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Streaming television: Binge-watching behaviour and its implications on university students
Areeg Talal Mahmoud, *Juliana Abdul Wahab
Abstract: Traditionally, television shows were aired with a fixed schedule that enabled viewers to consume one episode at a time. However, due to online streaming television platforms such as Netflix and others, audiences have gained full control and accessibility on the amount of media they consume, enabling them to view more than three episodes back-to-back in a single session which is commonly identified as “binge-watching”…
Reflection on the SST 2.0 Frame Building of Four Malaysian Print Media
*Ong Choon Hoong, Faridah Ibrahim, Norzita Yunus, Kho Suet Nie
Abstract: This study examines the frame building process of traditional print media in Malaysia on the issue of Sales and Services Tax (SST 2.0) within the Malaysian context. The researchers conducted a quantitative content analysis to study 307 articles from four selected newspapers: New Straits Times (NST), The Star (TS), Berita Harian (BH), and Utusan Malaysia (UM), for two months (August and September 2018)…
“Sharenting”: A study of Malaysian parents’ use of social media platforms
*Nor Hazlina Hashim, Yusniza Kamarulzaman, Marshina Juliza Mohd Hasim, Nur Atikah A. Rahman
Abstract: “Sharenting” describes parents’ habitual use of social media to share news, images, or videos of their children. A deeper understanding of this sharenting culture is needed since the more information parents share online, the more problems can be seen in their children’s lives. The purpose of this study is to understand the trends in sharenting on social media amongst Malaysian parents, their motivations and awareness concerning the security and safety of their children…
Childhood obesity: Health communication perspectives of Malaysian parents during COVID-19
*Nurzihan Hassim, Prasana Rosaline Fernandez, Ng Kwan Hoong, Usha Devi Rajaratnam, Jenny Heng Gek Koon, Siow Yuen Ching, Wang Qian
Abstract: Childhood obesity and its associated risks in Malaysia remains a major health concern where at least one in five of children are affected. Media engagement with the public on the outbreak of Covid-19 had since overshadowed these health issues. Measures for social distancing and containment through the Movement Control Order (MCO) presented challenges for parents in making healthy food choices and dealing with unforeseen sedentary lifestyles…
GRACE 2020 Conference – Special Issue
Special Issue for GRACE 2020 Conference.
School of Media and Communication.
SEARCH Journal 2022 Volume 14 Issue 1 Preliminary
About The Journal
Aims & Scope: The aim of the SEARCH Journal of Media and Communication Research is to promote and enhance research development and debates in the field of media and communication research. It also serves as a forum for researchers and industry players who use research as the frame for social awareness and change. We welcome any submission of manuscripts throughout the year. Authors are invited to submit scholarly works on communication…
Persuasive political humour on social media: A study of Najib Razak’s Facebook posts
*Faizal Kasmani
Abstract: Social media has fostered new forms of political communication and participation. These communicative forms include wit, parody, sarcasm and memification. Politicians who attempt to enhance their popularity using a humorous tone in their online discourse, is watched by a broad audience. In doing so, they try to project a positive self-image to attract prospective voters. Using the former Malaysian prime minister, Dato’ Sri Najib Razak’s Facebook posts as a case study, this research …
Dear Free Malaysia Today — Your words matter: COVID-19 and its subtle rhetoric
*Normahfuzah Ahmad
Abstract: Content from alternative news media often challenges the status quo and is sometimes viewed as a platform for the oppressed or minorities. Similarly, alternative news media in Malaysia are often viewed within similar roles. This research aims to analyse other roles played by alternative news media in Malaysia in light of the crisis reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic. Numerous studies have studied issues of identity…
Public health intervention: Exploring crisis communication elements in media reports on COVID-19 in Bangladesh
*Habib Mohammad Ali, Oscar “Cling” Huesca Malaco, Jr.
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the public health, as well as the economic and sociocultural dimensions of many societies. By publishing news with various frames, the media plays an informative and discursive role in ensuring that the public stay informed and help one another in containing the virus and alleviating the adverse effects of the pandemic. This paper aims to explore the crisis communication elements in the media framing of COVID-19 in Bangladesh…
The Aristotelian ethos of Muhyiddin Yassin’s Prihatin (Care) Economic Stimulus Package speech
*Shahrill Ramli @ Romli, Abdul Muati @ Zamri Ahmad, Moniza Waheed, Hamisah Hasan
Abstract: This paper explores the ethos (characteristics of the speaker) of Malaysia’s 8th Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin based on the Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package Speech delivered during the Movement Control Order imposed by the government to flatten the COVID-19 pandemic curve. This paper is an attempt in analysing the speech delivered by Muhyiddin Yassin through a Neo-Aristotelian rhetorical criticism approach…