Taylor's FSLM Journals

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Barisan Nasional’s GE14 campaign materials: A reversed third-person effect
Syed Arabi Idid & *Rizwanah Souket
Abstract: The third-person effect theory postulates that respondents would deny media’s direct effect on themselves but would perceive the same media as having a greater effect on others. A “reverse” third-person effect happens when the intended influence is perceived to be desirable or intelligent on oneself. This perception is sometimes referred to as the “first-person” effect claiming…
Political parallelism and the representation of Islam and Muslims in the Australian Press
Muhammad Junaid Ghauri
Abstract: Recent studies conducted in the UK, US, and in few other European countries have revealed a prominent political parallelism phenomenon in the news coverage of Islam and Muslims. The studies have evidenced that the coverage of Islam and Muslims is widely influenced by the ideological leanings of the newspapers. This paper sets out to explore whether the ideological…
Do you have a link? The effects of piracy and online streaming services on sharing practices of television media
Benjamin Yew Hoong Loh
Abstract: The television media industry was and still is experiencing a major disruption from the advent of online streaming services. These video-on-demand (VOD) streaming services have afforded television media users with far greater agency and control over their television media. Pirated media has also benefited from these technologies and remains a constant within the television media eco…
Online threats and risky behaviour from the perspective of Malaysian youths
Moniza Waheed
Abstract: The usage of the internet has become inevitable in this day and age. While there are many benefits that come with its usage, there is also a lot of harm, particularly for adolescents. While there are ample studies proving this, there are no known studies which explain the indulgence of online risky behaviour from the perspective of the youth. Therefore, the main…
Media reporting of suicide: A comparative framing analysis of Malaysian newspapers
*Justin Victor, Jenny Heng Gek Koon, G. Manickam Govindaraju, Tan Poh Ling, Usha Devi Rajaratnam & Yang Lai Fong
Abstract: In the next ten years, suicide cases will emerge as the second highest cause of death in Malaysia (MOH). The World Health Organization cautions that media coverage of suicide could heighten the incidences of suicide or generate a protective effect by responsible media reporting. In light of the role of media, and how the reach of mainstream articles gets amplified through new media, the need to study suicide reports is…
Influence of satirical media content on orientation to politics among Nigerian youths
*Lambe Kayode Mustapha, Bahiyah Omar & Shukurat Abiola Atoloye
Abstract: This study investigates the political enculturation roles of mediated political satire and comedy in a developing democratic milieu. Amidst anxieties and controversies about whether increasing dominance of political satire in the media intensifies political apathy or stimulate political interest among the youth, we surveyed 366 undergraduates in two universities in North Central Nigeria to test the predictive power of exposure…
Framing of the 1MDB financial scandal: A comparative study of the coverage by The Star and Malaysiakini
Thanaraj Murudi & *Su-Hie Ting
Abstract: This paper looks at the framing of a financial scandal involving top government officials by a mainstream news medium (The Star) and an alternative news medium (Malaysiakini) before the historic change of the country’s ruling party. In particular, the paper reveals why a financial scandal became politicised, and how a controversial issue was framed within the context of lawsuit threats and newspaper permit suspension. A total of…
A political discourse analysis of the twitter posts of @najibrazak prior to 2018 general elections
Mohd Faizal Kasmani
Abstract: The microblogging site Twitter gives politicians greater autonomy and enables them to operate individually by easily communicating online and on a personal level with the public. Based on the framework of Political Discourse Analysis, this article analyses the language use on the Twitter posts of former Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak – @NajibRazak. This paper attempts…