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Tackling Networked Misogyny Through Graduate Curriculum Design, Carolyn M. Cunningham 2024 Gonzaga University

Tackling Networked Misogyny Through Graduate Curriculum Design, Carolyn M. Cunningham

Feminist Pedagogy

This paper explores the importance of sharing feminist research through digital projects. One of the barriers of digital projects is the networked misogyny that graduate students face. This paper offers several strategies for addressing networked misogyny, including teaching about digital privacy, strategies for documenting harassment, collective engagement, and integrating trauma-informed pedagogy.


Human-Machine Communication: Complete Volume. Volume 7 Special Issue: Mediatization, 2024 University of Central Florida

Human-Machine Communication: Complete Volume. Volume 7 Special Issue: Mediatization

Human-Machine Communication

This is the complete volume of HMC Volume 7. Special Issue on Mediatization


Artificial Sociality, Simone Natale, Iliana Depounti 2024 University of Turin, Italy

Artificial Sociality, Simone Natale, Iliana Depounti

Human-Machine Communication

This article proposes the notion of Artificial Sociality to describe communicative AI technologies that create the impression of social behavior. Existing tools that activate Artificial Sociality include, among others, Large Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT, voice assistants, virtual influencers, socialbots and companion chatbots such as Replika. The article highlights three key issues that are likely to shape present and future debates about these technologies, as well as design practices and regulation efforts: the modelling of human sociality that foregrounds it, the problem of deception and the issue of control from the part of the users. Ethical, social and cultural …


The Perturbing Mediatization Of Voice-Based Virtual Assistants: The Case Of Alexa, Leopoldina Fortunati, Autumn P. Edwards, Chad Edwards 2024 University of Udine

The Perturbing Mediatization Of Voice-Based Virtual Assistants: The Case Of Alexa, Leopoldina Fortunati, Autumn P. Edwards, Chad Edwards

Human-Machine Communication

This study examines the role of voice-based assistants (VBAs), specifically Alexa, in the mediatization paradigm framework. The authors hypothesize that emerging technologies such as chatbots and VBAs intensify the process of online meta-reintermediation of news. Three research questions were investigated through a questionnaire administered to 655 university students in the US and Italy: Do participants try to get news from Alexa? Are participants aware that VBAs represent a case of meta-reintermediation of news? Does Alexa contribute to the potential hybridization of news, information, and knowledge? The analysis of 451 open-ended answers showed that only a fraction of participants searches for …


Communicative Ai And Techno-Semiotic Mediatization: Understanding The Communicative Role Of The Machine, Göran Bolin 2024 Södertörn University

Communicative Ai And Techno-Semiotic Mediatization: Understanding The Communicative Role Of The Machine, Göran Bolin

Human-Machine Communication

Mediatization discourse has so far mainly been centered on media from institutional or social-constructionist approaches. The technological developments within communications industries coupled with the wider societal process of datafication might, however, beg for dusting off the smaller, although the long-time existing, technological approach to mediatization as a complement to the two other approaches, in order to understand aspects of automation and human-machine communication. This theoretical article explores how existing mediatization approaches can refocus to include lessons learned from human-machine communication. The first section accounts for the main mediatization approaches. The second section discusses debates on communication, artificiality, and meaning-making. The …


A New Family Member Or Just Another Digital Interface? Smart Speakers In The Lives Of Families With Young Children, Giovanna Mascheroni 2024 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

A New Family Member Or Just Another Digital Interface? Smart Speakers In The Lives Of Families With Young Children, Giovanna Mascheroni

Human-Machine Communication

Based on longitudinal qualitative research involving twenty families with at least one child aged eight or younger, the article provides an account of how families, as distinctive communicative figurations, adopt, use and make sense of smart speakers through diverse socially situated practices. Findings show that parents and children enter in a communicative relationship with smart speakers based on their attribution of human-like or machine-like traits to the device, and the device response to their expectations. Moreover, engaging in communicative practices through and with smart speakers, family members subvert or reinforce existing power relations. However, smart speakers acquire new agency by …


Smoothing Out Smart Tech’S Rough Edges: Imperfect Automation And The Human Fix, Christian Katzenbach, Christian Pentzold, Paloma Viejo Otero 2024 Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen

Smoothing Out Smart Tech’S Rough Edges: Imperfect Automation And The Human Fix, Christian Katzenbach, Christian Pentzold, Paloma Viejo Otero

Human-Machine Communication

In this article, we take issue with an idea of autonomous and efficient automation that is upheld through the paradoxical conjunction of a flawed vision of the technological fix and the under-acknowledged human work required to fill in the gaps between machines and users. Our argument is based on two case studies that sit at opposite tails of automation processes: the front end of self-service checkouts and the back end of content moderation. This juxtaposition allows us to surface three themes on how the hype around automation is enabled by human interventions: the ad-hoc sociality in situated practices of automation, …


Lindenwood Digest, April 10, 2024, Lindenwood University 2024 Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest, April 10, 2024, Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest

The Lindenwood Digest has been a digital employee newsletter since 2009.


Healing A Generation; Implementation Of Higher Education Curricula For Venezuelan Journalism Students Living Under Structural Violence To Promote A Transition Into Democracy, José Luis Jiménez-Figarotti Prof. 2024 Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Healing A Generation; Implementation Of Higher Education Curricula For Venezuelan Journalism Students Living Under Structural Violence To Promote A Transition Into Democracy, José Luis Jiménez-Figarotti Prof.

The SUNY Journal of the Scholarship of Engagement: JoSE

Venezuela's sociopolitical landscape has deteriorated significantly over the past decade, culminating in a profound humanitarian crisis. This ethnography, conducted from 2015 to the present, explores the experiences of a study group comprising 2000 Venezuelan communication college students, aged 17 to 25, who navigate structural violence while striving for quality higher education. The research employed a multifaceted approach, encompassing interviews, focus groups, and observations. Additionally, this qualitative study examines the outcomes of implementing an interdisciplinary journalism curriculum grounded in human rights and media activism, complemented by online sessions and an environmental education component. This educational project aims to foster critical thinking …


Lindenwood Digest, April 3, 2024, Lindenwood University 2024 Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest, April 3, 2024, Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest

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An Examination Of How The Media Portrayed Professional Female Athletes During The 2023 Women's World Cup In The Match-Up Between Spain And The United States, Brianna R. Breazier 2024 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An Examination Of How The Media Portrayed Professional Female Athletes During The 2023 Women's World Cup In The Match-Up Between Spain And The United States, Brianna R. Breazier

College of Journalism and Mass Communications: Professional Projects

This project is an examination of how the media portrayed professional female athletes during the 2023 Woen's World Cup in the match-up between Spain and the United States. This project consists of a literature review of the history of both countries, an overview of feminist theory, and past studies that show current patterns of biases or stereotypical behavior in today’s mainstream media. This project also consists of a cross-examination and comparison between Spain and the United States, specifically examining the timeline of events between the two. The purpose of this study is to compare the media trends of professional female …


Enhancing Information Architecture With Machine Learning For Digital Media Platforms, Taylor N. Mietzner 2024 Georgia Southern University

Enhancing Information Architecture With Machine Learning For Digital Media Platforms, Taylor N. Mietzner

Honors College Theses

Modern advancements in machine learning are transforming the technological landscape, including information architecture within user experience design. With the unparalleled amount of user data generated on online media platforms and applications, an adjustment in the design process to incorporate machine learning for categorizing the influx of semantic data while maintaining a user-centric structure is essential. Machine learning tools, such as the classification and recommendation system, need to be incorporated into the design for user experience and marketing success. There is a current gap between incorporating the backend modeling algorithms and the frontend information architecture system design together. The aim of …


Lindenwood Digest, March 27, 2024, Lindenwood University 2024 Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest, March 27, 2024, Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest

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Lindenwood Digest, March 20, 2024, Lindenwood University 2024 Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest, March 20, 2024, Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest

The Lindenwood Digest has been a digital employee newsletter since 2009.


Lindenwood Digest, March 13, 2024, Lindenwood University 2024 Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest, March 13, 2024, Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest

The Lindenwood Digest has been a digital employee newsletter since 2009.


Guinness Is The "Pumpkin Spice Latte" Of St. Patrick's Day, Jin-A Choi, Yi Luo, Bond Benton 2024 Montclair State University

Guinness Is The "Pumpkin Spice Latte" Of St. Patrick's Day, Jin-A Choi, Yi Luo, Bond Benton

School of Communication and Media Scholarship and Creative Works

This study by a team of faculty from the Joetta Di Bella and Fred C. Sautter III Center for Strategic Communication in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University shows that Guinness was the most-discussed brand on social media leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, and not just in the traditional ways people share how they drink the popular beer brand. The volume of social media conversations related to Guinness beer and St. Patrick’s Day saw a 25% increase. Most social chats exhibited a happy mood as evidenced by a 62% joyful sentiment.

While the Shamrock Shake …


توظيف اللوبي الفلسطيني في أمريكا لمنصة فيسبوك في هندسة الجمهور الأمريكي, Aseel Abu Fardi, Omar Abu Arqoub 2024 Arab American University-Palestine

توظيف اللوبي الفلسطيني في أمريكا لمنصة فيسبوك في هندسة الجمهور الأمريكي, Aseel Abu Fardi, Omar Abu Arqoub

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

هدف المقال تحليل خطاب مؤسسات اللوبي الفلسطيني في أمريكا المستخدم لهندسة الجمهور الأمريكي من خلال صفحات فيسبوك، والتعرف على الأطر التي وظفها لتأطير موضوعاته وقضاياه، بالاستناد إلى نظرية التأطير الإعلامي. تنتمي هذه الدراسة إلى حقل الدراسات الوصفية التحليلية، باستخدام أداة تحليل المضمون لعينة الدراسة المكونة من 247 منشوراً من منشورات صفحات مؤسسات اللوبي الفلسطيني على منصة فيسبوك خلال النصف الثاني من العام 2021. وخلصت الدراسة إلى مجموعة من النتائج أبرزها، تركيز خطاب اللوبي على الموضوعات الإنسانية والسياسية والحقوقية القانونية، يليها الموضوعات الثقافية الأكاديمية، كما أن الأطر الإعلامية الأكثر توظيفاً في خطاب اللوبي هي: إطار المسؤولية، وإطار الصراع، وإطار الاهتمامات الإنسانية. …


أثر التربية الرقمية على التعليم الجامعي, Mohamad Ahmad Abu Halka 2024 Middle East University-Jordan

أثر التربية الرقمية على التعليم الجامعي, Mohamad Ahmad Abu Halka

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

هدف المقال التعرف على أثر التربية الرقمية على التعليم الجامعي، ومعرفة أبرز المعوقات التي تواجه استخدام التربية الرقمية في المؤسسات التعليمية، والنماذج المستخدمة لاستثمار التربية الرقمية في العملية التعليمية، واعتمدت الدراسة المنهج النوعي في التحليل واستخلاص النتائج وعرض البيانات بالإطار الوصفي، من خلال ما تم تناوله في الأدبيات السابقة حول التربية الرقمية، واعتبرت الدراسة مفهوم التربية الرقمية بأنه امتلاك الأفراد للمهارات اللازمة للوصول لهدف ما باستخدام الأجهزة والتقنيات الرقمية، إضافة الى الاتجاهات والكفاءات في استخدام هذه التقنيات، والتي ترتبط بالقدرة على استخدام الحاسب الالي والهاتف النقال، والأجهزة اللوحية الذكية وصولاً الى شبكات التواصل الاجتماعي، والإنترنت، ليكونوا أكثر من مجرد متلقين …


Lindenwood Digest, March 6, 2024, Lindenwood University 2024 Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest, March 6, 2024, Lindenwood University

Lindenwood Digest

The Lindenwood Digest has been a digital employee newsletter since 2009.


Communication Patterns In The Use Of Communication Features In Online Games Case Study: Valorant, Gabriela Glory Excelin Krisvianty, Fakhriy Dinansyah, Cendera Rizky Anugrah Bangun 2024 Universitas Multimedia Nusantara

Communication Patterns In The Use Of Communication Features In Online Games Case Study: Valorant, Gabriela Glory Excelin Krisvianty, Fakhriy Dinansyah, Cendera Rizky Anugrah Bangun

Jurnal Vokasi Indonesia

Video games are a form of innovation in developing variations in human interaction. They were initially used as a means of entertainment that required direct communication and interaction, now mediated by computers in various forms. In addition, video games consisting of console, mobile, and PC categories have also become competitive sports achievements, thus making gaming activities more competitive and have different communication patterns. The aim of this research is to find out how the communication patterns of online game players use communication features to help win the game. Valorant is an online game that provides communication features in it. This …


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