Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : new media

Psychological Warfare through New Media: Framing Political News Media Contents to Understand Student’s Psychological Emotion in Malaysian Higher Education Institutions

Amelia Yuliana Abd Wahab; Abdul Rahman Abdul Razak Shaik; Munir Shuib

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 491-504

The emergence of Internet as the ‘fifth estate’ with the introduction of new media has changed the landscape of political communication. The media audiences connect through the Internet in obtaining the information are in the midst of transition from relying on the traditional mainstream media to the alternative media, especially on the political news contents. The engagement with these political media contents stimulate the psychological emotion of the media audiences. The paper’s main objective is to understand students’ psychological emotion based on the political news media contents framed by the ‘independent’ News Portals. The political media contents were selected based on the salience of news highlighted in the new media for the months of November and December 2019. The participants for the studies were divided into TWO (2) Focus Group sessions, comprising eight (8) participants in each session. Eleven (11) selected specimens – political media contents framed in the various independent News Portals were vetted by the experts to be used in the evaluation procedures for the studies. The studies used the International Positive Negative Affective Schedule Short Form (I-PANAS- SF) as the references for the participants to express their psychological emotions triggered from the selected specimens. From the evaluation, a new 69-items Emotion Words (EWs) were compiled, consisting of both positive and negative EWs. Based on the analysis of findings from the Repertory Grid (RepGrid) Form filled by the sixteen (16) participants, the study managed to capture five ‘constructs’: confusing historical facts, leadership credibility of the politicians, knowledge to handle sensitive issues, appreciation on War History and accurate historical facts that triggered the psychological emotion of these participants. Subsequently, from the specific objectives, the studies managed to develop TWO additional new outcomes, (i) The Affective Lexicon and (ii) RepGrid Form based on the political media contents framed in the new media. All the data were managed in the ATLAS.ti Software. Finally, the findings from the study are recommended to be applied for the future studies as a basis for better understanding of the psychological warfare in the new media that triggers human emotions in politics.

Lack Of Gatekeeper In Internet Media: Understanding Ethical Issues

Dr. Akash Deep Muni

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6167-6172

New media refers to the digital content available on the Internet. Interestingly, it includes anonymous websites, online newspapers, blogs, video games, and social media. This anonymity limits the magnitude of transparency and accountability in its reportage.
While emerging research illuminates how today more and more people engage with new media, relatively little attention has been given to authenticity and ethical issues in it. In this research paper we are going to find out, does new media adheres to journalistic ethics and is authentic in its reportage in the absence of an editor or a gate-keeper. As new media is a wide medium including social networking sites, websites, news portals and others, we will also try to find out how can authenticity and ethics be brought back in it. The paper will concentrate on the growing eye-balls that new media attracts, the non-existence of an editor resulting in lack of authenticity, how lack of authenticity leads to a breakdown in journalistic ethics and the last part will conclude by finding logical answers to the lack of ethics and authenticity in new media. The above findings may imply to give a new direction how new media can be made to be authentic and ethical in its approach

A Study On Career Prospects In Newspaper Journalism In India: With Special Reference To Moradabad Region.

Dr. Akash Deep Muni

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6185-6191

The present study applies Tries to find out attitudes and behavioural patterns of a journalist working on field. A survey is conducted on 500 respondents in Moradabad region of Uttar Pradesh. Here the respondents are working journalists in print publications being published in Hindi and English language.
The study thus aims to find out specific answers regarding journalism as a career. It is a study on career prospects in newspaper journalism in India with special reference to Moradabad region.