Articles published in Volume 48, Number 1 (March 2021) of Media Asia

Articles published in Volume 48, Number 1 (March 2021) of Media Asia

Articles published in

Volume 48, Number 1 (March 2021) of Media Asia

Articles published in Volume 48, Number 1 (March 2021) of Media Asia

Editor’s Note: These are the articles included in Volume 48, Number 1 (March 2021) of our peer reviewed journal Media Asia. The information is provided to guide researchers in properly citing these articles.

Issue Title: Pandemic semantics

 

Editorial

Arao, D. A. (2021, March). Pandemic discourse. Media Asia, 48(1), 1-4.

https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2021.1881290

 

Articles

Raj, A., Anjali, R., & Goswami, M. P. (2021, March). Migrants, miseries, and media: measuring the

prominence of the miseries of migrants in the coverage of leading Indian English dailies during

COVID-19. Media Asia, 48(1), 5-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2021.1881283

Gyamfi, P. A. (2021, March). Comparative analysis of CNN coverage of weather-related disasters in

USA, Japan, and India. Media Asia, 48(1), 21-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2021.1881281

Watanabe, H. (2021, March). The discursive construction of the international dispute over the East

China Sea: A multimodal analysis of evaluations in online newspaper editorials in the Chinese and Japanese press. Media Asia, 48(1), 34-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2021.1881282

 

Commentaries

Kanozia, R., Kaur, S., & Arya, R. (2021, March). Infodemic during the COVID-19 lockdown in India.

Media Asia, 48(1), 58-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2021.1881286

Young, S. (2021, March). Internet, Facebook, competing political narratives, and political control in

Cambodia. Media Asia, 48(1), 67-76. https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2021.1881285

 

Reviews

Tandon, L. (2021, March). Defending the Web: Review of Reset by Ronald Deibert. Media Asia, 48(1),

77-79. https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2021.1881287

Shantharaju, S. (2021, March). The unrealized addiction: review of the book Irresistible by Adam Alter.

Media Asia, 48(1), 80-81. https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2020.1855826

Sanyal, D. (2021, March). Not so shining (film review of Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamatke Sitare).

Media Asia, 48(1), 82-84. https://doi.org/10.1080/01296612.2020.1857102

    Media and the “New Normal”

    Media and the “New Normal”

    Media Asia
    published by AMIC and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group

    Media and the “New Normal”

    SPECIAL CALL FOR PAPERS

    If you’re researching the “new normal,” perhaps the normal thing to do is to consider Media Asia.

    The peer reviewed journal is published by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. Established in 1974, it focuses on studies and practices in journalism, advertising, public relations, entertainment and other aspects of media in Asia.

    Manuscripts should analyze issues related to the media’s role in the “new normal” in Asia. These are some topics worth exploring:

     

    • “New normal” in the context of media studies (e.g., increasing role of the Internet, changing broadcast landscape, relevance of print)
    • Work-from-home arrangements of journalists and media workers

     

    • Changes in media production and distribution
    • Evolving media consumption
    • Marketing trends and the rise of e-commerce
    • Local governance, community communication and social media
    • Scientific and technical information seeking, dissemination and understanding
    • Media and mental health amid the changing environment
    • Media education and the new modes of learning
    • Intensification of digital divide within and among Asian countries
    • Online media and misinformation
    • Prevalence of hate speech and disinformation during lockdown and beyond
    • “New normal” as a tool to repress the media (e.g., lockdown as crackdown, censorship)
    • “New normal” and new “futures” (e.g., risk communication and behavior change)

    Authors are free to submit other topics related to the media and the “new normal.”

    Media Asia accepts original articles to be evaluated by at least two reviewers, as well as non-refereed commentaries and reviews of “new normal”-related books, films, TV shows, plays and other media. Original articles should not exceed 10,000 words, while non-refereed ones should have 1,500 words (if written journalistically) or 3,000 words (if written academically). Please note that original articles and academically written commentaries and reviews should use APA 7th edition citation style. For more details, please go to the Information for Authors section of Media Asia’s website (https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?show=instructions&journalCode=rmea20).

    Authors of refereed articles are assured of a fast turnaround time. Based on our journal accountability report for 2020 (https://amic.asia/media-asia-journal-accountability-report-january-december-2020/), the average number of days from submission to online publication of refereed articles is 161 days.

    For this special call for papers, Media Asia does not have a deadline because refereed manuscripts are published as soon as they pass the scrutiny of at least two reviewers. In the case of non-refereed ones, they are published once approved by the Editorial Board.

    Media Asia is indexed in Scopus, EBSCO Research Databases (Bibliography of Asian Studies, Associates Programs Source Plus, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Communication Source, Military Transition Support Center, Vocational Studies Complete), ProQuest (Business Premium Collection, Asian & European Business Collection, ProQuest Central, ProQuest Central Basic, ABI/INFORM Professional Advanced, SIRS Editorial, eLibrary), Dimensions, IngentaConnect and Informit.

    Interested authors may submit online at https://rp.tandfonline.com/submission/create?journalCode=RMEA.

    The journal’s editor is Danilo Araña Arao (University of the Philippines Diliman). The associate editors are Lisa Brooten (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Pamela A. Custodio (University of the Philippines Los Baños), Roselyn Du (California State University Fullerton), Ma. Theresa M. Rivera (Far Eastern University Manila) and Nick Y. Zhang (Hong Kong Baptist University). The members of the Editorial Advisory Board are Sarah Cardey (University of Reading), Ataharul Chowdhury (University of Guelph), Minjeong Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), Srinivas Melkote (Bowling Green State University), Eunice Barbara C. Novio (Vongchavalitkul University) and Paromita Pain (University of Nevada Reno).

    For any questions, please send an email to media.asia@amic.asia. Follow Media Asia’s Twitter account on @MediaAsiaJourn.

    Tribute to Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, Ph.D., SVD

    Tribute to Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, Ph.D., SVD

    Tribute to Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, SVD

    (On her death January 13, 2021)

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    The Asian Media Information and Communication Center, Inc.(AMIC) announces with sadness the death of AMIC laureate and long time AMIC Member, Fr. Franz-Josef Eilers, SVD. He was executive secretary of the Office of Social Communication of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), and Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in the Vatican.

     

    Fr. Eilers passed away on 13 January in Manila, Philippines. The exact cause of his death is not yet publicly known but he had heart conditions for several years.

     

    In 2018, AMIC awarded Fr. Eilers the 2018 AMIC Asia Communication Award for Transformative Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to church and social communications, and in appreciation for the church communication institutions he has built. His excerpt of his award citation reads:

     

    Over the years, the name Franz-Josef Eilers, SVD, has stood out in the field of Church and social communication. Many religious and lay leaders now engaged in the “communicating Church” were students and directees who got their knowledge and inspiration from their eminent teacher. 

    An ordained priest of the Society of Divine Word (SVD) congregation, Fr. Eilers has written extensively on human and social communication, the concept first introduced in the Council Decree “Inter Mirifica” (1963). He ranks among a few Church scholars and theologians who has traced God’s communication in salvation history. He also explicated  the new concepts pastoral communication and evangelizing communication in one of his most seminal works.  His priestly ministry, now spanning five decades, saw his books used as standard references in missiology, intercultural communication, and communication. His name resonates as one of a few significant contributors in literature and discourses on communication theology.

    The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) 2018 Asia Communication Award recognizes Franz-Josef Eilers, SVD, for his contribution to Church and social communication.

    Fr. Eilers is professor at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas (UST), Maryhill School of Theology (MST), and Don Bosco Center of Studies (DBCS) in Manila. He is the founder/coordinator of a graduate program in Theology specializing in social/ pastoral communication (MAT-SPC) at UST. He holds a Doctorate in Communication and a Licentiate in Missiology from the University of Muenster in Germany. He is adjunct professor of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB) College of Development Communication. He has taught Communication and Missiology at Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay City, as well as the Gregorian and Salesian Universities in Rome.

    Fr. Eilers helped establish the Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication (ARC) at Saint John’s University, Bangkok, Thailand. He also co-founded St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center (JFCC) in Quezon City, Philippines.

    Fr. Eilers has served as executive secretary of the Office of Social Communication of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), and Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in the Vatican. He served as communication secretary of the SVD Generalate in Rome, and at the Joint Committee on Society Development and Peace (Sodepax) of the World Council of Churches in Geneva. He was founding director of the Catholic Media Council (CAMECO) in Aachen, Germany.

    He was conferred the Jaime Cardinal Sin Outstanding Catholic Author Award in 1996. The Carmelite Fathers (OCarm) conferred on him in 2015 the very first Titus Brandsma Excellence in Social Communication Award for his contribution to communication education, formation and research. In 2007, a “Festschrift” was published in his honor by colleagues from University of Dayton in Ohio, U.S.A. and University of Kassel in Germany.

     

    AMIC conveys its deepest sympathy to his colleagues, friends, and the SVD community.

    Media Asia Journal Accountability Report (January-December 2020)

    Media Asia Journal Accountability Report (January-December 2020)

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    Issues published in 2020

    Issues Published in 2020

    Comparative data of manuscripts received from 2016 to 2020
    (refereed articles only)

    Status of refereed and non-refereed manuscripts submitted in 2020

    Rejection data breakdown – refereed articles only

    Turnaround time

    Reviewer statistics

    EDITORIAL BOARD COMPOSITION

    MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2021

    1. Reconstituted editorial board consisting of five associate editors and one editor at the start of the year
    2. Arrested the backlog of pending manuscripts (i.e., the manuscripts pending with editors numbered 91 before the reconstitution of the new editorial board)
    3. Published the backlog of issues in 2018 and 2019 (three joint issues)
    4. Published the issues in 2020 (two joint issues)
    5. Implemented faster turnaround time in handling manuscripts and in replying to authors’ queries
    6. Indexed in Scopus (i.e., application was approved on 8 August 2020)

    OTHER ACTIVITIES

    1. Issued two calls for papers1. Issued two calls for papers
           a. Regular call for papers (5 February 2020)
           b. Special call for papers on media and the pandemic (19 May 2020)
    2. Redesigned cover starting with the 2020 issues
    3. Expanded editorial board to include an Editorial Advisory Board
    4. Revised correspondence templates to ensure more accurate messaging
    5. Updated T & F’s Media Asia website to ensure more accurate information, especially when it comes to journal indexing and abstracting
    6. Created @MediaAsiaJourn Twitter account (5 November 2020)

    PLANS FOR 2021

    1. Ensure publication of four issues (March, June, September, December)
    2. Sustain fast turnaround time

    Marikina City, Philippines
    2 January 2021

    Download Media Asia’s Repression/Assertion issue now

    Download Media Asia’s Repression/Assertion issue now

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    Download Media Asia’s Repression/Assertion issue now

     

    “Repression/Assertion” is available for a limited time.

    From now until December 31, 2020, all contents of Media Asia’s Volume 47, Numbers 1-2 may be read and downloaded for free (https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rmea20/47/1-2?nav=tocList).

    Media Asia is a quarterly peer reviewed journal published by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

    The “Repression/Assertion issue consists of one editorial, four refereed articles and three commentaries.

    Editorial: Realities of repression, intricacies of assertion
    By D. A. Arao, L. Brooten, P. Custodio, R. Du, M. T. M. Rivera, and N. Y. Zhang
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01296612.2020.1829364

    The danger of words: major challenges facing Myanmar journalists on reporting the Rohingya conflict
    By N. Lynn
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01296612.2020.1824569

    Work-related sexual harassment and coping techniques: the case of Indonesian female journalists
    By D. N. Simorangkir
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01296612.2020.1812175

    Social media and disinformation in war propaganda: how Afghan government and the Taliban use Twitter
    By H. M. Bahar
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01296612.2020.1822634

    How do leading companies in Greater China communicate CSR through corporate websites? A comparative study of mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
    By M. Zhao
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01296612.2020.1822635

    Commentary: COVID-19 and social-politics of medical misinformation on social media in Pakistan
    By M. Ittefaq, S. A. Hussain, and M. Fatima
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01296612.2020.1817264

    Commentary: Muzzling the media: the perils of the critical press in the Philippines
    By B. Puente
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01296612.2020.1818172

    Commentary: Growth of a young journalist amid the pandemic and media repression
    By Sammy Westfall
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01296612.2020.1824342

    Danilo Araña Arao (University of the Philippines Diliman) is the editor of Media Asia. The associate editors are Lisa Brooten (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Pamela Custodio (University of the Philippines Los Baños), Roselyn Du (California State University Fullerton), Ma. Theresa M. Rivera (Far Eastern University Manila) and Nick Y. Zhang (Hong Kong Baptist University).

     

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    Tribute to Nora C. Quebral

    Tribute to Nora C. Quebral

    Tribute to Nora C. Quebral

    (On her death Oct. 24, 2020)
    By Crispin C. Maslog

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    The first time I met Nora was in the early 1970s, shortly after I became director of the School of Journalism and Communication in Silliman University. Those were the days when we both were young and gay, and the word gay meant happy and not what it means today. Fifty years later, I pay tribute to my esteemed friend and scholar who has passed away to eternal pastures.

    She was then a young faculty member of the Institute of Development Communication, UP Los Banos. And I was a new associate professor of communication in Silliman. She struck me as intellectual, demure and soft spoken. We kept in touch over the years, growing our professions in our respective parts of the country. We had a common advocacyrural development. I nurtured community journalists for the small towns. She developed communicators for the countryside. We struck up a quiet professional friendship, partly because of our common advocacy.

    It was in 1975 that we started working together as founding organizers of our professional organizationthe Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE). She became the second President of PACE from 1980 to 1984. I took over as third President from 1985 to 1989.

    By that time I was already a professor at the College of Development Communication, which had grown from the Institute when I first met Nora. Nora had a major influence in my coming to UP Los Banos in 1982. I came as a visiting professor but my visit became permanent with her encouragement–and the rest is history.

    I stayed and saw Nora develop her practice and theory of development communication and her rise in stature to become the “mother of development communication” to hundreds, perhaps thousands of former students, scholars and professionals all over the Philippines and the world.

    It has been a privilege to have stayed on and retire from UP Los Banos with my wife, Florita, who was just as happy as I was with my decision because her childhood home is in Santa Cruz, Laguna. So to my esteemed friend and development communication comrade in arms, Nora, thank you for accepting me here in UP Los Banos. I leave with you the words of the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore:

    “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

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