<p class="Standard"><span lang="EN-US"> is an electronic half-yearly magazine that publishes articles in the field of communication and media studies as well as interdisciplinary articles. We also publish texts which can be potentially important for media researchers, including for example constructivist analyses, discourse analyses, empirical studies of media content, articles focusing on important issues discussed in the public sphere, etc.</span></p> <p class="Standard"><span lang="EN-US">The editorial board accepts only the texts which meet the criterion of a scientific article, which means that the author proposed a new way to put or solve a problem within the broadly understood social sciences.</span></p> <p class="Standard"><span lang="EN-US">No research perspective, theoretical approach or type of an article is imposed. We accept purely theoretical texts, empirical reports, reviews, and other articles, provided that they meet the requirements set above.</span></p> en-US <p>Content of the articles is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license</p> (Redakcja (Marcin Kulig, TOC) Thu, 01 Feb 2024 18:01:58 +0100 OJS 60 Report on the Conference "Woman in the Media - Sensuality - Sexuality - Carnality" Julia Walczak Copyright (c) 2024 Polish Communication Association Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0100 The Pilot Genre Pattern of Internet Reportage <p>This article analyses online reportage on the basis of Maria Wojtak’s method of genological analysis. The aim was to check whether it represents a revolution, destruction, or evolution of traditional reportage, the features of which were described in the first part of the article. In the second part, 12 selected digital reportages were analysed in 4 aspects: structural, pragmatic, cognitive and stylistic. This was used to create a canonical pattern of online reportage and to place the genre in its proper place in journalistic genology, and online journalism.</p> Patryk Szklarz Copyright (c) 2024 Polish Communication Association Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Management of Knowledge about Art History on the Internet, Based on Selected Educational Profiles <p>The Internet is nowadays a popular source of information. In particular, in social media, knowledge is sometimes given in a creative, often multimedia form, which can be considered attractive to young people. The development of this phenomenon is related to the formation of a knowledge society in the environment of the aforementioned type of media and experimentation in them with knowledge management processes. The article presents an analysis of new forms of online education on the example of the activity of educational accounts dedicated to art history. The ways of receiving the content published by these accounts were also explored. In addition, an attempt was made to show the opportunities and risks associated with the development of the concept of knowledge management in the virtual space.</p> Anna Grabowska Copyright (c) 2024 Polish Communication Association Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Analysis of Specialist Broadcasts on the Academic Radio <p>This article conducts a comprehensive analysis of specialized programs broadcasted by the academic radio station Feniks.FM. The article emphasizes wide thematic range presented in these broadcasts, ranging from music to social and scientific news. It highlights the signifi­cant role of the station in promoting talented students and delivering valuable educational and cultural content to its listeners. The analysis of the article underscores the importance of Feniks.FM radio as a platform supporting intellectual and artistic development of students at the University of Rzeszow.</p> Wiktoria Sudoł Copyright (c) 2024 Polish Communication Association Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Sexualisation in the Media on the Example of Selected Versions of Programme “Naked Attraction” <p>The emergence of artificial intelligence and new media, as well as technological changes, have prompted many changes in the media defined as traditional. Television producers are constantly looking for new forms in order to keep up with modern audiences and their demands. Some of these are very controversial and have to do with moral or ethical questions. A programme that has been described by Angela Smith as “the last taboo in mainstream television” is the show “Naked Attraction”. Its participants select a date partner from among naked people. The aim of the study, which involved qualitative and quantitative content analysis, was to examine how nudity is portrayed and described in selected editions of the show. The episodes of the show broadcast in different countries – Poland, the UK, Finland and Denmark – were examined and compared. The aim was to find out what characterises the show’s participants, how they and the hosts express themselves about sex and nudity, and what the participants’ (stated) attitudes are towards taking part in the programme.</p> Aleksandra Konieczna Copyright (c) 2024 Polish Communication Association Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Video Games Piracy in Poland over Decades <p>The article presents the history and present of video game piracy in Poland. This practice is almost as old as the games themselves. In Poland in the 1980s, it was very common, e.g. due to the lack of official distribution of western games. In the following decades, computer piracy was penalized, but the scale of the phenomenon did not decrease. However, its character has evolved – bazaar trading has been replaced by the Internet and file transfer via various means (peer-to-peer, hosting and others). Despite the fact that game developers and publishers have been trying to prevent illegal copying of their products for years, pirates are constantly trying to break security methods. The study was created mainly with the use of an Internet and archival query allowing to reach old information about the phenomenon.</p> Przemysław Ciszek Copyright (c) 2024 Polish Communication Association Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0100 Fascination of Para- And Pseudoscience-Related Information in Social Media During Global Pandemic <p>This article is an analysis of the issues related to the definition of pseudoscience and related terms, and presents the impact of the global pandemic on the growth of Internet users’ interest in occult, esoteric and witchcraft-related topics. In the context of this issue, the author cites historical events regarding researchers’ approach to the subject of witchcraft, including the so-called witch hunts that sparked worldwide interest in magic. In addition, the article also illustrates the increased interest in these topics, which was triggered by the religion of wicca, which introduced them anew, but in a positive context. It is worth noting that it was only the development of the Internet that popularized accounts and profiles of witches on such a large scale, as well as areas related to the pseudo-science of witchcraft. The last part of the article oscillates around the topic of the impact of the global pandemic on the development of interest in the above issues. The conclusions indicate a significant increase in the number of people watching channels related to pseudoscience..</p> Paulina Jedlińska Copyright (c) 2024 Polish Communication Association Thu, 01 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0100