number of Followers: 3  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1329-878X - ISSN (Online) 2200-467X
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  • Introduction: the dynamics of digital communication in the Philippines:
           legacies and potentials
    • Authors: Jozon A Lorenzana, Cheryll Ruth R Soriano
      Pages: 3 - 8
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 3-8, May 2021.
      This special issue brings together six research articles that speak to the dynamics of digital communication in the Philippines, a country firmly located in the global geography of the digital economy and an early adopter and innovator in mobile communication. Increasingly, the rise of digital platforms is spurring on new business models and applications that find a wide range of appropriations in a developing economy with a high level of communication skills and a high level of inequality. These dynamics have, in turn, fuelled the popularity of social media and the populism that has gained international attention and, more critically, taken the country into uncharted political terrain. We introduce this Special Issue by taking stock of the legacies and potentials of digital communication in the country and highlighting how the articles sustain and extend past conversations. Drawing from the articles that cover a range of topics (entertainment, intimacy, labour, journalism and politics, scandals and pornography), we identify three overlapping themes that capture the socio-technical dynamics of digital communication in the Philippines: (1) how digital communication is emplaced in material, social and structural conditions; (2) the potentials of networked publics and communication; and (3) the convertibility of capitals and emergence of new competencies. These dynamics and potentials point to the contradictions, continuities and changes that relate to Philippine modernity in the context of global digital capitalism.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-29T07:05:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211010868
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Glocal intimacies and the contradictions of mobile media access in the
           Philippines
    • Authors: Cecilia S Uy-Tioco, Jason Vincent A Cabañes
      Pages: 9 - 22
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 9-22, May 2021.
      This article looks at mobile media access in the Philippines and the kind of social intimacies that have emerged from it. To frame our discussion, we use the concept of ‘glocal intimacies’. This pertains to how mobile technologies have normalised and intensified the entanglement of people’s relationships of closeness with the ever-shifting and constantly negotiated flows between global modernity and local everyday life. We show that the uneven access that Filipinos have has led to equally uneven ways in which they imagine and enact intimate relationships. Drawing on case studies emblematic of the country’s key income clusters, we point out the emergence of a contradictory situation, wherein those with relatively high-quality access are those who are least dependent on mobile media for their glocal intimacies. Meanwhile, those with relatively low-quality access are those who are actually most dependent on mobile-mediated communication for such intimacies.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-01-15T05:35:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20985962
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Digital labour in the Philippines: emerging forms of brokerage
    • Authors: Cheryll Ruth R Soriano
      Pages: 23 - 37
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 23-37, May 2021.
      This article examines and theorises the relationships across three distinct forms of labour brokerage emerging in the digital platform labour economy: platform intermediation, ‘skill-making’, and ‘re-outsourcing’. Drawing from a 4-year digital ethnography on online freelancing and platform labour in the Philippines, one of the largest labour supplying countries globally, I pay special attention to how platform labour control emerges as a process that is constituted in the brokerage relationships at multiple scales between global capital, local capital, community, and family units, and emerging organised networks of workers and influencers on social media. The article examines the materiality of platform labour and the local informal economy that give rise to these forms of brokerage. I also describe how brokerage processes set norms and standards in this largely unregulated sector, thereby playing a role in how labour mobility or precarity are made possible and organised. The article seeks to contribute to the knowledge about the digital work system involving a significant number of Filipinos by capturing the situated dialectical power relations of the global spread of platform-mediated labour management.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-02-12T07:08:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X21993114
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • The potency of digital media: group chats and mediated scandals in the
           Philippines
    • Authors: Jozon A Lorenzana
      Pages: 38 - 51
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 38-51, May 2021.
      With widespread use of digital media, public figures and ordinary people easily become involved in scandals. Social media leaks and mobs illustrate how digital media figure into scandals in the context of everyday politics. The occurrence of scandals on digital media prompts questions on emerging dynamics and potentials of digital communication. Using case studies from the Philippines, this study identifies and examines digital media affordances and how they enable mediated scandals. Findings indicate that digital media facilitate the process and intensify the impact of scandals, particularly the effects of public condemnation. However, under certain conditions, digital media enable parties to counter allegations and mobilise support. The article reflects on the possibilities and potency of digital media in everyday politics of reputation.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-01-25T09:09:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X21988954
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Amateur porn in Filipino Twitter alter community: affordances,
           commodification, ghettoization, and gay masculinity
    • Authors: Ruepert Jiel Dionisio Cao
      Pages: 52 - 65
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 52-65, May 2021.
      This research tackles the alter community or a collective of Filipino Twitter users producing and circulating amateur porn in the form of videos or text. This article analyzes the ways in which Twitter’s features and user practices enable and constrain the production and circulation of porn, as well as its implication in understanding gay masculinity and sexual politics. By looking at Twitter’s affordances and the dynamics in the alter community, I argue that the alter community is a site where Filipino perform and validate their masculinity. This takes place alongside commodification and ghettoization that fits neatly into restraining attitudes on sexuality in the Philippines. This article contributes to a more complex and nuanced understanding of pornography, as well as the ways in which technological affordances and dynamics in distinct virtual spaces impact our understanding of gay masculinities.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-03-30T07:21:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211002845
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Entertainment publics in the Philippines
    • Authors: Anna Cristina Pertierra
      Pages: 66 - 79
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 66-79, May 2021.
      Since the late 1980s, Filipino entertainment television has assumed and maintained a dominance in national popular culture, which expanded in the digital era. The media landscape into which digital technologies were launched in the Philippines was largely set in the wake of the 1986 popular movement and change of government referred to as the EDSA revolution: television stations that had been sequestered under martial law were turned over to family-dominated commercial enterprises, and entertainment media proliferated. Building upon the long development of entertainment industries in the Philippines, new social media encounters with entertainment content generate expanded and engaged publics whose formation continues to operate upon a foundation of televisual media. This article considers the particular role that entertainment media plays in the formation of publics in which comedic, melodramatic and celebrity-led content generates networks of followers, users and viewers whose loyalty produces various forms of capital, including in notable cases political capital.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-01-11T08:41:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20985960
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Digital populism, digital newswork and the concept of journalistic
           competence: the Philippine condition
    • Authors: Pauline Gidget Estella
      Pages: 80 - 95
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 80-95, May 2021.
      The new environment for Filipino journalists is a difficult terrain to navigate: Professionals struggle to establish themselves as a source of information in the time of technological disruptions, digital populism, tighter market competition, labour precarities and the political pressures of an increasingly authoritarian regime. This provided the context for the subsequent discussion on journalistic competence: What competencies are most important for Filipino journalists given this status quo' More importantly, how should the concept of journalistic competence be viewed, conceptualised or interrogated given the current conditions that affect or threaten journalistic practice' The discussion on competencies was anchored on extant research, a survey with Filipino journalists and data from in-depth interviews with selected experts worldwide. The prominent elements of journalistic competence in the Philippines were identified and discussed vis-à-vis factors and conditions that influence journalism competence such as journalistic roles, media systems, popular attitudes towards news and educational infrastructure.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-03T09:27:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211003568
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Book Review: Essays in Media and Cultural Studies: In Transition
    • Authors: Gordon Alley-Young
      Pages: 149 - 150
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 149-150, May 2021.

      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-29T07:03:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211010870
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • Book Review: How Green Is Your Smartphone'
    • Authors: Aleesha Rodriguez
      Pages: 150 - 151
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 150-151, May 2021.

      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-29T07:05:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211010869
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2021)
       
  • The case for reviewing broadcasting co-regulation
    • Authors: Karen Lee, Derek Wilding
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      This article applies principles from the Department of Communications’ policy review of telecommunications consumer protection to broadcasting co-regulation. The Consumer Safeguards Review establishes six principles for good regulation, including that rule-making processes should ‘enable a wide range of views to be considered’. It notes that processes for developing telecommunications codes of practice are likely to lead to ‘sub-optimal’ consumer protection measures. The article draws on original empirical research to assess development of commercial television and commercial radio codes of practice, with particular emphasis on public engagement in co-regulation. It finds the broadcasting codes of practice fail to meet the principles adopted by the Department for good co-regulation. It concludes by arguing there is a pressing need for a more holistic review of communications co-regulation, as broadcasting legislation is similar to the telecommunications legislation, and there is a risk that ‘sub-optimal’ practices could be applied in attempts to regulate digital platforms.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-20T10:55:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211005524
       
  • ‘Build a future champion’: exploring a branded activity-tracking
           platform for children and parents
    • Authors: Ben Lyall
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      This article explores a specific – but highly plastic – activity-tracking platform. Marketed to parents, ‘Milo Champions’ encourages the monitoring and rewarding of children, based on their activities and behaviours. The platform incorporates a popular Australian food brand – Nestlé’s Milo – and is designed for children aged between 6 and 12. Utilising walkthrough and software studies methodologies, the platform is traced by analysing app interfaces and online promotional material. Milo Champions is a niche example in the growing category of children’s activity-tracking apps: one that wraps masculinised logics of self-tracking around a multitude of parenting practices and envisages them, being deployed through feminised practices of caregiving. This article adds to prescient discussions about the ‘datafied child’ of the 21st century, and how health and wellbeing informatics are entangled with corporate interests.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-17T06:57:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211007167
       
  • Picturing destruction at home and abroad: a comparative visual analysis of
           icons and news values during disaster
    • Authors: TJ Thomson
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      This study uses news photographs and interviews with journalists to explore how Australia’s unprecedented 2019–2020 bushfire season was depicted for Australian and non-Australian audiences in order to extend transnational understanding of iconicity’s tenets and how news values vary across contexts. It does so first by examining the Sydney Morning Herald’s coverage over 3 months and then by contrasting this with international coverage that began in early 2020 once the issue spilled onto the world stage. Australia’s coverage focused intensely on human actors involved in the disaster while the vast numbers of affected animals were virtually absent. In contrast, international media visually depicted the disaster as an environmental and ecological issue with global consequences. The results suggest a need for a definition of iconicity that is inclusive to non-human actors and to inanimate forces that are personified. It also extends our cross-cultural understanding of the visual expression of news values.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-08T09:01:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211008181
       
  • An intersectional approach to media coverage of politics in New Zealand:
           the case of Metiria Turei and Paula Bennett
    • Authors: Flora Galy-Badenas, F Elizabeth Gray, Fiona Cassidy
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      This study analyses media coverage of two Māori women politicians in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article adopts an intersectional lens to critically examine the discriminatory ideologies at play in mainstream New Zealand media coverage of Metiria Turei and Paula Bennett. The analysis reveals that although the coverage examined in this article presents the Māori heritage of the two women very differently, the coverage pays close attention to both women’s gender and bodies while simultaneously diminishing their individuality by folding them into stereotypes. Classification and disempowerment of ‘stroppy women’/‘stirrer Māori’ are enabled by the intersection of racist, sexist and classist discourses.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-08T08:58:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211007176
       
  • Older people’s news dependency and social connectedness
    • Authors: Caroline Fisher, Sora Park, Jee Young Lee, Kate Holland, Emma John
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      Social isolation has become a growing issue, particularly among older citizens. The ‘digital divide’ has been identified as one of the contributing factors leaving many older citizens behind. While increasing digital literacy among seniors has been identified as one of the remedies, less attention has been paid to the role of news media on the wellbeing and connectedness of older people. Through the lens of the uses and gratifications theory, this article reports on the findings of a survey of 562 news consumers aged 50 years and above who live in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The analysis highlights the important role of news in reducing feelings of social isolation, particularly for those who spend more time alone and older people with cognitive impairment. Older participants who had difficulty concentrating and learning new tasks were also more dependent on news. We suggest this is due to the habitual, predictable and concise nature of news. These findings contribute to our understanding of the role of news in the wellbeing of older people and point to the need for policymakers and those in the aged care sector to ensure access to news for older citizens to improve the quality of life.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-08T08:56:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211006497
       
  • ‘Colonised by a rich pākehā’: the metaphorical characterisation of
           the Internet Mana alliance
    • Authors: Rachel Peters, Darryl Hocking
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      In 2014, the Internet Mana alliance unsuccessfully ran in the New Zealand general election gaining just 1.42% of the party vote and failing to secure an electorate seat. The leaders of the alliance attributed their poor election result to the narratives constructed by the mainstream media, which they believed negatively influenced the public’s perception of Internet Mana. This study agrees that the mainstream media was complicit in the alliance’s poor election result, and drawing upon the discourse dynamics framework for metaphor analysis, it shows how these potentially damaging public narratives were predominantly constituted through complex sets of systematic metaphors which together created broader schematic frames or conceptual scenarios and carried certain evaluative and attitudinal perceptions. This analysis shows how systematic metaphors such as the internet mana alliance is a marriage of convenience and the internet mana alliance is a colonial trade were used to construct a negative public narrative.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-03T09:27:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211006215
       
  • Book Review: Social Media Entertainment: The New Intersection of Hollywood
           and Silicon Valley
    • Authors: Steinar Ellingsen
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-02T06:21:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211000473
       
  • A necessary evil' The rise of online exam proctoring in Australian
           universities
    • Authors: Neil Selwyn, Chris O’Neill, Gavin Smith, Mark Andrejevic, Xin Gu
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the rapid but sometimes controversial take-up of ‘online examination proctoring’ systems by universities keen to maintain their assessment schedules during times of campus closure. Following the theoretical tradition of media ‘domestication’, this article examines the mainstream adoption of different online proctoring systems in Australian higher education during the first year of the pandemic. Through analysis of interviews, documents, news, social media and marketing materials, the article examines the ‘appropriation’, ‘objectification’, incorporation’ and ‘conversion’ of proctoring technology from the perspective of commercial providers, university authorities, university staff and student groups. This raises a number of critical issues underpinning the adoption of this exam surveillance technology – not least the surrender of control to commercial providers, the hidden labour required to sustain ‘automated’ systems and the increased vulnerabilities of ‘remote’ studying.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-02T06:20:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211005862
       
  • Book Review: Ethnic Media and Democracy: From Liberalism to Agonism
    • Authors: Ann Auman
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-04-01T05:36:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211000472
       
  • Book Review: Netflix Nations: The Geography of Digital Distribution
    • Authors: Godwin Simon
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-03-31T09:32:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211000475
       
  • Between ‘homeland’ and ‘the local’: the shared cultural imaginary
           of Tantan among Chinese communities in Australia
    • Authors: Xu Chen
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the cultural imaginary of Tantan shared among Australian Chinese diasporic users. Drawing on data collected through the walkthrough method and 16 interviews with Australia-based Chinese users of Tantan, this article finds that participants were able to perceive and contribute to the shared cultural references and norms on Tantan, which show a close connection with social media cultures in China. However, Tantan in Australia is not merely an extension of Chinese Internet culture; rather, it features unique characteristics that reflect elements of local Australian culture. This article argues that Tantan profile styles embody Chinese users’ diasporic identification in Australia, which involves an ongoing process of cultural navigation in their host country. Furthermore, as a geolocational app, Tantan also has the potential to bridge the flow of digital culture between ‘homeland’ and ‘the local’ with the transnational movements of its users.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-03-19T08:55:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X211000340
       
  • Freedom of speech is not freedom from ethics: the 2019 Israel Folau media
           controversy as a case study
    • Authors: Jay Daniel Thompson, Denis Muller
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines how freedom of speech is framed in the media controversy surrounding the Australian rugby player Israel Folau’s April 2019 Instagram post. A content analysis and framing analysis of newspaper reportage reveals that the controversy has been largely discussed in terms of whether or not Folau’s speech was being curtailed and whether this curtailing indicates a broader, ideologically motivated censoriousness. This discussion is problematic in that it says little about the actual substance of Folau’s post. This article argues that debates surrounding freedom of speech such as the one involving Folau could and should be enriched by an engagement with ethical principles. This engagement is premised on a commitment to the free exchange of views, while acknowledging that ‘speech’ is not always inherently beneficial for democracy, nor worth defending.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-02-16T06:54:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X21992890
       
  • Tying multiple installments in a single storyworld: Visiting worldbuilding
           through Power Sphera Universe in Malaysian animation franchise, BoBoiBoy
    • Authors: Umar Hakim Mohd Hasri, Md Azalanshah Md Syed
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the implementation of worldbuilding in the Malaysian animation franchise, BoBoiBoy, through the portrayal of ‘Power Sphera Universe’ across various installments. Worldbuilding refers to the creation of a fictional storyworld in which a set storyline(s) take place. Within the scope of storytelling, worldbuilding plays an integral role as it enables a storyworld to sustain or encompass multiple storylines that were produced for various media platforms. This study will argue that the portrayal of ‘Power Sphera Universe’ in various installments across the BoBoiBoy animation franchise ensures that the encapsulated and uniquely developed stories remain interrelated to one another, allowing the audience to enhance their understanding and comprehension over the overall transmedia storyworld. The discussion will visit the utilization of contextualizing devices as a primary means of worldbuilding across several storylines within the BoBoiBoy animation franchise
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-01-08T07:05:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20978707
       
  • Social imaginaries of subsea cables: recovering connections between Broome
           and Banyuwangi
    • Authors: Thor Kerr, Irfan Wahyudi
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      As most data travel through subsea cables, this article investigates social imaginaries of the cable laid in 1889 from Banyuwangi in south-eastern Java to Broome in north-western Australia. Through collaborative fieldwork in Broome and Banyuwangi, radically different representations are identified at either end of the cable. In Broome, the cable telegraph station is memorialized for introducing colonial sophistication to a town where Java is celebrated for facilitating communication with Britain. In Banyuwangi, there is no mention of Broome and little mention of the undersea cable. Instead, there are mythical and haunted representations of a decrepit British Hostel occasionally associated with telegraph operations. Despite some similarities in Indigenous perspectives and entrepreneurial desire to realize tourism income from cable heritage, an ocean-size gulf was identified between the social imaginaries that enabled the cable to be dug up and normalized as a cultural attraction in Broome while remaining buried, almost forgotten, in Banyuwangi.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2021-01-07T06:06:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20985961
       
  • WeChat subscription accounts (WSAs) in Australia: a political economy
           account of Chinese-language digital/social media
    • Authors: Haiqing Yu, Wanning Sun
      Pages: 96 - 112
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 96-112, May 2021.
      This article is a political economy account of Australia-focused subscription accounts on the social media platform WeChat, based on an analysis of 50 top-ranked WeChat subscription accounts (WSAs) in Australia over a 1-week period in July 2019 and empirical data collected from 2 large surveys conducted among Chinese Australians in 2018 and 2019. It provides a nuanced understanding of the institutional context, regulatory framework and modus operandi of these WSAs, illustrating the development of and connection between the following three components: online Chinese-language media content, WeChat as a content delivery platform and WSAs as business initiatives. The article argues that the status of Chinese-language digital/social media in Australia is confined by a pre-existing technological infrastructure and regulatory framework, rather than any direct intervention of a specific authority, media outlet or platform, and that these media outlets and platforms should best be understood as an instance of transnational entrepreneurship.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-06-19T08:42:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20932356
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • The ‘bad’ and exceptionally ‘good’: constructing
           the African refugee
    • Authors: Rohan Miller Davis
      Pages: 113 - 126
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 113-126, May 2021.
      An increase in refugees entering Australia from Africa, particularly Sudan, in recent times has inspired debate about the implications associated with immigration. Combining insights from the fields of discourse theory and metaphor analysis, this work explores the construction of the African refugee as presented in the Australian tabloid news media newspapers the Herald Sun and The Daily Telegraph. Special attention is dedicated to how the ‘bad’ and ‘good’ African refugees have been constructed. While the constitution of the ‘good’ refugee appears to be a positive development, it is argued that the way in which this has been done does more harm than good as it reinforces the idea that it is unusual for African refugees to be non-violent and successful.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-06-25T09:10:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20926540
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • #IStandWithDan versus #DictatorDan: the polarised dynamics of Twitter
           discussions about Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions
    • Authors: Timothy Graham, Axel Bruns, Daniel Angus, Edward Hurcombe, Sam Hames
      Pages: 127 - 148
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Volume 179, Issue 1, Page 127-148, May 2021.
      In this article, we examine two interrelated hashtag campaigns that formed in response to the Victorian State Government’s handling of Australia’s most significant COVID-19 second wave of mid-to-late 2020. Through a mixed-methods approach that includes descriptive statistical analysis, qualitative content analysis, network analysis, computational sentiment analysis and social bot detection, we reveal how a small number of hyper-partisan pro- and anti-government campaigners were able to mobilise ad hoc communities on Twitter, and – in the case of the anti-government hashtag campaign – co-opt journalists and politicians through a multi-step flow process to amplify their message. Our comprehensive analysis of Twitter data from these campaigns offers insights into the evolution of political hashtag campaigns, how actors involved in these specific campaigns were able to exploit specific dynamics of Twitter and the broader media and political establishment to progress their hyper-partisan agendas, and the utility of mixed-method approaches in helping render the dynamics of such campaigns visible.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-12-21T07:08:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20981780
      Issue No: Vol. 179, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Australian feature film production: a zero sum game
    • Authors: Glenda Hambly
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      Cultural relevance is constantly cited as the key reason for maintaining a government supported film and television industry in Australia, but when it comes to local feature films this is empty rhetoric. Independent producers making features that express an Australian sensibility face huge obstacles. The challenges begin in script development, continue through financing and end in a distribution and exhibition system that stymies profitability and access to Australian audiences. Since it was founded in 2007, Screen Australia, the country’s premier film funding agency, has played an instrumental role in systematizing and entrenching these obstacles with policies and programs that promote global and commercial goals. Given current government and film agency policy settings, the future of the local arm of the feature industry dedicated to telling Australian stories looks increasingly bleak.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-12-21T07:08:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20975789
       
  • Adapting to the postmodern medical paradigm: how The Daily Telegraph used
           emotion and anecdote to legitimise vaccination
    • Authors: Sean Ward, John Budarick
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      The postmodern medical paradigm is becoming increasingly relevant to vaccine communication. Government and health authorities pushing a pro-vaccine position often fall short in this climate due to a reliance unemotional and fact-based communication. The news media, however, often deviate from this norm by incorporating emotionality to legitimise vaccination. This article analyses how such emotionality manifests in pro-vaccination communication. Van Leeuwen’s typology of discursive legitimation strategies and Van Dijk’s ideological square were used to analyse The Daily Telegraph’s No Jab No Pay(Play) campaign. The findings demonstrate a primary intention to polarise, as this may justify financial sanctions against vaccine-hesitant parents. However, several identified strategies could be effective at reducing hesitancy in a postmodern medical discourse if adapted under such an intention. Notably, in generating concern through parental and motherhood figures rather than expert authorities, naturalising safety through evaluations rather than counter-rationalisations, and communicating risk through stories that provoke immediate visceral reactions.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-11-30T06:28:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20975786
       
  • Utilising dialogic corporate web communication: the case of reputational
           risk management at Tabung Haji
    • Authors: Ramesh Nair, Roshayani Arshad, Ruhaini Muda
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      Advances in digital technology enable organisations to engage in two-way, dialogic communication for improved connectivity with stakeholders. However, the willingness of organisations to leverage on such forms of communication is questionable, particularly in relation to communicating about a crisis. In this article, we examine the corporate web communication practices of Tabung Haji, a corporation plagued by allegations of financial mismanagement. Drawing on a framework for assessing effective corporate communication, we examined the corporate web disclosure practices of the organisation as manifested in its website and Facebook page. While there was evidence of opportunities for dialogic communication with stakeholders, the analysis revealed that efficient communication was compromised because the organisation continued to practice strategic silencing and selective disclosure of information. As such, relational connectivity was weak, and there appeared to be a reluctance to leverage on text-external features offered by web communication to mitigate reputational risk.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-11-06T10:26:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20969467
       
  • Too close for comfort: journalists’ ethical challenges in regional
           Australia
    • Authors: Jane Stephens (Fynes-Clinton), Rosanna Natoli, Michele Gilchrist
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      Staff and budget cutbacks and systemic changes in news media have been widely documented by journalists and scholars, and this qualitative study aims to understand the empirical experience of journalists outside the cities, where isolation, small staff, tight budgets and close communities are the rule. This article reports on part of a study that investigated the experience of journalists in remote and regional media outlets in Queensland and New South Wales. This article explores the more pointed ethical difficulties journalists experience in regional areas, finding these conundrums add layers to decision-making and complexity in the source–journalist relationships. Journalists in regional and remote areas report feeling pressure to take shortcuts in their story writing due to time restraints, to sensationalise or angle stories to suit management agendas, or to write clickbait headlines. They identified these as challenges to their professional practice.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-10-29T10:28:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20967461
       
  • VoD platforms and prominence: a European regulatory approach
    • Authors: Mª Trinidad García Leiva
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      In a scenario of abundance of digital contents, audiovisual works need to be easily discovered to be consumed. Prominence, therefore, becomes essential. In Europe, the idea of giving prominence became key to address how works can be promoted after the adoption of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive in 2007. In light of the amendment of this norm, this article provides an overview of the regulation regarding prominence of Video on Demand (VoD) services at the European Union (EU) level. The aim is to analyse its transposition into national provisions to identify different approaches and characterize them according to their implications for the general interest. It is concluded that to guarantee and justify that certain contents are easy to discover by citizens in an overwhelming digital world, the formulation of principles-based rules can be an appropriate solution.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-10-28T11:29:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20967456
       
  • Out-of-the-box versus in-house tools: how are they affecting data
           journalism in Australia'
    • Authors: Mathias-Felipe de-Lima-Santos, Aljosha Karim Schapals, Axel Bruns
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      The proliferation of data journalism has enabled newsrooms to deploy technologies for both mundane and more sophisticated workplace tasks. To bypass long-term investment in developing data skills, out-of-the-box software solutions are commonly used. Newsrooms today are partially dependent on third-party platforms to build interactive and visual stories – but the business models of platforms are predisposed to changes, frequently inducing losses of stories. This article combines in-depth interviews and an ancillary survey to study the status quo and identify future challenges in embracing out-of-the-box and in-house tools, and their impact on Australian data journalism. Results indicate a dichotomy between commercial and public service media organisations. Commercial outlets are heavily reliant on out-of-the-box solutions to develop stories, due to a lack of skillsets and a shortage of skilled labour. By contrast, public service media are developing their own in-house solutions, which reflects their desire for the continuous digital preservation of data stories despite the challenges identified.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-10-13T07:03:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20961569
       
  • Computer-assisted digital text analysis for journalism and communications
           research: introducing corpus linguistic techniques that do not require
           programming
    • Authors: Monika Bednarek, Georgia Carr
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      Digital methods are becoming more and more important for text analysis in communications research. However, many computational methods require either relevant technical expertise or multi-disciplinary collaboration, which has impeded their uptake. This article introduces an alternative: computer-assisted linguistic analysis (corpus linguistics), an approach that is increasingly being used outside linguistics and requires less expertise. The article uses a dataset of almost 700 items of health news to demonstrate how such techniques can aid the analysis of (dis)preferred language, sources, stigma and responsibility, framing, and project-specific text analysis. We conclude with an evaluation of the key advantages and limitations of corpus linguistic analysis.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-08-28T05:57:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20947124
       
  • From the event to the everyday: distributor-driven film festivals
    • Authors: Stuart Richards, Lauren Carroll Harris
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      Film festival research is an important field within screen and cultural studies, with festivals mainly theorised as a cinephile phenomenon occurring in European/North American contexts. Though cinephilia is indeed a major aspect of film festivals, adopting cinephilia as a primary focus for festival research obscures, and cannot explain, other motivations for running festivals, as well as how festivals fit into other trends in the film industry and film culture today. As researchers and film critics working in Australia, we have observed trends in festival culture that do not fit the dominant cinephilic framework. Principal among these trends is the emergence of Palace Cinemas, an arthouse cinema chain, and Palace Films, its distribution arm, as the curator and presenter of its own chain of film festivals. This essay presents an interesting case study that considers Palace Cinemas in relation to dominant understandings of the film festival. These film festivals do not exclusively fit either of Mark Peranson’s ideal models of festivals – audiences festivals or business festivals – but rather between these two positions. These distributor-driven film festivals, such as those run by Palace, greatly diminish any association with festival time, defined by Janet Harbord as a key feature of festivals.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-07-06T12:00:02Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20938479
       
  • Tragedy or over-achievement: a media analysis of spinal cord injury in
           Australia
    • Authors: Leanne Rees, Merryn Sherwood, Nora Shields
      Abstract: Media International Australia, Ahead of Print.
      Spinal cord injury has evolved from a condition not to be treated, to one that is treated and rehabilitated. People with spinal cord injury now live longer active lives; however, barriers to participation such as attitudes and misunderstandings of spinal cord injury still exist. Acknowledging that media can shape attitudes and understanding of disability, primary aim of this study was to explore how spinal cord injury has been framed in Australian media through a newspaper content analysis. A secondary aim was to understand how framing changed overtime. Findings show consistent traditional news frames, with emphasis on disability and hardship. Progressive framing emerged in later years. Thematic analysis revealed two contrasting narratives tragedy and over-achievement, and a third financial burden. Traumatic spinal cord injury was most reported. This coverage, and exclusion of stories in between, has potential implications towards attitudes and understanding of spinal cord injury, and the lived experience.
      Citation: Media International Australia
      PubDate: 2020-07-04T11:53:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/1329878X20938062
       
 
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