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Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Perception and Practice of Public Relations among Municipality Employees in Ethiopia

SPURGEON & BEREKET WONDIMU
Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Brand Marketing Trends in Russian Social Media
VERONIKA YU. CHERNOVA1, OKSANA V. TRETYAKOVA,2 & ANDREY I. VLASOV3
1Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Russian Federation
2Tyumen Industrial University, Russian Federation
3Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Gender Differences and Political Deliberations on Social Media
PANKAJ JAIN1, DAMYANTI SODHA2 & MAMTA PANKAJ JAIN3
1,3Amity University Rajasthan, India
2Kanoria PG Mahila Vidayalaya

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Reinterpreting Kuki Chieftainship of Northeast India in relation to Colonial Historiography: Media Theory Perspectives
HAOGINLEN CHONGLOI
Manipur University, India

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

System of Technologies for Building the Information Space Coverage Tools

PATYUKOVA R.V., MINSKAYA A.N., SERGIENKO V.A., & TARASENKO, E.V.
Kuban State University, Russian Federation

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Television in the Development of Information Society Culture in Kazakhstan

ULBOSSYN M. YESSENBEKOVA
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Mediated Communication and Commoditization of the Female Gender Discourse Analysis Indian News Magazines
SHARDA ADHIKARI & SILAJIT GUHA
Sikkim University, India

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Impact of Media on Shaping Ethno-Cultural Stereotypes in British and Russian Young People

I.N. CHUDNOVSKAYA & M.E. LIPATOVA
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Changing Forms and Platforms of Misogyny: Sexual Harassment of Women Journalists on Twitter

RICHARD REGO
St Joseph’s College (Autonomous), India

Article | 1st September 2018 | OPEN

Arab Opinion Leaders’ Attitudes and Perceptions towards the Coverage of Da’esh News by Arab and non-Arab TV News Services
MOHAMED AL-QUDAH1, ABDULKRIM ZIANI2 & MENAWER ALRAJEHI3
1,3Kuwait University, Kuwait
2University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Prof. Daya Kishan Thussu
Director, India Media Centre, University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Prof. Mark Goodman
Mississippi State University, USA

Prof. Linda Kean
East Carolina University, USA

Prof. Jeffrey Layne Blevins
University of Cincinnati, USA

Prof. Mike Friedrichsen
Berlin University of Digital Sciences, Germany

Prof. Lei Zhang
National Centre for Communication Innovation Studies, Communication University of China

Prof. Kim Sawchuk
Concordia University, Canada

Prof. Zhan Li
Xiamen University, China

Prof. Nunna Venkata Prasad
Abu Dhabi University, UAE

Dr. Rohani Hashim
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Myna German
Delaware State University, USA

Prof. Petukhov Alexandr Y
University of Lobachevsky, Russia

Prof. Jacobo Cordoba Jaquez
School of Anthropology and History in Northern Mexico, Mexico

Prof. Basyouni Ibrahim Hamada
Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Dr. Hywel Dix
Bournemouth University, UK

Prof. B K Kuthiala
Vice-Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism & Communication, Bhopal, India

Prof. Priyadarshi Patnaik
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Prof. J S Yadav
Former Director, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi

Prof. Jayashree Jethwaney
Former Faculty, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi

Prof. Vandana Sharma
Central University of Jammu, India

Dr. Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India

Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey
Surendranath College for Women, Kolkata, India

Prof. M. Shafey Kidwai
Aligarh Muslim University, India

Prof. Shradha Shivani
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India

Dr. Md. Tauheed Khan
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

Prof. Kh. Kabi
Rajiv Gandhi (Central) University, India

Dr. Amarendra Kumar Dash
Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, India

Prof. J S Giri Rao
Former Faculty, Berhampur University, India

Dr. Pitabas Pradhan
Aligarh Muslim University, India

Dr. Anurag Kumar
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India

Prof. Suresh Chandra Nayak
Director, Amity University, Raipur, India

Volume IX | Number III

September 2018


Editorial

From the Guest Editor’s Desk

Dr. Mark Goodman
Professor Emeritus
Mississippi State University, USA
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49490

Chaos and Stability in Donald Trump’s Acceptance Speech
TIM MATHENY, PHILIP POE, MELODY FISHER, & SHANE WARREN
Mississippi State University, USA
Media Watch 9 (3) 260-266, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49499
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Feminist Perspectives on the Apology of Louis CK and the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements
HELEANA THEIXOS
Heidelberg University, USA
Media Watch 9 (3) 267-277, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49484
View Abstract | Full Text

Interrogating Impunity through Counterpublic: Rethinking Habermas’s Public Sphere in Paulaumi Duttagupta’s Onaatah of the Earth
SAKSHI SINGH & ANURAG KUMAR
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India
Media Watch 9 (3) 278-290, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49488
View Abstract | Full Text

Community Radio, Family and Psychological Support for Sexual Harassment Issues: A Study of Yoruba Usage
CHOJA ODUARAN1 & NELSON OKORIE2
1North-West University, South Africa
2Covenant University, Nigeria
Media Watch 9 (3) 291-301, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49482
View Abstract | Full Text

Bridge between Public Relations Education and Culture: The Perspectives of Bahraini Female PR Training Practitioners
LAYLA ALSAQER
University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
Media Watch 9 (3) 302-316, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49479
View Abstract | Full Text

Post-MH370 Incident: A Comparative Study of Social Media Users’ Perception in China and Malaysia
WANG CHANGSONG1 & JAMILAH HJ AHMAD2
1Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia
2Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Media Watch 9 (3) 317-328, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49493
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Retrospective Analysis of Formation and Development of Legal Journalism in Kazakhstan
AMANGELDY SHURENTAYEV1, AITMUKHANBET YESDAULETOV2, MUKHTAR TOLEGEN3, & AIGUL TURSYNBAYEVA4
1,2,4L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan
3S. Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University, Kazakhstan
Media Watch 9 (3) 329-346, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49495
View Abstract | Full Text

Contemporary Journalism in Central Asia: Media Practice and Prospects in the Republic of Kazakhstan
MADINA BULATOVA1 & AYAZBI BEISENKULOV2
1Kostanay State University, Republic of Kazakhstan
1,2L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Republic of Kazakhstan
Media Watch 9 (3) 347-360, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49483
View Abstract Full Text

Citation of Mass Media Resources in Social Network
ELENA N. FOKINA1, NATALYA I. NIKITINA2,3 & MARINA V. VINOGRADOVA3
1Tyumen Industrial University, Russian Federation
2Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Russian Federation
3Russian State Social University, Russian Federation
Media Watch 9 (3) 361-371, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49481
View Abstract | Full Text

How Sports Entertain: Enjoyable and Meaningful Experiences for Sports Audiences
RYAN ROGERS
Butler University, USA
Media Watch 9 (3) 372-382, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49486
View Abstract | Full Text

Social Portrait Of Online Media Audience: Changing Trends and Preferences among Russians
OLEG M. BARBAKOV1, MARINA V. VINOGRADOVA2,& ALEXANDER A. SHATSKY3
1TYUMEN INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
2,3RUSSIAN STATE SOCIAL UNIVERSITY, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
© Media Watch 9 (3) 383-396, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49496
View Abstract | Full Text

Brand Marketing Trends in Russian Social Media
VERONIKA YU. CHERNOVA1, OKSANA V. TRETYAKOVA,2 & ANDREY I. VLASOV3
1Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Russian Federation
2Tyumen Industrial University, Russian Federation
3Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russian Federation
Media Watch 9 (3) 397-410, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49478
View Abstract | Full Text

Television in the Development of Information Society Culture in Kazakhstan
ULBOSSYN M. YESSENBEKOVA
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan
Media Watch 9 (3) 411-417, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49498
View Abstract | Full Text

System of Technologies for Building the Information Space: Coverage Tools
PATYUKOVA R.V., MINSKAYA A.N., SERGIENKO V.A., & TARASENKO, E.V.
Kuban State University, Russian Federation
Media Watch 9 (3) 418-425, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49497
View Abstract | Full Text

Impact of Media on Shaping Ethno-Cultural Stereotypes in British and Russian Young People
I.N. CHUDNOVSKAYA & M.E. LIPATOVA
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Media Watch 9 (3) 426-436, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49487
View Abstract | Full Text

Perception and Practice of Public Relations among Municipality Employees in Ethiopia
SPURGEON & BEREKET WONDIMU
Hawassa University, Ethiopia
Media Watch 9 (3) 437-446, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49492
View Abstract | Full Text

Changing Forms and Platforms of Misogyny: Sexual Harassment of Women Journalists on Twitter
RICHARD REGO
St Joseph’s College (Autonomous), India
Media Watch 9 (3) 437-446, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49480
View Abstract | Full Text

Gender Differences and Political Deliberations on Social Media
PANKAJ JAIN1, DAMYANTI SODHA2 & MAMTA PANKAJ JAIN3
1,3Amity University Rajasthan, India
2Kanoria PG Mahila Vidayalaya
Media Watch 9 (3) 437-446, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49485
View Abstract | Full Text

Mediated Communication and Commoditization of the Female Gender: Discourse Analysis Indian News Magazines
SHARDA ADHIKARI & SILAJIT GUHA
Sikkim University, India
Media Watch 9 (3) 437-446, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49489
View Abstract | Full Text

Arab Opinion Leaders’ Attitudes and Perceptions towards the Coverage of Da’esh News by Arab and non-Arab TV News Services
MOHAMED AL-QUDAH1, ABDULKRIM ZIANI2 & MENAWER ALRAJEHI3
1,3Kuwait University, Kuwait
2University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
Media Watch 9 (3) 437-446, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49508
View Abstract | Full Text

Reinterpreting Kuki Chieftainship of Northeast India in relation to Colonial Historiography: Media Theory Perspectives
HAOGINLEN CHONGLOI
Manipur University, India
Media Watch 9 (3) 437-446, 2018
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2018/v9i3/49494
View Abstract | Full Text

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Discourse Analysis: How Bhutanese Issues are Discussed Online?

NARESHCHANDRA RAI
Robert Gordon University, UK



International Media Framing of China’s Domestic Politics An Analysis of Aljazeera English and BBC News

MUHAMMAD ARIF1 & NOOR HAYAT2
1Hebei University, China & 2University of Central Punjab, Pakistan


Intersubjectivity World of Virtual Reality

SANTOSH K. PATRA
Institute of Management Technology, India


Journalism Education in the GCC Region University Students’ and Professionalism Perspectives

ABDUL-KARIM ZIANI1, MOKHTAR ELARESHI2, MAHA ALRASHID3 & KHALID AL-JABER4
1,3Bahrain University, Bahrain,  2University of Tripoli, Libya &  4Qatar University, Qatar


News Consumption through SNS Platforms Extended Motivational Model

ISMAIL SHEIKH YUSUF AHMED1,2, SYED ARABI IDID2 & ZETI AZREEN AHMAD2
1Qatar University, Qatar & 2International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia


Politics of Fake News How WhatsApp Became a Potent Propaganda Tool in India

GOWHAR FAROOQ
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India


Transformation of the Functions of Kazakhstan Television

ULBOSSYN M. YESSENBEKOVA
L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Kazakhstan


Trump The Threat of Chaos and the Promise of Stability

TIM MATHENY & MARK GOODMAN
Mississippi State University, USA


What Do Selfies Say about Young Kuwaitis

YOUSEF ALFAILAKAWI
Kuwait University, Kuwait

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Journal of Media Watch is a double blind peer-reviewed tri-annual journal published from India. It is the only journal in the discipline from Asia and India listed in many leading indexing platforms. The journal keeps high quality peer evaluation and academic standards in all levels of its publication. Journal of Media Watch reflects empirical and fundamental research, theoretical articulations, alternative critical thinking, diverse knowledge spectrum, cognizant technologies, scientific postulates, alternative social synergies, exploratory documentations, visual enquiries, narrative argumentations, innovative interventions, and minority inclusiveness in its content and selection. The journal aims at publishing and documenting research publication in the field of communication and media studies that covers a wide range of topics and sub-fields like print media, television, radio, film, public relations, advertising, journalism and social media and the cultural impact and activation of these media in the society. It aims at providing a platform for the scholars to present their research to an international academic community with wide access and reach. Published topics in Media Watch enjoy very high impact and major citation. The journal is supported by strong international editorial advisory support from leading academicians in the world.

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Plagiarism will be followed by the rejection of the manuscript. Authors have full responsibility for the authenticity of their paper. In case of multiple authors, the authenticity of the article needs to be ensured by all of them. Any unethical behaviour, manufacture of research results or promotion of deceitful or incorrect arguments may cause the rejection of a submission or the withdrawal of a published article.

Copyright: Published articles are under the copyright of the journal. Partially or totally publication of an article elsewhere is possible only after the written consent from the editors.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts elaborating essentially the same research in more than one journal or conference. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal or conference constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. The corresponding author must maintain the communication with all the co-authors.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Author Self-Archiving: The authors are not permitted to post published articles on their personal or institutional website. However, they should post the published article information with a clear indication of that the paper was published in the journal of Media Watch with a link to the journal’s website.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

 

Reviewers’ responsibilities

All submitted papers are subject to strict double-blind peer-review process by at least two reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper. The factors that are taken into account in review are as follows:

Relevance: Is this paper relevant for the topics of this journal?

Soundness: Is this paper technically sound and complete?

Support: Are the claims supported by experimental/theoretical results?

Significance: Is the paper interesting for other media and communication researchers?

Originality: Are the results/ideas novel and previously unknown?

Readability: Is the paper well-organized and easy to understand?

Language: Is the paper written in correct English and style?

Of these, the main factors taken into account are significance and originality.

Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review assists Editor-in-Chief/ Editor and the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

Media Watch reviewers perform work for the journal on a volunteer basis.

The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions but without re-review or rejection. Articles that are often liable to be rejected include those that are poorly written or organized. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed. Articles may be rejected without review if the Editor considers the article obviously not suitable for publication.

Promptness: If a reviewer feels that the received manuscript does not suit to his/her field of specialty and the reviewing process will suffer, he needs to notify the editor.

All reviews should be delivered to the editorial staff in due time. On a regular basis, the review of an article should not take more than one month from the submission of the manuscript to the reviewer to the transmission of the completed review form to the Media Watch editorial board.

Confidentiality: Received manuscripts are confidential documents and reviewers are not allowed to reveal information or discuss about the articles with anyone except the editor and other persons authorized by the editor. Any suspected conflict of interests needs to be reported.

The reviewing process needs to be objective; reviewers should argue their statements and personal criticism is not permitted.

The reviewers must use the review form delivered by the editors along with the submitted article. By consenting to do a review the reviewers accept that their names will be published in the list of former reviewers of the journal.

The editorial desk can resubmit a manuscript to additional reviewers in case it finds the answer from previous reviewers insufficient, inappropriate or not timely.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers should attempt to identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that a result or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

 

Editors’ responsibilities

All submissions must receive an answer from the Editor, either if the manuscript is rejected, considered for publication or accepted for publication. On a regular basis an article should be processed in less than 6 months from the date of submission by the author to the date of the communication of the editors’ final decision.

The Editor-in-Chief/Editor of the Media Watch journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Both of them may be guided by the editorial policies of the journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief may confer with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision.

The Editor is responsible for the overall quality of the publication. He/she is always expected to take into account the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to the internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

The Editor shall accept or reject a manuscript based only on its scientific content and they will not consider the nationality, gender, race, age or institutional affiliation of the authors.

Only manuscripts that are considered for publication will be sent to blind peer review. Editor-in-Chief/Editor will choose appropriate reviewers considering the manuscript’s content. During the peer review process, editor or any editorial staff will not reveal to reviewers the identity of the authors.

Editors will divulge information about a submitted manuscript only to the corresponding author, reviewers and other editorial advisers, except in the case of a manuscript that is suspected for double submission.

Editor may ignore any material that falls short of legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The editors have to defend the integrity standards of the journal. They will notice and decide about any misconduct on behalf of authors or reviewers. If the editor suspects the authenticity of an article, its publication may be delayed until the doubt is clarified.

Confidentiality: The Editor-in-Chief, Editor, the members of the Editorial Board, and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors of the manuscript, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest : Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in the own research of the Editor or the members of the Editorial Board without the express written consent of the author.

 

Disclosure of interest of Publisher

The publisher of Media Watch journal is the only person having the rights to sell copies of the journal to individuals, agencies and institutions or authorize an agency for marketing of the journal. Authors are not permitted to be involved in the financial activities/selling of their published papers or journal. All disputes are subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of competent courts and forums in Puri, Odisha, India.

All rights are reserved with the publisher of Media Watch journal. No part of the published items of the journal is to be reproduced or copied in any form by any means without written permission of the Publisher or Editor. The views expressed by the authors are their own. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Media Watch journal or the organization they are associated with.

Reference Style

All the submissions to Media Watch journal should be followed the APA style of reference. APA style requires both in‐text citations and a final references list. For every in‐text citation, there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa. For more and detailed information, please see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological (See: http://www.apastyle.org)

When you need to cite two or more works together, arrange the in-text citations alphabetically in the same order in which they appear in the reference list. In-text citations must list the author’s last name, date of publication, and page number(s) when applicable:

Evans (2014, p. 52) or (Evans, 2004, p. 52)
Howlett and Mukherjee (2014) or (Howlett & Mukherjee, 2014)
Vrooman, Hoff and Guiaux (2015, pp. 77-78) or (Vrooman, Hoff, & Guiaux, 2015, pp. 77-78)

For more clarification, please visit Reference Style

The final references list shall follow the following style, depending on the type of work:

Journal Article: Online and Hardcopy (The DOI is required only for online articles)

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of the article in lower case. Journal in Upper Casevolume(issue), first page-last page.doi

D’Haenes, L., Jankowski, N., & Heuvelman, A. (2004). News in online and print newspapers: Differences in reader consumption and recall. New Media &Society, 6(3), 363–382. doi: 10.1177/1461444804042520

Journal Article: from a database without a DOI 

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of the article in lower case. Journal in Upper Casevolume (issue), first page-last page. Retrieved date and source

Lamsa, A., & Tiensuu, T. (2002). Representation of the women leader in Finnish business media articles. Business Ethics: An European Review, 11(4), 363-374. Retrieved December 2, 2009, from EBSCO Business Source Complete.

Newspaper Article

Author, A. A. (year, month day). Title of the article in lower case. Newspaper in Upper Case, p. page.

Sengupta, D. (2009, December 2). Economy, Finance & Markets: Night lights to help figure out real economic growth now. The Economic Times, p. 7.

Magazine Article

Author, A. A. (year, month day). Title of the article in lower case. Magazine in Upper Case, Volume, p. page.

Goodwin, D. K. (2002, February 4). How I caused that story. Time, 159(5), 69.

Book

Author, A. A. (year). Title of the book in lower case (2nd ed.). Location: Publisher.

Khandwalla, P. N. (2003). Corporate creativity: The winning edge. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill

Book Chapter (Article or Chapter in an Edited Book)

Author, A. A. (year). Title of the chapter in lower case. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book in lower case (edition, pp. First page-last page). Location: Publisher.

Moles, A. A. (1977). The cultural compass and the transmission of values. In Teheranian, M., Hakimzadeh, F., & Vidale, M. L. (Eds.), Communications policy for National Development: A comparative perspective (pp. 78-91)London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.

Dissertation/Thesis

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of dissertation in lower case (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database.

Mazzei, I.F (2016). Participatory journalism in mainstream news outlets: User participation and affordances on Guardian Witness. Retrieved from: https://www.google.co.in/search?q=Discertation+thesis+in+Media&oq=Discertation+thesis+in+Media&aqs=chrome..69i57.23243j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Website

Author, A. A. (year). Title of the webpage in lower case. Website in Upper Case. Retrieved from www.website.com

Theixos, H. (2018). Feminist perspectives on the apology of Louis CK and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Media Watch. Retrieved from:  https://www.mediawatchjournal.in/feminist-perspectives-on-the-apology-of-louis-ck-and-the-metoo-and-timesup-movements/

Website (No author or date)

Islam in India. (n.d.). Retrieved December 2, 2009, from http://adaniel.tripod.com/Islam.htm

Unpublished Work

Nayak, S.B. (2018). Situating Autofiction in Select  British War Autobiographies.. Unpublished dissertation thesis. Ravenshaw University, Cuttack.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is committed when one author uses another work (typically the work of another author) without permission, credit, or acknowledgment. Plagiarism takes different forms, from literal copying to paraphrasing the work of another.

Media Watch adheres to the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines on plagiarism and recommends all authors adhere to the same. Media Watch uses Crosscheck to screen for unoriginal material. Authors submitting to Media Watch journal should be aware that their paper may be submitted to crosscheck at any point during the peer-review or production process. Any allegations of plagiarism or self-plagiarism made to a journal will be investigated by the editor of the journal. If the allegations appear to be founded, all named authors of the paper will be contacted and an explanation of the overlapping material will be requested. Journal Editorial Board members may be contacted to assist in further evaluation of the paper and allegations. If the explanation is not satisfactory, the submission will be rejected, and no future submissions may be accepted (at our discretion).

 When citing others’ (or your own) previous work, please ensure you have:

  • Clearly marked quoted verbatim text from another source with quotation marks.
  • Attributed and referenced the source of the quotation clearly within the text and in the Reference section.
  • Obtained permission from the original publisher and rights holder when using previously published figures or tables.
  • Make sure you avoid self-plagiarism. If you’re discussing your own previous work, make sure you cite it.

 COPE Flowcharts

These are available for a second opinion. This is often for the editor to discuss the case with his/her publishing contact within Media Watch and agree what action, if any, needs to be taken.

Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript

Download flowchart: Suspected plagiarism in a submitted manuscript [PDF, 145KB]

Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript

Download flowchart: Suspected plagiarism in a published manuscript [PDF, 147KB]

Media Watch Call for Special Issue Proposals

The Media Watch editorial team welcomes proposals for special issues that contribute to the development of theories and concepts, empirical analysis and policy debate in the broad field of media studies.

Proposals should bring together high-quality individual contributions to provide a range of perspectives, insights and evidence on a topical issue. Collections should recognize and respect the interdisciplinary and international readership of Media Watch and offer original contributions to the field.

All relevant ideas are welcomed, though potential topics might include: Media and democracy; Children and media; Grassroots and alternative media; Media law, ethics and policies; Civic journalism; Peace and conflict communication; Ethnicity and mass media; Politics, economy and mass media; Cultural communication; Advertising and public relation; New media technologies and communications; Globalization and mass media; Communication theories and practices; Media, democracy and citizenship; Media audiences; International communication; Media ethics; Telecommunications; Scholastic journalism; Visual communication; Media law, regulations and policy; Media industry trends and dynamics; Communication and culture; Journalism research and education; Media management and economics; Sports journalism; Documentary production; Cinema and traditional media; Print, electronic and on-line media; and Media, climate change and environmental studies.

Potential guest editors are encouraged to refer to special issues published recently in the journal and to the journal’s aims and scope. Guest Editors will be expected to work with the journal to oversee the rigorous peer review of individual contributions via the submissions database, and to write a short introductory editorial before publication. Proposals should be made by returning the special issue information sheet.

If you would like to discuss ideas and the development of a proposal, please contact the Editor, Media Watch at: editor@mediawatchjournal.in

Submission Instructions: Please fill in this Special Issue Information Sheet and email it to the Editor.