Malaysia is a multicultural society of which the population is made up by different types of ethnic groups includes Malays, Chinese, Indian and the Native. In fact, different ethnic groups have their own history, culture, belief system, value and language, there is thus unity among different ethnics is important in Malaysia (Economic Planning Unit, 2011). However, Malaysia has faced racial and ethnic tension due to the socio-economic and cultural differences after the independence of Malaysia...
Pop culture is the type of amusement, music and games of a particular place. Popular culture is spread across many sorts of mass and way of communication of that place; comprising of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, movies, music, books and local novels, comics and cartoons, and advertisement. It distinguishes with conventional traditions and art, such as opera, old music and handicrafts, cultural dramas and literature. In mass communication, the term popular culture (pop culture)...
"There has been a massive amount of research, trying to identify the psychological and behavioral effects of music on a teenager. Society stigmatizes different genres with common belief and misconceptions, such as listening to classical music makes someone smarter and heavy metal and hardcore rap causes uncontrollable rage and hostility. Stereotypes, misconceptions, and the tendency to interpret observations and research too broadly have tainted the true essence of musical psychology,...
Social media are the means of communication for social interaction, that help people to experience various levels of engagements to maintain social relations by sharing multimedia content through video, photo or audio content using web-based and mobile technologies that are highly scalable and accessible. Social media technologies provide users with the ability to upload multimedia, user-generated content. With the emergence of digital cameras, easy-to-use video recorders and availability of...
Social media has rapidly changed over the years to lead us into what the experts believe to be the 'digital age'. Advancements in technology or the evolution of technology has somewhat help evolve social media into a place where users can create and exchange user generated content, which has helped change the way we access and publish information, thus increasing our willingness to interact with people we haven't met. The popularity of social networking sites has increased greatly over the last...
Loyal readership of different types of media (newspapers and magazines) can be very useful for advertisements. For instance; if a firm or brand is advertising a good or service for a particular geographical area, they can do so easily through print media. A local daily newspaper or a weekly tabloid would be the finest medium to promote a new shopping center or mall. However, there are limitations to this medium. It may not give a wide reach for all time. On the contrary, Internet can target a...
People have been and are still interested in the way mass media potential affect health, especially health professionals and also communication researchers'. The mass media can influence health at a public and personal level. Personal level is when the mass media may provide information the stimulate changes either in a positive way or negative -in health related attitude while the public level is when the mass media may raise awareness of health issues among policy makers and thus may...
Michael Jackson was born August 29, 1958 as the eighth of ten children in Gary, Indiana to his mother, Katherine Esther Scruse, a devout Jehovahs Witness, and his father, Joseph Walter "Joe" Jackson was a steel mill worker. Jackson had three sisters, Rebbie, LaToya, and Janet, and six brothers, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Brandon, Marlon's twin brother, who died shortly after birth and Randy. Jackson had a troubled relationship with his father, as did the rest of his brothers....
The print media made its debut in the 17th century with Europe, taking the lead in having the first sustained production of newspapers. Soon its potential as mass communicator was realized. It was used both as an informer as well as a propagator. What was born essentially to separate factual and objective information was also used to misinform an disinform, to control and manipulate news, and to shape and mould public opinion also by propaganda. It emerged as an powerful weapon to influence...
When taking an overall look at communication studies, one would be hard pressed to dismiss the influence that mainstream media has had on the financial, ideological, and cultural aspects of our country. How the public receives its information about current events is critical to their view and understanding of our society and of each other. How the media shapes news stories has a direct impact on the views and opinions of the people. Through the shaping of opinion the media, inadvertently,...