Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009

JMCS Articles in press

Interventions and Messaging in Behaviour Change Communication Response to COVID-19: A Qualitative Analysis of COVID Campaign in Kenya Coastal Counties

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Effectiveness and compliance to intervention measures that mitigate the spread of COVID-19 has heavily relied on awareness and willingness of the public to adhere to directives. In this study, Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) interventions in response to COVID-19 are analysed with the aim of identifying opportunities and gaps that can inform ongoing and future efforts. The study focuses on a BCC campaign rolled out...

Author(s):Ann Waithaka and Samuel Siringi

Assessing the risks of Journalists Reporting in Conflict Zones: A case study of Somalia

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This study was conducted to assess the risks journalists face while reporting in Somalia. It was guided by three specific objectives that included; Evaluating the cases of physical attacks on journalists reporting in Somalia, Analyzing the cases of arbitrary arrests and imprisonments of journalists recorded in Somalia and Investigating the cases of journalists being killed in Somalia in three years between 2019 and...

Author(s):Anne Maureen Syallow

Challenges of print newspapers in Kosovo in the period 1999 to 2020

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The subject of the research is the challenges of print newspapers in Kosovo since 1999 to 2020. Through qualitative methods, there have been identified the factors that pushed the print daily newspapers in Kosovo to stop their activity in the printed format. The main factors of this impact were the speed of the news reaching the reader through the electronic written media, as well as the cost of unsold newspapers, which...

Author(s):Ferid Selimi

Users And Gratification Theory Approach to Understand Why People Use Digital Media mainly during Lockdown

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The purpose of this paper seeks to find the uses and gratification that consumers receive by using digital media during the lockdown when there is a situation of Covid. This paper tries to provide a more comprehensive understanding of why consumers use digital media. Exploratory research was conducted. In-depth interviews were conducted with over 30 individuals (Dworkin,2012) who use social media or digital media during...

Author(s):DHRUV SABHARWAL

The church, technology and media: An expository conversation with special reference to Romans 8:19-23

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The paper seeks to shed light on what I see from my own perspective as far as the interplay between the church especially in Ghana, technology and media is concerned. The study is done mainly through literary activity in existing sources from Biblical and materials on technology and media. It employs such methodological tools as descriptive and theological in discussing the subject at hand. It sets out first by briefly...

Author(s):Ernest Nyarko

News trends and issues in international media realities

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The new media has affected the contemporary practice of journalism and communication studies. Today, there is a paradigm shift in news coverage and flows, with the internet and the smartphone being significant trends in international media and communication. While the new trends have resulted in the globalization of information flows, evidence suggests that the developing nations have immensely been affected by these...

Author(s):Maxwell Tongola Madara

Women and the Environment: Eco-Feminism, its impact on transcending the borders of NE Region

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Eco-feminism which is of course an alternative perspective to redefine the term ‘femme totale’, has been proved to be distinguished from all relevant rather radical discourses that ascribed the root cause of gender discrimination or gender inequality to certain dictates of patriarchy. Given to that context, this research article focuses on how North Eastern regional politics have stunted the growth of women as an...

Author(s):Shyamali Banerjee

Why is Social Media still standing away?

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An analysis of how social media platforms are used in our academic libraries for resource sharing has been conducted using 500 college students from NAAC accredited institutions in Kerala. The responses of 478 students resulted in some findings about the use of social networking applications in academic libraries. As one of the first questions raised among the students, we inquired about the presence of academics on social...

Author(s):Shajimon Scaria and A. Ganesan

Lightning Disaster in Bangladesh: Analysis of Media Response

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This study aims at analyzing lightning reports published in Bangladeshi mass media in the year of 2019. Two mainstream online news portals, four other web portals of print media, and one news agency have been selected to conduct the study. Content analysis has been applied to understand the lightning hazards in Bangladesh, and 606 stories have been imported for analysis. The study found that media reports significantly...

Author(s):Juel Mia

A study on TV media professionals with media degrees in Chennai

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In order to enhance better information to people through media, Anni Besant initiate a professional media training course in Madras at 1920. It led to introducing media course in Aligarh Muslim University in 1938 followed by the regular media course in Punjab University in 1941. Now media education act as a multidiscipline field which gives plenty of opportunity to the students. Because of its nifty opportunity, media...

Author(s):Aiswarya Lakshmi A. and Jenefa S.

The Common Man and Social Media as Sources in Norwegian Newspapers

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This is a quantitative content analysis of Norwegian news stories generated from social media posts by ordinary people. The analysis focuses on topics, sources, use of amateur photos, and news criteria. Social issues, culture, and politics were the largest categories. Sport, crime, and accidents were barely represented. The news stories were episodic in form, and replicated much of the content from the original social...

Author(s):THOMAS WOLD

Higher Education Institution Students’ Social Media Literacy in Ethiopia: a Case of Bahir Dar University Students

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This study generally aims to investigate the status of Bahir Dar University students’ social media literacy and associated factors affect developing core competences of social media literacy. A mixed method design was employed in the study. Both descriptive and inferential were used to analyze data gathered from the quantitative design. Data gathered from Focus Group Discussion was analyzed qualitatively. Accordingly,...

Author(s):Behailu Atinafu

Corporate governance and the problematic communication strategy: A Case Study of the Public Economic Corporation-NAFTAL as a Model-

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In the era of organizations or institutions of all kinds and disciplines, the subject of communication has become the main engine of any organization seeking to impose itself in a market economy and competition era. The need for effective strategic communication has never been more important at the moment. In order to ensure strategic coherence, and in this important work of strategy development, implementation, review...

Author(s):Abdallah Tani Mohammed EL Nadir

Perceived use of social media by registry staff of federal universities in Southwestern Nigeria

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Nigeria universities are experiencing changes in administration because of innovation arising from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to promote effective communication and efficient administrative services delivery. Timely information flow and effective communication are prerequisite of efficient policy dissemination. However, engagement of traditional or manual communication to disseminate information is...

Author(s):Lolade Osinulu and Fadekemi Oyewusi

Suitability and recall of radio jingles for malaria control among rural people in South-West Nigeria

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Communication plays a key role in the creation, gathering and sharing of information that can influence people to adopt malaria prevention behaviours. However, content of such information has not been sufficiently studied to know their suitability. This study therefore investigated the suitability and recall of radio jingles for malaria control among rural people in south-west Nigeria. Survey, focus group discussion and...

Author(s):Abiodun, Solomon Oyeleye

'Sanitized, made lie supine and left fanged'. The final version of the 2010 Protection of Information Bill / Secrecy Bill and its threats to freedom of expression in South Africa

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The African National Congress (ANC) at the helm of the current South African government may have succeeded towards the end of 2013 in using its majority voting clout inside the country’s national parliament to forcibly push through the passing of the controversial and now infamous 2010 Protection of Information Bill / Secrecy Bill, and thereafter declared it tame enough, ready to be signed and enacted into law by the...

Author(s):SIBONISO PROSPER WELCOME LUTHULI

The Effect of Communicative Grammar on Students’ Writing Development

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Language skills are taught at all levels with varying degrees of attention. The teaching of grammar is, however, contested although one can hardly find an English lesson without grammar at all. However, the grammar explanation efforts as in English as a foreign language classes is an arguable issue that research indicating whether a writing class involving grammar lessons pertaining to the kind of the text students want to...

Author(s):DAWIT AMOGNE

Smartphone Practice and Lifestyle: The Case of urban Iran

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This paper explores the relationship between smartphone practices and lifestyle in urban Iran. Recently, the use of smartphones has dramatically increased in Iran and this trend is expected to impact users’ lifestyle in the everyday context. So to test this hypothesis, I follow use the notion of “lifestyle” advanced by Pierre Bourdieu to offer an analysis of this changing trend. I choose the sample based on purpose...

Author(s):Hossein Kermani

ABUSE AS LANGUAGE OF POLITICAL CHANGE: A LEXICAL STUDY OF POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TEXTS IN NIGERIA’S 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS

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The political climate in Nigeria towards the build-up to the 2015 presidential elections were charged with language of hate and abuse. The definition of political communications in Nigeria was re-evaluated within the contexts of the elections. Language is a potent tool of engagement in political communication. This study thus examine the intent and content of hateful words as language of political change, the framing of...

Author(s):Ngozi Uduma

Potrayal of cultural values in Jan cartoon: a content analysis

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This paper is the study of portrayal of cultural values through Jan cartoons. This is an effort to explore how Jan cartoons are depicting our cultural values. The main focus of study was the content that is being portrayed in Jan cartoons and see how cultural values are implanted in programs and to which extent children are getting information after watching these cartoons. We collected our data through content analysis in...

Author(s):Kainat tahir

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF MEDIA ON HEALTH PROBLEMS

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Media are usually used to make fun and to spend enjoyable time, but they are the most effective instruments in a society. Media always convey attractive and interesting messages, but people want to learn from media too. This study examines social responsibility of media on health problems and evaluates responsibility of media by warning people about health risks. Media are the most common instruments in social life and...

Author(s):Cereci Sedat

The Cyber Space and Cultural Identity: The Social Responsibility of Modern Media and their Influence on Moroccan Youths' Lives

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The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of the Internet and satellite channels on the behaviours of Moroccan high school pupils. It explores the implicit and denotative consequences of modern media upon the values, behaviours and lifestyles of young Moroccans. This article tries to ascertain whether the dissemination of global cultural products influences teenagers’ attitudes towards their own cultural...

Author(s):ABDESSELAM FERRATI

STEPPING UP ADVOCACY IN NIGERIA FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, SECURED STATE AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Though the relationship between the environment, security and development has long been established, it is often overlooked. Though complex, it can be noticed that there is a direct correlation between environmental degradation, social disruption and conflict and consequently the level of development a society attains. This paper brings this relationship to the fore in the light of the current environmental, security and...

Author(s):TERNENGE ENDE

STUDY VIEWING BEHAVIOUR OF TELEVIEWERS REGARDING ASSAMESE CHANNELS

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The present investigation was conducted to study the “Study viewing behaviour of televiewers regarding Assamese channels” with the objectives (i) to study the personal and demographic characteristics of viewers, (ii) to analyze the viewing behaviour of the respondents, (iii) to rank different programmes that preferred by the respondents.The study was conducted in Jorhat district of Assam. A purposive multi stage...

Author(s):Borgohain Sikhamoni

Impact of Internet on Social Capital in Family System in Pakistan (A Survey Study of Lahore City from 1st Jan- 31st December 2013)

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This study aims to investigate the influence of internet on family connections in joint family & relative system in Pakistani society. The findings of the study showed that internet has very strong impact on the social capital of low income & middle income demographics with having slight influence on high income class in Pakistan. The researchers also found that internet has great impact on females; students and youths as...

Author(s):Jam Sajjad Hussain Sajjad Hussain

Emerging Global Journalism

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Freedom of information is one of the fundamental human rights, the right of every citizen to express his or her opinion through the written and the spoken word. It is clear today that the technology of communication has revolutionized the spread of information, making it instantaneous and allowing it to reach an ever-widening public. Thus a new power is born, the power of global journalism and social media. What is the...

Author(s):Jallow Alagi Yorro

Exploring Channels of Cultural Communication between Pakistan and China

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This paper traces the channels of intercultural communication between China and Pakistan, the oldest strategic allies in the region. The study explores two government’s initiatives, academic programs and projects aimed at promoting intercultural communication through the opening up of Chinese language and cultural centers. The globalization has opened new channels of interaction with nations, societies, cultures and...

Author(s):MUHAMMAD ARIF

Facebook utilization in the 2015 political campaigns in Nigeria: Experience from southern Taraba

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This study investigates the public perception towards Facebook utilization in the 2015 political campaigns in Nigeria. The study made use of descriptive survey design with a questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. Data were analyzed using the 2016 Microsoft Excel statistical packaged with frequency counts and simple percentages presented in tables and graphs. The generated hypotheses in this study were tested...

Author(s):Oberiri Destiny Apuke

Ethical dilemmas in journalism practice in Nigeria: The way forward

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The unethical attitude, behaviours and practises exhibited by most Nigerian journalists in recent times is a matter of concern. Most journalists are so irresponsible that one begins to imagine if there is actually any professional code of ethics guiding the profession in Nigeria. However, based on the x-ray done on the position of journalism ethics in Nigeria, this study found that there is in fact code of ethics in the...

Author(s):Ukam Ivi Ngwu

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