Questions related to Mass Communication
The publication of Abraham Moles' "Sociodynamique de la Culture" in 1967 sparked new reflections on the relationship between the person, society and the modes of mass communication. Moles highlighted the intense relationship between the individual, his culture and the dynamics that develop around it. His approach to sociodynamic theory applied to message transfer reminded us about the dynamic and social processes that interfere with how a message is sent, interpreted, registered and shared. Although his work focused on radio and television, we could apply the same principles (with some breadth) to digital media. Nevertheless, how could we speak of a new Sociodynamique de la Culture in the current context? What new reflections can we draw from Moles's sociodynamic theory?
I am currently working on a paper about which role journalists’ gender – among a couple of other factors on different levels – plays for the representation of women and men as sources/actors in political news coverage. There are several studies, which answered similar research questions based on content analysis data (e.g. Armstrong, 2004; Cann & Mohr, 2001; De Swert & Hooghe, 2010; Leiva & Kimber, 2020; Piper-Aiken, 1999; Rodgers & Thorson, 2003; Ross, 2007; Valenzuela & Correa, 2009; Zoch & Turk, 1998), but – with the exceptions of Weaver and Wilhoit (1996) – none, which used mixed methods designs and combined content analysis data with survey data from journalists authoring the analysed news items.
Do you have any suggestions for studies I might have overseen?
Thank you in advance!
- Armstrong, C. L. (2004). The Influence of Reporter Gender on Source Selection in Newspaper Stories. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 81(1), 139–154. https://doi.org/10.1177/107769900408100110
- Cann, D. J., & Mohr, P. B. (2001). Journalist and Source Gender in Australian Television News. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 45(1), 162–174. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15506878jobem4501_10
- De Swert, K., & Hooghe, M. (2010). When Do Women Get a Voice? Explaining the Presence of Female News Sources in Belgian News Broadcasts (2003—5). European Journal of Communication, 25(1), 69–84. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323109354229
- Leiva, R., & Kimber, D. (2020). A Persistent Gender Bias in Chilean Press: The Influence of Journalist’s Gender and Editor’s Gender. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 107769902095875. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699020958753
- Piper-Aiken, K. S. (1999, August 4). Journalists and Gender: An Analysis of the New York Times Coverage of the 1996 US Presidential Election. annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, New Orleans, LA.
- Rodgers, S., & Thorson, E. (2003). A Socialization Perspective on Male and Female Reporting. Journal of Communication, 53(4), 658–675. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-2466.2003.tb02916.x
- Ross, K. (2007). The journalist, the housewife, the citizen and the press: Women and men as sources in local news narratives. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 8(4), 449–473. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884907078659
- Valenzuela, S., & Correa, T. (2009). Press Coverage and Public Opinion On Women Candidates: The Case of Chile’s Michelle Bachelet. International Communication Gazette, 71(3), 203–223. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748048508100913
- Weaver, D. H., & Wilhoit, G. C. (1996). The American journalist in the 1990s: U.S. news people at the end of an era. Erlbaum.
- Zoch, L. M., & Turk, J. V. (1998). Women Making News: Gender as a Variable in Source Selection and Use. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 75(4), 762–775. https://doi.org/10.1177/107769909807500410
I investigate how future media professionals develop self-efficacy for professional online tasks. Is there an established body of required 'online' skills? Also, what would predict such self-efficacy?
The Canadian Institute of Mass Communication (CIMCweb.com) is embarking on a pilot project to create language-barrier-free learning environment for deaf students, as a scalable model for Inclusive Education. The prototype system would utilize relevant available technologies, including HamNoSys/SiGML programming and Applied Artificial Intelligence. Contact santosh.shail@CIMCweb.com.
I am an Associate Professor in Journalism and E: Editing, looking forward to having my new researches published through your database.
As clear in my C V attached herein, I have relevant experience in publishing scientific papers, and books.
I will be grateful if you could kindly send me a list of your Scopus indexed Journals, whether they: (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4), either they published in Arabic or English.
I am not interested at all in any other fields, but in the field of Mass Communication; Social Media; Digital Media; online Journalism; Public Relations; so please send me my requested list, kindly.
Thank you for your prompt attention. I look forward to hearing from you and would be happy to provide any further details, should you require it.
Ali Munem Al-Qudah
Looking for some really qualified dissertation editors for Mass Communication in Dubai. Who are able to help in Editing and Journal Formatting, including grammer ,referencing and flow of paragraphs. Need good ones who are cost effective as well .Would be great if I could be advised about the price range the editors usually charge.
I'm Conducting Research related to the Media activities of the U.S media establishments, So kindly mention these establishments or any accredited guide listed them.
Thank you in advance
Is it possible to statistically control the effect of some variables? such as in regression analysis, while seeing the relationship of predictor and outcome variable, we want to control the effect of gender. So how we will do this?
In the late seventies, the move towards a New World Information and Communication Order was proposed by Third World countries and international agencies such as UNESCO. In the light of ASEAN Integration, would a regional information and communication policy that covers mass media and new media operations likewise be pursued?
I had the thought today about Facebook, Twitter, and many other online/mobile platforms which continually feed us "top posts" or content based on location.
I don't like this because I like to select my own content. Today I realized that this could be related to self-efficacy. I feel that I have high self-efficacy and therefore I like to select my own content.
People who blindly accept the content "served" to them become functionally helpless, which aligns with low self-efficacy. Of course, it is possible to overcome these content defaults, but it is harder to do, particularly on mobile devices.
In my mind, this may align with stereotypes of the young people in the US who are just transitioning from teenager to adult. The stereotype is that over-protective parents have shielded them from any hint of failure, so they have never learned to solve problems on their own.
So my question is whether lack of choice in our social media feeds contributes in any way to an overall lack of self-efficacy in people today.
I am investigating the newsprint performance of their watchdog role through their editorials and i need to have a conceptual framework for my theory, yet I can't seem to find one for the watchdog role of media, making me wonder if its a theory in itself.
I am getting weird results from my betweenness centrality measure, using a directed, valued data. Its showing the highest betweenness values but on the netdraw they don't seem to be gatekeepers or individuals that connect separate groups?
They do however seem to have higher values in terms of arrow size moving towards them,
Is it that in directed data, individuals are more likely to pass information to people they like and thats why these off set individuals are scoring higher?
Recently I am doing a research of testing propaganda model constructed by Herman and Chomsky in their book: manufacturing consent. I want to test the model in news coverage during war times of the United States. Does anybody know any previous research done by scholars except Kevin Young? Any recommendation will be highly welcomed and appreciated.
I am looking forward for your valuable input wherein you could guide me with the prospects of research in the new media domain for a mass communication student.
You need to be specific in your research. Your area of discipline is Mass Communication. You can focus on communication education
I am researching the audience strategies of international broadcasters I want to look at their audience strategies, how they differentiate their audiences from one another and from domestic audiences.
I recently read the following in an issue of Current History:
A regional survey conducted by Vanderbilt University in 2008 found that 66 percent of Guatemalans, 49 percent of Salvadorans, and 47 percent of Hondurans believed that their police were implicated in criminal activities.
--From "The Root Causes of the Central American Crisis," p. 47. Printed in the Feb 2015 issue of Current History.
I then took a look at the Corruption Perceptions Index (which is established, in part, from public opinion) to see how public perception did/did not match up with the public opinion data from Vanderbilt University. This then led me to the question I pose to you here:
What forms public perception in Central America and how does it differ from country to country in the region and other larger regions?
Obviously I am interested in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala and how these three countries compare to one another, but I'd also be interested in knowing how they compare to Central America, Latin America, and other regions of the world.
Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide or recommendations for further reading/relevant resources.
I am examining how a digital multi-platform enhances audience engagement with news and the extent they can hold public officials to account. I am looking towards reviewing user comments on a Television website for a period of one year. My analyses will focus on users' comments on news event and how news users have provided additional public issues that help the television's public service investigations. At the moment I am still struggling with the right methodology for this project. I'm pleased to welcome suggestions from experts on this platform.
Where could I find quality sources, databases for evidence-based cost effectiveness analysis, or cost benefit research, for online work training programs?
Hi. I am undertaking to do a survey of Nigerian adolescent children aged from 10 - 17 years and to find out the way that they engage with and experience digital media technologies. I have decided to use cluster sampling or multistage sampling to arrive at my respondents: geographical zone - states - senatorial zones - local governments - towns - schools - classes. However my confusion and question is: how do I arrive at a sample size for the survey? Is the figure meant to be random? It should be justified, but how do I make this? What formula do I use and even so, how do I get total number of population?
In a survey study, I would like to measure the appeal of a particular lifestyle – a collection of behaviours which stem from the same values and motivations.
Do you know of a validated scale that measures lifestyle appeal or possibly lifestyle adoption intent?
Possible items on this scale might be:
"Living life as an X fits with my values"
"I would like to incorporate more activities that fit with the X lifestyle into my day to day life"
"I would be very content living life as an X"
I observe that we watch in landscape (Cinema screens, Television and PowerPoint presentations) while we read in portrait (Newspapers, Magazine and Journal Publications). Any empirical proof please?
I am going to do a quasi-experimental cross sectional study that measures the effect of new broadcasts on the fear of death compared to psychological distance. The idea is to divide the participants into two groups of equal size. One group sees a montage of news items including: the Ukraine crisis, a Boko Haram attack and an oil crisis in Brazil. The second group gets the same video but instead of the Boko Haram item it will show an item about the recent Paris terrorist attacks. I am not sure how to effectively measure death anxiety in this case because I want to have a before and after the video result so we can see what effect the videos have on the fear of death. Could anyone help me out?
We are working on a study on imagology and international press reporting on North Korea. We are very eager to fiind researches, studies, articles, news items relevant to this issue. Thank you
I am doing the content analysis in a very restrictive culture so the more common 'rights vs morals' type frames don't fit because well, nearly no coverage can be categorised as a rights discussion
I'm looking for research on how Twitter users negotiate which language to use when tweeting. Does their choice of language depend on the topic of the tweet? Does it depend on their audience?
I am working on emotional appeals in advertisement and it will be nice to get your thoughts and opinions about what I describe as media and emotional appeal channels.
I consider emotional appeals as creative decisions made by the advertisers to make the advertisements very appealing, for example, the couple holding hands and smiling as they get their mortgage from a bank or the young girl running by the sea side being happy going on holiday. IMAGES, TEXT and COLOURS of the adverts are what I describe as channel of emotional appeals, these graphics elements are used to arouse the viewer’s emotion.
On the other hand, I have considered TELEVISONS, NEWSPAPERS and RADIO as media channels. These channels are used to distribute various media, including advertisements (laden with emotional appeals).
I will also like to point out that the emotional channel varies depending on the media channel being used for the advertisements, for example, the SOUNDTRACK on a TV advert is considered an emotional appeal channel, as some individuals may find the song very emotional which might not be applicable to newspaper, or images as emotional appeal channel not applicable on radio.
Will appreciate your thoughts on these issues or reference to any existing works out there I can read. In summary, Emotional Appeal Channels: images, soundtrack, colours, and advertisement size etc. while media channels are TV, Radio, and Magazine etc.
Do you know any good academic books that are top quality, by established scholars, which have researched the way Western media such as BBC, CNN have reported on Middle Eastern conflicts (the Iraq wars, the Palestine - Israel conflict)?
Do you know any good academic books/studies which have investigated how Western media outlets (CNN, BBC etc.) have covered any of the Western conflict?
Please let me know.
I am studying “AL JAZEERA AND THE ARAB SPRING - Framing of the Uprisings in Egypt and Bahrain on the Al Jazeera English and Arabic websites”.
I need a good academic book which has done a similar study on, let’s say CNN covering a conflict in the Middle East so that I can imitate it.
By folk media I mean traditional means of communication like music, dance, rituals and oral narratives. Using which I want to understand the social set-up of a community.
I research about the role of amateur videos by internet like information tools in situations without press freedom (demonstrations, terrorism, police or politicy violence, actions against civil people).
I have some lectures and speeches in recorded form (in voice recorder). I want to convert them all to text form, so that I can read or edit them. There are many options available in Google. Please suggest a reliable software, based on your personal experience.
It is evident that in the last few years death through the media is displayed like something banal and/or sensational. Some deaths are publicized banal, and some sensational. Therefore, all deaths are not the same. Media is changing practice of displaying and understanding of death.
I am teaching a course on Mass Communication Theories and want to inquire which are the most important theories that should be taught to post-graduate mass communication students. For e.g. agenda setting theory, magic bullet theory.
I am using 320 LC-Ms-Ms quadrupole. I am wondering if I can increase the volume of injection while using low concentration instead of high concentration. Do you think it helps to see a peak for low concentration samples as well as high concentrations?