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Zvi Israel relates to the reality of the media that direct mass culture at young people, promoting socio-economic motives through different visual texts. Young people have become detached from the arts, becoming passive consumers, rather than expressing thoughts in autonomous creative activities. Using concepts from philosophy, education, social psychology and art, Israel developed 'Six Conceptual Values of Art', to describe and define the creative process of art. These values include 'creative expression', 'critical thinking', 'aesthetic awareness', 'self-expression', 'visual perception' and 'conceptualization'. Artistic creative activity that emphasises value and the process, intuititon and multi-lkateral thinking can enable pupils to attain 'media literacy' and cope critically with the affluence offered by the mass media in their visual texts. The Six Conceptual Values were employed in workshops for school pupils, enhancing understanding and critical awareness of media texts, and enabling assessment of the pupils' work. The book provides clear guidelines for educators in the Arts and Media and Communication studies including assessment of pupils' achievements.
The Use of Indigenous Communication Approaches for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Erob Woreda, North Eastern Tigray' is a research work undertaken in Erob, North Eastern Tigray, in Ethiopia. It gives a glimpse of the Erob culture and the different forms of folk media there in the area. People of the area have been using them in their different social and political contexts since the time immemorial. They may use them in different settings ranging from like reflecting opinion both for appreciation and criticism of individuals, politics, and others to conflict resolution among the Erob people. Therefore, although there are limited researches carried out in the area, this research work could be taken as a very great input in promoting and enhancing the different folk media forms of the Erob People.
In a society saturated by mass media, as the Brazilian society is, social movements depend on mass media to spread their word, thus enhancing their ability to gather support of public opinion. This thesis is an analysis of how the largest Brazilian social movement, the Landless Rural Workers Movements (MST), manages to publicize its worldviews through the press, and how the mainstream media in Brazil frame the MST and its activities. This research was conducted using framing analysis. The frames sponsored by the MST, as well as the two other actors involved in the land reform issue in Brazil the government and the counter-movement Rural Democratic Union (UDR) were analyzed and then compared with the frames used by the two largest newspapers in Brazil in their coverage of land reform. The findings of this research parallel the findings of a previous study of the American media coverage of the U.S. anti-nuclear movement. The Brazilian media tended to provide favorable coverage of the movement in its earlier stages, and unfavorable coverage once the movement became stronger and more likely to exert real political power. Some other factors, however, may influence the coverage.
Social sites are very effective tools if used properly. Different social sites have different characteristic and utility value. Facebook is for leisure and fun, LinkedIn is for professional networking, you can share your slides on slide share, on Blog Spot you can express your opinion and views, you can upload documents, videos, slides. But your objective should be clear. However most of the time we get confused and don't have the clear objective. Similarly in office, every employee gets synergised with social media as well developing the skills of knowing the unknown, information on all interested subjects which keeps him updated and make him productive day by day. Today social networking becomes the order of the day in all work spots. People keep updating about themselves for enhancing their knowledge across the globe which is not possible in any other means, information to all within few seconds for the benefit of the receiver as well as the office team members. Future generation may leverage their knowledge in versatile fields which is not possible without social media. People make use of each network, based on their needs, whether for professional work or personal achievement.
In a world characterized by sophisticated customers, complex markets and an increasing request for transparency, the corporate blog may represent an important tool for social media branding activities. Exploiting both flexibility and interactivity, the social medium gives organizations a great opportunity for promoting the brand, engaging people and enhancing brand reputation. After a rich literature review about corporate branding and blogging, this research investigates the opinions that four relevant publics have about the diffusion and effectiveness of the social platform as a branding tool, taking as example the case of the Southern part of Switzerland. At the same time, it attempts to propose some possible motivations to those opinions, as well as some possible consequences they may have on the actual diffusion and effectiveness of the corporate blog in the area. In this way, the current study would like to take a step forward in the comprehensive understanding of the social media branding field, giving the input for widening the scope of the analysis.
The LIS professionals have become actively engaged in development and deployment of ICT. This book is mainly focuses on the impact and application of modern technologies in libraries and explains how librarians can adopt contemporary and innovative technologies in their work area. The practicing librarians have been deeply affected by the ICT and variety of these impacts is explored in the book. Many resources are now available in digital format and these resources are managed electronically using integrated library systems, computer networks, online portals, security systems, cloud computing, mobile technologies, QR codes and social media such as Facebook, twitter, wikis, blogs, chatting tools, Google+, Slide share, YouTube and so on. The library and information centers use these technologies to promote library services, enhancing access to information, updating library refurbishments, encouraging collaboration, developing communities, sharing information, taking feedback from users, mutual communication and to publicize events, services and news.
Social media websites are considered as a source of enhancing social interaction among youth. This study has been conducted to explore how social media websites are being used by the university youth. Two hypothesis are made one deals with self-presentation and second deals with social interaction. Since, Facebook is the most commonly used social media website among youth so it was selected to test the hypothesis. Survey method is used to collect the data. Descriptive stats and statistical test have been applied. According to the results majority of people use Facebook for one hour per day and majority of the users use this website for self-presentation.