A Special Issue on Media and Society
In our maiden issue, we jumpstarted our investigation into Communication as a human activity by focusing on online communication. It is the current craze, as if there’s no other way for us to communicate but via online. The platform, especially social media, is highly addictive and engaging, but is also indispensable, functional and useful. It was refreshing therefore, that in our maiden issue, we got to read Jason Baguia’s non-participation in the internet and the advantages and benefits it brings.
In this special issue of the Communication and Journalism Review, we focus on a less addictive type of media - traditional media. Maybe not addictive for today’s generation but for an earlier generation, this type of media was also indispensable and habit-forming. I’m referring to radio, film and newspapers, each one the subject of study in this issue. Our articles analyze them in relation to specific social issues of our time: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), racial profiling and discrimination, and HIV-AIDS reporting.
ONLINE ISSN: 2704-3096