Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

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

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Media and disaster management: Analysing communication trends in flood ravaged communities in Benue State, North Central Nigeria

The need to communicate early and frequently with multiple stakeholders is to ensure effective communication towards enhanced preparedness and response efforts in order to reduce disaster fatality rate. The media are critical stakeholders in disaster management as their contents create awareness and educate people in building resilience, reducing disaster risk and vulnerability in pre, during and after disaster. This study...

Author(s):Taofik Afolabi Adeyinka and Muritala Oke

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Impact of Mobile Advisory and Face-to-Face Communication in Capability Building among Indian Farmers

This paper analyzed the impact of mobile advisory and face-to-face communication in capability building of farmers in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. These farmers accessed agricultural training and information services through Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK). KVKs had been established in different parts of the country to enhance agricultural productivity and to promote rural wellbeing. Gigler’s Alternative Evaluation...

Author(s):E. Christy Leema Rose Mary and I. Arul Aram

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Management for sustaining the fishery resources in the Pulicat estuary, India

The study aims to establish strategies on how to manage coastal fisheries conflicts and livelihood in the Pulicat estuary. This estuary, lying in the east of the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh States in India, is the second largest brackish waterbody in India, the first being the Chilika estuary in the State of Odisha. The total area of the estuary is 759 km2 with many islands part of it. But only 360 km in the southern...

Author(s):Gerard Majella Francis and I. Arul Aram

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And the Oscar goes to . . . Global Cinema!!! Taking a Close-Up Look at the Business and Legal Challenges and Opportunities of International and U.S. Film Industries

For over 120 years, the global cinema industry has been an important segment of the world economy which has had a significant impact on the economy and culture of countries. This article analyzes the world film industry, with a close up focused on the U.S. movie market, utilizing SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) as a strategic tool to consider the internal and external challenges and opportunities...

Author(s):Joyce Boland-DeVito

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

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

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'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

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...


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The Effect of Communicative Grammar on Students’ Writing Development

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...


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Smartphone Practice and Lifestyle: The Case of urban Iran

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

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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

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Potrayal of cultural values in Jan cartoon: a content analysis

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

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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

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

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 values...


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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...


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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 sampling...

Author(s):Borgohain Sikhamoni

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

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

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Emerging Global Journalism

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

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Exploring Channels of Cultural Communication between Pakistan and China

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...


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

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

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Ethical dilemmas in journalism practice in Nigeria: The way forward

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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Public relations in corporate reputation management: A case of Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

This study aims to explore the practice of public relations management in maintaining relations with the public who interact with a corporate organization. To investigate the role of public relations in maintaining good reputation, a mixed method approach was employed taking Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporate as a case study. Data were collected from different instruments such as questionnaire, document review and in-depth...

Author(s):Samson Mekonnen Hailu

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