Global Media Journal

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 22, Spring

A Comparative Analysis of Social Networking Site Use in Two Distinct Cultures: Evaluating the It-Culture Conflict
ABSTRACTThe popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) continues to grow worldwide, however, with varying acceptance in different regions. This study examines the effects of both culture and gender on the intention to use an SNS. The study compares...
Al-Jazeera, Advocacy and Media Value Determinism Re-Conceptualizing the Network's Coverage of the Arab Spring of Revolutions
Key words;Advocacy, Media Value Determinism, religio-cultural values, Islamic values, humanizing the revolution, faith-based image.Abstract:This article uses a new theoretical perspective developed by an Arab scholar to investigate the news coverage...
Dynamics of Social Media, Politics and Public Policy in the Arab World
The proliferation of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, presents new, powerful communication tools capable of influencing political opinions and policy decisions. Mainstream news media attempt to document the scale and speed of the...
Guest Editors' Note
The Spring 2013 issue of Global Media Journal American edition focuses on the rapid changes occurring in the "Arab World." In the midst of rapid social and governmental change, as well as the rise and fall of political regimes, personal and social media...
Impact of Social Media on Political Mobilization in East and West Africa
IntroductionThe role of media continues to be useful in mobilizing and drawing citizens to focus on issues that are perceived as important and in priming public opinion among many Africans to get engaged in the political process of governance and democratization...
Political Economy of Communications in India: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly/Negotiating Communication Rights: Case Studies from India/Digital India: Understanding Information, Communication and Social Change
Political Economy of Communications in India: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Pradip Ninan Thomas. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications, 2010. 978-81-321-0449-0. 267pp.Negotiating Communication Rights: Case Studies from India, Pradip Ninan Thomas. Los...
Prediction of Media Credibility in Egypt's Post-Revolution Transitional Phase
AbstractA survey was conducted following the 2011 revolution in Egypt to assess peoples' attitudes toward media channels during the pre-election transitional period. Factors that might influence news credibility perceptions, such as media reliance, political...
Readership and Readers' Perception of Omani Newspapers
AbstractReadership of print newspapers has been the focus of many studies and analyses because of the advancement of online journalism, information technologies and socio-economic changes in recent years. This study focuses on the perception and readership...
Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life
Defining Reality: Satellite Television's Reinvigoration of Arab Polities Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life, by Marwan M. Kraidy. Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-74904-6 252pp.Analyses of Arab media are too...
Role of Social Media in the Empowerment of Arab Women
AbstractIn the Middle East, the lack of press freedom means people are unable to receive information, let alone analytic and interpretative functionalism of mass media. If Arab Spring is any lesson, the right to information is vital for political participation...
The Arab Spring and the U.S. Response: American and Middle Eastern Students Speak Out
ABSTRACT: The "Arab Spring" galvanized global media attention on political upheaval in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Observers around the world felt the rising tension and tumult of change, especially among the young people...
The Digital Glocalization of Entertainment: New Paradigms in the 21st Century Mediascape
The Digital Glocalization of Entertainment: New Paradigms in the 21st Century Mediascape, by Paolo Sigismondi. New York: Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4614-0907-6. 135pp.Craving more Fear Factor, Carrie Underwood, Clay Aiken, or Pudsey the puppy dog? Good,...
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