Articles from Volume 14, Issue 1 (39) / 2021

COVID-19 Fake News and Attitudes toward Asian Americans

Chrysalis L. WRIGHT, PhD & Hang DUONG


This study examined the relationship between an inability to identify COVID-19 fake news, right-wing authoritarianism (RWA), sociodemographic factors (i.e., race, biological sex), and the level of xenophobia along with anti-Asian American sentiment. Participants included 100 male and female college students... Read More

Keywords: Fake news; COVID-19; Asian Americans; Right-wing authoritarianism; Xenophobia

Children and Adolescents’ Third-Person Perception Regarding Depictions of Violence in Different TV Genres

John CHAPIN, Dr.


Research in third-person perception (TPP) is well-established. The current study contributes to the literature by examining differences in the perceptual bias attributable to different television genres: Teen Dramas, Crime Dramas, and Super Hero/Fantasy Shows. A field survey of middle school and high school... Read More

Keywords: Third-person perception; Violence on television; Bystander intervention

The Video-Essay the Tamed Centaur of Cyberspace: New Perspectives of Online Communication



The title of the present paper refers to a well-known article by Phillip Lopate named metaphorically “In Search of the Centaur: The Essay-Film”, published in 1992. The syntagma ‘tamed Centaur’ contains a contradiction in terms. The twisted new sense proposed changes the very inner fo... Read More

Keywords: Essay-film; Video-essay; Online communication; Audio-visual; Video-channel

How are Kawaii (Cute) Fictional Characters Used in Japanese Advertising

Oana-Maria BÎRLEA, PhD


This article aims to explain the use and role of cute, adorable characters in Japanese advertising. Kawaii culture or the “culture of cute” has become known worldwide mainly because of Hello Kitty, the cat which led the “pink globalization”, as Yano (2013) states. In this paper we ha... Read More

Keywords: Japanese; Kawaii; Cute; Advertising; Fictional characters

Beyond Content. On the Form in Sound Art



Form in sound art is the crucial aspect for both analysis and perception. The theoretical basis includes, among others, the theory of ‘Pure Form’ devised by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz and Susan Sontag’s theory of interpretation. Later in the text, issues of aesthetics and anti-aesthetic ... Read More

Keywords: Experiment; Form; Content; Radio art; Sound

Voice Communication Usage Among Video Game Players and Its Effects on Users Perceived Anonymity

Cosmin GHEȚĂU, PhDc


Video games are becoming the main form of leisure consumption. The most popular video games today are online games that are based on communication between game participants. As a result, verbal communication that allows players to have discussions without being distracted from the game has now become one of... Read More

Keywords: Video games; Voice communication; Perceived anonymity; Gaming; In game communication

The Role and Impact of Social Media on Online Social Movements: An Analysis of ‘ALS Ice Bucket Challenge’ in India



Online social movements have taken root and flourished in the last decade due to online communication networks attributed to Social media. In this paper, the mixed-method approach is utilized for qualitative and quantitative analysis to investigate the efficacy of social media in propounding the outcome of ... Read More

Keywords: Online campaigns; Diffusion theory; Mixed-method approach; Survey method; Social media

Hochschulen vs. Unternehmen ― ein Vergleich der integrierten Kommunikation anhand der Websites



Die deutschen Hochschulen stehen vor steigenden Herausforderungen. Zum einen sorgen offene Grenzen für eine zunehmende Internationalisierung und eine größere Anzahl von Wettbewerbern, zum anderen drängen private Anbieter auf den Markt und erhöhen den Konkurrenzdruck auf die etablie... Read More

Keywords: Kommunikation; Integrierte Kommunikation; Unternehmenskommunikation; Quantitative Inhaltsanalyse

About the Romanian Journalistic Education During the Inter-war Period

Professor Marian PETCU, PhD


I have been searching for relevant information related to the start of journalistic education in our country. Some sources have assured me that such education did not exist, before the Communists came to power. Then, I happened to learn so late about some documents, that I still have hesitations about my do... Read More

Keywords: Romanian journalistic education; Professor Anastasie Ștefănescu-Galați; Journalism teacher; Inter-war period