Journal of Contemporary Issues in Media & Communication (JCIMC) <p><strong><span class="JsGRdQ">ISSN 2805-4997</span></strong></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">JCIMC is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal that promotes advancement in the fields of media and communication theory and research. It provides a platform for current debates, critique and analysis in the field of media, research and communication to stimulate contemporary discussions on pressing media issues. The focus is primarily on the aspects of research, practice, policy, theory and application in media and communication. The journal’s key purpose is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to publish and access </span><span data-contrast="none">up-to-date, comprehensive and important research work on communication and its related fields</span><span data-contrast="none">. </span><span data-contrast="none">The journal aims to contribute to the development of integrated and diverse forms of research, by linking aspects of media practice, theory, media literacy and policy.</span><span data-contrast="none"> </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"> </span></p> <p><strong><span data-contrast="none">Scope of the Journal:</span></strong><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">The journal includes a broad range of subjects under media and communication such as film &amp; broadcasting, mass communication, human communication, new media, visual communication, media policies, communication and culture, journalism, </span><span data-contrast="none">public relations</span><span data-contrast="none">, advertising and branding. JCIMC also adopts a multi-disciplinary approach in highlighting debates related to contemporary issues in society and the media industry. </span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"> </span></p> <p><strong><span data-contrast="none">Target Readers:</span></strong><strong><span data-contrast="none"> </span></strong><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335551550&quot;:6,&quot;335551620&quot;:6,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:240}"> </span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">Academics, researchers, students, policymakers, media practitioners in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, advertising and other media and communication professionals. </span></p> Pusat Pengajian Komunikasi en-US Journal of Contemporary Issues in Media & Communication (JCIMC) 2805-4997 The Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic News Coverage on New Normal Tourism in Indonesia <p>Along with the recent decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia, people's mobility has begun to increase, including traveling. This study highlights the effect of Covid-19 pandemic news coverage on the public's intention to travel during the pandemic by implementing health protocols, known as new normal tourism, as a behavior to protect health based on individual perceptions of their risk of being infected with Covid-19. Referring to the frameworks of the Health Belief Model and Theory of Planned Behavior, this study examines the effect of COVID-19 risk perception on behavioral intention towards new normal tourism. An online questionnaire using Google Form was distributed in Jakarta from April 18 – 21, 2021, and data from 483 respondents were used for analysis. The findings show that affective risk perception is a significant predictor of attitude, while cognitive risk perception has a positive influence on subjective norms. Despite the fact that both cognitive and affective risk perceptions have a considerable impact on behavioral intention, affective risk perception has a negative influence, which contradicts the initial hypothesis. Subjective norms mediated the relationship between cognitive perception and behavioral intention, whereas attitude was found to be a significant mediator between affective risk perception and behavioral intention. The hypothesized relationships were partially mediated by gender and marital status. This study has important and insightful implications for tourism practitioners who would be asked to prepare the post-corona field for a new normal following the pandemic.</p> Morissan Morissan Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Contemporary Issues in Media & Communication (JCIMC) 2022-12-30 2022-12-30 2 1 26 Political Internet Memes in Indonesia: Insulting the President in the 2019 Presidential Election Adi Bayu <p>This article analyses the discourse of internet memes 'Jokowi planga-plongo' that mocked and insulted the President in the 2019 Indonesian presidential election. These insults and mockery toward the president were severe that it urged the government to issue an article regarding the insult to the president and his vice. We collected 'Jokowi planga-plongo' memes during the 2019 presidential election campaign. We analyse qualitatively with the social semiotics analysis assisted by the internet meme theory and bisociation theory. We found that Indonesians use abusive and non-abusive memes to insult the President. The non-abusive insulting memes created without a harsh and abusive words can sneak from the EIT law. Besides, it was also found that the non-abusive memes are more in quantity than the abusive ones to avoid the law violation.</p> ADI BAYU MAHADIAN Rohani Hashim Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Contemporary Issues in Media & Communication (JCIMC) 2022-12-31 2022-12-31 2 27 57 Factors of Knowledge, Attitude, Friends, and Social Media that Influence The Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Students in Accepting K-Pop Culture <p>Korean pop, also known as K-pop, has become a phenomenon widely spread worldwide as a part of entertainment and culture. Youths have readily accepted K-pop culture to the point that people take it as their cultural identity. This has happened worldwide, and Malaysia is no exception. Hence, the fear of them losing their own culture as they accept K-pop culture in their life might cause cultural identity within themselves. Therefore, this research analyses the factors that influence the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris undergraduates' acceptance of K-pop culture using Cultural Identity. This study uses quantitative methods, and the survey was distributed through social media platforms such as email, Telegram, and WhatsApp. Using a simple random sampling method, 414 respondents were collected from undergraduates from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris students and analysed using a software called SPSS. The analysis shows a high correlation between two factors that influence a K-pop fan and the level of acceptance of K-pop culture. The correlation coefficient results are 0.778 for the attitude factor and 0.779 for the social media factor. Both indicate that the strength of the relationships is high. The research finding shows that cultural identity happens when youth are influenced by external and internal factors, especially social media. This study contributes to the development of cultural identity theory and as an awareness to society on how K-pop culture may lead to a person having a crisis in their cultural identity. Hence, this study can be utilised by stakeholders to take action on encouraging Malaysians to accept their own culture using the same factor as how K-pop culture is being influenced among the youth. This also can be used for future researchers to conduct higher empirical research.</p> KAMARUZZAMAN ABDUL MANAN Nurul Diyana Kamarolzaman Nur Hafza Mohd. Mustafa Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Contemporary Issues in Media & Communication (JCIMC) 2022-12-31 2022-12-31 2 58 81 Faktor Kepercayaan dan Sikap Terhadap Periklanan Kosmetik di Facebook dan Hubungannya Terhadap Niat Pembelian <p>Kajian ini dijalankan untuk mengenal pasti faktor kepercayaan mahasiswa-mahasiswi Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) terhadap iklan kosmetik di Facebook, menilai hubungan antara faktor kepercayaan dengan sikap mahasiswa terhadap iklan produk kosmetik di Facebook serta hubungan antara sikap dengan niat pembelian produk kosmetik. Skop kajian berfokuskan mahasiswa-mahasiswi USM yang merupakan pengguna kosmetik dan berusia kurang daripada 20 tahun, 20-25 tahun serta melebihi 25 tahun. Perspektif teoretikal yang diguna pakai dalam kajian ini ialah Teori Tindakan Bersebab (TRA). Kaedah tinjauan dalam kajian ini menggunakan borang soal selidik atas talian berbentuk Google Form untuk mengumpul data daripada 80 orang responden menerusi teknik persampelan bertujuan, iaitu kaedah persampelan berantai. Hasil kajian mendapati faktor memberi informasi produk sebagai faktor kepercayaan mahasiswa terhadap iklan kosmetik di Facebook yang mencapai tahap kepercayaan paling tinggi. Analisis statistik korelasi menunjukkan kewujudan hubungan signifikan dan positif antara semua faktor kepercayaan yang dikaji (faktor memberi informasi produk, faktor keseronokan/hedonik, faktor kebolehpercayaan serta faktor imej dan peranan sosial) melainkan faktor kebendaan. Selain itu, sikap mahasiswa terhadap iklan kosmetik di Facebook juga memaparkan hubungan yang signifikan dan positif dengan niat pembelian produk kosmetik.</p> Joan Chang Gim Foong Dr. Nurzali Ismail Copyright (c) 2022 Journal of Contemporary Issues in Media & Communication (JCIMC) 2022-12-31 2022-12-31 2 82 104