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A review of new media in Malaysia: issues affecting society


Alivi, Mumtaz Aini and Ahmad Ghazali, Akmar Hayati and Tamam, Ezhar and Osman, Mohd Nizam (2018) A review of new media in Malaysia: issues affecting society. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 8 (2). pp. 13-29. ISSN 2222-6990

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Growth of new media plays a great role in society and political landscape in Malaysia. Thus, it is imperative to understand the main issues arising from development of new media, which affects the society. This paper therefore aims to explain how issues pertaining to new media has affected Malaysia. Three key issues will be discussed, namely, credibility, influence in the political landscape, and effectiveness in providing information to the public. Review of past literature and studies showed that credibility of online news is crucial whereby demand for reliable information is rising to compete with traditional media, which has been proven to be a credible source many decades ago. Moreover, in recent years, new media through online news has been influencing the political discourse in Malaysia with the help of many interesting features offered by that medium.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
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Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: New media; Online news; News credibility; News influence; Political discourse
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2019 10:01
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2019 10:01
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