Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 216

Table of Content: March 2012; 4(3)

March 2012

Cross-national content analysis of the coverage of the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict

  This study compares media framing of the Russia-Georgia conflict across leading news outlets in Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Russia. A content analysis of 288 stories from eight news media outlets in these countries examined two major frames – reactionary depiction and partisan alignment. Results show that Russian and Ukrainian news outlets covered the conflict through the partisan alignment...

Author(s): Petya Eckler and Yusuf Kalyango

March 2012

Perceived efficacy of radio agricultural commodities trend programme among farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria

  Given the strategic position of marketing information in food supply chain and the significance of its ready accessibility to teeming farmers, this study assessed the efficacy of radio agricultural commodities trend programme among farmers in Nigeria. One Hundred and Thirty Nine farmers from four farm settlements were randomly selected and interviewed and data analysed using descriptive and inferential...

Author(s): Olajide B. Rasak and Amusat A. S.

March 2012

Linguistic analysis on the construction of satire in Nigerian political cartoons: The example of newspaper cartoons

  Political cartoons constitute a form of media text whose verbal and visual elements have made them an interesting research field across academic disciplines. The 21st century has witnessed a considerable research on political cartoons. This increasing research interest indicates that political cartoons have successfully constituted a distinct multimodal genre within media discourses. Political cartoons are...

Author(s): Iro Sani, Mardziah Hayati Abdullah, Afida Mohamad Ali and Faith Sathi Abdullah