Studies in Media and Communication

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Electromagnetic radiation comes in a range of energies, known as the electromagnetic spectrum. The spectrum consists of radiation such as gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and radio. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/SAO)  
a (left) Sagittarius A* in X-ray light. b (middle) Supernova remnant G292 in X-ray light. c (right) Raw, unprocessed broadband X-ray image of supernova remnant G292. (Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO)  
a (left) Multi-bandpass images of the Sun. (Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams.). b (right) Satellite imagery of Asia. (Credit: The Weather Channel)  
a (left) M87 in X-ray (blue) and radio (red) light. b (right) Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull. (Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO; Volcano image: Omar Ragnarsson)  
a. Alternating colors: red (a, left) and blue (b, right) color-coded versions of galaxy NGC 4696 in X-ray, infrared, and radio light. (Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO)  
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Every year, hundreds of images from telescopes on the ground and in space are released to the public, making their way into popular culture through everything from computer screens to postage stamps. These images span the entire electromagnetic spectrum from radio waves to infrared light to X-rays and gamma rays, a majority of which is undetectable to the human eye without technology. Once these data are collected, one or more specialists must process the data to create an image. Therefore, the creation of astronomical imagery involves a series of choices. How do these choices affect the comprehension of the science behind the images? What is the best way to represent data to a non-expert? Should these choices be based on aesthetics, scientific veracity, or is it possible to satisfy both? This paper reviews just one choice out of the many made by astronomical image processors: color. The choice of color is one of the most fundamental when creating an image taken with modern telescopes. We briefly explore the concept of the image as translation, particularly in the case of astronomical images from invisible portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. After placing modern astronomical imagery and photography in general in the context of its historical beginnings, we review the standards (or lack thereof) in making the basic choice of color. We discuss the possible implications for selecting one color palette over another in the context of the appropriateness of using these images as science communication products with a specific focus on how the non-expert perceives these images and how that affects their trust in science. Finally, we share new data sets that begin to look at these issues in scholarly research and discuss the need for a more robust examination of this and other related topics in the future to better understand the implications for science communications.
 
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Social media users benefit from advances in information and communication technology. Each user can access and obtain information by using a mobile phone or other communication device connected to the internet. The implementation of the COVID-19 Vaccination is one of the hottest topics discussed on the Twitter social media platform. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyze the trend of public interest in the COVID-19 vaccine on Twitter. This study utilizes Twitter data crawled by the Drone Emprit Academic application using the term "Pfizer Vaccine Enthusiasm and Moderna Vaccines". This study examines 170,641 Twitter mentions related to COVID-19 vaccine messages. Based on the findings of this study, the public's response to COVID-19 immunization was 42,963 mentions from August 23, 2021, to April 23, 2022. Based on the findings of this study, Asia, Europe, and the United States factored for the vast bulk of tweets about the COVID-19 vaccination. There were 25,288 (59 percent) mentions of positive emotions, followed by 16,484 (38 percent) comments and 1,191 (3 percent) topics of neutral emotions. This study's findings enable the government to understand the complexities of the widely discussed topic of COVID-19 immunization, which it can utilize to promote policies and enhance service quality.
 
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This study compares the pathos strategies of Chinese and U.S. companies in the earnings conference calls. The earnings conference calls (ECCs) are important channels for listed companies to voluntarily present their disclosure. In the face of the covid crisis, different companies use different pathos strategies when summarizing the past operating conditions and expressing future development trends in ECCs. Based on the self-built corpus, this paper makes a comparative analysis of pathos strategies in the ECCs texts of Chinese and American companies in 2020 and 2021. We use the sentiment lexicon method and TF-IDF algorithm to calculate the sentiment index and keywords. The two parallel corpora show great differences in the following four aspects: emotional attitude, discourse perspective, ecological awareness, and actions. This research broadens the pathos research contents to the earnings conference calls and makes a certain theoretical contribution to the financial text research from the discourse perspective. The findings also help listed companies to further study how to use pathos in the ECCs to shape a good corporate image, enhance the audience’s perception of the positive image of the companies and attract more investors.
 
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FDR’s Commonwealth Club Address is a well-regarded speech that suffers from a lack of critical attention by rhetorical scholars. This essay compliments previous contextual and ideological critiques of the speech by examining the rhetorical strategies Roosevelt used to enhance his ethos and overcome key constraints encountered in the summer of 1932. Hampered by the rules of the Commonwealth Club (rules requiring non-partisan speeches), the complexity of the audience and the details of his own life, Roosevelt conquered these constraints by adroitly employing strategies of ingratiation building and personae adoption. Additionally, FDR built and maintained a rhetorically consistent oeuvre that enhanced his credibility by demonstrating his reliability, stability and trustworthiness.
 
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This paper examines the treatment of the police in the Los Angles Times between 1996-2006 through content analysis and supplemental interviews of police officers as well as reporters from print, radio and television media. After a brief review of the history of the fortunes of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Times during the years under study, the paper describes patterns of police coverage. The content analysis revealed an increase in international stories, a decrease in stories of local interest and a dearth of articles that applied critical analysis of, or skeptical regard to, police actions. The content analysis and interviews revealed that police departments and the news industry were undergoing opposing shifts: while there was a rise in the tendency of police departments to professionalize their communications (with departments' Public Information Officers increasing dramatically in stories over the years of study), there was also a steep decline in the resources news outlets were devoting to coverage of the police. These opposing tendencies, when correlated with the shifts in police reporting revealed in content analysis of the Times, can help explain why the paper provides its readers with less sophisticated and political police coverage. In effect, police are more often used as “witnesses” of fact rather than objects of analysis. This lack of vigilance over police actions hinders improvement in police/community relations in Los Angeles.
 
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This paper uses content analysis to examine newspapers’ source use in news of corruption between 2000 and 2006 during Olusegun Obasanjo government’s deliberate public policy against the malaise in Nigeria. It examined the sources of news on corruption to discover whose information is presented and to determine whether newspapers showed enterprise and employed investigation to challenge powerful interests and eradicate corruption or they merely acted as agents of such powerful interests behind corruption and reinforced the status quo. The paper found that government/official sources were the most frequently used sources of information on corruption and that newspapers favoured only the official definition of corruption. The paper concludes that by relying heavily on l government sources to represent corruption, newspapers more or less actively acquiesced to the status quo on corruption hence journalists lack the courage to investigative and help curb corruption in Nigeria. Until journalists recognise the need for providing pluralistic information about corruption from a diversity and range of sources and multiplicity of perspectives or opinions, they can hardly mobilise possible collective action against corruption in Nigeria and be active participants in strengthening and facilitating democracy.
 
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During the 2000 US Presidential election, the terms “blue states” and “red states” emerged as a way to describe the political landscape of the United States. While these terms have become common heuristics used to organize how people think about politics, there is no singular agreed upon interpretation of what these terms tell us about America politics. This paper reviews the literature on framing and then discusses the identification of six media frames constructed around these terms between 2004 and 2012. Then, using a sample of 607 US newspaper articles, quantitative analysis indicates that the prevalence of particular frames changes during Presidential election years and by types of author. Overall, we find that frames vary in frequency depending on when the publication date and type of author, while also exploring how writers have used increasingly applied these terms towards seemingly apolitical realms of everyday life.
 
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Although the relationship between discourse and identity has generally been explored in academic literature, critical research on the constitutive role of discourse in constructing national identity in the domain of the contemporary global economy has received scant attention. The main objective of this article is to identify and describe the linguistic resources used to construct national identity in the political economic speeches during the 2008–2011 global financial-economic recessions. The study is also an attempt to explain the opaque relationship between the discursive and economic elements in the formation of national identity. The sources of data are derived from three political economic speeches of the former Premier Wen Jiabao of China. Drawing upon critical discourse analysis and cultural political economy, the article reveals that at the micro level the first person plural ‘we’, nominal groups, and adverbs of place make up linguistic elements deployed to construct China’s national identity. At the macro level, constructive strategies are employed to inculcate national identity. With respect to political economy, the speeches entrench the neoliberal economic policy while obfuscating national interests of China as being a country with a form of state-led market economy.
 
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Two types of facts, of different nature in the public life in Cameroon, have been considered as events. They are, on the one hand, the train accidents that occurred on 28 and 29 August in Yaoundé, and on the other hand, the cost of Cameroonian President Paul Biya’s holidays in la Baule in France, from the 15th August to the 05th September 2009. In the first case, the subject is a spectacular and geographically close fact whereas in the second case, they are non-material and distant facts, having no spectacular character, rather on the symbolic value. This article shows that the event is neither constituted by a specific symbolism intrinsically related to a particular fact, nor by the spectacular aspect of the latter. It is a matter of aggregation of multiple facts which, placed around a central fact, take a precise meaning and give the central fact the dimension of an event. It is a construct that brings together in a narrative spine, symbolic homologies, memory effects and the culture of a given interpretative community.
 
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The process by which social movements move through time and space can be understood as a process of innovation diffusion of memes or ideas. This process of diffusion may be traceable through computational linguistics and map geocoding of the linguistic memes employed by such movements. A Visualizing Information Space In Ontological Networks (VISION) method is described and illustrated with web-based search results of keywords relevant to Arab Spring. Using map algebra, and with the potential for using computational linguistics, the intent is to demonstrate the feasibility of both the theoretical model of diffusion, as well as the relevance of the geospatial dimension in understanding another dimension of diffusion—the meaning space of ideas as they spread through new media. Such methodology holds substantial promise for understanding the communicative dynamics of social movements and social influence.
 
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The removal of oil subsidy in Nigeria (January 2012) sparked protests across the country and a nationwide strike action organised by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). This study examines the role of social media during these protests. This study ascertains why people in Nigeria used social media during the protests instead of other pre-existing media- radio, television, newspapers, magazines, etc. Furthermore, it identifies the purposes for which social media was used (and by whom) during the protest whether intended or otherwise. For instance, in what ways can social media influence public opinion/mobilise people and groups to protest? Using a survey the study finds that: social media was used during these protests because restrictions in other media stifle expressions of individual opinion in the public sphere. A significant percentage of the opinion expressed via social media during these protests was of frustration due to mismanagement and corruption by the Nigerian government. Pictures, factual/statistical evidence and intelligent analysis of issues were a persuasive force on social media which shaped public opinion and mobilised people to go out on the streets.
 
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Language policies are the cornerstone that establish and maintain communication amongst people. Proper communication, particularly amongst speakers of many languages in a country such as South Africa hinges heavily on perceptions regarding the status of the languages used in that specific country. According to the Republic of South African Constitution (Act 108 of 1996), South Africa has eleven official languages. Nine of these official languages (the indigenous African languages), are regarded as historically disadvantaged, while the remaining two, viz. English and Afrikaans enjoyed official recognition under the then ‘apartheid’ era that lasted until 1994. The previously disadvantaged African languages still lag in terms of development, when compared to English and to a lesser extent, Afrikaans. To address this challenge and reverse the status quo, several measures have been undertaken by government, including the passing of an Act called, Use of Official Languages Act, 2012. This Act aims at managing the use of the official languages optimally, with special emphasis on the previously marginalised languages. South Africa is known for developing good language policies but often criticised for producing such good policies for one good purpose only - to display them in office shelves. Following this state of affairs, this article therefore examines the implementation challenges regarding this Act and suggest what could be done to successfully implement it in South Africa. Second, the article also seeks to alleviate the perceived apathy in implementing language policies, particularly in South Africa, and with implications for Africa as a whole.
 
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This study examined the influence of traditional and online media variables on political understanding, discussion and likeability of the major 2012 U.S. presidential candidates. Political information seeking on web sites and blogs contributed to confidence in understanding political issues but not for reducing the complexity of government. All three online sources studied predicted increased interpersonal communication about politics, as did viewing television news and listening to radio news. Almost all of the media variables influenced evaluations of the major party candidates with some reducing positive evaluations and others increasing them. Exposure to radio news was a consistent predictor but varied based on measurement and candidate. Future studies should consider greater complexity of measures to consider type of discussion and social media.
 
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Kevin Rudd (Labor) engaged in two election debates in 2013: first for his seat in Parliament (Griffith) and then for Prime Minister. In seeking re-election to his Griffith seat he was challenged by Bill Glasson (Liberal), Geoff Ebbs (Green), and Karen Hunter (Palmer United). He faced Tony Abbott (Liberal) in the PM Debate. This study content analyses these two debates: an August 6, 2013 Member of Parliament debate and an August 11, 2013 Prime Minister debate. Acclaims were more common in these two debates than attacks; defenses were the least common function. Statements about policy outnumbered those on policy. In each debate, when the candidates discussed record in office (past deeds), the incumbent acclaimed more and attacked less than the challenger. More acclaims and fewer attacks addressed general goals and ideals.
 
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The present paper tried to throw light on the impact of information technology on press development.The study adopted a descriptive analytical procedure by using a questionnaire for data collection and the formation of a clearer picture of the evolution attained through implementation of communication means, in particular, the smartphone.The study concluded that:Most of the newspapers possess internal network for the exchange of editorial material between the departments head and the other members of the press staff.The implementations of information technology have helped to minimize the steps of gathering press matter.There is harmony, between senior and junior staff, in implementing the technical properties of smartphone device. In addition to the fact that smartphone have contributed to the improvement of editorial performance in gathering, preparation, and processing up to the stage of publishing and \ or broadcasting.It is recommended that there is a need for intensification of the practical training in digital publication. The press editor should be encouraged, by to possess the modern technologies with facilities or free of charge.
 
Summary of how the crisis was framed by southwest, media and travelers.
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Companies are vulnerable to crisis. Crisis are a threat to organisational reputation and can harm stakeholders physically, emotionally and financially. One key technique to ensuring the happenings of crisis are minimised is communication. Communication plays the role of ensuring the reputation and credibility of a company is safeguarded. The modern way of communication and information sharing has been a vital part for businesses to survive. Emergency situations in airlines are inevitable and as such the company’s ability to communicate through its online sites is critical to averting and combating future crisis. As one of the famous airline companies in America, Southwest airline is present on all social media platforms to connect with its stakeholders. This was evident in its crisis management strategy during the 15-hour power outage in July 2016 which led to the cancellation of over 2.000 flights and delayed 250.000 travellers. The innovative communication strategies and tactics employed by southwest communications team reduced the level of damage the crisis could have caused. This paper analyses the airline’s communication strategies and tactics in the crisis and its impact on victims of the crisis.
 
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The debate on the influence of political advertisements is an ongoing one. It has been argued that political messages advertised during elections tends to change voter choice and preference of candidates during an election while others show contrary findings to the question. This study attempts to lend a voice to the debate by investigating the impact of political advertisements in voter behaviour during the 2019 general elections in South-South region of Nigeria. The study reports data from a paper-based survey (N=400) of voters in the South-South region of Nigeria. Findings uncovered that a substantial number of voters in South-South region of Nigeria were exposed to newspapers political advertisements during the 2019 presidential elections in Nigeria. Data further demonstrate that voters who reported to have been motivated to vote due to issues advertised in the newspapers by the two political parties (PDP and APC) were married, civil servants and those who factored the advertised issues in their preference for a political candidate. The study concludes that the media played an agenda setting role during the 2019 presidential election campaigns.
 
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The role of the media during the European election is extremely important as it is the dominant form factor of news and public communication. In this context, both civil society and political actors are the two additional players in the triangle of shaping and influencing communication for social issues. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the agenda and the way in which the news of Greek Cypriot print media was framed. Specifically, this research examines the main topics identified in the printed media during the pre-election period of the European elections in Cyprus in May 2019. Also, this research focuses on how the issues of the news appeared. This research seeks to answer the above questions, thus enriching the research gap found in the existing literature. From a theoretical point of view, this article adopts the theories of the Agenda Setting and Framing, because as interrelated theories they can explain the research theme. In addition, for the purposes of the survey, a mixed methodological approach was applied, with the research adopting quantitative content analysis and framing. Our methodology was based on elements of content quality analysis and aims to analyse the content of the text message, discourse and form and involves five stages: 1. The procedure of compiling the empirical evidence. 2. The isolation of items (units recorded). 3. The classification of units into categories. 4. The quantity conversion and measurement of items (codification). 5. Analysis and interpretation of data. The findings showed that the Media Agenda during the pre-election period included a wide range of topics. The topics that had the highest frequency appearance in the media were the economy, society, and environment issues.
 
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The thrust of the study was to appraise the influence of social media in contentious politics and solidarity building by interrogating themes from tweets and posts of digital activists during the 2021 #EndSARSMemorial protests in Nigeria. The content analysis of digital media posts and tweets (N=24,688) show that social media platforms were used as a vehicle for provoking solidarity contagion that ignited a memorial for fallen activists in Nigeria. Findings further demonstrate that protesters used social media platforms to reveal how vexed, and anguished they were as well as imprecating the authorities. Data reveal that there is a substantial relationship between celebrity posts and tweets and positive hedonic experiential valence about the 2021 #EndSARSMemorial protests. Finally, this study explicates and contributes to the theorisation of the affective theory.
 
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The study aimed to identify the role of the official media against the circulating rumors and media misinformation about the Corona pandemic, through the Akeed Media Observatory in Jordan. In this study, the researcher adopted the descriptive and analytical approach, as he monitored the role of the A'keed Media Observatory to confront rumors about the Corona pandemic. The study sample was chosen from the media workers in Akeed Observatory, and their number reached (30) media workers, and in order to achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher developed a questionnaire with the aim of identifying the role of the Akeed Media Observatory in Jordan to address rumors about the Corona pandemic, and the study reached a conclusion that the Akeed Media Observatory in Jordan achieved a large and essential role in confronting circulating rumors and disinformation about the Corona pandemic. The study recommended the development of mechanisms and media strategies to address the rumors about the Corona pandemic.
 
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The 2008 election and first two years of President Barack Obama’s administration was the context for an analysis of AARP news coverage. This research examined how news coverage was presented in the AARP Bulletin. During the health care debate, AARP often mentioned President Obama over congressional leaders. However, after passage of the law and subsequent election of a new congress, the Republican perspective offered a balance to the president’s agenda. The AARP Bulletin may be an agenda setter on controversial issues. This study explored themes, such as “tough times, tough choices,” which appeared to influence the coverage of political issues.
 
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This study investigates the influence of foreign football and its digital coverage among youths in Abeokuta. It examines the values portrayed by internet/satellite technology, the extent to which these values affect Nigerian youths, and the extent to which Nigerian youths’ exposure to foreign football through the internet/satellite technology affects their commitment to Nigerian football.The study employed qualitative method of Focus Group Discussion (FGD), using discussion guide to source data from youth in Abeokuta South and Abeokuta North Local Government Areas.Among others, the study discovered that major values promoted by internet technology such as technical companionship, global citizenship and technological determinism enhances western values and interests, and have undermined to a very large extent the citizenship values of Nigerian youths. Nigerian youths have practically abandoned their citizenship values such as love and loyalty to the country, patriotism and commitment to national ideas, and have embraced the values promoted by the internet with their passion for foreign football.The main findings recognises Nigerian youths interest in European football was motivated by good organization, adequate and quality facilities and good football on the field of play; hence Nigerian youths abandoned Nigerian football due to poor management, inadequate and poor facilities and insecurity at match venues, among other factors.Based on the findings of this study, it is recommended that Nigerian football should be overhauled. There is need for proper funding to fix facilities like quality stadia, provision of security at match venues and ensure proper administration of the games. Youth football should be revived in Nigeria and grassroots football should be re-introduced at primary and secondary school levels to discover raw talents. Adequate arrangement should be made for marketing and sponsorship programmes, including live coverage of football events on the Nigeria television network.
 
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A radical reformulation is proposed for explaining paradigm fragmentation. The broader topography of academic activities is conceptualized according to an academic game-theoretic analogue (GTA). According to this analogue, scholarly and academic activities reflect a competitive field of play and of plays. Criteria such as attention, compensation, awards, publications, tenure, and mobility become the scarce valued resources distributed in the game based on the plays that players enact. In an effort to reveal the heuristic potential of the theoretical analogy, these threads are traced across a broad array of humanistic and scientific theories and scholarship, including connections among Wittgenstein, Popper, Kuhn, Feyerabend, Goffman, Foucault, Bourdieu and Lyotard.
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 6, Number 1 Antonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainChristos Giannoulis, University of the Aegean, GreeceDiego Santos Vieira de Jesus, International Relations, BrazilDorina Ticu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, RomaniaJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainKaterina Diamantaki, Hellenic Open University, GreeceNdoma Brown, Cross River University of Technology, NigeriaNuran E. Isik, Izmir University of Economics, Turkey Philemon Bantimaroudis, University of the Aegean, GreeceRefat Aljumily, Newcastle University, UKSheila Pontis, University of the Arts London, USASimone Tosoni, Catholic University of Milan, Italy Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 7, Number 1Adriana Car-Mihec, University of Rijeka, CroatiaAndreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceAntonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyBegoña Montero-Fleta, Universitat Poltècnica de València, SpainCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainDiego Santos Vieira de Jesus, International Relations, BrazilJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainJoerg Tropp, Pforzheim University, GermanyNuran E. Isik, Izmir University of Economics, TurkeyWilliam Thomas Howe, University of Oklahoma, USAYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USAYuan Gao, Curtin University, Australia Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 5, Number 2Anastasia Stamou, University of Western Macedonia, GreeceAndreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceAnn Grand, University of the West of England, UKAntonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyBegoña Montero-Fleta, Universitat Poltècnica de València, SpainBernard Naledzani Rasila, University of Venda, South AfricaCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainChristian Lamour, The Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic Research, LuxembourgDiego Santos Vieira de Jesus, International Relations, BrazilDorina Ticu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, RomaniaJenny-Ann Danell, Umea University, SwedenJoerg Tropp, Pforzheim University, GermanyKaterina Diamantaki, Hellenic Open University, GreeceKunle Olufemi Aramide, The Polytechnic Ibadan, NigeriaMaría José Serrano, Universidad de La Laguna, SpainNdoma Brown, Cross River University of Technology, NigeriaNuran E. Isik, Izmir University of Economics, TurkeyRefat Aljumily, Newcastle University, UKSimone Tosoni, Catholic University of Milan, ItalyYi Luo, Montclair State University, USAYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue. Reviewers for Volume 4, Number 1 Antonio García Gómez Arash Riasi Aslı Sezgin Begoña Montero-Fleta Camelia Cmeciu Christian Lamour Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus Dorina Ticu Kunle Olufemi Aramide Muharrem Eksi Nina Gunnarsson Philemon Bantimaroudis Simone Tosoni Xin Shuai Young Joon Lim Patricia Johnson Editorial Assistant On behalf of, The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and Communication Redfame Publishing 9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416 Beaverton, OR 97008, USA URL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to thank the following reviewers for reviewing manuscripts from December 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Redfame Publishing appreciates the following reviewers’ rigorous and conscientious efforts for this journal. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review during this period.
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to thank the following reviewers for reviewing manuscripts from June 1, 2015, to November 30, 2015. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Redfame Publishing appreciates the following reviewers’ rigorous and conscientious efforts for this journal. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review during this period. Anastasia Stamou Begoña Montero-Fleta Bernard Naledzani Rasila Camelia Cmeciu Carmen Pérez-Sabater Christos Giannoulis Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus Jenny-Ann Danell Katerina Diamantaki Kunle Olufemi Aramide Millaray Salas Simone Tosoni Young Joon Lim Patricia JohnsonEditorial Assistant On behalf of, The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and Communication Redfame Publishing 9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416 Beaverton, OR 97008, USA URL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 8, Number 1Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceAntonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyBegoña Montero-Fleta, Universitat Poltècnica de València, SpainCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainDaniel Nkrumah, Pentecost University College, GhanaDorina Ticu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, RomaniaGholamreza Azarbouyehdinaki, Shiraz Art University, AustraliaImed Ben Labidi, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, USAJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainJenny-Ann Danell, Umea University, SwedenKunle Olufemi Aramide, The Polytechnic Ibadan, NigeriaMaría José Serrano, Universidad de La Laguna, SpainNina Gunnarsson, Jönköping university, SwedenPhilemon Bantimaroudis, University of Cyprus, CyprusShiza Nisar, Lahore School of Economics, PakistanWilliam Thomas Howe, University of Oklahoma, USAYi Luo, Montclair State University, USAYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to thank the following reviewers for reviewing manuscripts from December 1, 2013, to May 31, 2014. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Redfame Publishing appreciates the following reviewers’ rigorous and conscientious efforts for this journal. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review during this period. Ahmed K. Al-Rawi Androniki Kavoura Ann Grand Bernard Naledzani Rasila Camelia Cmeciu Christos Giannoulis Dorina Ticu Javier Serrano Puche Jenny-Ann Danell Joerg Tropp John Mills Margarida Sardo Mark Stuhlfaut Nina Gunnarsson Rodney S. Ciboh Simone Tosoni
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to thank the following reviewers for reviewing manuscripts from May 1, 2013, to November 30, 2013. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Redfame Publishing appreciates the following reviewers’ rigorous and conscientious efforts for this journal. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review during this period. Mark Stuhlfaut Camelia Cmeciu Javier Serrano Puche Antonio García Gómez Philemon Bantimaroudis John Mills Jenny-Ann Danell Ann Grand Dorina Ticu Joerg Tropp Katerina Diamantaki Bernard Naledzani Rasila Ahmed K. Al-Rawi O.T. Thakadu Millaray Salas Anastasia Stamou Androniki Kavoura Christos Giannoulis Miguel Aijon-Oliva Joaquín Linne Rotimi Olatunji
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 8, Number 2 Antonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainDiego Santos Vieira de Jesus, International Relations, BrazilImed Ben Labidi, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, USAJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainKunle Olufemi Aramide, The Polytechnic Ibadan, NigeriaMaría José Serrano, Universidad de La Laguna, SpainPhilemon Bantimaroudis, University of Cyprus, CyprusYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 6, Number 2 Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyBernard Naledzani Rasila, University of Venda, South AfricaCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaDiego Santos Vieira de Jesus, International Relations, BrazilGholamreza Azarbouyehdinaki, Shiraz Art University, AustraliaJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainMaría José Serrano, Universidad de La Laguna, SpainNuran E. Isik, Izmir University of Economics, TurkeyRefat Aljumily, Newcastle University, UKYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USAYuan Gao, Curtin University, Australia Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 9, Number 1 Antonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyBegoña Montero-Fleta, Universitat Poltècnica de València, SpainCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaDiego Santos Vieira de Jesus, International Relations, BrazilJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 10, Number 1 Amie Jones, University of Georgia, USAAndreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceAyşe Aslı Sezgin, Çukurova University, TurkeyBernard Naledzani Rasila, University of Venda, South AfricaCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainChristof Demont-Heinrich, University of Denver, USAImed Ben Labidi, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, USAJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainJianbo Hou, Xi'an International Studies University, ChinaKunle Olufemi Aramide, The Polytechnic Ibadan, NigeriaLambrini Papadopoulou, National and Kapodistrian University, GreeceLaura Cervi, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, SpainMaría José Serrano, Universidad de La Laguna, SpainMatthias Degen, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, GermanyMunira Fayzulloeva, Tajik State University of Law, TajikistanNina Gunnarsson, Jönköping university, SwedenPhilemon Bantimaroudis, University of Cyprus, CyprusRefat Aljumily, Newcastle University, UKYi Luo, Montclair State University, USAYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue. Reviewers for Volume 4, Number 2 Arash Riasi Aslı Sezgin Begoña Montero-Fleta Camelia Cmeciu Carmen Pérez-Sabater Diego Santos Vieira de Jesus Goran Basic Joerg Tropp Katerina Diamantaki María José Serrano Philemon Bantimaroudis Refat Aljumily Shannon L. Holland Sheila Pontis Simone Tosoni Young Joon Lim Patricia Johnson Editorial Assistant On behalf of, The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and Communication Redfame Publishing 9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416 Beaverton, OR 97008, USA URL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to thank the following reviewers for reviewing manuscripts from October 9, 2012, to May 1, 2013. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Redfame Publishing appreciates the following reviewers’ rigorous and conscientious efforts for this journal. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review during this period. Philemon Bantimaroudis Mark Stuhlfaut Antonio García Gómez Camelia Cmeciu Dorina Ticu Ann Grand Yi Guo Jenny-Ann Danell Millaray Salas Mireia Farrús Jo Verhoeven
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 5, Number 1Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceAntonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyBegoña Montero-Fleta, Universitat Poltècnica de València, SpainBernard Naledzani Rasila, University of Venda, South AfricaCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainChristos Giannoulis, University of the Aegean, GreeceDorina Ticu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, RomaniaJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainJenny-Ann Danell, Umea University, SwedenKaterina Diamantaki, University of Ioannina, GreeceKunle Olufemi Aramide, The Polytechnic Ibadan, NigeriaNdoma Brown, Michigan Technological University, NigeriaPhilemon Bantimaroudis, University of the Aegean, GreeceRefat Aljumily, Newcastle University, UKSheila Pontis, University of the Arts London, USASimone Tosoni, Catholic University of Milan, ItalyXin Shuai, Indiana University Bloomington, ChinaYi Luo, Montclair State University, USAYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 7, Number 2 Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceAntonio García Gómez, University of Alcalá de Henares, SpainAslı Sezgin, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, TurkeyBegoña Montero-Fleta, Universitat Poltècnica de València, SpainBernard Naledzani Rasila, University of Venda, South AfricaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainDiego Santos Vieira de Jesus, International Relations, BrazilImed Ben Labidi, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, USAJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainJenny-Ann Danell, Umea University, SwedenJoerg Tropp, Pforzheim University, GermanyKunle Olufemi Aramide, The Polytechnic Ibadan, NigeriaMillaray Salas, Pontificia Universidad Católica De Valparaíso, ChileNuran E. Isik, Izmir University of Economics, TurkeyPhilemon Bantimaroudis, University of Cyprus, CyprusRefat Aljumily, Newcastle University, UKShiza Nisar, Lahore School of Economics, PakistanSimone Tosoni, Catholic University of Milan, ItalyWilliam Thomas Howe, University of Oklahoma, USAYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USAYuan Gao, Curtin University, Australia Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to thank the following reviewers for reviewing manuscripts from June 1, 2014, to November 30, 2014. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Redfame Publishing appreciates the following reviewers’ rigorous and conscientious efforts for this journal. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review during this period
 
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Studies in Media and Communication (SMC) would like to acknowledge the following reviewers for their assistance with peer review of manuscripts for this issue. Many authors, regardless of whether SMC publishes their work, appreciate the helpful feedback provided by the reviewers. Their comments and suggestions were of great help to the authors in improving the quality of their papers. Each of the reviewers listed below returned at least one review for this issue.Reviewers for Volume 9, Number 2Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceAyşe Aslı Sezgin, Çukurova University, TurkeyBernard Naledzani Rasila, University of Venda, South AfricaCamelia Cmeciu, Danubius University of Galati, RomaniaCarmen Pérez-Sabater, Universitat Politècnica de València, SpainImed Ben Labidi, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, USAJavier Serrano Puche, University of Navarra, SpainJianbo Hou, Xi'an International Studies University, ChinaMaría José Serrano, Universidad de La Laguna, SpainNina Gunnarsson, Jönköping university, SwedenPhilemon Bantimaroudis, University of Cyprus, CyprusRefat Aljumily, Newcastle University, UKYi Luo, Montclair State University, USAYoung Joon Lim, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA Patricia JohnsonEditorial AssistantOn behalf of,The Editorial Board of Studies in Media and CommunicationRedfame Publishing9450 SW Gemini Dr. #99416Beaverton, OR 97008, USAURL: http://smc.redfame.com
 
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