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Overcoming Depression After Job Loss: MI Depression Counseling

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

Job loss can be very overwhelming. It’s as if your chair has been pulled out from under you, and then you get smacked in the face with a bat. Not only do you have to worry about income loss, but you also have to think about your future job pursuits. All of this stress can

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Information, Interest, and Ideology: Explaining the Divergent Effects of Government-Media Relationships in Argentina

by Eugenia Mitchelstein, Pablo J. Boczkowski @ International Journal of Communication

During the administration of Argentina’s president Cristina Fernández (2007‒2015), the government developed a confrontational stance toward news organizations that it perceived to be against it, usually labeling them “opposition media.” This has also been the case in other countries in the region and in other parts of the world. This article examines the consequences of this confrontation on the news agenda and the preferences of the audience. Findings from a panel survey and content analysis of three news organizations usually labeled opposition media indicate that the agendas of the news outlets and their respective most viewed stories diverged substantively in their thematic preferences. Different opposition media and their audiences behaved in a heterogeneous fashion. Interviews with members of the audience underscore the role of ideology in mediating the impact of government–media relations. Drawing on these findings, we contribute to middle-range theorizing of government–media relationships and reflect on their implications for the dynamics of journalism and political communication.

Africa Rising: An Analysis of Emergent Africa-Focused Mass Communication Scholarship from 2004–2014

by Ben Wasike @ International Journal of Communication

This study adopts David Edeani’s seminal work on the methodology used in Africa-focused mass communication research to content-analyze the same within works published between 2004 and 2014. The study improves on Edeani’s work by analyzing a wider and more recent spectrum of articles regardless of topic, publication, or geographical region and by using updated parameters derived from contemporary studies. Results indicate that Africa-focused scholarship is in an emergent mode and developing robustly. Africa-focused scholars uniquely focus on newspaper rather than television content, and case study is the favorite method of inquiry. Confluence with research in other regions includes the preponderance of atheoretical approaches, the use of qualitative research methods, and the use of nonempirical approaches. Pertinent implications are discussed.

Two Spectators Killed after ATV Competition Accident in Alabama

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Those who host a public event need to understand that they have the responsibility for the safety of their guests. If careless, negligent and reckless acts of the defendant results in an injury or death of a guest, the victim

Resounding News: The Acoustic Conventions of Israeli Newscasts

by Hadar Levy, Amit Pinchevski @ International Journal of Communication

 This article takes sound as its analytical point of departure in asking the following question: What does sound do in television news? Exploring the conventions of sound used by producers of Israeli television news, from the signature tune to the various news items, this study reveals the role of sound as part of journalistic framing practices but also as an insidious element challenging the visual as well as the construction of framing. We suggest that inquiring into the acoustic features of television news may offer new insights into the news genre and its practices. We propose the term soundscape as a complementary conceptual metaphor to framing with the aim of counteracting the visual bias dominating the academic discourse of political communication and journalism studies.

Extreme Speech Online: An Anthropological Critique of Hate Speech Debates

by Matti Pohjonen, Sahana Udupa @ International Journal of Communication

Exploring the cases of India and Ethiopia, this article develops the concept of “extreme speech” to critically analyze the cultures of vitriolic exchange on Internet-enabled media. While online abuse is largely understood as “hate speech,” we make two interventions to problematize the presuppositions of this widely invoked concept. First, extreme speech emphasizes the need to contextualize online debate with an attention to user practices and particular histories of speech cultures. Second, related to context, is the ambiguity of online vitriol, which defies a simple antonymous conception of hate speech versus acceptable speech. The article advances this analysis using the approach of “comparative practice,” which, we suggest, complicates the discourse of Internet “risk” increasingly invoked to legitimate online speech restrictions.

 

Leland Public School Farmers Market this Tuesday, Oct 10th

by leelanau.com @ Leelanau.com

October is a wonderful time at Leelanau’s local farmers markets. To give students a chance to learn about the deliciousness of local food and importance of farming, he 11th annual  Leland School Farmers Market takes place tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10th) from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm in the Leland high school gym. This is a fantastic […]


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The Hostile Suffering Effect: Mediated Encounters With the Suffering of Opponents, Recognition, and Moral Concern in Protracted Asymmetrical Conflict

by Rotem Nagar, Ifat Maoz @ International Journal of Communication

Few studies have empirically examined how and to what extent media exposure to representations of the suffering of opponents in conflicts affects audiences’ responses. Using public opinion polling (N = 671), we examine, in the context of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the extent to which exposure to media coverage of the suffering of opponents predicts empathy toward the opponents and willingness to recognize their suffering. In line with our hypotheses, the findings demonstrate a hostile suffering effect in which higher exposure to media coverage of Palestinian pain and suffering predicts decreased Jewish-Israeli willingness to recognize this suffering. This association is mediated by decreased empathy toward Palestinians. The implications of our findings for understanding the role of the media in eliciting moral concern are discussed.


Good News in Bad News: How Negativity Enhances Economic Efficacy

by Helle Mølgaard Svensson, Erik Albæk, Arjen van Dalen, Claes de Vreese @ International Journal of Communication

Negativity is a news ideology, and its negative effects on attitude formation are widely documented. Contrary to this view, the present study demonstrates that negative economic news can in fact be good news. Based on a two-wave national panel survey and a media content analysis, we show that individual exposure to negative economic news enhances internal economic efficacy, a sense of competence in and understanding of the economy. This is good news as internal economic efficacy may facilitate economic evaluations and decision making. The study reveals that changes in economic efficacy are driven by news attention aroused by the negative tone. However, not all individuals are susceptible to such media effects. Higher interest in economic news lowers the impact of negativity on attention arousal.


Google Webmaster Tools Search Appearance Overview

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Google Webmaster Tools Search Appearance Overview tutorial explains the importance of search snippets. This blog/article is a short introduction to Search Appearance Overview insights in Google Webmaster Tools.

This article on Google Webmaster Tools is a great way to understand the inner working of basic on page optimization and also how your website may show up in Google search results page (SERP) all webmasters and website owners should understand the results of Google search because then you can create better landing pages according to how Google search displays its results.

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A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Vladimir Barash

by Vladimir Barash, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech @ International Journal of Communication

Linguistic Proximity and Global Flows of Television: A Study With Gatekeepers

by Jelle Mast, Kelly de Ruiter, An Kuppens @ International Journal of Communication

This article starts from two principal observations. First, television flow studies have abundantly demonstrated that language is an important factor in the global circulation of television programs. Second, scholarly work on the global television industry has shown that the television executives who trade in television programs function as highly important gatekeepers within global television flows. When combining these two observations, the question arises about which ways language is a significant criterion in television buyers’ purchasing decisions. In-depth interviews with five prominent heads of acquisitions with major broadcasting networks in the Dutch-speaking region in Europe reveal that gatekeepers’ perceptions of audiences’ linguistic preferences largely explain why they prefer programs in English and Dutch. In addition, the interviews reveal that a number of vicious circles reinforce the global dominance of English-language content.

The Effect of Counterexemplars and Victim Expectations on Crime Perceptions and Hostile Attitudes Toward Racial Minorities

by T. Franklin Waddell @ International Journal of Communication

Heavy consumers of crime news are more likely to hold negative attitudes and stereotyped expectations of racial minorities. Attempts to reduce stereotyping with counterexemplars that portray racial minorities in a positive light have yielded mixed results. Do prior crime expectations or frequency of crime news exposure moderate the efficacy of counter-exemplar interventions? An experiment (N = 240) was conducted to test this question using a 2 (exemplar typicality: atypical victim vs. no victim control) × 2 (victim expectations: White vs. Black) between-subjects design. Results revealed that counterexemplars that conflicted with viewers’ preexisting victim expectations decreased hostile attitudes among light consumers of crime news, but increased racial stereotyping among heavy news consumers. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings for media psychology are discussed.

The Importance of Cultural Proximity in the Success of Turkish Dramas in Qatar

by Miriam Berg @ International Journal of Communication

This research examines the importance of cultural similarities in the appeal of Turkish drama serials in Qatar. The cultural proximity theory is used as an analytical tool to identify the factors that facilitate the attraction and appeal of Turkish television dramas given the cultural and historical relationship between Arabs and Turks. The study centers on university students from various Arab backgrounds who are being educated at elite American universities within Qatar’s Education City Campus and applies a mixed-methods approach of focus group discussions and online surveys.

Social Media as a Platform for Incessant Political Communication: A Case Study of Modi’s “Clean India” Campaign

by Usha M. Rodrigues, Michael Niemann @ International Journal of Communication

The 2014 elections were dubbed the first “social media election” in India, when more than 56 million election-related tweets were posted during the campaign. Despite his landslide victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to be in incessant political campaign mode on social media, launching the “Clean India” mission in late 2014 among other development-oriented initiatives. This research examines the effectiveness of social media as a platform for continuous dialogue with citizens in modern politics and its implications for the mainstream news media in India. The article uses the theoretical framework of agenda building in the digital age to outline the results of an empirical study that includes a social network analysis to profile Modi’s Twitter followers and the key influencers in the Clean India campaign. The study analyzes year-long Twitter data in relation to the Clean India mission to identify common terms and trends, relationships between supporters of this campaign on Twitter, crossover between social media and the Indian mainstream news media, and the news media’s response to the changed political landscape.

Redirecting the Focus of the Agenda: Testing the Zero-Sum Dynamics of Media Attention in News and User-Generated Media

by S Mo Jang, Yong Jin Park @ International Journal of Communication

This study uses the attention-allocation approach to examine the dynamics of media attention. Based on the assumption that media attention is limited, we tested the notion of zero-sum issue competition wherein increasing attention to one agenda decreases attention to existing agendas. Analyzing comprehensive data sets of Twitter, blogs, and online news for a four-month period after the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea, this study finds displacing relationships between media attention to the Korean government and another target for blame: the ferry’s owner, Byung-eun Yu. This zero-sum principle prevailed regardless of the media’s political orientation, with mainstream and social media displaying similar patterns. Our follow-up time-series analysis hints at the intermedia influence from news coverage to Twitter posts.

 

Why your current SEO approach isn’t enough.

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Customers are more empowered than ever before.

Technology and connectivity have completely changed our lives, especially in terms of how and where we spend our money.

This has also led to a power-shift, where people have almost total control of what they see and experience online. This is in turn “causing havoc” for businesses and forcing them to evolve quickly.

It also doesn’t help that the online experience is full of noise; many sites are just a wall of ads, messages and assorted brand clutter. Users now have multimedia and multi-device habits and therefore have multiple means of escape.

All of this has led to search evolving into ‘discovery marketing’. In fact marketers are now shifting money away from paid search into content marketing and other means of being discovered organically.

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There are major challenges to organic search.

25% of US online adults find new websites and info through Facebook now.

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Enhancing Attitudes Toward Stigmatized Groups with Movies: Mediating and Moderating Processes of Narrative Persuasion

by Juan-José Igartua, Francisco J. Frutos @ International Journal of Communication

This study is linked to research into narrative persuasion and the techniques used to reduce rejection of stigmatized groups. Upper-secondary school students were assigned to one of two conditions: viewing a film that arouses empathy toward immigrants or seeing a film that underscores positive intergroup contact. One month before viewing the films the participants completed the Modern Racism Scale. After they viewed the films, researchers measured their identification with ingroup and outgroup characters and their attitudes toward immigration. Results showed that viewing the empathy-arousing film caused greater identification with the outgroup characters, which in turn induced more positive attitudes toward immigration, but only when previous prejudice was low or moderate. We discuss findings in the context of narrative persuasion research.

Public Media Autonomy and Accountability: Best and Worst Policy Practices in 12 Leading Democracies

by Rodney Benson, Matthew Powers, Timothy Neff @ International Journal of Communication

Public media’s contributions to democracy are well established. Less widely known are the specific policies that make these contributions possible. This study finds that professional autonomy and civic accountability in public media are supported by (1) funding established for multiyear periods; (2) legal charters that restrict partisan government influence while also mandating the provision of diverse, high-quality programming; (3) oversight agencies, whose “arm’s length” independence from the government in power is bolstered through staggered terms and the dispersal of authority to make appointments; and (4) audience councils and surveys designed to strengthen links to diverse publics. Public media governed by policies that continue and extend, rather than depart from, these best practices will likely be the most successful in maintaining their civic mission online.

Coming to Crisler: 2018 F Colin Castleton Commits to Michigan

by Garrett Fishaw @ MGoFish

Skilled big men have been a part of the John Beilein recipe for success since day one. And the longtime Wolverines head coach has himself another big guy that can score in the basketball as Read More ...

Entrepreneurs as Agents of Change.

by rocket @ Beefysites

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Korean Wave| Domestic Hallyu: K-Pop Metatexts and the Media’s Self-Reflexive Gesture

by Michelle Cho @ International Journal of Communication

Television serves as a crucial medium for shaping the South Korean public’s response to the success of hallyu, or the Korean Wave, in news reports, variety shows, and celebrity interview programs. Further, in the last decade, several K-pop idols have been cast in serial narrative television shows that fictionalize hallyu creative industries. These metatextual shows domesticate transnational idol pop celebrities by contributing layers of televisual intimacy to their star personae and by seeming to expose the inner workings of the entertainment industries. This essay focuses on two notable examples, Dream High (2011, KBS2) and Answer Me 1997 (2012, tvN), to consider what this proliferation of popular narratives about media production and reception on South Korean television signifies. I argue that the intertextual presentation of K-pop on Korean television negotiates a complex relationship between popular culture and public culture in South Korea. The metatextual relay revealed in these shows—what I characterize as the media’s self-reflexive critical gesture—provides access to the ideological impasses of the attempt to produce intimate national publics through globalized contents.

Credibility Gaps and Public Opinion in a Competitive Media Environment: The Case of Arab Satellite TV News in Lebanon

by Erik C. Nisbet, Magdalena Saldana, Thomas Johnson, Guy Golan, Anita Day @ International Journal of Communication

In research on news exposure and public opinion, media credibility is typically examined as the dependent variable and is rarely considered an independent variable of interest. We move the understanding of media credibility forward by examining its role in attenuating the effects of media exposure on public opinion and how individual differences may moderate the linkage between exposure and credibility. Testing our model of opinion formation in the competitive media landscape of Lebanon, our findings suggest that credibility evaluations of competing news sources mediate the relationship between news exposure and opinion formation. Religious group identity also acts as an inconsistent moderator of the link between media exposure and credibility. Theoretical implications for opinion formation and public diplomacy are discussed.

Why Facebook advertising is important for a business?

by Jamie Ziglar @ 2nd Line Marketing

Facebook Advertising for Business Why Facebook advertising is important for a business? Facebook has an entire user interface designed for businesses activities and gives the opportunity to keep business profile pages, online stoles and also an advertising system that allows marketers to target their ads based on interests, income level , age , sex , location , marital status ant many more . Facebook recently announced that they are with

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MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Jennings - One of the Largest Michigan Towns to Become a Ghost Town

MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Jennings - One of the Largest Michigan Towns to Become a Ghost Town


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Manic Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder: Michigan Bipolar Counseling

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

Bipolar disorder is characterized by two distinct sets of behavior: manic and depressive. Manic bipolar symptoms represents the “high” of the disorder, followed by the “low” of depressive symptoms. Both sets of experiences come with their own issues, and they can vary in severity from person to person. Here we will explore the manic symptoms

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Top Scams Targeting Seniors – And How to Avoid Them

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

It’s no secret that the elderly are frequently the target of scams, financial abuse, and exploitation. A senior’s declining cognition may make it more difficult for him to distinguish between a legitimate phone call or e-mail and one designed to

Bully Beatdown: Automattic Loses Trademark Cancellation Case

by Chris Pearson @ Pearsonified

Remember when WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg used his company, Automattic, to purchase thesis.com for $100,000 just to spite me? Apparently, Mullenweg was unsatisfied by a questionable ruling that saw Automattic retain ownership of the domain. He wanted more. In an attempt to twist the knife, Mullenweg directed Automattic to open a Federal Trademark Cancellation case […]

What happens when a person reaches the Medicare Part D deductible?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

What happens when a person reaches the Medicare Part D deductible? It is important to understand that not all patients have an annual deductible, so the observations in this post refer only to those who do pay a deductible. Once that

Putting a Human Face on Cold, Hard Facts: Effects of Personalizing Social Issues on Perceptions of Issue Importance

by Maria Elizabeth Grabe, Mariska Kleemans, Ozen Bas, Jessica Gall Myrick, Minchul Kim @ International Journal of Communication

This study investigates the influence of personalization (moving testimony from ordinary citizens) on reception of news stories about social issues. The data (N = 80) from this mixed-design experiment, collected at two time points, offer evidence that personalized news stories evoked greater feelings of empathy toward and identification with people affected by social issues, which in turn increased perceived issue importance. Personalization effects persisted over time. Moreover, path analyses revealed gender differences in reactions to personalization. The findings imply that a major goal of journalism—to advance civic engagement with social issues—could be served by personalized story formats.

Mediadem| Findings from the Mediadem Project: Supporting Free and Independent Media in Europe — Introduction

by Rachael Craufurd Smith @ International Journal of Communication

This editorial introduces the four papers of this Special Section that draw on studies carried out for the European research project ‘European Media Policies Revisited: Valuing & Reclaiming Free and Independent Media in Contemporary Democratic Systems’ (MEDIADEM).  The project explored the factors that promote or hinder media freedom and independence in fourteen European countries.  The papers consider how the diversity of media markets and the independence of the media from political and commercial influence can be supported by legal and non-legal means at international (particularly European), national and sub-state levels.  In particular, they focus on three key themes that were central to the research project:  the future of journalism in Europe and, in particular, the position of the media and journalists in the post-communist states in Europe; how the established tradition of public service broadcasting in Europe is adapting to political and technological changes; and how well placed existing regulatory frameworks are to address the increasingly important regulatory role of private operators in Europe.

Digital Citizenship amd Surveillance| Enabling Digital Citizenship? The Reshaping of Surveillance Policy After Snowden

by Arne Hintz, Ian Brown @ International Journal of Communication

The revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have led to policy reform debates in several countries and to policy change in some, including a new legislative framework in the UK—the Investigatory Powers Act. In this article, we trace the forces and dynamics that have shaped this particular policy response. We investigate key controversies over the types and extent of surveillance; the capacity of different stakeholders to intervene into the debate and shape its outcomes; the attempts to achieve democratic legitimacy for data collection; and the consequences for digital citizenship. Drawing from a systematic analysis of relevant policy documents and interviews with key policy experts and stakeholders, we analyze conflicts over both the direction and details of surveillance policy, and uncover unequal degrees of influence over policy reform for different stakeholders. As a result, policy reform has led to a confirmation, rather than restriction, of data collection. Digital citizenship may be supported by the (limited) policy review in the UK and the development of a more transparent legislative framework, but is impeded by a growing range of surveillance capabilities.

Sanctuary Cities in Texas

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Texas Governor Gregg Abbot signed the SB-4 into law via Facebook live on May 7th 2017, and it’s said to take effect on September 01, 2017. The law takes away “sanctuary cities” by allowing Police Officers to ask people’s immigration

#Fringe, Audiences and Fan Labor: Twitter Activism to Save a TV Show From Cancellation

by Mar Guerrero-Pico @ International Journal of Communication

This article describes how TV fans make strategic use of Twitter as a tool for activism to launch “Save Our Show” campaigns and highlights a shift toward a collaborative relationship between fan activists and producers in the context of these campaigns, shaped by deep transformations in the media ecosystem and viewing measurement techniques. Based on participant observation and qualitative content analysis, I explore the case of the Twitter campaign led by a fandom dedicated to FOX’s science fiction television series Fringe (2008–13). In my examination, I argue that fans’ expert understanding of Twitter’s affordances and the audience measurement market are crucial for a series to achieve renewal. In parallel, I suggest that the power negotiation between fans and networks can be substituted by a direct cooperation that indirectly might benefit both creators’ labor for the show and advertisers’ investments. However, despite this scenario where fans enjoy a better position to influence networks’ decisions, their labor on social media may be yet another device for self-commodification and exploitation.

How to Determine the Perfect Pricing Structure for Your Club’s Initiation and Membership Fees!

by Andrew Wood @ Golf Operator Magazine

Pricing is one area of marketing that seems to really scare most private clubs! Few of the hundreds of clubs that I have consulted with have any real rationale as to why their initiation fees and dues are what they are, other than the usual comments of … “That’s all the market will bear” (almost always unsustained by any real [...]

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Information Technology and Sustainability in the Information Society

by Christian Fuchs @ International Journal of Communication

The sustainability concept has developed in a policy context. Its main relevance has been in policy forums such as the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. In the realm of information and communication technologies (ICTs), sustainability has played a policy role in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society. This article asks: How can we think of sustainability and ICTs in the context of a critical theory of society? How is the sustainability of ICTs related to capitalism and class? It provides a critique of the dominant reductionist and dualistic understandings of information technology sustainability in an information society context. The question that arises in this context is whether, from a critical theory perspective, the sustainability concept should be discarded. The view advanced in this article is that a critical social theory should provide an ideology critique of information technology sustainability; at the same time, it should not discard, but transform, the sustainability concept into a critical notion of un/sustainable information technology sustainability in the context of the information society.

Boy Scouts Welcoming Girl Scouts

Boy Scouts Welcoming Girl Scouts

by Danny Stewart @ 99.1 WFMK | Variety from the '80s to NOW | Lansing Adult Contemporary Radio

This historic change will help serve a larger demographic of families with a desire to register their daughters in Boy Scouts of America. Continue reading…

Coming to Crisler: 2018 SG Adrien Nunez Commits to Michigan

by Garrett Fishaw @ MGoFish

John Beilein has proven time and again that he’s one of the best developers of talent in the college basketball coaching ranks. He’s had a knack for developing lower ranked players into NBA draft picks Read More ...

Illusions of Knowledge: Media Exposure and Citizens’ Perceived Political Competence

by Mathias Weber, Christina Koehler @ International Journal of Communication

 

Citizens’ willingness to participate in politics is contingent on not only factual political knowledge but their subjective perceptions of competence. We argue that media exposure influences such subjective perceptions as being knowledgeable and capable of judging political issues. More specifically, we assume that incomprehensible news items impair people’s perceived political competence, while comprehensible news items strengthen citizens’ perceived knowledge and power of judgment without necessarily contributing to political learning. An online experiment reveals that cognitive style moderates the assumed relationship. Participants with a high need for cognition (NFC) feel more competent when confronted with a comprehensible news item; for participants with a low NFC, reading a less comprehensible news item resulted in a more pronounced sense of competence.


Viral Facebook photos of veterans in ER prompt investigation of VA hospital

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A Facebook post showing photos of one wheelchair-bound veteran slumping over in pain and another lying on the floor at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital have gone viral online. The post has triggered an internal investigation into the

Thucydides’ Trap and Online Readers’ Reviews of Two Books on Zheng He’s Voyages

by Dexin Tian, Chin-Chung Chao @ International Journal of Communication

 This article analyzes 458 online readers’ reviews of two books on Zheng He’s seven voyages. Under the theoretical guidance of reader response criticism and via the research methods of website observation and purposive selection and textual and thematic analyses, this study has found: influenced by such dominant Chinese cultural values as harmony, benevolence, and mutual benefits, Zheng He’s voyages were non-aggressive exchanges of trade and culture, showing basically no evidence of hostile attitudes, offensive actions, or beclouded emotions of fear, hubris, and honor. Instead of supporting the trustworthiness of Thucydides’ trap, the online readers’ reviews call on tapping the complementary aspects between China and the United States and drawing invaluable lessons from the past for mutually-beneficial bilateral relationship.

Social Media Management and Optimization

by Jamie Ziglar @ 2nd Line Marketing

Your customers expect to find your business on Social Media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google+. Social media can be a great marketing tool for businesses and an easy way for small and/or home-based businesses to compete in the marketplace, regardless of your advertising budget. Simple Social Media Management can be extremely time consuming and hurt your Online Presence if not setup consistent with your Branding. According to

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Cruise Ship Passenger Files Lawsuit Alleging Negligence Led to Fall Injuries

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

It’s unfortunate, but accidents and injuries are common among passengers on their cruise vacation. The most common injuries on a cruise ship involves people who have slipped or tripped and fell. Injuries can range from broken arms and legs to

Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo, Crowdsourcing and Online Collaborative Translations: Expanding the Limits of Translation Studies

by Linxin Liang, Mingwu Xu @ International Journal of Communication

Selling Company’s Core Internet Business.

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Arizona Veteran Battling Cancer Files Medical Negligence Lawsuit

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

An Arizona veteran is suing the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and his local VA medical center for medical negligence. Documents filed in court indicate that the veteran served 18 years in the U.S. Army. The veteran was honorably discharged from

Look Who’s Visiting Now: October 7th vs Michigan State

by Garrett Fishaw @ MGoFish

Unlike years past, the Michigan coaching staff has decided, instead of having official visitors for every home game, they’ll host all of the visitors for the biggest games of the year. And the first big Read More ...

Brain Injuries: New Study Finds Fewer People Recover From Post-Concussive Syndrome

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The April 2017 issue of the Journal of Neurotrauma reports on a new study about post-concussion syndrome. The study followed 110 patients who had post-concussive syndrome symptoms for more than three months, and the findings were stunning.  Of those patients,

Rhizomatic Writings on the Wall: Graffiti and Street Art in Cochabamba, Bolivia, as Nomadic Visual Politics

by Lucia Mulherin Palmer @ International Journal of Communication

Politicized graffiti and street art are omnipresent in the Andean city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, invading stratified urban spaces and overwriting official speech and symbols. This article aims to build on scholarship that understands graffiti and street art as a potent creative form of recovering space, building counterpublics, and challenging structures of exclusion and oppression. A Deleuzean rhizomatic approach is used to investigate the visual politics of graffiti and street art as they travel nomadically through Cochabamba, breaching exclusionary public gridded space and legacies of colonialism. Analyzing photographs taken in Cochabamba during 2012 as a case study, this article argues that graffiti acts subversively to write through, between, and over dominant images and narratives in the city.

Commenti su Tristan Thompson in panchina, concorrerà per il Sesto uomo dell’anno. di Giorgio

by Giorgio @ Commenti per NBARELIGION.COM

Come pensavo, chissa' se vedremo Lebron marcare I centri quest'anno? Anche perche' Love lo vedrei in difficolta'... E'l'ultima abilita' che manca a King James per confermarsi il giocatore piu' all around della storia del basket!

Personal and Public Levels of Political Incivility

by Ashley Muddiman @ International Journal of Communication

As interest in political incivility has grown, scholarly conceptualizations of incivility have diverged, often centering on politeness theory or deliberative theory, but rarely on both. The current project addresses this problem by empirically investigating a two-dimensional incivility model. Two experiments test individuals’ perceptions of uncivil interactions among political figures, finding that (a) personal-level incivility (impoliteness) and public-level incivility (lack of deliberativeness and reciprocity) are distinct concepts, (b) personal-level incivility is perceived as more uncivil than public-level incivility, and (c) political figures from a person’s own political party are perceived as more civil than others. Future researchers can use this two-dimensional model to bring coherence to the incivility literature and more thoroughly investigate the effects of public-level incivility.

Contributors and Arguments in Australian Policy Debates on Fair Use and Copyright: The Missing Discussion of the Creative Process

by Patricia Aufderheide, Dorian Hunter Davis @ International Journal of Communication

A discourse analysis of 350 submissions to two Australian governmental inquiries on introducing fair use to Australian copyright law demonstrates the importance of independent research and expertise in policy debates, but the scarcity of creator voices and attention to the creative process. The absence points to the need for more scholarly research that can transcend stakeholder positions.

Anatomy of Front Pages: Comparison between The New York Times and other U.S. Major Metropolitan Newspapers

by Yung Soo Kim, Deborah S. Chung @ International Journal of Communication

Using content analysis, this article compares the front-page elements of The New York Times with six major metropolitan national newspapers to assess how different news organizations package and present their most important page to the public. Findings reveal that The New York Times featured more international and national news stories, depended more frequently on its own staff for both stories and images, and used smaller headlines on its front pages compared with the other major metropolitan newspapers.

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| The Normalization of Surveillance and the Invisibility of Digital Citizenship: Media Debates After the Snowden Revelations

by Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Lucy Bennett, Gregory Taylor @ International Journal of Communication

Based on an analysis of newspaper and blog coverage of the Snowden revelations and their aftermath, our study demonstrates that newspapers normalize surveillance by highlighting concerns over national security and focusing on surveillance of elites, and minimize the attention given to the mass surveillance of citizens. By contrast, blogs allow more critical discussions relevant to digital citizenship, enabling debates on civil rights and privacy. This article argues that if conventional media limit debates relevant to digital citizenship, blogs may provide a space that contests and makes visible the key problems scantly evident in newspapers. We suggest research on digital citizenship in mediated debates should focus on how political subjects are silenced, as well as the emerging spaces where this silence can be broken.

Mediating Asia| Enlightenment and the Revolutionary Press in Colonial Indonesia

by Rianne Subijanto @ International Journal of Communication

In the historiography of Indonesian nationalism and the press, much has been made of the vernacular press and its role in the emergence of national consciousness. However, this work has not typically distinguished between the vernacular press and the self-identified “revolutionary press,” which emerged during the early communist movement of 1920–1926. This article recovers the tradition of the revolutionary press and situates it in the history of Indonesian national struggles by examining the production and development of the revolutionary newspaper Sinar Hindia. An investigation of the paper’s content, production, and distribution practices reveals how Sinar Hindia not only embodied the anticolonial national struggle but also became a voice for a project of enlightenment in the colony. By uncovering this “revolutionary” paper’s own discourses of enlightenment and revolutionary struggle, this study sheds light on the role of the press in the production of enlightenment ideas and practices in colonial Indonesia.

Redefining Relations Between Creators and Audiences in the Digital Age: The Social Production and Consumption of Chinese Internet Literature

by Yuyan Feng, Ioana Literat @ International Journal of Communication

This article examines the ways in which the traditional relationship between authors and their audiences is being challenged and redefined in the context of Chinese Internet literature. We look at the evolution of the reader–writer dynamic in line with the development of online literary spaces in China, analyze the crucial role of social media as both curator and mediator, and trace the development of participatory cultures and commercial dynamics in these literary communities. This analysis illustrates how the relationship between authors and audiences—traditionally indirect and distant—has become, in online spaces, more direct, informal, and bidirectional while maintaining a significant commercial ethos. We argue that both the production and the consumption of Chinese Internet literature are quintessentially social activities, as online spaces open up new possibilities for communication and collaboration, both between authors and readers and among readers themselves.

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The Benefits of Bloodline Trusts

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By Thomas D. Begley, Jr., Esquire, CELA When Should You Consider a Bloodline Trust? A Bloodline Trust offers protection to your children from: (1) divorce, (2) creditors, (3) death of children and subsequent remarriages of children’s spouses, and (4) squandering

Bucks: notevole aumento di massa muscolare per Antetokounmpo, step decisivo per l’Mvp?

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Il leader dei Bucks inizierà la sua quinta stagione Nba con 5 kg in più di massa muscolare, con la speranza di migliorare il suo gioco fisico

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Practical Solutions To Your Search Engine Optimization Woes

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You’re ultimately going to read a lot of SEO information on the web, but remember that not all of it is accurate. Some people out there […]

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April is Autism Awareness Month

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Advocates for people with autism are marking Autism Awareness Month in many ways throughout the month of April. Buildings and landmarks around the world were illuminated in blue light April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day, recognized by the United

Motorist Alleges Injuries by an Underinsured Driver

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Victims of an auto accident have the right to seek compensation from a negligent party, whether through a settlement with the responsible driver’s insurance company or through filing a lawsuit. The best course of action is to contact an experienced

50+ Apple Watch Mockups & Graphics

by Coastal Media Brand @ Coastal Media Brand Website Design & SEO

The Apple Watch is the latest gadget in Apple’s ever-growing product line-up. If you’re looking to display your latest application or web interface on the watch, then you’ve come to the...

Woman with Dementia Dies After Auto Accident Allegedly Caused by Care Attendant

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A 96-year-old woman with dementia died as a result of her injuries in a car accident. The woman was thrown from her wheelchair while being driven in a van belonging to an elderly care facility. The woman, a retired teacher,

Man Files Lawsuit against Cleaning Company for Eye Injuries

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Serious injuries can mean a victim is temporarily or permanently unable to work, maybe even disfigured for life. If the injured party has retained a personal injury attorney and filed a lawsuit, he may wish to seek lawsuit funding to

Thomas D. Begley, Jr. Named 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyer

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Attorney Thomas D. Begley, Jr. of the Begley Law Group was selected to the 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers list. The New Jersey Super Lawyers list designation is bestowed upon lawyers who have been judged to have extensive professional achievements, exemplary

Emotion Matters: What Happens Between Young Children and Parents in a Touch Screen World

by Hogeun Seo, Claire Shinhea Lee @ International Journal of Communication

Young children today are early adopters and frequent users of touchscreen devices. This study explores how parents perceive the role of new media in their families, how and why they regulate children’s media use, and how they feel about this process. The study conducts ethnographic interviews with 20 South Korean parents of two- to six-year-olds and observes 10 children in their media use and interaction with parents. We find that parents presumed that touchscreen media wielded a more negative than positive influence on their children. As a result, parents engaged in restrictive and technical mediation, though they often failed to effectively manage their children’s media use due to practical challenges. The failure of parental mediation made the parents feel guilty. We suggest a greater need to attend to the contexts and emotions in which parental mediation of children’s media use occurs.

How “Sanctuary Cities” can Legally Refuse to Comply with Mandatory Federal Immigrant Reporting Laws

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Under Federal law, local and state governments are required to share information about immigrants’ legal status or citizenship with federal authorities. One of these requirements involves reporting any immigrant who has committed a municipal crime with a maximum year-long sentence.

How to Tune Typography Based on Characters Per Line

by Chris Pearson @ Pearsonified

In my research into Golden Ratio Typography, I focused primarily on the core geometric properties of text—font size, line height, and line width. But there’s another facet of text that nearly all of the existing research on typography deals with: It’s called characters per line (CPL). If you’ve ever read a study on typography, you’ve […]

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| To Pre-Empt A Thief

by Mark Andrejevic @ International Journal of Communication

This article explores the implications of recent developments in predictive policing, defined as the use of data-mining tools to predict and preempt criminal activity, for the relationship between citizenship and surveillance. It uses the example of predictive policing to consider the difference between panoptic modes of surveillance and emerging practices of environmental surveillance. The former rely on public awareness of surveillance and the internalization of the monitoring gaze, whereas the latter rely on actuarial modes of prediction. The growing emphasis on strategies for preemption rather than on policies for prevention displace political deliberation with technological expertise and work in the direction of automated decision making about resource allocation and armed response.

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Pros and Cons of Premium Website Templates…

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Advantages of using Website Templates

What you see is what you get. With a readymade website template, you don’t have to imagine what the finished product will look like, whether the web developer you’ve chosen has understood your requirements, whether your website will have to go through several changes and iterations before you’re satisfied with the end-product. The website template can be customized to your requirements by changing the colors, pictures and text so that it ends up looking quite different from the original.

1. Speed. Time is money. Your website will be up-and-running within a fraction of the time it takes to develop a custom website – provided, of course, that you have the content and the pictures ready to customize your website template to suit you. A custom-designed website can take months to develop, depending on its complexity. Compare that time-frame to the few weeks or even a few days for a website template to become a … Continue reading

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Michael S. Gorham, After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin

by Anna Popkova @ International Journal of Communication

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A “Crisscrossing” Historical Analysis of Four Theories of the Press

by Terhi Rantanen @ International Journal of Communication

 

Because 2016 was the 60th anniversary of the publication of Four Theories of the Press, it is time to reexplore how this book, labeled as “the bible of comparative media studies,” was born. This article applies a sociology-of-science approach, combined with histoire croisée (“crisscrossing history”), to analyze archival materials, published and unpublished (auto)biographies and previous academic research. It argues, after an analytical crisscrossing of individuals, research traditions, ideas, institutions, and their relationships that lie behind Four Theories, that the book was a compromise between the diverse interests of its authors, their backgrounds, ideas, and national and international politics, and thus an intersection of contradictory but also overlapping elements that also gave rise to new concepts of a press system and of a press theory in a transnational context.


What is lawsuit funding and where do you get it?

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You were seriously injured in an auto accident and are not unable to return to work. You are the sole breadwinner for a family of four. The insurance company for the negligent driver that hit you is refusing to pay.

DPI vs. Pixels: What Do I Use?

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You hear these phrases tossed around by everyone today – from amateur photographers, to the iPhone salesman, to some of the world’s most acknowledged visual creators and designers. But what...

Litigation Funding Assistance for Victims of Fatal Hit-and-Run Tractor Trailer Crash

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Litigation Funding Corporation is in the business of providing lawsuit cash advances to plaintiffs before the case is ultimately resolved and they receive an award or settlement. A tractor trailer driver is being charged after he left the scene of

Google Panda Update: Everything We Know About Panda 4.2

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Too late for new changes…

Unfortunately, once Google begins rolling out one of these updates, it is too late to apply changes that will have any effect during the rolling out phase period. As we have seen previously, these updates have a cut-off date and any changes made after this date will be applied to the next refresh or update.

That said, it is always a good idea to be continually updating content. But if you have been previously impacted by Panda and did not make the changes to increase quality yet, you will need to wait for the next one.

Likewise, if you are now negatively impacted by the Panda algo this time around, you will need to wait for the next update or refresh.

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Brian Massumi, Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception

by Catherine Chaput @ International Journal of Communication

Bye Bye, Bunyan: 2017 Michigan vs. Michigan State Game Recap and Highlights

by Garrett Fishaw @ MGoFish

Under the lights and under a monsoon, the 2017 Michigan football team had its most embarrassing performance of the season and one of the worst losses in the Jim Harbaugh-era as the Wolverines dropped an Read More ...

Complex Structures: Meaning Formation amid China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme

by Mohan J. Dutta, Kang Sun @ International Journal of Communication

The culture-centered approach (CCA) foregrounds meanings from the margins as entry points for interrogating structures of health care. Through a culturally centered ethnographic examination of the ways in which family members left behind in a village in China make sense of their (in)access to health services, we seek to develop an understanding of China’s new rural cooperative medical scheme (NCMS). Although structures have been theorized in earlier CCA projects, this article specifically focuses on the interpretations of health services under a newly introduced health policy framework. To our knowledge, this is the first culture-centered study of negotiations of health services in rural China amid the ongoing health reforms as China opens up to a global market economy and undergoes market reforms in the public sectors (e.g., health, education). Voices of community members point toward the inequities constituted in the structures of NCMS, corruption introduced by the transformation to a monetary economy from a cooperative-based economy of health care, and agentic expressions that imagine alternative structures of organizing health and care.

Korean Wave| Between Hybridity and Hegemony in K-Pop’s Global Popularity: A Case of "Girls’ Generation’s" American Debut

by Gooyong Kim @ International Journal of Communication

Examining the sociocultural implications of Korean popular music (K-pop) idol group Girls’ Generation’s (SNSD’s) debut on Late Show With David Letterman, this article discusses how the debut warrants a critical examination on K-pop’s global popularity. Investigating critically how the current literature on K-pop’s success focuses on cultural hybridity, this article maintains that SNSD’s debut clarifies how K-pop’s hybridity does not mean dialectical interactions between American form and Korean content. Furthermore, this article argues that cultural hegemony as a constitutive result of sociohistorical and politico-economic arrangements provides a better heuristic tool, and K-pop should be understood as a part of the hegemony of American pop and neoliberalism.

 

Election Pledge Rhetoric: Selling Policy with Words

by Elina Lindgren, Elin Naurin @ International Journal of Communication

This article investigates the possibilities that political parties have to sell specific policies to a broad electorate by use of persuasive words in election pledges. Prior research has shown that parties can increase their electoral support by targeting different groups of voters with different policies or by moderating policy platforms to the center. We investigate whether voters’ appreciation of specific policy pledges increases when rhetoric is used to appeal broadly. Inspired by literature on philosophy of language and linguistic semantics, we designed a survey experiment in which 1,960 Swedish citizens evaluated election pledges. We randomized whether the policy was described using universal persuasive words. Results showed that universal persuasive words increase the appreciation of specific policy pledges, particularly among individuals oriented close to and at the center of the ideological left–right scale (the median voters). The effects decrease with ideological (left and right) extremity. In times when center voters become increasingly important for election outcomes, indications that they are susceptible to universal, but left–right ideology-neutral, rhetoric are interesting both for parties and scholars of the same.

What is website design?

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Website design is a very in-depth topic that goes far beyond the look of the site. It is also about the languages (html, php, javascript, css, and many more) used to construct the site and add functionality, and the structure of the code, files, and  folders within the website. All these areas must work together […]

Venture Labor| Entrepreneurial Subjects: Venturing from Alley to Valley

by Alice E. Marwick @ International Journal of Communication

In Venture Labor, Neff describes an entrepreneurial subjectivity in which creative workers focus on presenting a portfolio of work to potential employers, positioning themselves not as employees of a company, but as creators of a particular voice or style. In my book, Status Update, I examine the logical outgrowths of the practices examined in Venture Labor, three self-presentation techniques aimed at attracting attention—microcelebrity, self-branding, and live streaming—all representing the leading edge of social media practice. In Status Update, I show how presenting the self became a form of labor that extends venture labor to formulating, packaging, and presenting the self.


Venture Labor| Venture Labor and Media Work: The Canary Has Flown

by Paul M. Hirsch @ International Journal of Communication

The essays in this series provide valuable insights and commentaries on Neff’s Venture Labor. They show both the gains and losses and the winners and losers as work is transformed by the Internet and social media apps. How venture labor benefits employers as more professionals become freelance contractors as well as how going freelance “liberates” some professionals are well addressed and explained by the authors in this Special Section.

Residual and Resurgent Protestantism in the American Media (and Political) Imaginary

by Stewart M. Hoover @ International Journal of Communication

 

This essay seeks to introduce more substantive attention to religion into the field of media studies. It argues that religion persists in culture and politics, as demonstrated by political upheavals in the North Atlantic West, and that media scholarship lacks critical theoretical and conceptual resources to address that fact. The essay calls for careful historicism and, as a heuristic, interrogates American Protestantism as a cultural, political, and media project. It references emerging scholarships to suggest ways that Protestantism is expressed as a politics in relation to the public and domestic spheres.


Valuing Victims: A Comparative Framing Analysis of The Washington Post’s Coverage of Violent Attacks Against Muslims and Non-Muslims

by Mohammed el-Nawawy, Mohamad Hamas Elmasry @ International Journal of Communication

This study examines The Washington Post’s framing of five terrorist attacks taking place in four countries—Turkey, France, Nigeria and Belgium—during a five-month period in 2015 and 2016. Attacks in Turkey and Nigeria were perpetrated against mostly Muslim victims, while France and Belgium attacks were carried out against mostly non-Muslims. Results suggest meaningful differences between the way The Post framed attacks against Western European targets, on the one hand, and attacks against Muslim-majority communities, on the other. In covering attacks on France and Belgium, The Post used “terrorism frames” to structure coverage while consistently humanizing victims and drawing links between European societies and the Western world more generally. Attacks against Turkey and Nigeria were covered less prominently and were primarily framed as internal conflicts.


 

Trucking Company Named in Auto Accident Lawsuit

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A personal injury is that life-changing moment when you are seriously injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. The most obvious example of this is an automobile accident. Waiting for a personal injury case to settle can

House Passage of American Health Care Act Requires Monitoring, Attention and Advocacy

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. The United States House of Representatives, by a vote of 217 to 213, on May 4, 2017, approved legislation—called the American Health Care Act–to repeal aspects of the Affordable Care Act and replace them.   The

Make the Green Card Green Again

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The current “green card” is pink. And maybe the President was getting confused. So there’s going to be a new redesigned “green card” from May 2017. It will be greener. Green/Yellow to be specific. It will have a hologram, and

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The theme this year is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. The UN reports that 5-10 percent of older people worldwide may experience financial abuse. Here

The Effects of Generational Identification Accessibility and Normative Fit on Hostile Media Perception

by Jisu Kim, Sung-Yeon Park @ International Journal of Communication

This study examined the effects of generational identification of young South Koreans on hostile media perception, with an emphasis on the accessibility of the social categorization and the fit between the political ideology of the generation group and that of individual members. A pretest established that generational identification was as strong among young South Koreans as their nationality or gender identification. It also confirmed that the generational identification was equally strong among liberals and conservatives, although the generation group’s political norm is liberalism. In a subsequent experiment, young South Koreans perceived a political news article more biased against their position, when their generational categorization was made accessible. Also, the hostile media perception was more pronounced among liberals whose political predisposition was a good fit with the normative political predisposition of their generation group. A regression analysis revealed that the fit, but neither accessibility nor hostile media perception exerted a significant impact on their intention to engage in political talk with their generational group members.

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Citizenship as a Communicative Construct

by Oren Livio @ International Journal of Communication

In this article, I expand the research on “rhetorical citizenship” to develop the idea of citizenship as a communicative construct. I focus first on the construction of the right to speak and be heard meaningfully in the public sphere as a fundamental right of citizenship (which then becomes tied to other citizenship rights), and second on the ways in which the meanings of citizenship are constructed through communication. By examining Israeli discourse concerning the link between citizenship and military service, which is locally constructed as the epitome of civic participation, I explore how levels of citizenship are hierarchized through differential rights to communicate on matters considered “important” or “unimportant” and through a discursive separation between public and private communication. Critical implications for the relation between communication theory, citizenship, and democracy are discussed.

Our Time with Millennials

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

The Background “Pull yourselves up by the bootstraps.” “Pound the pavement.” Those are common phrases that are floating around our lexicon in our society, and that have been for some time. Many would say they describe the values that we hold dear in our American society, such as being hard working and having a humble

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April is Autism Awareness Month

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

April is Autism Awareness Month Advocates for people with autism are marking Autism Awareness Month in many ways throughout the month of April. Buildings and landmarks around the world were illuminated in blue light April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day,

The Defining Approaches and Practical Paradox of Sensitive Data: An Investigation of Data Protection Laws in 92 Countries and Regions and 200 Data Breaches in the World

by Min Wang, Zuosu Jiang @ International Journal of Communication

Results of juristic investigations into 92 countries and regions demonstrate that sensitive data are viewed as a core area of both privacy and data protection. The latest data protection laws in most countries and regions have defined sensitive data. A comparative study of all of these definitions or classifications revealed two defining approaches: “EU standard” and “EU standard plus criminal records.” A practical examination of the 200 biggest data breaches worldwide that have occurred since 2004 showed categories of personal data, particularly financial data, although not defined as sensitive in most countries, have been violated most. This paradox can be interpreted by universal principles of laws and ethics, such as human dignity and sacredness of life. Finally, we suggest a comprehensive understanding of data privacy as both a personality and a quasiproperty right and provide recommendations for defining sensitive data in legislation.

Medical malpractice lawsuit reopens against New York hospital

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A state appellate panel revived a medical malpractice lawsuit against North Shore University Hospital in New York due to conflicting evidence. According to the four-judge Second Department panel, the trial judge should not have dismissed the case as medical records

Increasingly Violent but Still Sexy: A Decade of Central Female Characters in Top-Grossing Hollywood and Bollywood Film Promotional Material

by Jannath Ghaznavi, Katherine L. Grasso, Laramie D. Taylor @ International Journal of Communication

This study examines the depiction of central female characters (CFCs) in promotional film posters and trailers from top-grossing Hollywood and Bollywood films from 2004 to 2013, focusing on gender stereotypes, sexualization, and aggression. Whereas Bollywood characters tended to be more sexualized, more fit, and less prominent, Hollywood characters appeared more frequently but were increasingly unrealistic. Typically occupying the role of attractive love interests, CFCs tended to display more aggressive behavior over time. Attractive, aggressive CFCs may reinforce and challenge gender role expectations, promoting the “superwoman” ideal. Findings are discussed in terms of objectification, globalization, cultivation, and social cognitive theory.

Autism costs rise dramatically with age: study

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Caring for individuals with autism and other special needs tends to involve a lifetime of expenses, whether it is paying for caregivers, accommodation or daily necessities. A study from the University of California, Davis (UCD), shows California spends significantly more

Crash with CTA Bus Leaves Four Dead; Alcohol a Possible Cause

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Four people died as a result of a collision between a vehicle and a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus. Police said the 27-year-old driver of a Buick LeSabre was speeding when he lost control and hit a parked car before

Global Digital Culture| The Lurker and the Politics of Knowledge in Data Culture

by Olga Goriunova @ International Journal of Communication

This article explores the practice of lurking, developing the figure of the lurker as a conceptual persona. The lurker is a sage of the digital era, constructing a form of “private” knowledge. Not involved but performative, constative but only in a manner of probability, the lurker produces frameworks for private truth production through continuous self-adjustment. A mode of knowing and a method of being, lurking is about the poiesis of the embedded self and the power to establish conditionality in digital networks. A lurker maps out a plane that is occupied today by big data analytics. It is data algorithms that lurk, operating with sagacious data wisdoms rather than technical knowledge and constructing partial and probabilistic propositions. The article concludes by inquiring into the consequences of the current digital technical condition in which the conceptual persona of the lurker is fulfilled by algorithms, and its mode of knowing becomes a new mode of governance.

Global Digital Culture| The Cultures of Anonymity and Violence in the Mexican Blogosphere

by Hector Amaya @ International Journal of Communication

This article analyzes the famous Mexican website El Blog del Narco as symptomatic of the type of publicity common in contemporary Mexico and the manner in which violence has structured the citizen journalism sector of the Mexican blogosphere. The article interrogates how the blog’s mode of production and its reliance on anonymity has propelled the bloggers—in particular, an anonymous blogger who refers herself as “Lucy”—to the level of civic heroes and how a global community of sympathizers made sense of her actions. In this violent context, Lucy has used anonymity as a necessary mechanism to construct a place of trust and safety. In the process, Lucy has embodied the contradictory figure of the anonymous hero. The analysis is indebted to Seyla Benhabib’s classic interrogation of Hanna Arendt’s notions of publicity—in particular, Arendt’s ideas of heroicity and self-disclosure.

Eszter Hargittai and Christian Sandvig (Eds.), Digital Research Confidential: The Secrets of Studying Behavior Online

by Lisa Farman @ International Journal of Communication

Who’s Bad? Attitudes Toward Resettlers From the Post-Soviet South Versus Other Nations in the Russian Blogosphere

by Svetlana S. Bodrunova, Olessia Koltsova, Sergey Koltcov, Sergey Nikolenko @ International Journal of Communication

Communication in social media is increasingly being found to reproduce or even reinforce ethnic prejudice and hostility toward migrants. In Russia of the 2010s, with its world’s second largest immigrant population, polls have detected high levels of hostility of the Russian population toward migranty (migrants), a label attached to resettlers from Central Asia and the Caucasus. We tested the online hostility hypothesis by using the data of 363,000 posts from the Russian-language LiveJournal. We applied data mining, regression analysis, and selective interpretative reading to map bloggers’ attitudes toward migranty, among other ethnicities and nations. Our findings significantly alter the picture drawn from the polls: Migranty neither provoke the biggest amount of discussion nor experience the worst treatment in Russian blogs, in which Americans take the lead. Furthermore, Central Asians and North Caucasians are treated very differently.

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Venture Labor| Freelancing as the Good Life?

by Nicole S. Cohen @ International Journal of Communication

This article asks how venture labor manifests in the work of producing journalism on a freelance basis in a time of labor precarity. While freelancing offers journalists much-desired flexibility and autonomy, it is also a way for corporations to offload the risk of producing media onto individuals, infusing freelance work with instability. Freelancers earn low wages and face increasing pressure to work for no pay, have limited social protections, and are presented with exploitative contracts for their work. In the face of competing risks and rewards, collective action holds potential for improving freelancers’ conditions.

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Veteran’s suicide in VA parking lot highlights shortcomings of disability benefits process

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Veterans are promised care in return for their service to our nation. However, many former service members struggle for years to get the financial support and benefits they deserve. The recent suicide of a 63-year-old Navy veteran is yet another

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| The Advent of Surveillance Realism: Public Opinion and Activist Responses to the Snowden Leaks

by Lina Dencik, Jonathan Cable @ International Journal of Communication

The Snowden leaks provided unprecedented insights into the workings of state-corporate surveillance programs based on the interception and collection of online activity. They illustrated the extent of “bulk” data collection and the general and widespread monitoring of everyday communication platforms used by ordinary citizens. Yet public response in the United Kingdom and elsewhere has been considerably muted, and there has been little evidence of public outcry, with often conflicting and inconsistent opinions on the subject. Based on research carried out for the project Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society, this article explores the nuances of public attitudes toward surveillance, including such attitudes among politically active citizens, through focus groups and interviews. We argue that the lack of transparency, knowledge, and control over what happens to personal data online has led to feelings of widespread resignation, not consent, to the status quo that speaks to a condition we identify as “surveillance realism.” We understand this to entail a simultaneous unease among citizens with data collection alongside the active normalization of surveillance that limits the possibilities of enacting modes of citizenship and of imagining alternatives.

Supercharge Your WordPress Category Page SEO with This Simple Tip

by Chris Pearson @ Pearsonified

If you’ve followed my advice over the last few years, then you already know how to use WordPress categories effectively. But now that you’re using categories in a meaningful way, do you know how to get your category pages to rank well and dominate in the search engines? Using this tip that I’m going to […]

Report 2007–2016: Our First 10 Years — “We have always depended on the kindness of reviewers…”

by Larry Gross, Arlene Luck @ International Journal of Communication

When we began the International Journal of Communication 10 years ago we believed, but of course, couldn’t be sure that our experiment in open-access, online-only, multi-media, free [to authors and readers] and copyright-free [under Creative Commons Licensing] scholarly publication would succeed. But, it is fair to say that we have succeeded beyond reasonable expectations, as evidenced by our inclusion in the ISI and other important citation systems after only five years, our high ranking by Google Scholar, and our steadily growing number of submissions and registered users. In 2016, we received 866 submissions in total, and our community of registered users grew to nearly 15,000. All of this is impressive, we hope you agree. But we couldn’t have done it without the dedicated, unpaid volunteer labor provided by the more than 1800 reviewers in the past two years who have provided thoughtful and helpful reviews to our authors and thus enabled us to edit and publish a truly international interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches that meet at the crossroads that is communication study.

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Surveillance Culture: Engagement, Exposure, and Ethics in Digital Modernity

by David Lyon @ International Journal of Communication

This article argues that to make sense of surveillance today, the concept of surveillance culture should be added to the conceptual tool kit. This goes beyond the important concerns of the surveillance state and surveillance society to examine how today’s subjects make sense of, respond to, and—in some cases—initiate surveillance activities. Building conceptually on Charles Taylor’s work, the concepts of surveillance imaginaries and surveillance practices are proposed as a means of analysis of how surveillance is engaged today. Previous studies have hinted at surveillance culture both explicitly and implicitly, but more is needed. This article explores further one illustrative dimension—that of online practices of sharing. These practices are seen, in turn, in relation to visibility and exposure. Finally, the concept of surveillance culture is shown to be relevant to current discussions ethics and of digital citizenship.

Need a Lyft? Lyft is area’s first ride-sharing service

by leelanau.com @ Leelanau.com

Need a Lyft? The Traverse City Ticker reports that the ride-sharing service Lyft has launched in northern Michigan: …As with Uber, Lyft allows users to hail a ride through the service’s smartphone app. After plugging in their location and destination, users can request a ride, be matched with a Lyft driver in the vicinity, see an estimated […]


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Facebook Video Spam/Scam Removal Step 3

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Step 3 Now finally goto your wall and click the arrow next to the post and select report/mark as spam:

The Musicless Music Video as a Spreadable Meme Video: Format, User Interaction, and Meaning on YouTube

by Cande Sánchez-Olmos, Eduardo Viñuela @ International Journal of Communication

The aim of this article is to analyze the musicless music video—that is, a user-generated parodic musicless of the official music video circulated in the context of online participatory culture. We understand musicless videos as spreadable content that resignifies the consumption of the music video genre, whose narrative is normally structured around music patterns. Based on the analysis of the 22 most viewed musicless videos (with more than 1 million views) on YouTube, we aim, first, to identify the formal features of this meme video format and the characteristics of the online channels that host these videos. Second, we study whether the musicless video generates more likes, dislikes, and comments than the official music video. Finally, we examine how the musicless video changes the multimedia relations of the official music video and gives way to new relations among music, image, and text to generate new meanings.

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NYC Uber driver jailed on gun trafficking charges

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A former Uber driver faces four years in prison for his role in an interstate gun trafficking ring. Law enforcement officials said the group smuggled dozens of guns into New York City from South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. As

Driverless Car Drama

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

We obviously represent a lot of people who are injured in car wrecks so I’m always interested in what happens on the driverless car front.  This story  presenting real life drama and corporate espionage in the driverless car industry in

Informed Switchers? How the Impact of Election News Exposure on Vote Change Depends on Political Information Efficacy

by Sabine Geers, Linda Bos, Claes H. De Vreese @ International Journal of Communication

The increase in electoral volatility in European democracies has raised the question of whether volatile voters are just randomly switching or actually making more informed vote choices. This study addresses this question by examining the underlying mechanisms through which election news exposure influences two types of voting behavior: crystallization and conversion. Specifically, it examines how political information efficacy and campaign cynicism mediate the impact of election news exposure on both types of voting behavior. We used a Dutch panel survey (N = 1,349) collected during the 2014 European Parliament elections. A structural equation model analysis revealed that election news exposure positively affects voting behavior, both directly and indirectly via information efficacy. Both effects were especially pronounced among voters who were undecided at the onset of the campaign.

Jonathan Donner, After Access: Inclusion, Development, and a More Mobile Internet

by Grace Yuehan Wang @ International Journal of Communication

In the Winner’s Circle with So Yeon Ryu

by Annye @ NW Arkansas Championship

Hometown/Resides: Seoul, South Korea/Dallas, Texas Birthdate: June 29, 1990 – currently 26 years, 2 months, 27 days Qualified for LPGA Tour: Won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open Rookie Year/ Turned Professional: 2012/2008   VICTORIES LPGA: Fifth career victory PREVIOUS LPGA WINS: 2017 ANA Inspiration, 2014 Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, 2012 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Presented by Kroger, Owens Corning and O-I, 2011 U.S. Women’s Open …

Venture Labor| The Culture of Continuous Labor

by Sarah Banet-Weiser @ International Journal of Communication

This forum serves as an opportunity to discuss the vectors of identity that inform the self-branded entrepreneurial subject analyzed by Neff. It provokes a series of questions. We are prompted to ask how the discourse and practice of entrepreneurship shape the entrepreneurial self, the branded self, and the outsourced self. Perhaps most importantly, we are invited to wonder how workers are led in flexible capitalism to believe that their paid work can serve as a source of happiness and an outlet for their passions.


The Contingency of Meaning to the Party of God: Carnivalesque Humor in Revolutionary Times

by Nour Halabi @ International Journal of Communication

The events in the Arab Spring have previously been examined by journalistic and academic sources. Arguments surrounding the series of social movements that swept through the Middle East have shifted focus over time to assessing the success of revolutions in unseating political regimes, resulting in an inordinate amount of attention paid to “successful revolutions,” and the devalorization of “unsuccessful” ones. In the case of Syria, the 2011 Revolution has been linguistically relegated from revolution to crisis and finally to civil war. This article draws from the conviction that long-term change is required to unsettle long-standing and stable dictatorships such as the one in Syria. Thus, this visual analysis of the Hezbollah logo parodies that emerged following the party’s military support of the Syrian regime recognizes the carnivalesque ability of revolution to suspend existing régimes de savoir and break the fear to widen the discursive space toward uncrowning hitherto uncontested political authority. Thus, this study suggests a novel perspective for when revolutions conclude, and when assessments of their results may be made.

Korean Wave| When Indonesians Routinely Consume Korean Pop Culture: Revisiting Jakartan Fans of Korean Drama Dae Jang Geum

by Jae-Seon Jeong, Seul-Hi Lee, Sang-Gil Lee @ International Journal of Communication

The consumption of Korean popular culture has increased continuously in Indonesia since the early 2000s. This article investigates how “Hallyu” (the Korean Wave) is appropriated and experienced by Indonesian fans in their daily lives. Following up on our work in 2006, we carried out interviews in 2013 with 12 Indonesian supporters who had participated in the prior qualitative research on the Indonesian reception of the Korean television drama Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace). First, this article examines the historical development of the Hallyu phenomenon in Indonesia with rapidly digitalized mediascape of the country. Next, we examine the salient features of the appropriation of Korean pop culture and investigate the hybrid cultural resources and experiences. We focus in particular on how our interviewees construct and use a certain imaginary of “Koreanness” as a consequence of negotiation in relations of symbolic power. Finally, we discuss implications of the routinized consumption and habituation of Hallyu by its transnational audience to understand its cultural impact and significance in the global context.

Understanding the Images of Alan Kurdi With “Small Data”: A Qualitative, Comparative Analysis of Tweets About Refugees in Turkey and Flanders (Belgium)

by Cigdem Bozdag, Kevin Smets @ International Journal of Communication

One of the peak moments of the debate on the European refugee crisis was caused by the circulation of images of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Aegean Sea on September 2, 2015. The images triggered worldwide reactions from politicians, nongovernmental organizations, and citizens. This article analyzes these reactions through a qualitative study of 961 tweets from Turkey and Flanders (Belgium), contextualizing them into the framing and representation of refugees before and after the images were released. Our study finds that, despite their iconic qualities and potential to mobilize Twitter users around refugee issues, the images did not cause a major shift in common discourses and representations. Instead, references to Kurdi were incorporated into preexisting discourses on and representations of refugees, thus offering different actors in the public debate on refugees with new symbols and motifs to construct meaning.

Explaining the Islamic State’s Online Media Strategy: A Transmedia Approach

by Sara Monaci @ International Journal of Communication

The Islamic State’s (IS) online propaganda has been analyzed from various perspectives aimed at defining the role of the Internet, the power of social media networks, and the main narratives processed online by terrorist organizations. Nevertheless, very little research has focused on defining IS’s comprehensive media strategy. To date, IS propaganda has been defined as multidimensional or as a mix of techniques related to moviemaking and video games. In consideration of the highly sophisticated IS online dissemination activity and its impact on Western youth who are already familiar with intensive media consumption, this article explores IS propaganda through a Hollywood-style transmedia approach. I analyze, through a qualitative content analysis of the magazine Dabiq narratives, IS propaganda as a comprehensive transmedia strategy centered on three key assets: synergistic storytelling, imaginary world-making, and semantic triggering.

Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait (Eds.), Covering Bin Laden: Global Media and the World's Most Wanted Man

by Oliver Boyd-Barrett @ International Journal of Communication

New bill to launch mental health treatment program for veterans

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Two senators introduced legislation that seeks to provide cutting-edge medical treatment for veterans struggling with mental health issues. The No Heroes Left Untreated Act will open up treatment options to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury

Chicago Officials Consider Proposal to Decrease Pharmacy Errors

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at what’s being done to lessen pharmacy errors and medication mistakes.

America’s Biggest Economy is Shrinking.

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Car vs. Motorcycle Crash Sends Man to Hospital with Serious Injuries

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Recovering from an auto accident can take a toll on your emotional and physical well-being, not to mention the financial burden that comes with trying to cover the expenses associated with the crash. While an attorney can help obtain compensation

Mediadem| Of Journalists and Money: The Employment of Journalists in Romania and Its Influence on Media Freedom and Quality

by Ioana Avădani @ International Journal of Communication

This article considers media freedom and independence in Romania from the perspective of the work relationship and describes the complex dynamics that exist between media employers, journalists, and political actors. It considers the various employment practices that have been introduced following the economic downturn in 2009 and how journalists themselves have responded to the increasingly challenging media environment in Romania.

Pros And Cons Of Online Schooling For Anxious Children (Part 2): Anxiety Therapy MI

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

Continued from Part 1 PRO: Personalized Education Children with anxiety may have different learning requirements than other students. The same can be said for children with ADHD, dyslexia, autism, and more. Online schooling allows each student to get a personalized curriculum that is tailored to his or her needs. If a certain subject sparks anxiety

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A Time-Series, Multinational Analysis of Democratic Forecasts and Emerging Media Diffusion, 1994–2014

by Jacob Groshek, Kate Mays @ International Journal of Communication

In the last decade, the Internet has become more widely diffused and mobile, developing into a more interactive, globalized space with greater potential for democratic participation and mobilization. An earlier study by Groshek (2010) found that from 1994 to 2003, the Internet had limited national-level democratic effects, which suggested that Internet diffusion should not be considered a democratic panacea, but rather a component of contemporary democratization processes. Updating those analyses, this study used the same sample of 72 countries to examine the democratic effects of the Internet and mobile phones from 2004 to 2014 by replicating Groshek’s time-series statistical tests. This study also found very limited evidence that emerging media diffusion resulted in augmented democratization, with only four countries—Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Kyrgyzstan—demonstrating greater democracy levels than were statistically predicted. Within a framework of diffusion of innovations and demand for democracy, this study extends the current understanding of emerging media’s role in democratic development, and represents an important step in identifying the limited agency that emerging media diffusion has shown in cultivating democratic growth nationally.

You did not get into the H-1B lottery. Now what?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

By now the Citizenship and Immigration Service has stopped giving receipt notices to the lucky few who got into the lottery.  If you have not received a receipt notice by now, chances are that you did not make it to

The H-1B solution

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Every year the mad dash of H-1B filings in the first week of April sends thousands of petition to the Citizenship and Immigration Service’s doorstep. If the Citizenship and Immigration Service gets more than 65K + 20 K for US

Exploring Message Targeting at Home and Abroad: The Role of Political and Media Considerations in the Rhetorical Dynamics of Conflict Resolution

by Elie Friedman, Zohar Kampf, Meital Balmas @ International Journal of Communication

Targeting messages on sensitive, conflict-related issues while mediating between disparate audience expectations presents a significant risk to the image and interests of political actors. This study provides a basis for understanding the factors that impact a politician’s choice between using message consistencies or gaps and discusses their consequences for conflict resolution processes. Based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of 644 messages presented by Israeli officials with respect to the Israeli–Arab conflict and Israeli–Palestinian conflict over three different periods (1967‒73; 1993‒2000; 2009‒12), the study points to foreign relations defined by the existence of negotiations rather than mediatization processes as the significant factor that impacts the rhetorical dynamics of conflict resolution negotiations, due to the amplified pressures of a two-level game during periods of rapprochement.

What is the future of the health care bill in the Senate?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

What is the future of the health care bill in the Senate? Right before the House vote on the new health care legislation, the Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will finance the government until September and prevent a

Does Receiving or Providing Social Support on Facebook Influence Life Satisfaction? Stress as Mediator and Self-Esteem as Moderator

by Yixin Chen, Richard S. Bello @ International Journal of Communication

We propose a model that assumes that receiving and providing social support on Facebook reduces stress, which subsequently improves life satisfaction. The model also hypothesizes that self-esteem moderates the relationship between receiving social support via Facebook and life satisfaction and the relationship between providing social support via Facebook and life satisfaction. Applying mediation and moderation analyses to data collected from undergraduate students taking an introductory communication course at a U.S. public university (N = 382) yielded three results. First, there was no significant indirect effect of receiving social support on life satisfaction via stress. Second, providing social support increased stress, which subsequently reduced life satisfaction. Finally, self-esteem moderates the relationship between providing social support and life satisfaction: Among students with low self-esteem, providing social support significantly improved life satisfaction; however, among students with high self-esteem, providing social support did not influence life satisfaction. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Reporting War in 140 Characters: How Journalists Used Twitter During the 2014 Gaza–Israel Conflict

by Ori Tenenboim @ International Journal of Communication

Because Twitter may facilitate interconnectedness among diverse actors—elite and nonelite, inside and outside of a given national community—it can potentially challenge traditional war journalism that has typically been elite-oriented and nationally oriented. The present study examined this potential during the 2014 Gaza–Israel conflict. Based on a content analysis of Twitter messages by Israeli and international journalists, the study suggests that in wartime journalists on Twitter may have agency that can manifest in retweeting critical messages—not necessarily in the language of their national community—and conversing with people outside official power circles. However, institutional, cultural, and national forces still seem dominant, as particularly reflected in messages by journalists who are members of one of the conflicting parties. “Mr. Gates” on Twitter may have more agency than he had decades ago, but seems constrained by virtual national boundaries. By showing the extent of journalists’ agency and constraints, the study advances our understanding of war journalism in the digital age.

North Bar Lake in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

by leelanau.com @ Leelanau.com

North Bar Lake by Mark Smith The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s North Bar Lake page says: North Bar Lake is one of the most popular beaches in the Lakeshore because it has shallow, clear water over a sandy bottom makes for warmer swim than in Lake Michigan. But for those who like the refreshing cool […]


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Celebrity Influence and Young People’s Attitudes Toward Cosmetic Surgery in Singapore: The Role of Parasocial Relationships and Identification

by Nainan Wen @ International Journal of Communication

There is concern that young people worldwide are undergoing an increasing number of cosmetic surgeries that are associated with physical and psychological risks. This study examined whether and how this trend of seeking cosmetic surgery was influenced by young people’s exposure to mediated celebrities in Singapore. This study employed two psychological concepts—parasocial relationships and identification—from the celebrity influence model to disentangle the media effects of celebrities. A survey of 555 college students showed that exposure to mediated celebrities directly and indirectly influenced young people’s attitudes toward cosmetic surgery. The indirect path was mediated by parasocial relationships and identification. Our findings contribute to the theory of celebrity influence and provide information that can inform future health communication.

Commenti su Ben Simmons ha impressionato gli addetti ai lavori per il suo stato di forma nello Scrimmage di Philadelphia di Giorgio

by Giorgio @ Commenti per NBARELIGION.COM

E' davvero impressionsnte, potente e velocissimo, non si e' mai visto pero' tirare da fuori e la difesa di phila sembra burro....per via della scarsa pericolosita' al tiro e per la sovrapposizione con Fultz, per me giochera' da ala piccola o da "point forward"

Mediating Asia| Mediating Indonesia: The Slow Emergence of a Young Nation -- Commentary

by Endy M. Bayuni @ International Journal of Communication

This commentary argues that the story of Indonesia’s rise since the turn of the millennium has remained largely untold. Little is known about the country and its people to an outside world far more awed with the rapid rise of China and India. This is a problem of the way Indonesia is being mediated, both at home and globally. But change is coming. Democracy, and the freedoms that come with it, has unleashed the creativity and energy of the young nation to begin to assert itself in the world, aided by the steady economic growth since the beginning of the millennium. The mediating of Indonesia will develop accordingly, with more Indonesians now directly engaging in the national conversation, and with it, the sense of nationhood is growing stronger.

Mediadem| Journalistic Autonomy as a Professional Value and Element of Journalism Culture: The European Perspective

by Epp Lauk, Halliki Harro-Loi @ International Journal of Communication

The current combination of economic recession and info-technological revolution is drastically affecting the working environment of journalists and challenging their autonomy more than ever. This article focuses on how journalists in specific European countries perceive professional autonomy and analyzes the various factors that affect such autonomy. Continuity and discontinuity in journalism cultures are factors that can help us to understand the barriers to media independence and the occupational freedom of journalists. Periods of political and economic instability or crisis can bring about a break down in professional values, the loss of whole journalistic communities, and abrupt changes to journalistic practices, all of which have a detrimental impact on journalistic autonomy. Our analysis leads us to suggest that an integrated media policy should not focus solely on discrete elements observable within media systems and practices (such as ownership structures, public service broadcasting, etc.) but should also support invisible configurations of various attributes and practices (such as aspects of professionalization, ethical considerations, and education) that influence the journalistic culture and enhance the quality of journalism over time.

“Stir-Frying” Internet Finance: Financialization and the Institutional Role of Financial News in China

by Jing Wang @ International Journal of Communication

This article describes the institutional role of Chinese financial news in the deepening process of financialization in China. It analyzes the 300 most viewed articles on Sina Finance to examine how the mainstream financial news choose topics, themes, and styles in reporting “Internet finance,” a business category initiated by the Chinese state in 2013 to vitalize the finance sector and offset economic slowdown. A combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses reveals that the major Chinese media outlets aggressively promoted the technological advantages of Internet finance and its profit potential in stock markets while obscuring the risks, uncertainties, and regulatory constraints inherent in it. Drawing on the institutional theory in media studies, this article argues that the mainstream financial news in China functions as a political, economic, and cultural-cognitive institution supporting the informatization and marketization of the finance sector. Such an institutional role is both a corollary and propeller of the increasingly financialized economy and culture in China.

Three Razorbacks Golfers Earn Opportunity to Play in 2017 Event

by Annye @ NW Arkansas Championship

Razorback golfer Alana Uriell will play in the 2017 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, tournament officials announce today. Uriell will receive the exemption spot as part of the Road to #NWAChampionship, a partnership between the tournament and the Razorback Women’s Golf Team. Teammates Kaylee Benton and Maria Fassi will also have the opportunity to play in the tournament’s Monday qualifier event on June …

Web Browsers Change Handling of Non-HTTPS Websites

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Web browsers have changed the way they handle non-HTTPS websites, and more changes are on the way. If you already have our Whole-Site SSL add-on, you’re covered. Otherwise, read on to see how these changes affect your website, and what to do about it.

Web browsers Chrome and Firefox, which account for more than 70% of web traffic, have started warning users to varying degrees when they visit non-HTTPS websites, and those warnings will become more prominent over time.

Below are examples of how these browsers display websites that have HTTPS and those that do not.

First, this is how your customers will see your site if you add Whole-Site SSL:

Next, this is how your customers will see your site today if you don’t have Whole-Site SSL:

That looks harmless, but if a visitor clicks the “i” for more info, they’ll see something like this:

And it’s already been announced that in the … Continue reading

Global Digital Culture| Poor Images, Ad Hoc Archives, Artists’ Rights: The Scrappy Beauties of Handmade Digital Culture

by Laura U. Marks @ International Journal of Communication

Case studies of media artworks and collections in the Arab world focus on two factors that arise from uneven access to media technology. First, the informal media economy relies on retrofitting, bootlegging, and creative making do. The beauty of many media artworks arising from this economy lies not in an isolated perfection, but in the material and energetic connectivity of perceptible human tinkering and laboriously human-built archives. Second, most media images in circulation are low resolution, glitchy, or otherwise “poor.” This audiovisual poverty draws attention to the patterns of circulation and invites a critique of the ideologies implicit in media compression. These artworks and archival practices draw attention to the agency of individuals, artists’ organizations, and archival materials themselves. At the same time, many organizations go to great lengths to respect the rights of the artists whose work they manage, putting “propriety rights” above property rights.

VA aims to reduce veteran suicide with new predictive technology

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new program designed to identify veterans who are at risk of suicide. With an average of 20 veterans taking their lives each day, the agency is hoping their efforts will help reduce

Web Browsers Change Handling of Non-HTTPS Websites

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

Web browsers have changed the way they handle non-HTTPS websites, and more changes are on the way. If you already have our Whole-Site SSL add-on, you’re covered. Otherwise, read on to see how these changes affect your website, and what to do about it.

Web browsers Chrome and Firefox, which account for more than 70% of web traffic, have started warning users to varying degrees when they visit non-HTTPS websites, and those warnings will become more prominent over time.

Below are examples of how these browsers display websites that have HTTPS and those that do not.

First, this is how your customers will see your site if you add Whole-Site SSL:

Next, this is how your customers will see your site today if you don’t have Whole-Site SSL:

That looks harmless, but if a visitor clicks the “i” for more info, they’ll see something like this:

And it’s already been announced that in the … Continue reading

Deciding Who's Legitimate: News Media Framing of Immigrants and Refugees

by Andrea Lawlor, Erin Tolley @ International Journal of Communication

With its relatively high immigration levels and comparatively favorable public opinion, Canada is often seen as a bastion of support for immigrants and refugees. We argue that support is uneven because Canadians differentiate between economic immigrants and those who arrive on humanitarian grounds. Our conclusion is supported by an automated content analysis of Canadian print media coverage over a 10-year period, an approach that allowed us to capture a wide swath of discourse. We found distinct differences in the framing of immigrants and refugees. Immigrants are framed in economic terms, whereas greater attention is focused on the validity of refugee claims, potential security threats, and the extent to which refugees “take advantage” of social programs. More focus is also given to refugees’ national origins, and that framing is disproportionately negative. Our analysis illustrates the discursive distinctions that are drawn between immigrants and refugees and the hierarchy of preferences for the former over the latter.

 

The Curious Absence of Economic Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission: An Agency in Search of a Mission

by Gerald R. Faulhaber, Hal J. Singer, Augustus H. Urschel @ International Journal of Communication

Past regulations informed by economic analysis at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have positively affected the U.S. economy: from opening long-distance telephone markets, to enabling the proliferation of enhanced data Internet services, to spurring the growth of new wireless markets. The failure of the FCC to ground its regulations in economic reasoning in the past few years has led to inefficient policies and proposals that threaten to eviscerate prior benefits. The resolution of the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order illuminates the quagmire for policymakers: Given the D.C. Circuit’s willingness to defer to the FCC’s expertise in policy, and given the FCC’s willingness to eschew econometric evidence and economic theory as it considers new regulations, the most direct way to reinject economics into FCC policymaking is via a Congressional mandate. There is no reason why the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and a host of other agencies should be required to perform cost–benefit analysis, while the FCC is free to embrace populism as its guiding principle.

Google Begins Rolling Out Its Latest Algorithm Update – Google Panda 4.2

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

Google’s Gary Illyes has confirmed that Google started rolling out Panda update version 4.2 last weekend, affecting 2–3% of queries.

Google algorithm updates always rouse a storm on the internet community as they directly affect website rankings. The latest such refresh is Google Panda 4.2, which began on 18th July, 2015. However, the rollout is extremely slow and that’s the reason people didn’t notice it. According to Google, it may take months till the time we are able to notice any significant impact on the website rankings. It might also not affect all the pages of a website in the short run. Google officials were tight-lipped about why the rollout is so slow.

This refresh is happening just after 10 months from the last update that was rolled out in September last year. As Google algorithm updates keep on happening periodically, it’s considered to be the 30th such update.

It was difficult even for the webmasters to notice … Continue reading

Twice Misdiagnosed, Man Dies of Aortic Dissection

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A Utah man went to a medical clinic in November 2011 complaining of chest pain that radiated to his abdomen. He was initially diagnosed as having constipation. A 55-year-old driver for the Utah Transit Authority experienced pain in his chest

The One Sales Objection Technique Everyone Should Learn First

by Andrew Wood @ Golf Operator Magazine

  OK, I am going to share a more powerful technique to increase your sales. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful objection busters there is. It’s called the Feel-Felt-Found solution. It can be adapted to handle many different types of objections. When the prospect raises an objection, you listen attentively then follow up [...]

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Korean Wave| K-Pop in Latin America: Transcultural Fandom and Digital Mediation

by Benjamin Han @ International Journal of Communication

This article examines the transnational popularity of K-pop in Latin America. It argues K-pop as a subculture that transforms into transcultural fandom via digital mediation, further resulting in its accommodation into Latin American mass culture. The article further engages in a critical analysis of K-pop fan activism in Latin America to explore the transcultural dynamics of K-pop fandom. In doing so, the article provides a more holistic approach to the study of the Korean Wave in Latin America within the different “scapes” of globalization.

Couple Alleges Urgent Care Facility Breached Standard of Care

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Medical malpractice covers many different forms of improper treatment by medical professionals. It can be the result of a failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, failure to provide adequate care, misreading lab results, surgical errors or wrong site surgery, improper medication

Rebecca Gill - Website & SEO Audits & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Expert - Clarity

Rebecca Gill - Website & SEO Audits & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Expert - Clarity


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Over 15 years of real-world experience with SEO, inbound marketing, WordPress development, and sales. Experiences with small business, mid-market, and enterprise level in both B2B and B2C organizations. Founder and SEO consultant at Web Savvy Marketing, podcaster at SEObits.fm, and SEO educator at diySEOcourses.com and SEObootcamp.com.

Clean Your Database Regularly to Increase Response!

by Andrew Wood @ Golf Operator Magazine

Your email database has to be squeaky clean to get the best possible delivery rates and therefore the best response. Most are not, including most of the websites managed by the larger website companies. In fact, most lists shrink by 40% or more when we clean them for new clients coming over to us from [...]

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Public Engagement, Propaganda, or Both? Attitudes Toward Politicians on Political Satire and Comedy Programs

by Rebecca Higgie @ International Journal of Communication

This article reports findings of a project that examined people’s attitudes toward politicians who participate in political satire and comedy programs. It surveyed 489 participants on their attitudes about satire’s political function and the politicians who play along or satirize themselves on those programs. The politicians’ own communication skills were found to be important, but the key to their success was also related to factors such as the format of the performance, the type of humor used, the status of the satire program in broader political discourse, and the role of the satirist as either facilitator or combatant. It was found that satire is a complex practice that can endorse as it criticizes and create sympathy as it ridicules.

Venture Labor| How Venture Labor Sheds Light on the Digital Platform Economy

by Antonio Casilli @ International Journal of Communication

I draw attention to the entrepreneurial ideology that underlies both venture labor and several manifestations of digital labor, defined as deskilled and underpaid/unpaid work performed for online platforms. If contemporary workers seem more willing to accept the burden of entrepreneurial risk or the hardships of underpaid undertakings, this is because they reinterpret value-producing tasks as aligned with their private goals. At the same time, both venture labor and “implicit” work on digital platforms raise issues of distributive justice connected to value capture and centralization, thus increasing the potential for social antagonism and conflict.


Commenti su Denver Nuggets Preview: uscire dalla zona grigia di Giorgio

by Giorgio @ Commenti per NBARELIGION.COM

Credo che uno tra Mudiay e Murray e Barton prenderanno il posto di J. NELSON e W. Chandler, per ringiovanire la squadra e svilupparne I giovani talenti. In ogni caso sarebbero fuori dai play off, dietro a New Orleans, Utah e Menphis e nonostante la presenza del forte ed esperto Millsap, non escluderei per Denver uno spudorato tanking post all star game..

HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Creature of Maple Hill Cemetery

HAUNTED MICHIGAN: The Creature of Maple Hill Cemetery

by John Robinson @ 99.1 WFMK | Variety from the '80s to NOW | Lansing Adult Contemporary Radio

In the woods behind this southern Michigan graveyard, some kind of unidentified large creature has been seen. Click in for details and location! Continue reading…

Open Privacy Badges for Digital Policy Literacy

by Karen Louise Smith, Leslie Regan Shade, Tamara Shepherd @ International Journal of Communication

Previous work on digital policy literacy in relation to youth and privacy highlights that youth need to comprehend policy processes, the political economy of media systems, and sociotechnical infrastructures. Understanding in these domains is necessary for youth to negotiate both their social and informational privacy and to engage with the terms of service of the platforms they regularly use. In this article, we examine the digital policy literacy implications of a codesign project with eight teenagers whose goals were to create prototype-level open badges relevant to digital privacy in the Canadian context. We argue that codesign, informed by the culture of open source software, empowerment approaches to privacy education, and connected learning can provide new avenues to enhance digital policy literacy among youth.

Are Website Builders Actually Free?

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

The majority of website builder brands offer a free account which allows users access to the basic features and building tools. A handful of website builders provide a limited trial period to allow users to get comfortable with the service before paying for the subscription – these are generally the more complex and sophisticated website builders.

The free accounts generally provide users with a subdomain, for example yourname.wix.com, yourname.websitebuilder.com or yourname.squarespace.com users can then publish their site under this URL. If you publish your site on a free account you will notice that it has many advertising banners for the website builder brand that you chose, this doesn’t make your site look particularly appealing to your customers and visitors. Our advice is if you have never used a website builder before or it’s your first time designing a website use the free account to get used to the editor and the features it offers and then when you want … Continue reading

Annuities – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Thomas A. Lane, Jr., ChFC®, CFP® of the Lane Hipple Wealth Management Group “I HATE annuities, and you should too” is a popular marketing campaign utilized by a national investment advisory firm to create uncertainty and fear among annuity owners

Brooklyn man with history of domestic violence kills and dismembers wife

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Police charged a Brooklyn man with killing his wife and dismembering her body, marking a brutal culmination to the couple’s almost decade-long history of domestic violence. Phillip Martin, 42, was charged with murder and concealment of a corpse after the

Ischemic preconditioning-induced neuroprotection is associated with differential expression of IL-1β and IL-1 receptor antagonist in the ischemic cortex

Ischemic preconditioning-induced neuroprotection is associated with differential expression of IL-1β and IL-1 receptor antagonist in the ischemic cortex


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Ischemic preconditioning (IP) is a phenomenon that organs develop a tolerance toward subsequent lethal ischemic insults. Among the factors that are involved in IP, IL-1β and its endogenous receptor antagonist IL-1ra have been identified as important ...

SEO – Don’t believe everything you read or fall for sales gimmicks.

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Every once in a while I get a call from a customer saying they read an article and why aren’t we doing this or I went to website and they scored my website as weak in this area. SEO is very complex and there are very few sources of information that can be considered completely […]

WeChat as a Semipublic Alternative Sphere: Exploring the Use of WeChat Among Chinese Older Adults

by Lei Guo @ International Journal of Communication

In China, the emergence of WeChat—a comprehensive mobile application—has introduced millions of older adults to the digital world. This study conceptualizes the use of WeChat among Chinese older adults from the theoretical framework of alternative media. Based on four focus group discussions in Shanghai, China, with 35 individuals aged 50 years or older, the study found that WeChat exposes many Chinese older adults—for the first time—to a large amount of controversial information and viewpoints that are critical of the official discourse; it also enables some of them to participate in civic life online. The research also reveals a number of constraints such as Internet censorship and WeChat’s profit-driven environment, which to a large extent limit the potential of the mobile application to facilitate alternative communication among this group of people.

Thank You For Making our 13th Annual Special Needs Seminar our Best Yet

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Gilfix and La Poll wishes to thank the hundreds of attendees, and wonderful nonprofit co-sponsors, for making our 13th annual Special Needs Seminar our best yet! We were overwhelmed with the response, and with all of the kind comments we

SEO’s Can No Longer Rely On a Great Domain Name for Rankings

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

October 2012 brought with it a new, and in my opinion a welcome, change to Google’s algorithm. Companies and SEO’s can no longer rely on a strong domain name that matches the search terms to propel their website to the top of the Google SERP. For example, in the past if someone did a search […]

Venture Labor| The Internet’s Factory Floor: Political Economy for an Era of Communicative Abundance

by Enda Brophy @ International Journal of Communication

This article confronts the question of how we might renew the political economy of communication for an era of communicative abundance rather than scarcity. Drawing on Jodi Dean’s concept of “communicative capitalism,” I argue that, if capitalism has become more communicative, then the reinvigoration of political-economic critique necessitates the analysis of, engagement with, and support of the labor that generates profits in the media and communications industries.

A Reply to Faulhaber, Singer, and Urschel’s Curious Tale of Economics and Common Carriage (Net Neutrality) at the FCC

by Dwayne Winseck, Jefferson Douglas Pooley @ International Journal of Communication

This reply to "The Curious Absence of Economic Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission" (Faulhaber, Singer, & Urschel, 2017) makes three claims. First, we document the paper's undisclosed origins as a white paper commissioned by an advocacy group with deep ties to the telecommunications industry. Second, we describe two of the authors' active participation, on behalf of clients, in a range of contested issues before the FCC in recent years, none of which they disclose. Finally, our review of FCC workshops, roundtables, seminars, dockets and rulings—including during its landmark 2015 Open Internet Order and several blockbuster mergers and acquisitions—provides detailed evidence to refute the paper's core "curious absence" charge. The stakes could not be higher, we conclude, as the new FCC chair Ajit Pai has repeatedly referenced the paper to justify his rollback of FCC regulations—including, crucially, the common carriage/net neutrality rules so vigorously opposed by the paper's funders.

Why your current SEO approach isn’t enough.

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

Customers are more empowered than ever before.

Technology and connectivity have completely changed our lives, especially in terms of how and where we spend our money.

This has also led to a power-shift, where people have almost total control of what they see and experience online. This is in turn “causing havoc” for businesses and forcing them to evolve quickly.

It also doesn’t help that the online experience is full of noise; many sites are just a wall of ads, messages and assorted brand clutter. Users now have multimedia and multi-device habits and therefore have multiple means of escape.

All of this has led to search evolving into ‘discovery marketing’. In fact marketers are now shifting money away from paid search into content marketing and other means of being discovered organically.

Challenges

There are major challenges to organic search.

25% of US online adults find new websites and info through Facebook now.

Google is taking over its own … Continue reading

Coming Soon Landing Pages: Tips and Best Practices

by Coastal Media Brand @ Coastal Media Brand Website Design & SEO

What do you do when your website is under construction and you aren’t quite ready for launch? Whether you’re generating buzz to release a new product or app, or just...

Organizing Disorganization

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

I have heard many concerns related to disorganization.  “I just can’t get organized.”  “My son is so disorganized, I don’t know how he finds anything in his room.” “My grades are bad because I lose my homework.”  Disorganization comes in many shapes and sizes but commonly the result is the same…underachieving on task completion.  As

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Remembering Bob Pisor

by leelanau.com @ Leelanau.com

I was sad to learn this morning that longtime client & friend Bob Pisor passed away over the weekend. Bob started Stone House Bread in Leland following a long career in the news business. The Detroit Free Press has a nice writeup that notes he was a Vietnam War correspondent, City Hall press spokesman, magazine […]


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Florida family wins $33.8 million medical malpractice award in brain injury case

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A Florida family was awarded $33.8 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a judge ruled that a baby’s irreversible brain damage was caused by the decisions of a federally employed doctor. The baby’s mother was a patient at Jessie

What exactly is DVT and am I at risk?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis (DVT), is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein,[a] most commonly the legs. Nonspecific signs may include pain, swelling, redness, warmness, and engorged superficial veins. Pulmonary embolism, a potentially

New VA website shares hospital wait time data, promises more accountability

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on April 12 unveiled a new website with the goal of providing more transparency to veterans. The agency is making public data about the amount of time veterans are waiting for treatment and the

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Twelve Emerging LGBT Leaders Selected for Arcus Leadership Fellowship

by EWS @ Arcus

MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Marra, Communications Manager Arcus Foundation 646-837-8879 amarra@arcusfoundation.org NEW YORK, NY –– The Arcus Foundation, a global foundation promoting respect for diversity among peoples and in nature, announced …

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Seeking Comfort in Past Media: Modelling Media Nostalgia as a Way of Coping with Media Change

by Manuel Menke @ International Journal of Communication

Coping with media change is the modus operandi in societies shaped by an ongoing media saturation of everyday lifeworlds. However, demands to participate in media change are sometimes perceived as challenging. In this regard, media nostalgia, understood as the longing for past media culture and technology, is introduced as a resource to cope with media change. Presenting results from an online survey, a structural equation model (SEM) illustrates that those who are stressed by media change draw on media nostalgia as a way of coping whereas media nostalgic engagements become unlikely when individuals feel comfortable with media change. This article argues that certain current individual and societal appearances of media nostalgia are related to people’s coping attempts.

H-1B Cap Count

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

On April 11, 2017 the Citizenship and Immigration Service did the lottery of the 2018 H-1B visa cap. Citizenship and Immigration Service announced today, that it had received 199,000 petitions for the 65k+20k cap quotas. Citizenship and Immigration Service has

Beyond Film Impact Assessment: Being Caribou Community Screenings as Activist Training Grounds

by Shirley Roburn @ International Journal of Communication

This article draws from a multiyear study of the impact of Being Caribou to propose a model of how social movements build participation and leadership through community film screenings. From 2004 to 2005, hundreds of thousands of people saw Being Caribou at volunteer organized community and house party screenings that served as activist training grounds for the Alaska Coalition’s Arctic Refuge campaign. Drawing on media history and civic engagement research methods, I establish how these screenings built on previous movement storytelling efforts and infrastructures to knit communities and organizations together; deepen investment in Arctic Refuge protection; and strengthen the skills, organizing capacity, and “leadership-in-practice” of a broad swathe of individual activists.

“Blood Is Thicker Than Water”: Interpersonal Influence, Selection, and the Role of Family in Forging Italians’ Political Agreement

by Moreno Mancosu, Cristiano Vezzoni @ International Journal of Communication

Mechanisms that are known to forge political agreement include interpersonal influence—the process by which people change their ideas according to others’ attitudes—and selection—people’s choice of their discussants according to their discussants’ preferences. Using data obtained from a longitudinal survey, we test how these two processes contribute to changing vote choices or discussants around the 2014 European elections in Italy. Results partly confirm findings from the previous literature, showing influence and selection effects. Moreover, it is suggested that the family contributes crucially in stimulating strategies that result in political agreement. Propensities to maintain agreeable discussants over time and to change voting choice are boosted by exposure to family members.

Mediadem| Private Regulation and Freedom of Expression

by Fabrizio Cafaggi, Federica Casarosa, Tony Prosser @ International Journal of Communication

Freedom of expression as a constitutional right is common to European countries. The scope of application of this right is defined through the jurisprudence of domestic and European courts (European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union), an ongoing process that determines not only the boundaries of freedom of expression but also its implications for media regulation. This article builds on this jurisprudence, constitutional principles, and the qualitative data provided by the MEDIADEM project to understand what freedom of expression entails from a regulatory perspective and whether international and national, notably constitutional, instruments establish criteria that govern how the regulatory space can, or should, be partitioned between public and private spheres of operation.

Plan For Your Future. Dreams Com True.

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Is Your Estate Plan Up To Date?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Is Your Estate Plan Up To Date? By: Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In order to ensure your existing estate plan meets your objectives, it is imperative that it be reviewed at least every 3-5 years and updated when

Wednesday & Thursday Pro-Am Results

by Annye @ NW Arkansas Championship

  Wednesday 1st place: Austin Ernst (Pro), John Barrett, McKay Barnes, Steven Hawk, Kyle Lowery Score: 54 (17 under) 2nd place: Sung Hyun Park (Pro), William Cho, Hyoung-sei Park, KJ Kim, Keith Williams Score: 55 (16 under) 3rd place: Katherine Kirk (Pro), Chad Mitchell, Rosetta Parks, Jeff Howe, Trent Jones Score: 55 (16 under) Thursday 1st place: Danielle Kang (Pro), Dan Krauss, Bob Miklos, Graham Chronister, Heather Sutherlin Score: …

Analyzing the Existence and Relation of Optimistic Bias and First-Person Perception for an Impersonal Environmental Change

by Rebecca M. Rogers, Cornelia Wallner, Bernhard Goodwin, Werner Heitland, Wolfgang W. Weisser, Hans-Bernd Brosius @ International Journal of Communication

Many changes in nature do not directly threaten humans, but do negatively influence nature itself, thereby posing an “impersonal” risk. We examine the optimistic bias (OB) for an impersonal risk, the first-person perception (FPP) of an impersonal risk, and the influence of media reporting and proximity of an impersonal risk on FPP and OB. Finally, we investigate the relationship between OB and FPP. We conducted a field experiment (N = 479) in 12 German cities where an invasive moth species had infested culturally important horse chestnut trees. We found OB for this nature change that decreased for people living in an area subject to this impersonal nature risk. After the treatments, neither the proximity of impersonal risk nor the journalistic style of media reporting had a significant effect on OB. An FPP was found that was not influenced significantly by either different journalistic styles or the proximity of impersonal risk. A nonsignificant swap-in-signs relation between OB and FPP was found depending on journalistic style.

Brian Massumi, Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception

by Samuel Mateus @ International Journal of Communication

Mediating Asia| Mediating Asia: Information, Democracy, and the State In and Before the Digital Age — Introduction

by Tim Oakes @ International Journal of Communication

What are the political, economic, and cultural implications of an increasingly robust and globally penetrating Asia-based media industry? How have Asian states tried to manage the diffuse representations of Asia emerging from informal yet globalized media channels? This collection of articles by Asian media scholars and professional journalists explores the changing relationships between Asian states and Asia-based media institutions and industries as the nature and role of media in Asian society undergoes profound change. With the increasing visibility and power of Indian film, Korean television, and Japanese animation industries, and of Asian broadcasting networks such as Star TV and Al Jazeera, there has been no shortage of scholarly attention devoted to the rise of Asian media. This collection, however, focuses less on the meteoric rise and power of Asian media itself and more on how that rise has been negotiated by Asian states, with a particular focus on China and Indonesia. As digital media technologies become ubiquitous, both formal and informal media platforms push beyond state boundaries, challenging state efforts to control the content of and access to information and entertainment. This challenge is addressed in commentaries by three journalists with extensive Asian experience, and three academics exploring the spatial and historical contexts of an increasingly mediated Asia.

Commenti su Isaiah Thomas: “Boston sarà sempre nel mio cuore, ma potrei non parlare più a Danny Ainge” di Giorgio Banfi

by Giorgio Banfi @ Commenti per NBARELIGION.COM

Me l'aspettavo che prima o poi, dopo un piccolo entusiasmo iniziale, dato dalla possibilità di andare a giocare nella seconda squadra più forte della lega e col miglior giocatore degli ultimi 10-15 anni, avrebbe digerito il trattamento freddo e svalutante di Ainge, per trasformarlo in rabbia e grinta. Un campione come lui può trasformare queste cose in fuoco da bruciare sul parquet, con le sue giocate e i suoi voli in mezzo ai difensori sbigottiti e se starà bene fisicamente, nel 2018 probabilmente vedremo il miglior Isaiah di sempre, immarcabile e senza limiti!

What Is News? What Is the Newspaper? The Physical, Functional, and Stylistic Transformation of Print Newspapers, 1988–2013

by Miki Tanikawa @ International Journal of Communication

Content analyses of large and internationally influential American newspapers show that today only 35% of the front-page articles are traditional, event-centered news articles, down from 69% 25 years ago. Of the event-centered news, only 47% mentioned the main development in the first paragraph. This study argues that newspapers have transformed in functions and style such that they no longer deliver first-instance news reporting, but serve as an analytical and/or in-depth complement to the more immediate, instantaneous online news outlets. Broader implications of the findings including theoretical connections to comparative media systems, medium theory, and professional role conceptions of journalists are discussed.


Commenti su NBA: Silver considera l’ipotesi di riformare i playoffs di Fab

by Fab @ Commenti per NBARELIGION.COM

Anticipare di una settimana è il minimo: si può iniziare anche ai primi di ottobre. Inoltre: si è accorto Silver che la metà delle squadre è ferma ad aprile ? Mi sembra una cosa su cui ragionare.

Korean Wave| Korean Wave Studies as Method: Reconsidering the Television Format Phenomenon between South Korea and China through Inter-Asian Frameworks

by Younghan Cho, Hongrui Zhu @ International Journal of Communication

This study examines the recent popularity of Korean television shows, their format contracts, and various remakes in China. Rather than focusing on specific cases, it attempts to develop a theoretical understanding on the regional flows of television programs through inter-Asian frameworks. In so doing, it suggests reframing the television format phenomenon between South Korea and China as cultural assemblages, which include not only the details of format contracts but also the reciprocal interchanges of various levels of human, financial, and cultural elements. Approaching television formats as cultural assemblages contributes to framing the format phenomenon as an inter-Asian wave rather than limiting it to a nation-centric approach. In so doing, inter-Asian frameworks approach the format phenomenon as a tool for facilitating cultural encountering, mutual understanding, and social imaginations among regional people. As a conclusion, we suggest that Korean Wave studies is ready to produce a theoretical perspective or concepts and to provide another idiosyncratic yet compatible model in global television studies.

Tips For Personalizing Your Mobile Marketing Messages

by Enliven Group @ Enliven Group

Mobile marketing is perfect for keeping your current customers, however, it can be considered spam when used to try to attract new ones. Of course, you […]

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The Relativity of Sociodemographic Determinism on the Digital Divide in High School Students in Ecuador

by Ramón Tirado-Morueta, Damian Mendoza-Zambrano, Isidro Marín-Gutiérrez, Mariuxi Mendoza-Zambrano @ International Journal of Communication

Although the digital divide on physical access to the Internet in developing countries is closing with respect to developed countries, a new gap on the social usage of the Internet is opening. This study focuses on Ecuador for the purpose of (a) determining the level of access to Internet use of the younger sector of the population (high school students) and (b) understanding to what extent sociodemographic factors determine Internet access and its use. This study uses a random sample (3,754 individuals), stratified by provinces, which is representative of high school students in Ecuador. The results show that the influence of sociodemographic factors are higher with regard to the physical access to the Internet, and this influence decreases with regard to more complex levels of Internet usage (i.e., the data show that a high sociofamilial status does not guarantee access to more complex Internet usage levels; however, a low status is a risk factor).

Journalism Professors in the German Democratic Republic: A Collective Biography

by Michael Meyen, Thomas Wiedemann @ International Journal of Communication

Based on archive material and biographical interviews, this article reveals a dead end of the discipline’s history. Examining all 25 full professors of journalism in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), the study shows that the politically motivated closure of the Leipzig department in 1990 buried a paradigm that had lost the connection to international discussions. Even if the invention of the East German alternative was clearly shaped by the communists’ demand for journalists who would fit into the steered media, both the origins and requirements for the field’s professors and their very first steps were quite similar to the rest of the world. However, when globalization and academization took off in full force, GDR professors became increasingly isolated from the field.

Bittner Jennings Attorneys

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Visit Bittner Jennings to see more of this custom wordpress website theme.  This theme was developed to fit their needs. Visit Bittner Jennings Attorneys to see more.

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Pivot to Internet Plus: Molding China's Digital Economy for Economic Restructuring?

by Yu Hong @ International Journal of Communication

Under the Internet Plus policy, China’s Internet and digital economy become unprecedentedly important during the post-2008 economic restructuring. Using the Internet as a metaphor to represent the broader Web-oriented communications commodity chains that encompass access devices, networks, and services and applications, and by examining three state–corporate disputes involving Foxconn, Qualcomm, and Alibaba, this article historicizes the political economy of China’s digital economy, especially the liberalized and quasiliberalized sections, and then characterizes the nature of the state’s interventions under the auspices of economic restructuring. It argues that the state’s ability to make effective policy for change in this critical field is incoherent. The combination of state-power decentralization and the externally oriented commodity chain for the Web economy is likely to turn Internet Plus into a risky strategy, but the cyber business section of China’s digital capitalism is most likely to benefit.

Car Deer Crashes on the Rise in Ingham County

Car Deer Crashes on the Rise in Ingham County

by Danny Stewart @ 99.1 WFMK | Variety from the '80s to NOW | Lansing Adult Contemporary Radio

More than 46,000 crashes were reported statewide last year. Continue reading…

Contextualized Transmedia Mobilization: Media Practices and Mobilizing Structures in the Umbrella Movement

by Zhongxuan Lin @ International Journal of Communication

Rejecting the “techno-utopianism” and “social media centralism” in traditional social movement studies, this study emphasizes the multidimensionality of the media and the context of the movement. Mainly using the research methods of ethnography and interviews, this study takes the Umbrella Movement as a case study, to investigate the media practices and mobilizing structures in Hong Kong’s specific sociopolitical context. This work proposes an alternative framework of contextualized transmedia mobilization to explore how protestors situated in a specific context employ, create, circulate, amplify, and converge various forms of media to continually mobilize themselves and the public, and, thus heighten participation levels, innovate contentious repertoires, and experiment with organizational transformation.

Exploiting Femininity in a Patriarchal Postfeminist Way: A Visual Content Analysis of Macau’s Tourism Ads

by Zhen Sun @ International Journal of Communication

This study uses visual content analysis to examine gender images in the tourism print ads of Macau’s casino complexes. It introduces an important tourism destination neglected before by tourism research, which will expand understanding of gender roles and relations involved in the Asian tourism industry, especially that of the Greater China Region. Results show that Macau’s casino complexes are constructed like a multifunctional minicity celebrating consumerism’s desires. The gender representations in tourism ads are confined to the ideological mix of patriarchy and postfeminism. The mixing patterns vary according to contexts. In the context of tourism service, the gender division of labor within the patriarchal structure is usually a reliable predictor of the different working roles of men and women. In the context of tourism consumption, the postfeminist discourse defines the relationships between women and consumption. Femininity is exploited and manipulated to cater to potential tourists, which implies that the patriarchal discourse is persistently entrenched in the advertising production process.

Hit-and-Run Driver of Bicyclist Was Found Intoxicated and Refused a Breathalyzer Test

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

An unlicensed and allegedly drunk hit-and-run driver struck and killed a Queens food deliveryman has he pedaled his bike on his way home from work. Witnesses called 911. The cyclist was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Tips for Creating a Modern Monochrome Color Palette

by Coastal Media Brand @ Coastal Media Brand Website Design & SEO

A monochrome color scheme isn’t always the first idea that comes to mind when starting a new design project. But single-color design projects can have a lot of impact and...

What Do You Mean Electronic Will?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

In a world of rapid change, the process of estate planning seems to have been relatively stagnant; at least until recently. The process has always been something like a client meeting with an attorney to discuss his or her wishes

Creative Appropriations in Hybrid Spaces: Mobile Interfaces in Art and Games in Brazil

by Adriana de Souza e Silva, Fernanda Duarte, Cristiane S. Damasceno @ International Journal of Communication

Research on the use of mobile technology in developing countries often highlights how they serve as strategies to bridge the digital divide and foster economic development. However, mobile technology appropriation in the Global South is not limited to these cases, as evidenced by Brazil’s well-established media arts community, which has embraced mobiles as interfaces for art making since the early 2000s. Based on fourteen in-depth interviews with mobile communication researchers and media artists in Brazil between 2011 and 2013, this article investigates the creative appropriation of mobile technologies in the production of hybrid spaces. Our results reveal that these creative appropriations, namely mobile art and locative art, can be described through four main nodes of articulation: motivations, creative processes, sponsorship, and promotion. The experimental nature of these projects invites us to look at the Brazilian media art scene as a materialization of a circuit of innovative mobile culture and as an indication that investigations about technological appropriation in the Global South must be expanded to include motifs other than the already-known utilitarian purposes.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Bark Rangers REPORT!

Sleeping Bear Dunes Bark Rangers REPORT!


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EMPIRE, MI – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) is hosting an orientation meeting for anyone interested in volunteering to serve as a “Bark Ranger.” Bark Ranger volun…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Coach Wooden and Me

by Cataldo Martinelli @ NBARELIGION.COM

Abbiamo letto e recensito per voi l'ultimo capolavoro di Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, dedicato ai suoi 50 anni di amicizia con coach John Wooden

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Professional Tips To Market Your Videos Online

by Enliven Group @ Enliven Group

Have you ever though about promoting your business through video marketing? There is much more to it than just uploading videos and creating their destination. You […]

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National Security Culture: Gender, Race and Class in the Production of Imperial Citizenship

by Deepa Kumar @ International Journal of Communication

This article is about how national security culture sets out, in raced, gendered, and classed terms, to prepare the U.S. public to take up their role as citizens of empire. The cultural imagination of national security, I argue, is shaped both by the national security state and the media industry. Drawing on archival material, I offer a contextual analysis of key national security visual texts in two periods—the early Cold War era and the Obama phase of the War on Terror. A comparative analysis of the two periods shows that while Cold War practices inform the War on Terror, there are also discontinuities. A key difference is the inclusion of women and people of color within War on Terror imperial citizenship, inflected by the logic of a neoliberal form of feminism and multiculturalism. I argue that such inclusion is not positive and urge scholars to combine an intersectional analysis of identity with a structural critique of neoliberal imperialism.

Creating Backlinks

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Building backlinks is one of the most important SEO tactics  utilized to increase a websites page rank. Think of backlinks as recommendations from other websites.  The more recommendations or votes your site has the higher search engines will rank your site and the more visitors it will draw. Directory listings, comments, and guest posts are […]

VA transitioning to commercial software to better serve veterans

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) efforts to serve the nation’s veterans as efficiently as possible have long been hampered by its outdated information technology system. Now, the agency is looking to replace its current system with a commercial electronic

How to Add the Google +1 Button to Your Website

by Chris Pearson @ Pearsonified

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve almost certainly heard the latest news that has the social media universe in a frenzy: This week, Google released its Google +1 (“plus one”) button to compete with Twitter’s Tweet button and Facebook’s Like button. In order to capitalize on the potential traffic and exposure that this […]

Harden ribadisce la sua leadership: “Ho sempre dato l’esempio con la mia etica del lavoro”

by Nicolò Basso @ NBARELIGION.COM

Harden non ha ancora digerito le recenti dichiarazioni di Kevin McHale

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Influences on Job Expectations among Chilean Journalism Students

by Claudia Mellado, Andrés Scherman @ International Journal of Communication

Based on a survey conducted in Chile with 1,985 journalism students from 14 public and private universities, this article analyzes the students’ job expectations as well as the main factors that explain their career aspirations. The results show that 66% want to work in journalism, 15% in public relations (PR), 8% in teaching and research, and 11% in other areas. Logistic regression analyses demonstrate the importance of educational socialization in their job expectations. Each additional year in an undergraduate degree program increases the likelihood of being interested in working in public relations and teaching and research (rather than in journalism). Being a woman reduces the probability of wanting to work in journalism and increases the interest in having a position in PR. Finally, students with motivations based on job security are more likely to be interested in working in PR.

Innovative Membership Categories for Success in Today’s Competitive Market

by Andrew Wood @ Golf Operator Magazine

Most clubs have one of two problems when it comes to the membership categories they offer: They either offer too many options in the mistaken attempt of trying to design something that appeals to everyone, or they have too few rigid options that haven’t changed since the Mayflower landing! While having too few options and [...]

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Mediadem| The Freedom and Independence of Public Service Media in Europe: International Standards and Their Domestic Implementation

by Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Dia Anagnostou, Rachael Craufurd Smith, Yolande Stolte @ International Journal of Communication

This article explores the guidance that international and European organizations, such as the Council of Europe and the European Union, have developed regarding the remit, governance and funding of public service media. It argues that considerable work has now been done to identify concrete measures that can help to protect public service broadcasters from external political or commercial pressures and assist them in fulfilling their public service missions. Although these standards are by now well established they receive very variable recognition in the 14 Mediadem countries studied. The authors suggest that effective implementation of these international guidelines can help to support, even if they cannot guarantee, media independence over time. There is thus room for improvement and mutual learning across all systems, whether those emphasizing political pluralism or the virtues of a more technocratic, professional system of governance.

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Woman Sues Pharmacy after Receiving Incorrect Dosage of Prescription

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

As patients, we place a great deal of trust in our pharmacies to ensure that our prescriptions are filled correctly. We know the pharmacist or technician reads the doctor’s prescription, pulls the medication off the shelf, counts out the pills,

Emotional Realism, Affective Labor and Politics in the Arab Fandom of Game of Thrones

by Katty Alhayek @ International Journal of Communication

This article examines the Game of Thrones (GoT) fan phenomena in the Arab world. Although I contextualize GoT as a commodity within HBO’s global ambitions to attract a global audience, I study GoT Arab fans as an organized interpretive online community. I examine the Arabic fan Facebook page “Game of Thrones‒Official Arabic Page” (GoT-OAP), which has over 240,000 followers, as a case study of cultural production and consumption by fans. Based on interviews with members of the administration staff of the GoT-OAP Facebook page, as well as textual analysis of the page’s posts, I ask: How is fan culture around GoT produced in the Arab world? How are the boundaries between being fans, media producers, and consumers negotiated? Are there connections between the themes of GoT and the current unrest across the Arab region? If so, how are they articulated? Through emotional realism and hybridity, I show that Arab fans find ways to negotiate their fandom of GoT with their local context and lived experiences.

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Venture Labor| Foreword to Critical Commentary on Venture Labor

by Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz @ International Journal of Communication

At the International Communication Association’s 2014 conference in Seattle, Washington, along with other panelists, Laura Robinson, Jeremy Schulz, Alice E. Marwick, Nicole S. Cohen, C. W. Anderson, Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Enda Brophy, and Gina Neff presented their work across two panels, respectively entitled “Venture Labor: Work and ‘The Good Life’” and “Laboring for the ‘Good (Part of Your) Life.’” After the conference, panelists synthesized their conclusions. Critical commentary was invited from a range of prominent international scholars: Paul Hirsch, Sarah Banet-Weiser, Ofer Sharone, Barry Wellman, Dimitrina Dimitrova, Tsahi Hayat, Guang Ying Mo, Beverly Wellman, and Antonio Casilli.

Framing Climate Change: A Content Analysis of Chinese Mainstream Newspapers from 2005 to 2015

by Jingjing Han, Shaojing Sun, Yanqin Lu @ International Journal of Communication

This study investigates the Chinese media coverage on climate change over the period 2005 to 2015. By analyzing 48 news articles from five mainstream Chinese newspapers, we identify six frames in climate change reporting: conflict, collaboration, human interest, attribution of responsibility, environmental and human impact, and leadership. The environmental and human impact frame is used the most, followed by the frames of attribution of responsibility, collaboration, and conflict. Results also reveal that the use of certain frames is associated with the use of certain information sources. This study suggests the overlooked fact that Chinese party-sponsored newspapers have been framing climate change from the perspective of global collective efforts.

Mobile Marketing Advice Everyone Needs To Know

by Enliven Group @ Enliven Group

Marketing over mobile services is one of the most modern ways to market your goods. Take some time to get to know more about how you […]

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How to Leverage Social Media for SEO: Link Building

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

Exploring the myriad of ways social networks can be utilized in your link-building efforts.

I recently asked a room of experienced marketers how they thought social media marketing could assist their SEO efforts. The answers were more or less what I had expected to hear:

Social media helps foster relationships, which in turn helps build links and improves rankings. Social media aids in public relations, as a distribution channel and a means of generating easy online buzz. Social sharing provides a form of social proof, giving greater credibility and trustworthiness to your content. Brands can rank for their social networking profiles and receive greater visibility within the SERP.

While these are all true, let’s focus on how link building on social platforms can help unite a brand’s social media marketing and SEO efforts.

At the most basic level, social networking sites provide an easy way to share and distribute your message. If the content is seen by the … Continue reading

Before A Spouse Becomes Ill

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

When a spouse becomes ill, the well spouse is suddenly faced not only with the emotional toll, but the burden of handling all the financial responsibilities and long-term planning on his or her own.  If the ill spouse always handled

Four Things to Watch: Michigan vs. Michigan State Game Preview

by Adam Svenson @ MGoFish

Rivalry week is here. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines 4-0 (1-0) take on Mark Dantonio and the Spartans 3-1 (1-0) in a showdown under the lights at Michigan Stadium, and this hasn’t been an easy Read More ...

Dysfunctional Families

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

Dysfunctional families often have elements of substance abuse (alcoholism or drug abuse), physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. When someone grows up in this kind of environment, they may continue the patterns of abuse in their own adult life. Some patterns are not about the overt abuse, but are much more subtle,

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Korean Wave| K-Pop Fans React: Hybridity and the White Celebrity-Fan on YouTube

by David C. Oh @ International Journal of Communication

Reaction videos by White celebrity-fans of K-pop reveal hybridity’s formations in the global reception of K-pop in the West. A deeply understudied genre of YouTube, the reaction video needs scholarly attention. This article reveals that White celebrity-fans produce YouTube reaction texts that perform limited hybridity. Their hybridity is open to the symbolic meanings of K-pop texts and resistive practices demonstrated through deep commitments to non-White music and performers, but it is constrained by White racial logics that support postracism and gendered logics of their local spaces.

 

Veteran Caregivers are Being Dropped from Roles by VA

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Kristina Derro, Esq. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers is a program used to provide stipends for family caregivers who are forced to stay at home to take care of their veteran family member.

What’s the Difference With “Difference”? Equity, Communication, and the Politics of Difference

by Ralina L. Joseph @ International Journal of Communication

Can use of the word difference help communication scholars to rethink communication with equity central, with the politics of difference at its center, or, in other words, where a deviation from an assumed norm is embraced as an intrinsic and valued part of the process of change making? Does adopting the words difference and equity in lieu of tolerance, diversity, and multiculturalism help bring us to a place where racialized minorities are not just window dressing, the tokens that stave off allegations of racism? In this essay, I briefly trace various discourses surrounding tolerance, multiculturalism, and diversity, before moving to difference to think to equity. Linguistic change coincides with and can foment historical and political change, yet we do not need more or different words: We need more equitable universities. Interrogating the language around this potentially change-making word uncovers, in the words of Herman Gray, a politics of difference that is unutterable without demands for equity.

Online Ultra-Orthodox Religious Communities as a Third Space: A Netnographic Study

by Sarit Okun, Galit Nimrod @ International Journal of Communication

This research applies a netnographic approach to explore the extent to which online communities function as a third space that supports a networked religion. Five months of observation at a leading online ultra-Orthodox Jewish forum revealed four chief characteristics: religious–secular discussion—the forum served as a platform for religious discourse as well as a sphere for discussing a wide range of subjects unrelated to religion; identity game—members constantly played two types of identity games: personal and group; intense activity—the forum was characterized by rather intense activity patterns; and a unique religious expressiveness—this was reflected in textual and visual representations and exhibited in online debates. Findings indicate that the forum offers its members a third space of digital religion that is hybrid in any possible sense and reinforces a lively networked religion. While it aims at enabling serious discussion of religious matters, it also serves members as a social sphere in which they can communicate about extrareligious issues; express their personalities, skills and opinions; and even play with their anonymous peers.

Race and Police Brutality: The Importance of Media Framing

by Kim Fridkin, Amanda Wintersieck, Jillian Courey, Joshua Thompson @ International Journal of Communication

This article explores how the framing of a violent confrontation between a White police officer and an African American woman affects people’s perceptions of the incident. First, we conduct a content analysis of every news article published about the encounter over a three-month period. We use the content analysis to identify the major frames employed by the news media when reporting the event. We find that the news media relied on three frames: police brutality, law and order, and race. We embed these frames into an original experiment to determine how the alternative frames affect citizens’ attitudes and perceptions of the incident. Exposure to the law and order frame and the police brutality frame significantly influences support for the White police officer and African American woman. Finally, alterations in the framing of the confrontation influence people’s beliefs about the problem of racism in law enforcement.


UNDERSTANDING PARENTING IN THE CONTEXT OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Representing clients in connection with planning for children with disabilities involves a lot more than simply preparing documents. Many lawyers who enter the field of Special Needs Planning have family members who suffer from

What does Medicare Part D cover?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

What does Medicare Part D cover? Medicare Part D requires clients to buy plans from a private insurance company. That means that each insurer offering Part D has its own list of covered drugs, the plan formulary. In order for each

More focus needed on physical health effects of PTSD, says study

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has long been considered a psychological condition. However, researchers are now saying it should be viewed as a systemic disorder that can also take a damaging toll on bodily health. A new study has found that

Kerr: “Curry ha lo stesso talento di Duncan e Nash”

by Giovanni Moras @ NBARELIGION.COM

Il coach dei Warriors non si risparmia e paragona il suo pupillo a due leggende del calibro di Tim Duncan e Steve Nash

L'articolo Kerr: “Curry ha lo stesso talento di Duncan e Nash” sembra essere il primo su NBARELIGION.COM.

From Screen to Self: The Relationship Between Television Exposure and Self-Complexity Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth

by Bradley J. Bond, Brandon Miller @ International Journal of Communication

Little empirical research has examined the role of televised lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) characters in the identity development of LGB youth. The present study examined the relationship between mainstream and gay- and lesbian-oriented television exposure and positive and negative self-complexities using a survey of LGB adolescents (N = 546). Results revealed that exposure to mainstream television was negatively correlated with positive self-complexity, and exposure to gay- and lesbian-oriented television was negatively correlated with negative self-complexity. Self-complexity was correlated with well-being. The findings revealed that viewing LGB characters in television programs specifically designed, produced, and marketed for LGB audiences may have a positive impact on the well-being of LGB youth exposed to these televised messages.

“I Don’t Care About Politics, I Just Like That Guy!” Affective Disposition and Political Attributes in Information Processing of Political Talk Shows

by Carina Weinmann, Franziska S. Roth, Frank M. Schneider, Tanja Krämer, Frederic R. Hopp, Melanie J. Bindl, Peter Vorderer @ International Journal of Communication

Drawing on the affect infusion model and on affective disposition theory, this study aims to explain the influence of viewers’ affective disposition toward the guests of political TV talk shows on their information processing and judgments. The affective disposition was manipulated in an experiment. Results suggest that this affective disposition remained stable during exposure to the program, leading to predetermined information processing of the discussed political issue and a judgment that is consistent with the one made by the guest. Without prior manipulation of affective disposition, affective involvement with the issue influenced the viewers’ judgments instead, indicating open information processing.

The New Elective Share Law Adds a Layer of Complexity for Planning for Long-Term Care

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

As of January 1, 2017, the Virginia Legislature amended our state’s formula for determining the surviving spouse’s elective share rights in the augmented estate. Under prior law, a surviving spouse was entitled to one-third of the decedent’s estate, augmented by

How Online Reviews Through Social Networks Benefit You

by Jamie Ziglar @ 2nd Line Marketing

As technology continues to blur the lines between traditional businesses and the Internet, the importance of online reviews is greater than ever; especially when it comes to social networks. Whether you sell a product or provide a service, interaction through your social networks is vital to the growth and expansion of your brand. Getting your company started out or looking to expand online? Tap into the organic resource of your

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Yoga on the Green – Sunday, June 25

by Annye @ NW Arkansas Championship

Enjoy a FREE 45 minute yoga class led by Allisson Kublanov of Bee Well Yoga on Sunday morning of #NWAChampionship Week, June 25. The class will begin at 8:00am in Hub479, the tournament's brand new structure on the 17th Hole. After the class, enjoy complimentary mimosas and the fun atmosphere of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G! All skill levels are invited to …

Xigen Li, Emerging Media: Uses and Dynamics

by Ki Joon Kim @ International Journal of Communication

How to Leverage Social Media for SEO: Link Building

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Exploring the myriad of ways social networks can be utilized in your link-building efforts.

I recently asked a room of experienced marketers how they thought social media marketing could assist their SEO efforts. The answers were more or less what I had expected to hear:

Social media helps foster relationships, which in turn helps build links and improves rankings. Social media aids in public relations, as a distribution channel and a means of generating easy online buzz. Social sharing provides a form of social proof, giving greater credibility and trustworthiness to your content. Brands can rank for their social networking profiles and receive greater visibility within the SERP.

While these are all true, let’s focus on how link building on social platforms can help unite a brand’s social media marketing and SEO efforts.

At the most basic level, social networking sites provide an easy way to share and distribute your message. If the content is seen by the … Continue reading

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| The Snowden Revelations and the Networked Fourth Estate

by Adrienne Russell, Silvio Waisbord @ International Journal of Communication

News coverage and analysis of the Edward Snowden revelations provide rich material with which to investigate the dynamics of the networked fourth estate. To understand the links between legacy news and new information actors, this article employs the notion of news flashpoints as a heuristic for making sense of instances when peaks in coverage and interest sync up across various types of news media and platforms and across professional–amateur–special interest borders. By identifying flashpoints, as well as the news events, actors, and themes that anchored the development of the story, the article demonstrates how stories related to the leaks were sustained and broadened in this hybrid environment and considers the implications for the public.

MICHIGAN MURDER SITE: The 1959 Kidnapping & Murder of a Mich. State Trooper

MICHIGAN MURDER SITE: The 1959 Kidnapping & Murder of a Mich. State Trooper

by John Robinson @ 99.1 WFMK | Variety from the '80s to NOW | Lansing Adult Contemporary Radio

The small Michigan town of Argentine contains the site of one of our state's most infamous murders. Click in for the story and photos of the murder house... Continue reading…

Isaiah Thomas: “Boston sarà sempre nel mio cuore, ma potrei non parlare più a Danny Ainge”

by Elena Zoppè @ NBARELIGION.COM

Il nuovo play di Cleveland Isaiah Thomas parla del suo rapporto con Boston e spiega come i Celtics saranno sempre nel suo cuore, nonostante la mossa di Ainge

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‘Finding Dory’ puts spotlight on children with special needs

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Pixar’s recent film “Finding Dory” will have resonance for parents who have children with special needs. The animated film is the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster “Finding Nemo.” It tells the tale of a blue tang fish named Dory who

Wrongful death lawsuits filed over crash that killed Jose Fernandez and two friends

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Wrongful death lawsuits have been filed in Florida by the families of two people who died along with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when the boat he was piloting crashed into a jetty. The accident occurred on September 25, 2016,

Internet Use, Freedom Supply, and Demand for Internet Freedom: A Cross-National Study of 20 Countries

by Fei Shen @ International Journal of Communication

This study examines public demand for Internet freedom and control along with their microindividual and macrosocietal predictors. Based on a secondary analysis of the Internet Society’s Global Internet User Survey data, it is found that the picture regarding people’s attitudes toward Internet freedom and censorship is more complicated and nuanced than assumed. First, Internet use was a positive predictor of demand for Internet freedom, but not of demand for Internet control. Second, freedom supply (the amount of Internet freedom in a given country), and individual perception of freedom supply in particular, was found to be negatively associated with people’s demand for both Internet freedom and Internet control, which partially supports the prediction of balance theory. Finally, the results of statistical interaction analyses suggest the impact of Internet use on demand for Internet freedom and control is contingent on people’s perceived freedom supply in their respective countries.

The proposed GOP healthcare plan and what it means for the ACA

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The proposed GOP healthcare plan and what it means for the ACA Until Congress passes the proposed American Health Care Act, the current rules and regulation regarding the ACA remain in place. This means that the following aspects of the ACA

Selling Real Property to Satisfy the Debts of a Decedent

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

In Virginia, real property vests with the heirs of an estate unless the heirs are divested of legal title. As a result, it is settled law that unless a personal representative of the estate is granted an express power to

The Better We Know You, The More We Can Do.

by rocket @ Beefysites

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Facebook, Not Google, Is Now the Top Referral Source for Digital Publishers

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

Over the last number of years one of the main areas of contention between the two has been driving referral traffic.

However, it’s not simply about top market share, it’s a contest between social referrals and search engine referrals.

Until recently Google has been the top traffic referrer online. But according to data from Parse.ly, which provides web analytics for digital publishers that include the likes of Mashable, Telegraph Media Group, and Business Insider, Facebook recently surpassed Google as the top referrer for major publishers.

Parse.ly CTO Andrew Montalenti told SocialTimes that there are several factors contributing to this shift.

Perhaps the biggest change took place about a year ago, when Facebook began taking a more active interest in developing relationships with publishers to curate and promote content, he said:

I believe the reason Facebook did this is because they realized that a lot of the interesting conversations happening around the web were happening around major … Continue reading

Miscommunication: The Other of Communication or the Otherness of Communication?

by Tuğrul İlter @ International Journal of Communication

Unlike most studies of miscommunication, which understand it as the opposite other of communication, I reconceptualize it in this article as involving the otherness of communication. Using the resources of deconstruction, and taking into consideration the irreducible necessity of mediation through an other, I rethink communication without reducing its complexity. My rethinking is inspired by deconstructive readings of Austin’s How to Do Things With Words and Lacan’s “Seminar on The Purloined Letter.” In the end, I contend that miscommunication cannot be definitively separated from communication, indicating communication’s differential makeup. Miscommunication uncannily resides in communication.

Benjamin Peters, How Not to Network a Nation:The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet

by Catalin Mamali @ International Journal of Communication

A Blind Spot in Public Broadcasters’ Discovery of the Public: How the Public Values Public Service

by Natascha Just, Moritz Büchi, Michael Latzer @ International Journal of Communication

Confronted with new technological options, changing usage patterns and rising criticism, public service broadcasters (PSBs) are paying fresh attention to the public as a target for accountability. This article first investigates how PSBs are repositioning themselves through increased responsiveness to and collaboration with the public and assesses the permissibility of such strategies, bearing in mind the traditional ethos and core principles of public service. The second part reacts to the finding that, while there is much talk about the public and the need to reconnect, little is known about the public’s perception regarding the importance of the idea of public service in times of media change. Results of a Swiss representative case study show that people still consider public service highly important in times of the Internet. Unexpectedly, linear regression and structural equation modeling reveal that this assessment is virtually independent of sociodemographics and individual values.

Pipeline owners file $300 million breach of contract lawsuit against midstream operator

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

An amended breach of contract lawsuit was filed by Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline against Stampede Energy, seeking over $300 million in damages over an oil transport deal. The lawsuit claims that Stampede did not meet minimum

We Help Your Time Work For Your Money.

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Marketing on Instagram

by Jamie Ziglar @ 2nd Line Marketing

You may have found out about marketing on Instagram, and are now thinking about whether or not you should utilize Instagram as a social media platform to advertise your business. Instagram advertising has sparked the interest of most business owners, especially now that the image–based platform is the second most popular social networking site. With more than 300 million active users, Instagram is one of the best and most–used social

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Commenti su Ainge: “Irving? Dovevo il suo arrivo a Horford e Hayward” di Roberto Pesce

by Roberto Pesce @ Commenti per NBARELIGION.COM

Poco rispettoso nei confronti di IT... Non mi piace questo business che passa sottesa a tutto e tutti. IT non si merita queste parole !!

NYC Program Helps Seniors with Home Repairs

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

NYC Program Helps Seniors with Home Repairs Seniors who own their own home in New York City and need help paying for repairs may qualify for the Senior Citizen Home Assistance Program (SCHAP). The SCHAP program is administered by the city’s

U.S. Newspaper Editors’ Ratings of Social Media as Influential News Sources

by Masahiro Yamamoto, Seungahn Nah, Deborah Chung @ International Journal of Communication

Social media, as one key platform for citizen journalism, are becoming a useful news-gathering tool for journalists. Based on data from a nationwide probability sample of newspaper editors in the United States, this study investigates the extent to which newspaper editors consider social media an influential news source. Results show that variations in editors’ ratings of social media as a news source were related to multiple levels of influence, including professional journalistic experience, organization size, community structural pluralism, and citizen journalism credibility. Implications are discussed for the roles of social media in news production.

Message-Framing Effects on Indian Females’ Mammography-Screening Intentions: Examining Moderating and Mediating Relationships

by Christopher McKinley, Yam Limbu, C. Jayachandran @ International Journal of Communication

This study explored how distinct intervening factors explain the impact of message-framing appeals on Indian females’ mammography-screening intentions. Contrary to prior investigations of early detection behavior, gain-framed messages were more effective at promoting mammography-screening intentions than loss-framed messages. Furthermore, results indicated that varying levels of need for cognition did not impact when gain- or loss-framed appeals were more effective, but rather how framing influenced message responses as well as message judgments. In particular, at high levels of need for cognition, gain-framed messages generated greater message attention and perceived message value than loss-framed appeals. Importantly, the findings from mediation tests revealed distinct pathways whereby both gain- and loss-framed messages indirectly influenced mammography-screening intentions. Specifically, gain-framed messages were perceived as having greater credibility and loss-framed messages induced more personal worry.

When Should You Start Up a Google AdWords Campaign For Your Company?

by Seattle SEO Consultant Rob @ Rob1SEO | Top SEO Consulting Company

You’re excited about how your company is growing. More and more people are becoming aware of your company and brand. You want to continue to advertise your business and its products.   1.  Customer Demand The first ingredient is customer demand. If your Seattle customers are not searching for your product or service in Google, …

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Pros and Cons of Premium Website Templates…

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

Advantages of using Website Templates

What you see is what you get. With a readymade website template, you don’t have to imagine what the finished product will look like, whether the web developer you’ve chosen has understood your requirements, whether your website will have to go through several changes and iterations before you’re satisfied with the end-product. The website template can be customized to your requirements by changing the colors, pictures and text so that it ends up looking quite different from the original.

1. Speed. Time is money. Your website will be up-and-running within a fraction of the time it takes to develop a custom website – provided, of course, that you have the content and the pictures ready to customize your website template to suit you. A custom-designed website can take months to develop, depending on its complexity. Compare that time-frame to the few weeks or even a few days for a website template to become a … Continue reading

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Citizen Snowden

by Engin Isin, Evelyn Ruppert @ International Journal of Communication

What kind of citizenship has Snowden performed? Apparently, it is not American citizenship because American authorities attempted to try him for treason and he became a stateless fugitive. After requesting political asylum in 21 countries, he was eventually granted temporary asylum in Russia. Neither states nor international organizations recognized his act as an act of citizenship. Did Snowden perform a citizenship that is yet to come? Did he perform an international citizenship? The issue of rights usually recognized in the literature on the debate about Snowden’s act concerns its content such as the practices of states spying on their citizens. This article focuses on the act itself as making digital rights claims that do not yet exist in law. We argue that just as Snowden’s act disrupted surveillance practices that evermore traverse national borders, it also called for digital rights and responsibilities that traverse national legal orders.

Tactics vs Strategy

by Andrew Wood @ Golf Operator Magazine

     Most golf clubs, resorts, and real estate developments are run on a tactical basis, not a strategic one. Budgets are made and ads are run, but strategy and tactics rarely change from year to year. Clubs run the same type of ads, mail the same type of coupons, and resolve to do a [...]

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Web Hosting – Windows Reseller Hosting

by Coastal Media Brand @ Coastal Media Brand Website Design & SEO

Web Hosting – Windows Reseller Hosting As web hosting has become a profitable online business, reselling hosting business has also become more profitable. Windows reseller hosting solutions have substantially more...

Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Promptly Treat Fast-Growing Abdominal Cyst Resulted in Newborn’s Death

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges medical negligence cause the death of a newborn. The lawsuit stems from the 2016 death of a newborn baby. The suit alleges that a doctor failed to promptly take appropriate action when a fast-growing cyst

Global Digital Culture| Convergence and Disjuncture in Global Digital Culture — An Introduction

by Marwan M. Kraidy @ International Journal of Communication

The question “Is there a global culture?” fueled heated debates in the 1980s and 1990s, when intellectual opponents grappled with the sociopolitical and cultural consequences of globalization. Deploying notions of dependency, imperialism, homogenization, and hybridization, dueling thinkers espoused rival scenarios of cultural domination, mixture, and resistance. A quarter century later, with the explosion of digital expression around the world, it is time to revisit the debate and ask: Is there a global digital culture?

Korean Wave| Cultural Translation of K-Pop Among Asian Canadian Fans

by Kyong Yoon @ International Journal of Communication

Drawing on qualitative interview data, this study examines the cultural translation of K-pop in Canada. By focusing on Canadian youth of Asian descent, who are relatively marginalized in the dominant Canadian mediascape yet considered a main segment of K-pop fandom in Canada, the study closely examines how racial and affective affinities of K-pop are translated and negotiated by young fans. In the study, young Asian Canadian fans challenged the racial stereotyping of K-pop as the other of dominant Western pop culture by positively redefining racial meanings attached to K-pop. Meanwhile, they affectively identified with K-pop idols via the extensive use of social media, and thus internalize a particular mode of subjectivity through which individuals willingly seek the model of a self-developing, entrepreneurial self.

Mediating Asia| Reporting from China: 400 Reports, on 1.4 Billion People, in One Authoritarian State — Commentary

by Melissa K. Chan @ International Journal of Communication

My posting as Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Beijing covered transformative years—from the run-up to the much anticipated 2008 Olympics to the post-Olympic period that saw the tightening of civil liberties and press freedom. The Chinese government’s decision to try to control the message took a toll on the foreign press corps, and I recount the nuts and bolts of trying to run a television news operation in the country and my experiences with reporting interference in roiling, rollicking China. In doing so, I examine the government’s uncomfortable relationship with the media, at times clumsy and incommensurate with its growing global status but also effective in controlling information. I discuss my own story, when the government expelled me from the country in 2012—an early clue that the media would become a greater diplomatic battleground. How China approaches its relationship to overseas journalists has a direct impact on how the country is viewed overseas. It is not clear whether Beijing fails to understand this or does not care.

Three men arrested after drug raid reveals over $4 million and heroin stash

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Federal agents busted a multimillion-dollar drug operation that hid cash and heroin in wooden furniture. Three men were arrested for their alleged role in the drug ring following a raid in the Bronx neighborhood of New York. They are now

Angela Daly, Private Power, Online Information Flows and EU Law: Mind the Gap

by Patricia Aufderheide @ International Journal of Communication

The Compoundness and Sequentiality of Digital Inequality

by Alexander van Deursen, Ellen Helsper, Rebecca Eynon, Jan van Dijk @ International Journal of Communication

Through a survey with a representative sample of Dutch Internet users, this article examines compound digital exclusion: whether a person who lacks a particular digital skill also lacks another kind of skill, whether a person who does not engage in a particular way online is also less likely to engage in other ways, and whether a person who does not achieve a certain outcome online is also less likely to achieve another type of outcome. We also tested sequential digital exclusion: whether a lower level of digital skills leads to lower levels of engagement with the Internet, resulting in a lower likelihood for an individual to achieve tangible outcomes. Both types of digital exclusion are a reality. Certain use can have a strong relation with an outcome in a different domain. Furthermore, those who achieve outcomes in one domain do not necessarily achieve outcomes in another domain. To get a comprehensive picture of the nature of digital exclusion, it is necessary to account for different domains in research.


Thanks For Your Support – Here’s Some Of Who You’re Helping

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The support we get from our clients and referral sources allow us to support a number of other good causes both in Austin and around the world.  Today, I thought I would let you know about some of the programs

SEO For Golf Courses – What is SEO?

by John Eidukot @ Golf Operator Magazine

I decided to write a series of articles clearing up a lot of the confusion in the golf industry about what SEO(Search Engine Optimization) is, who needs or doesn’t need it, and some simple tips for applying it to your own website. What is SEO? The basic idea behind SEO is simple to explain. Search [...]

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Four Georgia Teens Died and One Injured in Intersection Crash with Tractor Trailer

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Four Georgia high school students were killed and another injured last week when their Lincoln Navigator collided with a tractor-trailer. According to preliminary police reports, the driver of the Navigator ran a red light just as the semi was entering

“We Are All Fighters”: The Transmedia Marketing of Difference in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

by Jennifer McClearen @ International Journal of Communication

This article investigates the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC’s) increasing efforts to market difference (including race, gender, sexuality, and nationality) across its mixed martial arts transmedia empire. More specifically, I examine the UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter reality television show as an innovative transmedia marketing strategy to promote diverse fighters and attract fans from previously overlooked audience demographics. The UFC has used numerous methods of transmedia marketing to fold difference into various media ventures over the past several years. I highlight The Ultimate Fighter as an exemplary case study in the development of a “we are all different” discourse in UFC marketing. The UFC’s deployment of reality television to market fighters produces a discourse that ambivalently homogenizes and essentializes difference—a phenomenon that girds gender, race, sexuality, and nationality to affective economies of cultural production.

Venture Labor| Discourses of Control and Free Agency: Generating Self-Blame among Unemployed Workers

by Ofer Sharone @ International Journal of Communication

I explore how the culture of free agency and self-entrepreneurship discussed in Neff’s Venture Labor manifests itself among unemployed professionals. My research into the support discourses unemployed white-collar workers encounter in their job searches reveals an important insight into the cultural construction of labor. To take control of one’s career means believing that external barriers do not matter and that one can find one’s dream job so long as one follows one’s passions. Because success in one’s job search is perceived as depending on the projection of an authentic and passionate self, the experience of labor market difficulties generates devastating self-blame.


Mediating Asia| Between State and Capital: Asia’s Media Revolution in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization

by Michael Curtin @ International Journal of Communication

The media revolution that has swept across Asia since the 1990s is often characterized as a technologically driven phenomenon. At a deeper level, it has been animated by a multifaceted neoliberal political project and economic globalization, which has in turn fueled the rise of satellite, broadband, and mobile media. As technologies and cultural options proliferated, policy makers in many countries of East Asia and the Middle East have shifted their priorities from the regulation of distribution and personal consumption to the promotion of favored commercial partners and hybrid state media institutions. Focusing on Arab and Chinese screen media, this article examines the profound tensions between transnational commercial media capital and nationally based official media capital, delineating some of the complex dynamics that are remediating Asia in ways that were previously unimaginable.

TV News Exposure of Young People in Changing Viewing Environments: A Longitudinal, Cross-National Comparison Using People-Meter Data

by Anke Wonneberger, Su Jung Kim @ International Journal of Communication

Concerns have been raised about younger generations dropping out from news consumption and the possible consequences for political knowledge and involvement. Increasing opportunities for choice have been held responsible for distracting young adults from the news. This study analyzed TV news viewing among young people in the Netherlands and South Korea during the transition from low- to high-choice viewing environments. Individual people-meter data offered precise exposure measures that were comparable across countries and time. The results revealed that young adults in both countries spent less time watching news during this time of transition; however, more channels did not necessarily lead to a decrease in news consumption.

The Role of an Elder Law Attorney in Personal Injury Actions

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

People are often surprised when they hear that elder law attorneys assist personal injury attorneys with public benefits issues associated with their case. Our working knowledge of the intricately woven issues associated with medical insurance, means-tested benefits, capacity and asset

Revisiting the Origins of Communication Research: Walter Lippmann’s WWII Adventure in Propaganda and Psychological Warfare

by Dominique Trudel @ International Journal of Communication

Based on a close study of Walter Lippmann’s correspondence and publications, this article aims to critically reconsider his legacy in the field of communication. To this end, I focus on Lippmann’s involvement in propaganda and psychological warfare activities during the Second World War. Following a succinct overview of the history of the psychological warfare and propaganda agencies, I successively explore three different aspects of Lippmann’s involvement. First, this article examines Lippmann’s contribution to the activities of the Committee for National Morale. Second, the article focuses on the relationship between Lippmann and William “Wild Bill” Donovan, the director of the Office of the Coordinator of Information and the Office of Strategic Services. Third, the article turns to the relationship between Lippmann and Assistant Secretary of War John J. McCloy, and explores Lippmann’s role in the War Department’s Psychological Warfare Branch.


Early Signs of Dementia and What to Do About Them

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The Alzheimer’s Association’s website, www.alz.org, has a page devoted to 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s. I commend the site to your review, especially if you are trying to figure out whether you have dementia or just age-related memory

MGoFilm Analysis 2.2: Breaking Down Sacks & Missed Pass Plays vs Purdue

by Stephen Osentoski @ MGoFish

Part 2 of episode 2 of the MGoFilm Analysis series focuses on the pass plays that didn’t work out well. Whether it be sacks, incompletions, or an interception, Michigan struggled in multiple facets in the Read More ...

Attributional Chromatics: How Does the Color of Written Communication Affect Interpersonal Perceptions?

by Adam S. Richards, Edward L. Fink @ International Journal of Communication

This study investigated how the color of written communication influences interpersonal attributions. An experiment was conducted whereby students read a peer’s graded essay that varied according to the color of the ink used by the instructor. Feedback in red, compared with green or black, generally elicited more negative perceptions. Students reading feedback in red experienced greater negative emotion, gave the essay a lower grade, and judged the student-author to be less capable. A mediation model whereby negative emotion intervened between the color manipulation and the assessments made toward the essay, the student, and the instructor was supported. Nonrecursivity between student and instructor characteristics was found. Positive perceptions of student ability reduced perceptions of instructor competence, whereas positive perceptions of instructor competence increased perceptions of student ability.

Colombian Journalists on Twitter: Opinions, Gatekeeping, and Transparency in Political Coverage

by Victor Garcia-Perdomo @ International Journal of Communication

This article examines how the 100 most followed Colombian journalists on Twitter cover a controversial politician, former president Alvaro Uribe. Utilizing a social media analysis platform that applies a supervised-machine algorithm along with manual content analysis, this study shows that journalists not only negatively evaluated Uribe’s comeback to the Colombian political arena but also profusely offered opinions about the politician on Twitter, following historical patterns that entangle journalism and politics in the Colombian context. It also reveals that journalists who work for elite-traditional media tend to be more in accord with some journalistic norms than nonelite reporters. The most followed journalists on Twitter seem to understand the new dynamic of social media as they have moved away from their traditional position by linking external media, and not only their own outlets, in their tweets. Finally, elite reporters offer more transparency than their nonelite counterparts.

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High Bilirubin Levels Leading to Jaundice Leave Toddler’s Brain Damaged

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Parents of a toddler, who sustained brain damage, received $46.5 million in a medical malpractice verdict. When the baby was born in 2014, her blood tests indicated high bilirubin levels. There were no further tests done and the hospital did

The Ontology of the Intellectual Commons

by Antonios Broumas @ International Journal of Communication

 

Intellectual commons are the great other of intellectual property‒enabled markets. They constitute noncommercial spheres of intellectual production, distribution, and consumption, which are reproduced outside the circulation of intangible commodities and money. They provide the core common infrastructures of intellectual production, such as language, nonaggregated data and information, prior knowledge, and culture. This article formulates a processual ontology of the intellectual commons by examining the substance, elements, tendencies, and manifestations of their being. The first part of the article introduces the various definitions of the concept. The second part focuses on the elements, which constitute the totalities of the intellectual commons. The third part emphasizes their structural tendencies. Finally, the fourth and last part of the article deals with the various manifestations of the intellectual commons in the domains of culture, science, and technology.


Global Digital Culture| Uploading the News after Coming Down from the Mountain: The Uploading the News After Coming Down From the Mountain: The FARC’s Experiment with Online Television in Cuba, 2012–2016

by Alexander L. Fattal @ International Journal of Communication

Between 2012 and 2016, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) negotiated a peace agreement with the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba. Over those four years, the group experimented with media production techniques to redefine itself and access new publics. Central to the FARC’s media operations was an online news program. This essay parses the aesthetics of that online broadcast and analyzes it within the context of a historic peace accord’s uncertain unfolding. The FARC, I argue, has been anticipating a Gramscian “war of position” in the post–peace accord period, girding itself for a mediated form of political contestation that will absorb and refashion the intensity and tactical patterns of the guerrilla conflict.

Global Digital Culture| Digital Platform as a Double-Edged Sword: How to Interpret Cultural Flows in the Platform Era

by Dal Yong Jin @ International Journal of Communication

This article critically examines the main characteristics of cultural flows in the era of digital platforms. By focusing on the increasing role of digital platforms during the Korean Wave (referring to the rapid growth of local popular culture and its global penetration starting in the late 1990s), it first analyzes whether digital platforms as new outlets for popular culture have changed traditional notions of cultural flows—the forms of the export and import of popular culture mainly from Western countries to non-Western countries. Second, it maps out whether platform-driven cultural flows have resolved existing global imbalances in cultural flows. Third, it analyzes whether digital platforms themselves have intensified disparities between Western and non-Western countries. In other words, it interprets whether digital platforms have deepened asymmetrical power relations between a few Western countries (in particular, the United States) and non-Western countries.

Mid-century Modern, Pearsonified Style

by Chris Pearson @ Pearsonified

Architecture is endlessly appealing to me. Houses, in particular, capture my imagination because they are so primal in their utility: They provide us with a safe place to sleep, eat, store food, and raise young’uns. For the last 90 years in America, home architecture has been dominated by profiteering companies looking to churn out cheaper […]

The CRS Issues Report on Sanctuary Cities

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report on sanctuary cities, addressing the issue of how to define a sanctuary city, specific limitations that states and localities have placed on immigration enforcement activity, and measures that the federal government

Man charged with murdering EMT after hijacking her ambulance

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A Bronx man was arrested for killing an emergency medical technician after running her over with her own ambulance, according to the New York Police Department. He now faces murder and manslaughter charges. Jose Gonzalez, 25, was charged with two

Jury Awards Nearly $8 Million to Motorcyclist with Permanent Injuries from Drunk Driving Crash

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Auto accidents are bad enough, but there is no acceptable excuse for impaired driving. Here is a verdict that Litigation Funding Corporation hopes will send a message to drivers and businesses about the serious consequences of drunken driving. An Arizona

Citation Sites for Local SEO

by Jamie Ziglar @ 2nd Line Marketing

What are Citation Sites and why do you need them? “Citation Sites” are other online listings for your business that can be found on directories like Yelp, SuperPages, or FourSquare just to name a few. Citations may also be mentions of your business in your local newspaper that may be found online. Achieving high rankings on search engines really comes down to one thing: Trust. Does the search engine trust

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The Impacts of Online Grassroots Criticism on Citizen Satisfaction With Government: An Inconsistent Mediation Model

by Tianjiao Wang, Fei Shen @ International Journal of Communication

Criticism of government is prevalent on news websites all over the world, but not many studies have investigated its influence on citizen satisfaction with government. This study proposes an inconsistent mediation model, which theorizes impacts on citizen government satisfaction coming from both the content of criticism and the context within which the message is delivered. The model is contextualized to and tested in China where Internet censorship is heavy and widespread. Based on an experiment, this study finds that the context-based impact of online criticism leads to an increase in perceived freedom of speech and citizen satisfaction with government. The context-based effect largely offsets the negative influence incurred by the content of criticism, but the patterns are not consistent across news genres.

Environmental Groups Treading the Discursive Tightrope of Social License: Australian and Canadian Cases Compared

by Lyn McGaurr, Libby Lester @ International Journal of Communication

Environmental nongovernmental organizations are often challenged to engage in economic debates. One response is to frame contested or protected areas and species as tourism assets. In this exploratory comparative study, we examine the discourse of environmentalists and members of the tourism sector in Australia and Canada for evidence they frame tourism as a social license to protect. We find environmentalists and sympathetic ecotourism operators frame successful activism in scenic places with a history of intense environmental conflict as an investment in tourism and the local economy. This makes a case for protection from extractive industries, but falters when the adversary is tourism itself.

Venture Labor| Fifteen Implications of Networked Scholar Research for Networked Work

by Barry Wellman, Dimitrina Dimitrova, Tsahi Hayat, Guang Ying Mo, Beverly Wellman @ International Journal of Communication

Networked work is the venture labor of workers involved in multiple teams. Scholars are a special kind of networked workers, partially involved in temporary teams to produce findings, presentations, papers, and patents. Many networked scholars are linked across universities by common interests, data stores, opportunities for research funding, and publications. Our NAVEL team’s study of 144 Canadian scholars in the GRAND network found that already-networked scholars were more likely to be recruited into new research teams. Although network members were officially equal, senior and entrepreneurial scholars were more equal than others. Despite norms of interdisciplinarity, scholars in the same subfields sought out one another. Although the scholars used multiple digital means to communicate, in-person meetings—and hence physical proximity—ruled.

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Spurs: ancora incerto il rientro in campo di Leonard

by Giovanni Moras @ NBARELIGION.COM

A causa di un problema alla coscia destra è ancora in dubbio il rientro dell'ala Texana, esonerata dal campo per tutta la preaseason

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2018 Best Guess Recruiting Class: September 30th

by Garrett Fishaw @ MGoFish

The 2018 Michigan recruiting cycle has been much different than previous Harbaugh classes, and even Hoke’s. Most of the class has been filled up since the summer, there aren’t any five star recruits and the Read More ...

NYC Program Helps Seniors with Home Repairs

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Seniors who own their own home in New York City and need help paying for repairs may qualify for the Senior Citizen Home Assistance Program (SCHAP). The SCHAP program is administered by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Effects of Message Repetition and Negativity on Credibility Judgments and Political Attitudes

by Nicole Ernst, Rinaldo Kühne, Werner Wirth @ International Journal of Communication

Research on the truth effect has demonstrated that statements are rated as more credible when they are repeatedly presented. However, current research indicates that there are limits to the truth effect and that too many repetitions can decrease message credibility. This study investigates whether message negativity contributes to this boomerang effect and whether the interaction of credibility and negativity influences political attitudes. These assumptions were tested in an online experiment in which the frequency of exposure to political campaign posters and message negativity were manipulated. The results show that negativity on political campaign posters functions as a crucial moderator, especially in combination with high-frequency exposure. Repeatedly presented negative posters resulted in a more negative attitude toward the presented political issue, which was mediated by a decrease in credibility judgments.

Reading the 13th Five-Year Plan: Reflections on China’s ICT Policy

by Yu Hong @ International Journal of Communication

China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) is the first chance for the Xi-Li administration, which assumed leadership at the 18th Party Congress, to solidify a new course. Notably, ICT is the highest priority sector in the 13th FYP. This article highlights the ascent of the Internet in China’s national strategy. It illustrates why and how ICT development—accelerated by the spread of high-speed Internet—is tasked to underpin China’s rise as a global power and its internal transformation. More important, drawing on the geopolitical economy approach that emphasizes the economic roles of states in sustaining and animating the capitalist world order on the one hand, and the digital capitalism literature that deems the political economy of ICT as an increasingly primary dimension of global capitalism on the other, this article sets up a conceptual framework for interpreting this key policy document and China’s ICT policy in general.

What Communication Scholars Write About: An Analysis of 80 Years of Research in High-Impact Journals

by Elisabeth Günther, Emese Domahidi @ International Journal of Communication

Research topics, as indicators of the profession’s development, are central to the evaluation of academic practices in communication research. To investigate the main topics in our field, we trace the development of research topics since the 1930s by evaluating more than 15,000 articles from 19 academic journals based on an automated content analysis. Topic modeling reveals a high diversity from the early years on. Only a few journals show the tendency to focus on one topic only, whereas most outlets cover a broad variety and thus represent the field as a whole. Although our discipline is strongly interconnected with the changing media landscape, results show that communication research is characterized by high consistency. Although they have not provoked a revolutionary change, Internet and social media have become the most monitored media, parallel to—not displacing—classic media such as newspapers and TV.


Are Website Builders Actually Free?

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

The majority of website builder brands offer a free account which allows users access to the basic features and building tools. A handful of website builders provide a limited trial period to allow users to get comfortable with the service before paying for the subscription – these are generally the more complex and sophisticated website builders.

The free accounts generally provide users with a subdomain, for example yourname.wix.com, yourname.websitebuilder.com or yourname.squarespace.com users can then publish their site under this URL. If you publish your site on a free account you will notice that it has many advertising banners for the website builder brand that you chose, this doesn’t make your site look particularly appealing to your customers and visitors. Our advice is if you have never used a website builder before or it’s your first time designing a website use the free account to get used to the editor and the features it offers and then when you want … Continue reading

Editorial Surveillance and the Management of Visibility in Peer Production

by Christian Pentzold @ International Journal of Communication

This article investigates the scopic regimes of computer-mediated peer production and the possibilities for seeing, knowing, and governing that are entailed in its accomplishment. Examining the case of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the analysis takes a closer look at the everyday routines of mutual observation and the tools that authors have crafted to watch over each other through an archive of wiki-based activities. Based on a three-year ethnographic study among English- and German-language contributors, the article interrogates the technologically enabled gaze they direct to collaborative activities as a form of mutual editorial surveillance. Regarding the status of the knowledge circulated in such environments, it characterizes the management of visibility as an exploitation of both operational cognizance and nescience. In conclusion, the reciprocal information gathering by users about their peers invites to redraft, once again, concepts of panopticism commonly employed to describe modern societies of control and discipline.

MGoFilm Analysis 2.3: Breaking Down Run Offense vs Purdue

by Stephen Osentoski @ MGoFish

The third and final part of episode 2 of the MGoFilm Analysis series focuses on run plays against Purdue. Michigan had a tough time running against Purdue for the most part, only gaining 139 yards Read More ...

How to delete the Fox News Roller Coaster Accident Spam/Scam Post and App Permissions from Facebook

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Please click the share button above if you found this information useful. We here at Dominant Domains would appreciate it! The story about the roller coaster veering off the track at universal studios is fake. These are the instructions on how to remove it and the APP permissions from your facebook account. There are three […]

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Police fatally shoot robbery suspect armed with pellet gun

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A robbery suspect, an 18-year-old teen, was shot 14 times and killed after pointing a pellet gun at police. His violent death has raised questions about why officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on the teen rather than simply trying

Commenti su Derrick Rose: “Sono uscito dall’oscurità” di Luchinho87

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The repeal and replacement of the ACA: Where is it at?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The repeal and replacement of the ACA: Where is it at? On May 4, Congress approved legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The latest version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) rolls back

New Urban Players: Stratagematic Use of Media by Banksy and the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

by Paola Monachesi, Marina Turco @ International Journal of Communication

In this article, we focus on two urban players whose ultimate aim is to regain public space both in the digital and the urban context: the street artist Banksy and the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement. These two apparently very different players in fact present similar characteristics and operate in similar ways: They engage with the “glocal” playground of the city, where digital and physical space are tightly interconnected, using media in stratagematic (playful, shrewd, unorthodox, and improvised) ways to recreate public space, where conflicting views can be confronted, an essential element of democracy. The article complements current literature on urban activism by highlighting the relevance of the spatial dimension in the emergence of a new public that opposes dominant institutional and corporate actors.

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Search engine optimization services in Michigan are provided by local internet marketing companies which specialize in helping small businesses / mid-size organizations to grow their businesses using advanced Internet technologies. This being the age of the internet, e-commerce websites are increasing day by day with an eye to procuring increased sales and associated profit. As in many other parts of the US, natural SEO services companies in Michigan have started extending their services locally with a goal to place websites high in the natural or "organic" listings of major search engines. SEO plays a vital role in internet marketing. Therefore most of the business website owners who are aware of the importance of optimizing websites, go for search engine optimization services in Michigan. Effective website optimization can provide top rankings in search engine results. The natural tendency of internet surfers is to choose to browse websites that are positioned at the top of the

Cavs, Jefferson e Felder scambiati con gli Atlanta Hawks

by Jacopo Cigoli @ NBARELIGION.COM

I Cleveland Cavaliers salutano i due veterani Jefferson e Felder in cambio dei diritti su due prospetti europei

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Is Your Estate Plan Up To Date?

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By: Amy C. O’Hara, Esq., Littman Krooks LLP In order to ensure your existing estate plan meets your objectives, it is imperative that it be reviewed at least every 3-5 years and updated when needed.  Here are some issues that

Two courts enjoin President Trump’s modified executive order

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President Trump issued a new executive order on March 6, 2017 blocking citizens of six predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. Nine days later on March 15, 2017, a federal court in Hawaii issued an order enjoining the

Signs You’re Justifying Your Toxic Relationship: Couple Counseling Michigan

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

Relationships can be beautiful, wonderful, life-changing…and they can also be toxic. Most people do not realize they’re in a toxic relationship until someone else points it out or they feel their life slipping beyond their control. If you’re reading this article, you’ve at least questioned the stability and toxicity of your relationship before. Here are

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Whose War, Whose Fault? Visual Framing of the Ukraine Conflict in Western European Newspapers

by Markus Ojala, Mervi Pantti, Jarkko Kangas @ International Journal of Communication

Images play a key role in modern mediatized conflicts, promoting particular ways of understanding those conflicts, what they are about, and who drives them. This article examines the visual coverage of the Ukraine conflict in The Guardian, Die Welt, Dagens Nyheter, and Helsingin Sanomat in terms of three dominant frames: the Ukraine conflict as national power struggle, as Russian intervention, and as geopolitical conflict. Focusing on four key events in the conflict between February 2014 and February 2015, and combining quantitative and qualitative methods, the framing analysis highlights the need to examine news images’ textual content and layout and broader cultural and political contexts. We argue that the interplay between visual and textual devices is central to the production of hegemonic meanings, particularly when shaping public perceptions of key actors and their roles in international conflicts.

My Google Back Links Disappeared from Webmaster Tools Overnight

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

I visited google webmaster tools last night to find that 80% of my back links have disappeared. At first I couldn’t help but to feel ill. Then I realized after clicking on more (below the most linked sites) that there were a few new options. Download this table Download more sample links Download latest links […]

Effects of Mass Media Exposure and Social Network Site Involvement on Risk Perception of and Precautionary Behavior Toward the Haze Issue in China

by Xiaohua Wu, Xigen Li @ International Journal of Communication

This study examines the effects of mass media exposure and social network site (SNS) involvement on risk perception of and precautionary behavior toward the haze issue in China. It also tests the impersonal impact hypothesis and the differential impact hypothesis in the context of social media communication. SNS involvement is found to be a stronger predictor of risk perception than mass media exposure. Both mass media exposure and SNS involvement mediate the effect of direct experience on risk perception. The impersonal impact hypothesis, which assumes that media differentially affects social risk perception and personal risk perception, is not confirmed, while the differential impact hypothesis is supported. Personal risk perception mediates the effect of mass media exposure and SNS involvement on precautionary behavior. The findings clarify the inconsistency in the effect of interpersonal communication on perceived personal risk and suggest an interplay of the predictors of precautionary behavior.

U.S. Embassy Support for Hollywood’s Global Dominance: Cultural Imperialism Redux

by Paul Moody @ International Journal of Communication

Hollywood’s global market power has been attributed to several factors, but little attention has been given to the support it receives from the U.S. government, especially State Department embassies. However, the release of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks in 2010 has provided scholars with an opportunity to examine in detail this aspect of U.S. government support for Hollywood’s market power. This article explores how the State Department’s global network of embassies supports Hollywood’s economic interests. I conclude that this state–Hollywood relationship is evidence of contemporary American cultural imperialism.

How much is Medicare Part D?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

How much is Medicare Part D? Medicare Part D costs vary greatly from one individual to the next. Expenses, per person, change in response to the drug used, the drugstore filling it out, the type of plan and if the person

News Seekers, News Avoiders, and the Mobilizing Effects of Election Campaigns: Comparing Election Campaigns for the National and the European Parliaments

by Jesper Stromback @ International Journal of Communication

The notion that election campaigns mobilize people politically is often treated as conventional wisdom. There is, however, a scarcity of research on the mobilizing effects of election campaigns in the current high-choice media environment. The same holds true for research on the role of the media—and more specifically on how the mobilizing effects differ between news seekers and news avoiders—and on how mobilizing effects might differ between first- and second-order national election campaigns. Against this background, the purpose of this study is to investigate the mobilizing effects of elections in a high-choice media environment and how they differ between first- and second-order national election campaigns and between news seekers and news avoiders. Empirically, the study draws on a four-wave panel study conducted in Sweden during the 2014 elections to the European Parliament and the national parliament.

Global Digital Culture| Video Games and the Asymmetry of Global Cultural Flows: The Game Industry and Game Culture in Iran and the Czech Republic

by Vít Šisler, Jaroslav Švelch, Josef Šlerka @ International Journal of Communication

Video games are a global phenomenon that pervades much of society irrespective of age, gender, or social status. The global video game culture is inherently asymmetrical, with games produced in particular regional centers dominating the markets. As a result, local video game production and consumption are intrinsically hybrid cultural practices that accommodate cross-cultural encounters. This article analyzes the personal, institutional, and cultural dimensions of video game production and consumption in two increasingly important, yet understudied, regions: Eastern Europe and the Middle East. It uses case studies on the Czech and Iranian gaming scenes as examples. Beyond the politico-economic aspects of video game production, the article empirically analyzes the manifestation of Czech and Iranian gaming cultures on social networking sites and their connections to global game culture. It examines the audiences of global, Iranian, and Czech gaming sites on Facebook and explores their similarities, differences, and affinities through normalized social distance computed based on their fans’ likes. Overall, the article aims to offer a more nuanced picture of game cultures across diverse global contexts.

Integration or Isolation? Mapping Out the Position of Radical Right Media in the Public Sphere

by Ov Cristian Norocel, Gabriella Szabó, Márton Bene @ International Journal of Communication

The study explores the validity of the media visibility thesis in a cross-country comparative framework, concentrating on the position of media outlets sympathetic or affiliated to the populist radical right parties in the public spheres in Hungary and Romania. The visibility of such media outlets in the public sphere is considered crucial in the context of discursive opportunities for political mobilization, whereby the presence of discursive elements of populist radical right communication in mainstream media is understood as empirical evidence for the visibility of populist radical right politics. We analyze first the characteristics of media discourses. We then identify the positions of radical right media products in relation to mainstream media. Using network analysis as a methodological approach, we evince the differences and similarities pertaining to the location of radical right media in the wider network architecture of the public spheres in Hungary and Romania.

Access to Rabat: De Jure Policies and De Facto Realities in Moroccan Newspaper Coverage of the February 20 Movement and Constitutional Reforms, 2011–2012

by Bradley C. Freeman @ International Journal of Communication

This article observes Moroccan newspaper coverage surrounding the February 20 movement and subsequent constitutional reforms. Taking various aspects of the media landscape into account, I examine the similarities and differences in three newspapers’ patterns of coverage concerning these two important historical events. The study relies on framing theory and notions of the public sphere to inform a descriptive content analysis of newspaper coverage. Findings indicate that the papers treaded carefully in the early days as the movement coalesced; that there was an oppositional voice developing; and that coverage quickly shifted toward the king’s speech, which offered up constitutional reforms ―providing a safer focus for which the newspapers could then offer a forum and which they could more carefully cover. One newspaper associated with the monarchy, Le Matin, never mentioned the February 20 movement in its coverage of events during this historic period.

How Does Political Satire Influence Political Participation? Examining the Role of Counter- and Pro-Attitudinal Exposure, Anger, and Personal Issue Importance

by Hsuan-Ting Chen, Chen Gan, Ping Sun @ International Journal of Communication

Research has shown that exposure to political satire elicits negative emotions, which in turn mobilize political participation. We conducted an experiment to extend this line of research by examining the type of exposure (i.e., exposure to counter- and proattitudinal political views) and investigating a specific negative emotion—anger—in influencing political participation. Although the literature has suggested that counterattitudinal exposure is likely to discourage political behaviors, results from this study document that exposure to counterattitudinal political satire is more likely than proattitudinal exposure to increase participation in issue-related activities through evoking one’s anger about the political issue. More importantly, this indirect effect functions under the condition when people consider the issue to be personally important. We discuss the implications for the development of deliberative and participatory democracy in media genres that are emotionally provocative.

Depressive Symptoms Of Bipolar Disorder: Michigan Bipolar Counseling

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

Bipolar disorder is characterized by manic and depressive episodes. Some people experience a balance of mania and depression, while others may have a longer duration with one over the other. No matter what the circumstances may be, there are bipolar counseling programs in Michigan to help you get through the highs and lows. Here is

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Arcus’ Spring 2017 Grants Seek to Advance Inclusivity Across Faith Groups

by EWS @ Arcus

The spring 2017 grant portfolio of the Arcus Foundation includes funds aimed at strengthening the backbone of the LGBT movement internationally, with seven grants reflecting efforts to do so within …

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Healthy Aging in Hampton Roads: The Future Looks Bright!

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Due to advances in healthcare and improved assistive devices, many Americans are healthier in old age and are living longer. The population of Americans over 65 has increased by approximately 30% in the last decade and is projected to continue

Gilfix and La Poll invites families to attend 13th Annual Special Needs Trust Seminar

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Let’s face it, everyone is worried about the future of government benefits and how individuals with special needs will be cared for. To address this attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark Gilfix of Gilfix and La Poll Associates are offering a

Jen Mann Live In Downtown Lansing Tomorrow

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by Beanie Howell @ 99.1 WFMK | Variety from the '80s to NOW | Lansing Adult Contemporary Radio

If you’ve ever toiled away in a cubicle or sat through the third meeting your boss scheduled to plan another meeting, then you can relate to Jen Mann’s new book. Continue reading…

Jury Awards $14.9 Million for Patient Paralyzed by Negligently Administered Steroid Injection

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A jury recently awarded a Colorado couple $14.9 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that an outpatient surgery center was negligent in administering a steroid to the patient. As a result, the woman suffered paralysis from the

Reimagining Riben Guizi: Japanese Tactical Media Performance After the 2010 Senkaku/Diaoyu Boat Collision Incident

by Yasuhito Abe @ International Journal of Communication

This article investigates a Japanese online participatory community, the Hinomoto Oniko project, that emerged after the Senkaku/Diaoyu boat collision incident of 2010 in the East China Sea. Drawing on tactical media as a conceptual framework, this study analyzes how the project challenged the prevailing meaning of a Chinese slur against the Japanese via tactical use of visual media and examines how its cultural and aesthetic performances were reproduced in the Japanese media landscape. This facilitates analysis of the implications of its cultural and aesthetic performances in a networked era.

 

Woman Files Lawsuit Alleging Driver Negligence in Construction Zone Caused Crash

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A Georgia man cited for a four-vehicle crash in Illinois and ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, now faces a personal injury lawsuit. According to Illinois State Police, four vehicles were traveling in the left lane

U.T. Looking To Cut Football Brain Injuries

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My University of Texas football team hasn’t been on the cutting edge of winning the last few years (and we’re hoping that’s changing), but we are on the cutting edge of trying to protect players from brain injuries. It’s no

Rebuttal of Reply to Our Paper “The Curious Absence of Economic Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission: An Agency in Search of a Mission"

by Gerald R. Faulhaber, Hal J. Singer, Augustus H. Urschel @ International Journal of Communication

Drug maker fined $19.8 million for overcharging the VA

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been overcharged for several drugs for nearly a decade, resulting in a steady decrease of financial resources that should have gone to veterans’ care. A French pharmaceutical company will pay $19.8 million in

The Cultural Cold War Goes “Vulgar”: Radio Serial Melodrama in Post–Korean War South Korea, 1956–1960

by Bohyeong Kim @ International Journal of Communication

This study explores the birth of the popular radio serial drama under the Cold War doctrine of national broadcasting in 1950s South Korea. By examining texts, critiques, production practices, and writers, I interrogate how the anti-Communism propaganda mandate was negotiated in radio drama, influenced not only by the South Korean government and the field of radio production but also by the U.S. cultural Cold War programs and Americanization. As the result of historical contingencies within radio-drama production, the propaganda mission of national broadcasting morphed into “vulgar” melodrama, focused on romantic triangles and urban lifestyles. Whereas themes contrasted with the government intention, the genre effectively supported the purposes of anti-Communist propaganda by promoting the American way of life, wherein individual freedom was identified with capitalist consumer modernity. In this vein, serialized melodrama heralded an important shift in radio propaganda from direct and overt anti-Communism to a more ambiguous and recreational direction. This complex process is considered in relation to Americanization of radio writers and the U.S. cultural Cold War efforts, such as the Broadcasters Exchange Program.

From Social Merchandising to Social Spectacle: Portrayals of Domestic Violence in TV Globo’s Prime-Time Telenovelas

by Samantha Nogueira Joyce, Monica Martinez @ International Journal of Communication

This article addresses the representation of domestic violence in two Brazilian prime-time TV Globo telenovelas—Mulheres Apaixonadas and A Regra do Jogo—through the use of social merchandising about domestic violence. We conclude that, although the story lines in these two programs might seem progressive and empowering to women who seek to leave their abusers, ultimately they fall short in one important aspect: Women’s way out is usually through a new romantic relationship. We also note that a recent insertion of domestic violence social merchandising has failed, turning the depiction of domestic violence, instead, into a spectacle. Another interesting finding is that domestic violence is portrayed solely as a women’s issue and not a domestic one involving power.

Radio Mentions: An Analysis of Radio Personalities and Ethical Behaviour (Spain)

by Salvador Perelló-Oliver, Clara Muela-Molina @ International Journal of Communication

Radio mentions (RM) are advertising messages read live by the presenters and coworkers of radio programs. However, this type of commercial is expressly forbidden by the code of ethics for journalists due to the conflict of interest and loss of transparency it can entail. This article analyzes the presence of RM by time slot and product category. It also studies the characteristics of RM, the involvement of presenters with the advertised product or brand, and the existence of separation lines between editorial and advertising contents. The research is based on the analysis of a sample from the 12 stations (full-service stations and music stations) with the highest audience shares in Spain. The results show a higher presence and involvement of program directors than of their coworkers and a general absence of sonic triggers to forewarn listeners of advertising.

Gerald Raunig, Dividuum: Machinic Capitalism and Molecular Revolution

by Marco Deseriis @ International Journal of Communication

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by fabrizio @ Commenti per NBARELIGION.COM

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Look Who’s Talking To Our Kids: Representations of Race and Gender In TV Commercials On Nickelodeon

by Adam Peruta, Jack Powers @ International Journal of Communication

There is a paucity of research examining the representations of race and gender in television commercials featured on popular children’s programs. The few studies that do exist tend to emphasize Saturday morning cartoon ads from decades ago. With that in mind, a systematic content analysis of commercials on the popular U.S. children’s cable network Nickelodeon was conducted. This study analyzed the frequency of gender, race, and appearance characteristics of lead presenters (i.e., central characters) in TV commercials featured as part of the weekday after-school programming on Nickelodeon. The analysis of 196 lead presenters suggests that females are underrepresented both as lead presenters and as voiceover actors relative to their real-life population numbers; Asians and Hispanics are grossly underrepresented relative to their real-life population numbers; African Americans are overrepresented; and Indigenous Peoples are absent.

The Participatory Roots of Selective Exposure: Baby Boomers, Political Protest, and Talk Radio

by David A. Weaver @ International Journal of Communication

Much political communication research examines the effects of media on political attitudes and behavior. But what of the contributions of political behavior toward selective exposure? This study draws on literature from selective exposure and political socialization to explore whether one’s likelihood of engaging in selective exposure may originate in part during the “crystallization period” of young adulthood. After controlling for demographic and political variables in adolescence and midadulthood, an analysis of data from a four-wave longitudinal panel of “baby boomers” from 1965 to 1997 indicates that selective exposure can be traced to political protest activity during this time and, very marginally, in subsequent years. The implications for the future of selective exposure among emerging generations are discussed.

Importance of a Consistent Google listing

by Jamie Ziglar @ 2nd Line Marketing

The foundation of a great Local SEO campaign is an optimized “Google My Business” listing (Google Search, Google+, Google Maps). 2nd Line Marketing has perfected the creation, verification, and optimization process for our clients. When it comes to local business advertising, an accurate and informative listing on Google is as valuable as having an ad in the yellow pages 20 years ago. Do you remember the yellow pages? It was

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Are the New Proposed Tax Cuts Something You Should Be Concerned About?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

The Trump Administration recently announced proposed tax cuts, which received many headlines for reducing corporate tax rates and generally being unclear on how the cuts would be absorbed in the national budget. What do the proposed income tax changes mean

Types of Websites

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Websites have become a versatile tool for individuals and companies to sell products or share information, opinions, and media with members of there network or with the entire internet community. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and can serve many different purposes. Some of the most common are: Brochure Website This style of […]

Here Kitty Kitty: Fantastic Northport Bobcat Photo

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Here Kitty Kitty by Scot Wack Scot Wack of Northport caught an incredible photo of this bobcat just 20 feet from his house! The University of Michigan’s Animal Diversity Web’s entry for Lynx rufus, the bobcat says (in part): Bobcats can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, semi-deserts, mountains, and brushland. They […]


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Emergency Room Not Diagnosing A Concussion, Revisited

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A few months ago, I wrote a short article describing why emergency rooms do such a bad job at diagnosing concussions/brain injuries: The emergency room didn’t say anything about a concussion. Does that mean I don’t have a brain injury?

The Match-Up Hypothesis Revisited: A Social Psychological Perspective

by Eser Levi, Kaan Varnali, Nurhan Babur Tosun @ International Journal of Communication

Drawing on the social psychology literature, two studies are presented that examine the role of self-esteem and body-esteem in driving the effect of using highly attractive female imagery in ads targeting women. In two 2 × 2 experiments, model physical attractiveness and product category are manipulated. The results indicate that (1) while highly attractive female models perform better in the ads of attractiveness-related products, moderately attractive female models work better in the ads of non-attractiveness-related products and (2) self-esteem and body esteem play a significant role on how female imagery in ads relate to advertising effectiveness. We found rather consistent yet statistically insignificant evidence for the proposition that low self- and body esteem amplifies the reversal effect predicted by the “match-up hypothesis.”

What Communication Can Contribute to Data Studies: Three Lenses on Communication and Data

by Andrew Schrock @ International Journal of Communication

We are awash in predictions about our data-driven future. Enthusiasts believe big data imposes new ways of knowing, while critics worry it will enable powerful regimes of institutional control. This debate has been of keen interest to communication scholars. To encourage conceptual clarity, this article draws on communication scholarship to suggest three lenses for data epistemologies. I review the common social scientific perspective of communication as data. A data as discourse lens interrogates the meanings that data carries. Communication around data describes moments where data are constructed. By employing multiple perspectives, we might understand how data operate as a complex structure of dominance.

Florida Supreme Court rejects Daubert standard and same specialty standard for expert testimony in medical malpractice cases

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

In a February 16 opinion, the Florida Supreme Court stated that it declined to adopt, to the extent that they are procedural, two changes to the Evidence Code: the Daubert amendment and the Same Specialty amendment. Legal observers called the

Emerging Currents in Communication/LGBTQ Studies: A Review of LGBTQ-Related Articles Published in Communication Journals from 2010 to 2015

by Lik Sam Chan @ International Journal of Communication

Since the late 1970s, communication scholars have been playing a significant role in LGBTQ scholarship. To understand the state-of-the-art LGBTQ studies within the communication discipline, I present a systematic review of 237 LGBTQ-related articles that were published in communication journals from 2010 to 2015. I examine the objects of study, the methodological approaches, and the themes of research of these articles. Nine themes of research are identified. Based on the review, I point out four emerging currents where communication scholarship can further contribute to larger LGBTQ studies: (1) balancing L/G/B/T/Q, (2) addressing intersectionality, (3) internationalizing LGBTQ research, and (4) embracing interdisciplinarity.

House Passage of American Health Care Act Requires Monitoring, Attention and Advocacy

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House Passage of American Health Care Act Requires Monitoring, Attention and Advocacy By Marion M. Walsh, Esq. The United States House of Representatives, by a vote of 217 to 213, on May 4, 2017, approved legislation—called the American Health Care Act–to

A Noneventful Social Movement: The Occupy Wall Street Movement’s Struggle Over Privately Owned Public Space

by Hao Cao @ International Journal of Communication

Why did the Occupy Wall Street movement settle in Zuccotti Park, a privately owned public space? Why did the movement get evicted after a two-month occupation? To answer these questions, this study offers a new tentative framework, spatial opportunity structure, to understand spatial politics in social movements as the interaction of spatial structure and agency. Drawing on opportunity structure models, Sewell’s dual concept of spatial structure and agency, and his concept of event, I analyze how the Occupy activists took over and repurposed Zuccotti Park from a site of consumption and leisure to a space of political claim making. Yet, with unsympathetic public opinion, intensifying policing and surveillance, and unfavorable court rulings privileging property rights over speech rights, the temporary success did not stabilize into a durable transformation of spatial structure. My study not only explains the Occupy movement’s spatial politics but also offers a novel framework to understand the struggle over privatization of public space for future social movements and public speech and assembly in general.

Florida drivers second worst in country for distracted driving

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Researchers ranked Florida’s distracted drivers the second worst in the nation. EverQuote, an online insurance marketplace, collected data from 2.7 million car trips over 230 million miles, through its EverDrive app, which promotes safe driving habits. The app helps users

Dan Caspi and Nelly Elias (Eds.), Ethnic Minorities in the Holy Land

by Catherine Cassara @ International Journal of Communication

Commenti su Ben Simmons ha impressionato gli addetti ai lavori per il suo stato di forma nello Scrimmage di Philadelphia di Francesco Grisanti

by Francesco Grisanti @ Commenti per NBARELIGION.COM

anche secondo me giocherà da ala piccola, probabilmente, con le dovute proporzioni, un po alla Lebron, con il compito di essere la mente in certe situazioni di gioco, portando magari il proprio difensore in post basso creando un vantaggio da li. sovrapporlo ad un talento come Fultz sarebbe rischioso in un anno dove per la prima volta dopo tanto tempo fila dispone potenzialmente di una squadra da playoff

Arcus’ Fall Grantees Work to Combat Global Anti-LGBT Discrimination

by EWS @ Arcus

Creating a response to anti-LGBT violence and discrimination, particularly in the global south, is the shared goal of several grant recipients in the latest Arcus Foundation portfolio. Efforts to combat …

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I cannot say enough nice things about Beefy Sites. Since the launch of the site in June 2010, Jared has been along my side helping me maximize my revenue and increasing my traffic.

A Word to Set the Stage for a Memento from the Recent Past

by Howard S. Becker @ International Journal of Communication

In the academic year 1969-70, I was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California. I became very friendly with one of the other fellows, Stevan Dedijer, a Serbian physicist who had, through a complicated history, became a sociologist of science policy, and who was at the time, and from then until his retirement, a professor of science policy at the University of Lund in Sweden. Steve had had considerable experience in radical politics in the United States; after finishing a Ph. D. in physics in the early Thirties he had edited a Communist Serbian language newspaper for steelworkers in Pittsburgh. He fought in WWII as a member of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division, and returned to Yugoslavia after the war, where he was head of the Belgrade Nuclear Institute. After the fall of Milovan Djilas, with whom his brother Vladimir had been closely associated, he found it expedient to leave Yugoslavia, and moved to Sweden and his new career as a sociologist of science.

Egypt’s Jon Stewart: Humorous Political Satire and Serious Culture Jamming

by Amal Ibrahim, Nahed Eltantawy @ International Journal of Communication

With the upsurge of political resistance in January 2011, politics became the focus of the majority of Egyptians. In such troubled times, political satire is often used as a form of revolt that serves to publicly express feelings and challenge the course of action. A new type of political satire emerged via Bassem Youssef’s YouTube show that earned him millions of viewers in just a few months. Shortly after, Youssef was dubbed “Egypt’s Jon Stewart” and started to present his popular television show Al-Bernameg. The show mocked politicians and parodied mainstream media in Egypt. This was a new phenomenon that elicited controversial feedback, with some critics stating that the show simply provided satirical social and political commentary, while others arguing that the content was inappropriate for broadcast television. This article qualitatively analyzes the program’s content and format to explore instances in which the show deconstructs dominant political discourses and ideologies disseminated by Egyptian mainstream media.

USA Gymnastics president steps down over sex abuse scandal

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Steve Penny, the president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics, resigned after the organization came under fire for the way it has handled sex abuse cases against officials and coaches. Over the years, the Olympic sports organization has been severely

Page Rank in Layman’s Terms

by mplysiak @ Website Design and Search Engine Optimization – SEO

Page rank is a very important aspect of SEO. Search engines rank pages based on their relevance, uniqueness, and importance. A number of factors go into determining this including: The content contained within each page and across the website The structure of the content and code The use of internal links The number and relevance […]

How Google Search Works in 2006

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Infographic shows how search works, from the perspective of a content creator, starting with their content & following it through the indexing & ranking process.

As users have shifted to mobile devices, the limited screen size of the devices have pushed search engines to squeeze out & displace publishers with their own self-hosted information in an effort to offset the poor usability offered by tiny devices, while ensuring the search habit does not decline.

The philosophy of modern search has thus moved away from starting with information and connecting it to an audience, to starting with the user and customizing the result page to them.

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Cinthia Gannett and John C. Brereton (Eds.), Traditions of Eloquence: The Jesuits and Modern Rhetorical Studies

by Thomas A. Discenna @ International Journal of Communication

2019 Best Guess Recruiting Class: September 28th

by Garrett Fishaw @ MGoFish

Though there’s a lot of time to go until National Signing Day (just under 17 months from now, to be exact), the 2019 recruiting cycle is off to a hot start all around the country. Read More ...

MGoFilm Analysis 3: Breaking Down Sacks & Scrambles vs Michigan State

by Stephen Osentoski @ MGoFish

Photo Credit: Eric Upchurch/MGoBlog Let’s face it, there was plenty to be upset about in Michigan’s 14-10 loss against the Spartans last weekend. While the 5 turnovers was surely towards the top of the “tear Read More ...

“Coder,” “Activist,” “Hacker”: Aaron Swartz in the Italian, UK, U.S. and Technology Press

by Philip Di Salvo @ International Journal of Communication

Aaron Swartz has been one of the pivotal characters in the recent history of the Internet. As an American activist, programmer, hacker and open access advocate, Swartz was involved in the launch of now established Web standards and services and has been vocal in some of the recent debates about digital rights, copyright and free access to the Web. Beginning in 2011, Swartz was involved in a legal battle for copyright infringement, having allegedly downloaded thousands of academic papers from the JSTOR archive. In 2013, at age 26, Swartz committed suicide. This paper, based on a content analysis of 273 articles, sheds light on how eight news outlets (established newspapers from Italy, UK, USA and two online-only technology websites) portrayed Swartz over the course of a 3-year timeframe, from July 2011 to December 2014.

Secret Symphony: The Ultimate Guide to Readable Web Typography

by Chris Pearson @ Pearsonified

Right now, there’s a mathematical symphony happening on your website. Every single one of your readers is subconsciously aware of this symphony, and more important, they are all pre-programmed to respond to it in a particular way. The question is this: Is your site’s symphony pleasing and inviting to your readers, or does it turn […]

Environmental Orientations and News Coverage: Examining the Impact of Individual Differences and Narrative News

by Fuyuan Shen, Lee Ahern, Jiangxue Han @ International Journal of Communication

This study examined the impact of narrative environmental news on issue and message attitudes, and the extent to which such attitudes might be moderated by individuals’ environmental orientations. We conducted an experiment in which we asked participants to read either a narrative or informational newspaper article on the environmental consequences of shale gas drilling. Individuals’ environmental orientations were measured a week before the experiment. Results indicated significant interaction effects between news formats and individuals’ environmental orientations on transportation, positive cognitive responses, sympathy, and issue attitudes. Those who were more concerned about the environment were more affected by narrative news than those less concerned. These findings suggest that news narratives have stronger effects when they resonate with individuals’ predispositions.

How Does Social Media Trigger Collective Efficacy Through Deliberation? A Field Experiment

by Daniel Halpern @ International Journal of Communication

This article tests which types of affordances in social network sites (SNS) augment the effects of deliberation on collective efficacy in an experimental setting. For this purpose, 151 participants commented on the Facebook and YouTube accounts of the White House and several other federal agencies for two weeks. Results show that the various affordances of these channels contribute to shape discussion networks, which in turn affect deliberation and collective efficacy. More specifically, the experiment shows that (a) deliberation in SNS has a marginally significant effect on collective efficacy, (b) SNS that allows networked information access (Facebook) causes the highest increase in collective efficacy, (c) cognitive involvement and user engagement explain the increase in collective efficacy, and (d) interactivity positively affects users’ engagement.

Framing Political News in the Chilean Press: The Persistence of the Conflict Frame

by Maria Elena Gronemeyer, William Porath @ International Journal of Communication

This article describes the treatment of politics in the Chilean press using five generic frames and indicators: attribution of responsibility, conflict, human interest, economic consequences, and morality. The aim of our research was, for the first time in Chile, to detect the use of these frames to determine how generic they are. A quantitative content analysis, based on the indicators adapted from the baseline study and covering three years and six distinct newspapers, enabled us to establish how these frames are presented in the Chilean media, their frequency of use, and whether there are significant variations over time and among the newspapers analyzed.

The Morality and Political Antagonisms of Neoliberal Discourse: Campbell Brown and the Corporatization of Educational Justice

by Leon A. Salter, Sean Phelan @ International Journal of Communication

Neoliberalism is routinely criticized for its moral indifference, especially concerning the social application of moral objectives. Yet it also presupposes a particular moral code, where acting on the assumption of individual autonomy becomes the basis of a shared moral-political praxis. Using a discourse theoretical approach, this article explores different articulations of morality in neoliberal discourse. We focus on the case of Campbell Brown, the former CNN anchor who reinvented herself from 2012 to 2016 as a prominent charter school advocate and antagonist of teachers unions. We examine the ideological significance of a campaigning strategy that coheres around an image of the moral superiority of corporatized schooling against an antithetical representation of the moral degeneracy of America’s public schools system. In particular, we highlight how Brown attempts to incorporate the fragments of different progressive discourses into a neoliberalized vision of educational justice.   

Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society — Introduction

by Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen @ International Journal of Communication

Digital citizenship is typically defined as the (self-)enactment of people’s role in society through the use of digital technologies. It therefore has empowering and democratizing characteristics. However, as shown by this Special Section, the context of datafication and ubiquitous data collection and processing complicates this picture. The Snowden revelations have demonstrated the extent to which both state agencies and Internet companies monitor the activities of digital citizens and how the balance of power shifts accordingly. This editorial introduction outlines the challenges and transformations of digital citizenship after Snowden and formulates a set of requirements for digital citizenship in a datafied environment. Having set this thematic framework, it explains the purpose of the Special Section and outlines its contributions.

Mediating Asia| Guidance and Transgression: The Contest for Narratives of Environment and Pollution in China — Commentary

by Isabel Hilton @ International Journal of Communication

The Chinese Communist Party has seen controlling information and guiding opinion as an essential element of power since its earliest days. But the methods of control and guidance have had to evolve radically in the transition from the age of broadcast media (one to many) to the era of networked communications (many to many). This article examines the contest between official and nonofficial media narratives of the environment, pollution, and climate change in China in the early 21st century. It finds that environmental issues provide a rich ground on which to explore fundamental questions about mediating China, particularly when considering the role of the party-state, the prospects for something akin to civil society, and the immediacy of the issue in people’s everyday lives.

How to get Medicare Part D drug coverage?

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

How to get Medicare Part D drug coverage? Generally it is a good idea to get drug coverage when you are first eligible because if you do not, you may pay a late enrollment penalty. You can only avoid a late

Don’t Fall for These Golf Marketing Myths

by Andrew Wood @ Golf Operator Magazine

Don’t Fall for These Golf Marketing Myths     One of the major reasons that most clubs don’t market effectively is that they are under the influence of marketing myths. Who knows how these misleading ideas got started, but many of them have been around for decades. So, before you start any marketing program, you first [...]

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Growing Your Business Means Growing Your DATA and Expanding Your Reach

by Jeffrey C. Smith @ Golf Operator Magazine

FROM THE DESK OF Jeffrey C. Smith Chairman and CEO Walters Golf Management   A wise man told me once, he with the biggest database wins. Never were truer words spoken. The need to have a database, which allows you to market to your customers and potential customers, is invaluable. What would you pay for [...]

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Interview: With SEO, Less is More (and Where to Eat in Austin, Texas)

by Chris Pearson @ Pearsonified

What’s the latest and greatest on SEO, WordPress plugins, web hosting, and—my personal favorite—the best food in Austin? I’ll keep you up to speed with that and maybe even drop a hint about Thesis 2 in this 9-minute video interview from PubCon South 2011. After you check out the video, be sure to take a […]

Venture Labor| Making Media Work: Turning to Labor Management in Communication Studies

by Michelle Rodino-Colocino @ International Journal of Communication

This essay discusses a work in progress that explores how new media technologies promised to manage labor. From the film technologies of the early 20th century to today’s smart mobile devices and algorithmic software, new media have been allied with emergent forms of labor management. Although such media, when first introduced, were clunky and unpredictable, they became key instruments in new labor management practices. Thus, this essay and the larger project it discusses contribute to the “turn to labor” in communication studies, a vibrant research area that foregrounds labor as the practice of work at both individual and social levels.

You Have Roots Here Now, Grow With Us.

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Venture Labor| Labor on the Cutting Edge

by Jeremy Schulz @ International Journal of Communication

In Venture Labor, we encounter resourceful and skilled groups of professionals dealing with a complex mixture of economic and noneconomic opportunity, risk, insecurity, and creative fulfillment. To navigate this shifting and fluid landscape, these professionals choose from among a set of contrasting strategies. Some of these strategies entail insecurity and risk, while others maximize opportunities for desired creative work or the chance to acquire economic wealth. In examining these strategies, Venture Labor unravels the mysteries of work under a form of individualizing capitalism still in its infancy.


The United States in Decline? Assessing the Impact of International Challenges to American Exceptionalism

by Jason Gilmore, Charles M. Rowling @ International Journal of Communication

The idea of American exceptionalism has lived a long and vibrant life in U.S. politics. In recent years, however, many have suggested that the United States might be losing its edge in world affairs. Little research has sought to examine the effects that these explicit challenges to American exceptionalism might have on U.S. public opinion. With this in mind, we conducted an experiment in which a large sample of U.S. adults was exposed to such messages. Specifically, drawing on social identity theory, we explore the psychological dynamics that shape how U.S. adults might respond to messages that directly challenge the idea of American exceptionalism depending on whether these challenges come from competitor countries (e.g., China and Britain) or noncompetitor countries (e.g., Australia and Mexico). Our findings suggest that challenges to this idea have a significant impact on (1) U.S. adults’ sense of American exceptionalism, (2) their willingness to actively degrade other countries, and (3) their attributions of responsibility for the United States’ perceived decline. We reflect on the theoretical and practical implications of these findings.

Testing the Power of Game Lessons: The Effects of Art Style and Narrative Complexity on Reducing Cognitive Bias

by Rosa Mikeal Martey, Adrienne Shaw, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Kate Kenski, Benjamin Clegg, James Folkestad, Tobi Saulnier, Tomek Strzalkowski @ International Journal of Communication

Educational games have generated attention for their potential to teach more successfully and with longer-lasting outcomes than traditional teaching methods. Questions remain, however, about which features of games enhance learning. This study investigates the effects of art style and narrative complexity on training outcomes of a game designed to help players mitigate three cognitive biases. The training was effective and was retained eight weeks later, although differences in art style and narrative complexity did not affect overall learning. The games were also compared with an alternative training technique, a professionally produced video. Immediately after exposure, the games produced better training than the video on two of the biases; eight weeks later, the games produced better training than the video on one of the biases.

Narrative Persuasion in Historical Films: Examining the Importance of Prior Knowledge, Existing Attitudes, and Culture

by Di Cui, Zihan Wang, Arthur Raney @ International Journal of Communication

This study examines the persuasive effect of a historical movie about World War II in audiences with different attitudes toward and prior knowledge of the figures and events portrayed in the movie, based on different cultural backgrounds (U.S. and China). Empathy levels for controversial historical figures (e.g., Adolf Hitler, Josef Goebbels) and groups (e.g., Germany as a nation) were analyzed, as were related story-consistent beliefs. U.S. participants reported having more empathy toward the figures and groups after viewing, while their general opinions toward war were more negative. A different and mostly contradictory pattern was observed among Chinese participants. Results suggest that preexisting attitudes and knowledge likely play an important role in the narrative persuasion process for historical movies.

Sound and Fury signifying Nothing

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The president came out with an executive order “to Buy American and hire American” It calls for changes to be made in the Department of Labor’s Labor Condition Application system. The Labor Condition Application system ensures that foreign workers are

Virginia’s New Access to Digital Assets Act

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Effective July 1, 2017, Virginia will be repealing its current law relating to digital assets, the Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act, and will adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which will be codified as Virginia Code

What is the Form I-140?

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Under U.S. law, there are two general ways that a foreign alien may enter or reside in the United States. One is by non-immigrant visa, in which the foreign alien does not plan to remain in the U.S. and whose

Before A Spouse Becomes Ill

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Before A Spouse Becomes Ill When a spouse becomes ill, the well spouse is suddenly faced not only with the emotional toll, but the burden of handling all the financial responsibilities and long-term planning on his or her own.  If the

Arabism and Anti-Persian Sentiments on Participatory Web Platforms: A Social Media Critical Discourse Study

by Majid KhosraviNik, Nadia Sarkhoh @ International Journal of Communication

The contention over the name Persian Gulf has created a rich discursive site to investigate the discursive construction of Persian national and Arabic supranational identities at the heart of the Middle East. Away from the common concentration of critical discourse studies on institutionally produced texts/content (e.g., mass media), the current critical discourse analysis study investigates bottom-up discursive practices on social media—namely, user-generated content on YouTube pages and commentaries on online news articles—to explore the construction of an imagined pan-Arabic identity versus its regional rival, the Persian identity. We argue that by emphasizing fault lines of language and religion, Arabism discourse substantially draws on historical regional power struggles within a contemporary frame of a political standoff between a Shiite Iran and a Sunni “Arab world.”

 

 

Why Are Half of Latin Americans Not Online? A Four-Country Study of Reasons for Internet Non-Adoption

by Hernan Galperin @ International Journal of Communication

This article seeks to advance our understanding of the adoption barriers faced by the 250 million people age 15 and older in Latin America who are not regular Internet users. The data are sourced from large-scale household surveys in four countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. The empirical strategy is based on modeling the probability that nonadopters cite different reasons for nonsubscription and nonuse, conditional on demographic characteristics. In contrast to developed countries, the findings indicate that high costs and limited service availability continue to be key barriers to residential subscription and, to a lesser extent, individual use. However, the findings also suggest that human capital barriers related to lack of ICT skills and content relevance are important determinants of digital exclusion for specific groups, such as older adults and indigenous language speakers. In broader terms, the article corroborates the need to study barriers to Internet adoption in different country contexts and, perhaps more importantly, across socioeconomic groups.

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Facebook, Not Google, Is Now the Top Referral Source for Digital Publishers

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Over the last number of years one of the main areas of contention between the two has been driving referral traffic.

However, it’s not simply about top market share, it’s a contest between social referrals and search engine referrals.

Until recently Google has been the top traffic referrer online. But according to data from Parse.ly, which provides web analytics for digital publishers that include the likes of Mashable, Telegraph Media Group, and Business Insider, Facebook recently surpassed Google as the top referrer for major publishers.

Parse.ly CTO Andrew Montalenti told SocialTimes that there are several factors contributing to this shift.

Perhaps the biggest change took place about a year ago, when Facebook began taking a more active interest in developing relationships with publishers to curate and promote content, he said:

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Venture Labor| Conclusion: Agendas for Studying Communicative Capitalism

by Gina Neff @ International Journal of Communication

This short essay concludes a Special Section on the book Venture Labor and reflects on the directions for future research for media and communication scholars. The essay argues that new ways of studying the political economy of information-intensive industries stretch the traditional scope of media and communication studies. This “informational economy” relies ever more on the production and circulation of commodified and monetized values emerging within the media industry and media practices broadly construed. This essay concludes a collection of articles proposing theoretical frameworks and empirical examples to deal with the transformations of work and economic value within the media and communication field. Collectively, the authors in this special issue address how media workers are responding to technological and economic change and how new communication technologies influence the production of economic value. This essay argues that the field of media and communication studies can help scholars understand the practices of the informational economy, the status of workers within this economy, and their resistance to its exploitative tendencies.

Secondo gli Warriors lo stile di Westbrook è “troppo facile da difendere”

by Elena Zoppè @ NBARELIGION.COM

Alcuni dei Golden State Warriors hanno dichiarato anonimamente di non essere affatto spaventati dal gioco dell'MVP della scorsa stagione, essendo "facile da difendere"

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What You Need To Learn About Facebook Marketing

by Enliven Group @ Enliven Group

Facebook is an extremely popular platform for online marketers since most customers have an account. You should learn more about developing a strong presence on this […]

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The State of the Field of Social Norms Research

by Hillary C. Shulman, Nancy Rhodes, Emily Davidson, Rachel Ralston, Lorraine Borghetti, Lindsey Morr @ International Journal of Communication

This investigation provides a synthesis of the state of social norm research in the social sciences using a content analysis of 821 empirical studies that employed social norms as a primary construct. Questions guiding this analysis included: What theories are most often used in social norms research? What types of social norms are used most often in research? What referents are typically used in social norm measures? What topics are typically investigated with social norms? What outcomes are frequently associated with social norms? And what ages and in what countries are norms commonly studied? By highlighting the trends in this vast area, it is hoped that future work can focus on integrating and advancing theory in this popular domain of communication research.

Unexpected Types Of Addiction Counseling In Michigan

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

When most people think about addiction counseling, they think of drug addiction or alcohol addiction. While those are the most common types of addiction counseling in Michigan, there are many other forms of addiction that may require therapy. Any activity or habit that takes control of your life is a potential addiction, and it is

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Do Arabs Really Read Less? “Cultural Tools” and “More Knowledgeable Others” as Determinants of Book Reliance in Six Arab Countries

by Justin D. Martin, Ralph J. Martins, Shageaa Naqvi @ International Journal of Communication

Book reading in the Arab region is believed to be lower than in regions of similar economic status, but this has not been tested using nationally representative data. This study used the sociocultural theory of learning, particularly the concepts of “more knowledgeable others” and “cultural tools,” to examine influences on Arabs’ reported book reliance. The study examined print and e-book reliance among Internet users in six Arab countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (Arab respondents n = 3,510; Western and Asian expatriates n = 989). Arab respondents in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, countries with large numbers of expatriates, reported lower book reliance than Asian or Western expatriates, but this was not the case in Qatar. Although numbers of expatriates suitable for similar comparisons were not among data samples collected in Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia, Arab respondents in those countries did nonetheless report markedly lower book reliance than non-Arabs elsewhere in the region. Use of news apps and reliance on in-person conversations for news positively predicted reliance, whereas time spent in person with family and friends and frequency of social media posts were negative predictors.

A Coming Singularity in Media Regulation: The American Case

by W. Russell Neuman @ International Journal of Communication

The singularity identified in this article is the prospect that the cable-based Internet service provider could potentially become the sole vendor capable of providing truly high-speed residential broadband connectivity in the United States. The premise is that broadband Internet replaces virtually all of its legacy competitors such as analog telephony and terrestrial broadcasting. This prospectively unchallenged chokepoint for political communication, advertising, entertainment, and economic transactions could extract monopoly rents and distort otherwise open political processes. As minimally acceptable broadband data rates escalate, the physical limitations of copper-wire technologies increasingly limit the incumbent telephone carrier as a meaningful competitor. Satellite-based Internet service providers face equally if not even more daunting technical challenges in providing true broadband connectivity at scale. To avoid a return to the inflexibility of full tariff-based common carrier regulation of an inadvertent, but potentially de facto monopolist, there remains one potential for meaningful competitive technology for provision of broadband Internet—fixed terrestrial wireless Internet based on fifth-generation and successor cellular technologies with competitive monthly fees for unlimited data.

Constructing National Identity Online: The Case Study of #IranJeans on Twitter

by Aya Yadlin-Segal @ International Journal of Communication

This article explores social media users’ circulation of a Twitter hashtag #IranJeans as it reflects a complex transnational dialogue about Iranian identity markers in a globalized mediascape. By conducting a thematic analysis of 140 tweets and photos shared under #IranJeans, this study draws attention to the ways in which social media provide users a unique space to address global political discourse, reconstruct their identities, and refute cultural misconceptions on a transnational level. The study presents this transcultural dialogue as an “affirmative opposition,” focusing on identity construction processes that simultaneously critique and rearticulate existing cultural binaries. This, in turn, expands the discussion of identity construction from older generations of mass media to new, online, media platforms.

How Political Conflict Shapes Online Spaces: A Comparison of Climate Change Hyperlink Networks in the United States and Germany

by Thomas Häussler, Silke Adam, Hannah Schmid-Petri, Ueli Reber @ International Journal of Communication

We examine how the political context in which actors are embedded relates to their online communication. We argue that the degree of contentiousness of an issue (high vs. low conflict) is a decisive factor in explaining the distinct network structures generated by the actors’ hyperlink patterns. Comparing two such networks originating in the United States and Germany in the area of clilmate change, we found systematic differences between them that result in distinct political hyperlink topologies, which reflect the underlying issue context. These differences become visible in the reciprocity of the actors’ hyperlink communication, the fragmentation of the networks along the political divide, the recognition issue opponents receive from the media, and the transnational orientation of climate advocates and skeptics. This research implies that hyperlink communication is responsive to the political context, and that countermovements, in particular, manage to reap the benefits from online communication mobilization efforts.

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by Jamie Ziglar @ 2nd Line Marketing

The foundation of a great Local SEO campaign is an optimized Google listing. 2nd Line Marketing has perfected the creation, verification, and optimization process for our clients. When it comes to local business advertising, an accurate and informative listing on Google is as valuable as having an ad in the yellow pages 20 years ago. What is Organic SEO?  When someone performs a search on Google (or any other search

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Venture Labor| Entrepreneuring the Good Life? ― Introduction

by Laura Robinson @ International Journal of Communication

Drawing on Gina Neff’s concept of venture labor as the “explicit expression of entrepreneurial values by non-entrepreneurs,” this research brings together voices from multiple social science perspectives including communication, sociology, and media studies. Together, the contributors grapple with how the work of media making is changing with the introduction of new media technologies, the economic ideologies that support the work of the production of popular communication, and the precarity of media work in a digital media landscape. The authors ask, What are the risks and rewards of tying an increasingly insecure form of work to economic risks, opportunities, and rewards, on the one hand, and the good life, on the other hand?

Google Webmaster Tools Search Appearance Overview

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

Google Webmaster Tools Search Appearance Overview tutorial explains the importance of search snippets. This blog/article is a short introduction to Search Appearance Overview insights in Google Webmaster Tools.

This article on Google Webmaster Tools is a great way to understand the inner working of basic on page optimization and also how your website may show up in Google search results page (SERP) all webmasters and website owners should understand the results of Google search because then you can create better landing pages according to how Google search displays its results.

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The Afterlife of Critique: The Communicability of Criticism and the Publicity of Polemic Concerning Public Debate in the Turkish Press

by A. Özgür Gürsoy, Gokcen Karanfil @ International Journal of Communication

The philosophical activity of critique is intimately connected with the mundane activity of public criticism that takes place in newspapers. Drawing on the Kantian tradition of critical philosophy, we argue that four axes, namely, self-examination, liminal interrogation, concern with legitimacy, and the requirement of communicability, are implied by critical discourse and public debate. We then examine a recent set of polemics (between Doğan Akın, Ali Bayramoğlu, and Etyen Mahçupyan) in the Turkish press with the aid of these axes—as well as techniques for the analysis of informal reasoning—to determine what critical function such polemics may have. We conclude that critique survives as polemic in the Turkish press, but in such a way that the latter’s publicity vitiates the former’s communicability. The result is that polemics ultimately track the balance of power between social forces rather than being a transformative element within them.

Thank You, Mr. President: Journalist Gender in Presidential News Conferences

by Lindsey Meeks @ International Journal of Communication

Many factors can influence journalists and the news. This study focuses on the influence of a journalist’s gender in the White House press corps by examining presidential news conferences and comparing what issues male and female journalists cover in their questions across eight administrations, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. This content analysis revealed three notable trends. First, women did not get called upon more often for questions over the course of the eight administrations. Second, in the aggregate, men and women were similar in their issue emphases. Third, when an additional influence was taken into account—the administration’s party affiliation—men and women journalists shifted their issue emphases.

Frames and Reasoning: Two Pathways From Selective Exposure to Affective Polarization

by Yariv Tsfati, Lilach Nir @ International Journal of Communication

Although an association between congruent exposure to ideological news and affective polarization is well documented, we know little about the mechanisms underlying it. This article explores two possible mechanisms: (1) acceptance of media frames and (2) the effects on the audience’s reasoning, specifically, their knowledge of claims supporting their and the other camp’s positions. Mediation hypotheses were tested on data collected using an online survey of users of ideological and mainstream Israeli news websites (N = 788). Op-eds from these websites (N = 259) were content-analyzed to determine the frames used by ideological and mainstream websites. Results demonstrate that acceptance of frames plays a more important role than audience reasoning in mediating the effect of selective exposure on political polarization.

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Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Compromising Over Technology, Security, and Privacy — Commentary

by Gus Hosein @ International Journal of Communication

The post-Snowden debates have often referred to an alleged trade-off between human rights and security that digital citizens need to negotiate, and to a balance that needs to be struck by policy makers. In this brief commentary, Gus Hosein problematizes the often uncritical discussion over an alleged balance between rights and security by addressing the recent conflict between Apple and the FBI over the encryption of mobile phones. He argues that an increase in privacy will also enhance the security of digital citizens.

Venture Labor| Venture Labor, the News Crisis, and Journalism Education

by C.W. Anderson @ International Journal of Communication

This essay applies Neff’s venture labor concept to crisis in journalistic production and attempts by journalism schools to reconcile their roles of training students for a professional workforce with the slow-motion disintegration of that workforce. Specifically, it looks at entrepreneurial journalism training programs in the United States and the complex ways these programs both reify and challenge notion of venture labor. 

 

Global Digital Culture| Digital Labor Studies Go Global: Toward a Digital Decolonial Turn

by Antonio A. Casilli @ International Journal of Communication

This article elucidates the global dimensions of digital labor. The field of study touching on platform-based activities has scaled up to reflect the increasing reliance of digital economies on supply chains outsourcing tasks to developing and emerging countries. To what extent can an economy predicated on data and value transfer from the Global South to the North be construed as “neocolonial”? Theoretical parallels with slavery, imperialism, and colonization fail to assess the historical uniqueness of new global inequalities. This article claims that the germane notion of “coloniality” (by relating to existing works at the intersection of race, gender, postcolonial, and subaltern studies) better addresses the dynamics of social exclusion and exploitation at play in Western and non-Western countries. I conclude by arguing for a “digital decolonial turn” pursuing the chief goal of digital labor studies: making invisible work visible.

Building Your Referral Machine

by Andrew Wood @ Golf Operator Magazine

With all your tools in hand, it’s time to commit to the development of a referral habit that will pay untold dividends over the course of your business career. (Even if you’re not in sales or marketing, the ability to generate business – to be a rainmaker – makes you more valuable in any position.) [...]

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Police nab 30 suspects in credit card fraud and identity theft ring

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

New York police uncovered a large credit card fraud and identity theft ring in Queens that is thought to have affected hundreds of thousands of victims. They arrested 30 people in connection with the scheme and named them in two

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Google Begins Rolling Out Its Latest Algorithm Update – Google Panda 4.2

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Google’s Gary Illyes has confirmed that Google started rolling out Panda update version 4.2 last weekend, affecting 2–3% of queries.

Google algorithm updates always rouse a storm on the internet community as they directly affect website rankings. The latest such refresh is Google Panda 4.2, which began on 18th July, 2015. However, the rollout is extremely slow and that’s the reason people didn’t notice it. According to Google, it may take months till the time we are able to notice any significant impact on the website rankings. It might also not affect all the pages of a website in the short run. Google officials were tight-lipped about why the rollout is so slow.

This refresh is happening just after 10 months from the last update that was rolled out in September last year. As Google algorithm updates keep on happening periodically, it’s considered to be the 30th such update.

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To Speak or Not to Speak: Predicting College Students’ Outspokenness in the Pro-Democracy Movement in Hong Kong

by Wan-Ying Lin, Bolin Cao, Xinzhi Zhang @ International Journal of Communication

This study applied the spiral of silence theory to examine college students’ willingness to speak up about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong in both offline and online scenarios. The results largely confirmed the spiral of silence effect in the offline scenario, but not in the online scenario. The findings also suggested that, instead of considering the opinion climate of the general public as a whole, perceived opinion congruency with the peer group positively affected students’ outspokenness in the offline setting. Other well-established influencing factors, such as fear of isolation and the awareness of consequence, were confirmed in the offline context as well. Moreover, alternative media exposure positively predicted one’s willingness to speak up in both online and offline scenarios. Finally, the applicability of the spiral of silence hypothesis to cyberspace was discussed.

Elderly Virginia Woman Died in a Three Vehicle Hit-and-Run Crash

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A hit-and-run driver has been arrested for a car crash that killed an 81-year-old woman Virginia woman. According to Virginia State Police, the woman was traveling westbound in a 1996 Ford Ranger when a 2015 Chrysler 300 traveling eastbound veered

Courts’ Use of Social Media: A Community of Practice Model

by Jane Johnston @ International Journal of Communication

This article examines the development of social media as a communication tool for courts, judicial agencies, and tribunals. It presents the findings of a study into a small, but vibrant network of public information officers from this sector who shared knowledge and worked creatively in developing their social media practice at a time when these platforms were emerging as a serious consideration for government stakeholder communication. The article achieves two outcomes. First, it advances the limited scholarly literature into how courts, judicial agencies, and tribunals have transitioned to social media. Second, it develops a theoretical framework based on a community of practice model, which has application across any sector or industry in which practitioners work in siloed communication roles or are required to incorporate information and communication technologies at a rapid pace.

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Cyber Monday Sales Brought in $3 Billion.

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Pros And Cons Of Online Schooling For Anxious Children: Anxiety Therapy MI

by Perspectives Of Troy @ Perspectives Of Troy

Online schooling was once reserved for college-level students, but it is becoming increasingly common for school-aged children as well. Children with anxiety may thrive in online schooling because they can complete their education at home without the pressure of a classroom. With that in mind, web-based instruction isn’t ideal for everyone. Let’s take a look

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How Google Search Works in 2006

by Owner @ Google Maps Marketing – Expert Local SEO Company

Infographic shows how search works, from the perspective of a content creator, starting with their content & following it through the indexing & ranking process.

As users have shifted to mobile devices, the limited screen size of the devices have pushed search engines to squeeze out & displace publishers with their own self-hosted information in an effort to offset the poor usability offered by tiny devices, while ensuring the search habit does not decline.

The philosophy of modern search has thus moved away from starting with information and connecting it to an audience, to starting with the user and customizing the result page to them.

“The biggest three challenges for us still will be mobile, mobile, mobile”.

Begley Law Group to Sponsor Children’s Cancer Charity Walk and Run

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Begley Law Group is proud to be a sponsor of the Join Hands 5K and Family Mile coming to Ridgefield Park, NJ on June 25th.  Benefiting the Tomorrows Children’s Fund, this event will help families of children with cancer and

Examining the Relationship Between Presumed Influence of U.S. News About China and the Support for the Chinese Government’s Global Public Relations Campaigns

by Ran Wei, Ven-hwei Lo, Guy Golan @ International Journal of Communication

 

Inspired by the influence of presumed influence (IPI) framework, the current study examines the inferred effects of American media coverage of China, which tends to be negative and to portray China as the West’s next enemy, and the potential real-life consequences of these perceptions in the form of support for China’s global public relations efforts. A survey of a large representative sample of residents in China’s five largest cities showed that Chinese respondents believed that dominantly negative U.S. news about China was influential on Americans’ perceptions of China. Further, the more they paid attention to such news, the greater they presumed the influence of the news on Americans. Structure equation modeling (SEM) analysis shows that presumed influence of U.S. news about China on Americans and negative emotions elicited by the news predicted support for the Chinese government’s global public relations campaigns. We discuss the implications of these findings for the robust influence of presumed influence research and globalized cross-border communication.


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There’s no doubt about it. Blogging is a tried and true method of increasing site traffic and conversion rates. A blog has so much versatility, it’s one of the most important tools you can use to develop a community and maintain a steady stream of website traffic. But how can you make your blog worth …

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Making Business News: A Production Analysis of The New York Times

by Nikki Usher @ International Journal of Communication

The 2007–2009 financial crisis and its lingering aftereffects have provoked strong reactions about business journalism as a fundamentally failed form of news that does not adequately examine the economy. To move the discourse about the financial crisis forward, it is important to understand how journalists produce and create business news. This article offers a news production study based on five months of ethnographic research at The New York Times during the Great Recession and aims to examine some common critiques about business news: that journalists are investor oriented, generally unquestioning of the larger capitalist economic system, and do little watchdog journalism. These observations about business news are discussed in the context of the major critiques and offer concluding thoughts that these critiques do not do enough to explain business news limitations.

Comment Counts or News Factors or Both? Influences on News Website Users’ News Selectioners’ News Selection

by Ines Engelmann, Manuel Wendelin @ International Journal of Communication

In this article, we investigate how news selection on news websites is influenced by popularity indicators and news factor intensities. For Internet users, popularity indicators such as comment counts, published in the context of news items, might complement journalistic relevance attribution. We therefore conducted an experiment (N = 320) in which we investigated the impact of comment counts and news factor intensities on news selection. We found that comment counts did not affect the selection of associated news items, whereas news factors affected news selection positively. The implications of these results are discussed.

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The Conditional Nature of Presidential Agenda Influence on TV News: The Case of Education

by Amber E. Boydstun, Rens Vliegenthart, Marshall L. Baker @ International Journal of Communication

The president’s ability to influence media attention is crucial to theoretical understandings of institutional agenda setting. We add a key caveat: the conditional nature of how presidential attention influences media attention to a given issue. We highlight two conditioning variables: The president’s party and the degree of public concern for the issue. Presidential influence on media is enhanced when his or her party “owns” the issue. But since public concern about an issue tends to prompt saturated media coverage, strong public concern mitigates presidential influence on the media. We test these ideas by examining presidential and television attention to education, 1974–2007. Using time-series models, we find support for our hypotheses, with implications for political communication research and applied political strategy.

Mainstream Versus Ethnic Media: How They Shape Ethnic Pride and Self-Esteem Among Ethnic Minority Audiences

by Srividya Ramasubramanian, Marissa Joanna Doshi, Muniba Saleem @ International Journal of Communication

 

This article explores the underlying processes that influence the ways in which mainstream and ethnic media shape ethnic minority audiences’ self-concepts. Ethnic minorities are often underrepresented and presented in stereotypical and negative ways in mainstream popular U.S. culture, while ethnic media tend to represent them in more diverse and auspicious ways. This study uses survey methodology to simultaneously assess the differential effects of mainstream and ethnic media on ethnic minorities. Specifically, it tests the role of mainstream media and ethnic media in influencing ethnic pride, self-esteem, and ethnic performance (behavioral expression of one’s ethnic identity) among Indian Americans. Results from path analyses reveal that whereas mainstream media is associated with decreased self-esteem, ethnic media use is associated with increased ethnic pride and ethnic performance. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.


Putting Out Fire with Gasoline in Tahrir Square: Revisiting the Gamson Hypothesis

by Bahaa Gameel, Shuning Lu, Hyeri Jung, Thomas J. Johnson @ International Journal of Communication

This study situates the Gamson hypothesis in the non-Western country of Egypt with an attempt to explore the relationship between the Gamson typology and political behavior in a country that has traditionally been under an authoritarian regime. Furthermore, this study suggests that additional factors might play important roles in the traditional relationship; it examines a possible link among media use, political corruption, and political rights to the Gamson typology based on a representative national survey conducted in Egypt. Several results differed from studies conducted in the Western world. Dissidents were more likely to engage in conventional political activities, which goes against the Gamson hypothesis. High efficacy regardless of trust level predicted conventional activities. This study aims not only to enrich the model but also to enhance our understanding of the diverse nature of the relationships among the Gamson typology and perceptions of political system, media use, and political activities in a non-Western authoritarian state.

Litigation Funding Helps Bridge the Financial Gap Between Filing Suit and Settlement

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in auto accident due to no fault of your own? Are you suing for damages and have attorney representation? If so, auto accident lawsuit funding may be able to help with

Clippers, Griffin: “Non abbiamo avuto successo, giusto cambiare”

by Nicolò Basso @ NBARELIGION.COM

Blake Griffin è chiamato a guidare i Clippers in una delicata fase di transizione (vincente)

L'articolo Clippers, Griffin: “Non abbiamo avuto successo, giusto cambiare” sembra essere il primo su NBARELIGION.COM.

Google Panda Update: Everything We Know About Panda 4.2

by Owner @ Web Hosting | Expert Local SEO and Google Maps Marketing

Too late for new changes…

Unfortunately, once Google begins rolling out one of these updates, it is too late to apply changes that will have any effect during the rolling out phase period. As we have seen previously, these updates have a cut-off date and any changes made after this date will be applied to the next refresh or update.

That said, it is always a good idea to be continually updating content. But if you have been previously impacted by Panda and did not make the changes to increase quality yet, you will need to wait for the next one.

Likewise, if you are now negatively impacted by the Panda algo this time around, you will need to wait for the next update or refresh.

“Coming Months”

What exactly does “coming months” mean? Does it mean two months? Six months? Or is it in limbo right now depending on how fast (or not) they decide … Continue reading

JK Adventure – Troy Tertany

by Jared Mitchell @ Testimonials – Beefysites

Before Jared got a hold of my sites as a Consultant, we virtually had no SEO quality, now we are one of the largest Jeep Forums in the USA.  

Partisan Self-Stereotyping: Testing the Salience Hypothesis in a Prediction of Political Polarization

by Jiyoung Han, Daniel B. Wackman @ International Journal of Communication

The goal of this study is to theorize the relationship between the news and political polarization through a lens of group dynamics. Consistent with the salience hypothesis of the category fit and category accessibility interaction, we first articulate when and how news exposure makes news consumers think of themselves as Democrats or Republicans instead of unique individuals. Drawing on group polarization literature, we further hypothesize partisan self-stereotyping—an automatic reaction to partisan identity salience—as a mechanism behind the polarizing effect of partisan conflict-framed news. Two experimental studies provide a consistent pattern of support for our hypotheses. The implications of these findings were discussed in comparison with extant studies testing similar news effects under a different theoretical framework—namely, motivated reasoning.

Rumors, Nurkic verso la Restricted Free Agency; si allontana l’estensione con Portland

by Nicolò Basso @ NBARELIGION.COM

Il centro bosniaco è finito sotto i riflettori dopo la serie di ottime prestazioni inanellate nella seconda parte della passata stagione

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Jason Mittell, Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling

by Art Herbig @ International Journal of Communication

Civic Creativity: Role-Playing Games in Deliberative Process

by Eric Gordon, Jason Haas, Becky Michelson @ International Journal of Communication

This article analyzes the use of a role-playing game in a civic planning process. We focus on the qualities of interactions generated through gameplay, specifically the affordances of voluntary play within a “magic circle” of the game, that directly impact participants’ ability to generate new ideas about the community. We present the results of a quasi-experimental study where a role-playing game (RPG) called @Stake is incorporated into participatory budgeting meetings in New York City and compared with meetings that incorporated a trivia game. We provide evidence that the role-playing game, which encourages empathy, is more effective than a game that tests knowledge for generating what we call civic creativity, or an individual’s ability to come up with new ideas. Rapid ideation and social learning nurtured by the game point to a kind of group creativity that fosters social connection and understanding of consequence outside of the game. We conclude with thoughts on future research.

Public Spheres of Skepticism: Climate Skeptics’ Online Comments in the German Networked Public Sphere

by Jonas Kaiser @ International Journal of Communication

Online comment sections can be considered a public battleground for contestation where members of mainstream publics and counterpublics meet. The case of the climate skeptic counterpublic in Germany was chosen to find out where and how members of the counterpublic are speaking out and how the mainstream responds to that. I conducted a hyperlink network analysis to identify potential battlegrounds, followed by a content analysis of 10,262 user comments from different publics (four news sites, six climate blogs). The results show that the skeptic counterpublic, albeit structurally excluded, is successful in brigading mainstream comment sections and countering the mainstream narrative. The conservative comment sections are especially dominated by counterpublic voices. Mainstream users, however, respond critically to them and challenge the skeptics within their own counterpublic.

Examining the Practices That Mexican Journalists Employ to Reduce Risk in a Context of Violence

by Sallie Hughes, Mireya Márquez-Ramírez @ International Journal of Communication

Research on journalists working in contexts of risk has examined either war correspondents on temporary assignments or the psychological effects of covering traumatic events, usually after the events have ended. Although these studies are important, they fail to account for the growing importance of ongoing violence in insecure democracies and its possible consequences for national journalistic practice. We address these issues by examining journalists’ risk-reduction practices in Mexico, including self-censorship, following company censorship policies, curtailing street reporting, and concealing sensitive information. Using logistic regressions, we tested occupational, organizational, normative, and contextual conditions as predictors of engagement in these practices. Findings reveal the pervasiveness of risk-reduction practices in Mexico and the complexity of conditions prompting their use, including conditions related to antipress violence, dangerous newsbeats, and the economic insecurity of media firms but also voicing greater support for assertive professional norms. The research sets a baseline for future comparative research that includes greater attention to subnational conditions, dangerous newsbeats, and how violence and uneven state capacity may undermine the economic conditions of media firms.

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Support the Relief Effort for Puerto Rico

by Danny Stewart @ 99.1 WFMK | Variety from the '80s to NOW | Lansing Adult Contemporary Radio

The City of Lansing will be joining forces with the Lansing regional Sister Cities Commission to raise money for Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief. Continue reading…

Texas appeals court’s decision shows importance of wording in noncompete agreements

by admin @ SEONewsWire.net

A recent decision by a Texas appeals court demonstrates that the wording of a noncompete agreement must be precise. In the case, East Texas Copy Systems, Inc. v. Player, the Court of Appeals in Texarkana ruled that a noncompete agreement