- THE ROLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTITIONER IN SOCIAL MEDIA DURING COVID-19
- THE ROLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS IMPROVING BUSINESS DURING COVID-19
- THE ROLES OF MEDIA IN SPREADING AWARENESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
- THE RISING OF RETAIL PRICES DURING MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER
- THE EFFECTS OF DIVORCE PARENTS ON CHILD’S BEHAVIOR
- THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 TOWARD PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTITIONER IN MALAYSIA ABSTRACT
- STUDENTS LIFE IN HOSTEL DURING COVID-19
- STRESS AMONG STUDENTS DURING MCO
- MEDIA REPRESENTATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (OKU)
- AN OVERVIEW OF CRISIS MANAGEMENT, DECISION-MAKING, AND SPORTS MEDIA CONCEPT
The Public Relations Practitioner/Officer (PRO) or Corporate Communications (Corp Comm) uses various means of communication to create successful two-way communications between the business and other groups of people. It focuses on bringing the public and a company together in order to display a common understanding or image. PRO professionals use a wide variety of media to establish and maintain positive relations between the hiring agency and its customers by organized marketing promotions and PR events. The objective of this research is to identify the roles of public relations practitioner in social media during COVID-19 in which the challenges faced by PRO in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the social media is important in doing PRO task, how they use social media as a part of PRO working routine and are PRO highly dependent to social media for their company through the use of qualitative research, which is an interview to understand and describe the social phenomenon. Lastly, the researchers analysed the data by using thematic analysis. The findings of this research come out that the answer has somehow given from the online interview session in many types of platform such as Google Meet, WhatsApp Video Call and Zoom Meeting which effect on daily life.
Generally, people know that all the world now having a problem facing the COVID-19 pandemic. The Movement Control Order (MCO) giving a hard situation to the business company. The problems keeping their company on the market, regardless of the big traders or small traders, as there are several limitations during the MCO and giving a hard time to public relations practitioners. This research will be able to attain information about public relations and their job roles. There have a few types of businesses that include in this research such as small businesses, big businesses, and online businesses. In this research, there are six informants who are Public Relations Practitioner, working in private and government sector. In this research paper, researchers used purposive samplings. From this findings, researchers found that Public Relations Practitioners in any business company facing a similar crises such as sales drop, transportation, employees, supplier, packaging and photoshoot during this pandemic COVID-19.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has created a global health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we perceive our world and our everyday lives. Today, social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, have become primary sources of information. They are also vehicles for fake news and disinformation. During a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, media takes the roles in spreading awareness during Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the society aware about this disease. For the methodology of this research, the researchers follow the research design of qualitative research. The researchers uses semi-structured interview in gathering information from the informants. At the end, the researchers found out that media plays a big roles in spreading awareness during covid-19 pandemic. People might see that media can be the effective way in spreading awareness during covid-19 pandemic, but certain people might see that media will bring the negative impact to the society. Also in taking roles as media during this pandemic, they need to identify and analyze the best content to be shown to the target audience.
Food is one of life essentials for human and it must have in human life for they to survive. When it comes to life essentials, it is important for human to find ways for those essential keep provided to them. Food becomes energy for human to do chores or working to keep living and surviving the world. However, it is different when the place itself has been infected or having a crisis such as pandemic or war, food becomes number one for them to find. Therefore, there is no such reason for people to abuse the prices of retail of food. The rapid rise in food prices has been a burden on the poor, and more intense when the country is having a big crisis. Reason for retailer to rise their price on retail is burdensome and unnecessary for them to apply. It is because the crisis not only affected on them but other people too who is the buyers. Moreover, when the crisis happened, some of them lose their job and surviving the crisis together as with the retailer. Become survival when they lost their job and have to go through the peak of retail prices just for food. The researchers used qualitative method where is the researchers interview 8 respondents that had experienced the situation itself. The researchers gather the information and socialize with the public to hear their opinion. Being fair and no bias towards any parties, the researchers find out government plays the main role on preventing and investigating the cases due the outbreak of COVID-19. People are confused and concern yet the cases still increasing by time to time and question mark arise when no act have been taken on certain places. Consumers’ voice plays major role on keeping government alert regarding the situation and providing solution to solve the issue.
This study is done in order to study the effects of divorce parents on child’s behaviour. A divorce happens after husband and wife decide not to live together anymore and they no longer want to be married to each other. This study used a systematic literature review that combined all study’s findings. The effects of divorce parents to children can be both either positive or negative. A total of 1000 articles seemed to correspond to the criteria according to the titles and abstracts. Two articles that studied in Malaysian fulfilled the criteria, (Morin, 2019) and (Garoo, 2019). A final total of 20 articles were selected for this systematic literature review, but only 10 which were found and picked for this topic. The effects of divorce upon child such as peer relations, stress, aggression, work effectiveness at school were happened. Moreover, in many cases, teenage children even drop out of school and get into drugs.
In this globalization, all country in the world are facing the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s getting harder when the government arrange the Movement Control Order (MCO) towards country. There were many who have lost their jobs and struggled to cope with the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Public relations practitioner in government and private sector are among those who are having a difficult time which they have to contribute to the department and companies. The objective of this research is to ask about how public relations practitioner handles their work during pandemic COVID19, to investigate the challenges that public relations practitioner face during the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify about public relations practitioner opinion on the roles of public relations during pandemic COVID-19. The researchers will research on the effects of COVID-19 toward public relations practitioner during the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of qualitative research, an interview will be conduct to gathers all information about the topic. The total of the companies that is a part of this research is Bank Rakyat, Jabatan Pertanian Pulau Pinang, Parliamentary Corporate, Afiq Rashid Public Relations and Media Prima which there is few from government sector and some from private sector. The findings of this research proves that public relations practitioners facing a hard times and crisis during this pandemic.
There is already emerging evidence to what is happening here in Malaysia. University students stranded at campuses nationwide have been told to stay put until the end of the MCO starting on March 18. This decision has caused students having depression and anxiety due to various factors, including living in isolation, not being able to see their families, worry about their families’ well-being, and concern on the impact of the lockdown on their study plans. There are good reasons to be concerned that prolonged isolation and separation from families will further adversely affect the mental health of students. It is not unexpected that parents would be worried about the well-being of children who are stranded on campus. For the methodology of this research, the researchers follow the research design of qualitative research. The researchers uses semi-structured interview in gathering information from the informants. One student from Universiti Utara Malaysia, one from UiTM Seri Iskandar, one from UiTM Perlis, two from UiTM Alor Gajah and two from UiTM Kuantan were interviewed. At the end, the researchers found out that most of the students are not happy with the news that they were not able to go back home for months and need to stay in their hostels during the pandemic of COVID-19 that begin to make them having mental breakdown and hard for them to live in the new norm.
The struck of COVID-19 pandemic had affect education institutions such as kindergarten, schools and Universities in Malaysia to close during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. Therefore, online class or Online Distance Learning (ODL) is another alternative used by education institutions to continue its syllabus. The application of ODL during MCO had affect students in terms of stress. Therefore, researchers have identified the factorsthat contribute to stress and the consequences of stress among students. For the methodology of this research, the researchers follow the research design of qualitative method. Next, the unit analysis of this research is individual. It is because researchers interviewed eight different students from various universities in Malaysia. The type of interview applied in this research is structured interview. The researchers conducted the interview online using the virtual platform such as Skype, Whatsapp video call and Facetime. Moreover, the researchers used two different sampling method to choose the interviewees. Next, researchers used thematic analysis to analyze data that was recorded after the interview sessions. The data from interview are kept as transcript and references. From the findings, researchers succeeded in identifying the factors of stress and the consequences of stress during MCO. Most of the interviewee gave their opinion but with similar answers. In conclusion, MCO is a great alternative to break the COVID-19 chain but also a challenge to students around the world.
This research study examined the impact of marginalised groups, particularly people with disabilities, otherwise known as ‘Orang Kurang Upaya’ (OKU) and their representation in Malaysian media. A structured survey questionnaire was conducted for data collection to identify public perception and attitude towards the members of the disabled community. This paper focused on the depiction of OKU in visual media, primarily television and films in Malaysia. Overall, the report laid out that portrayal of disability in Malaysian media is correlated to individuals belief and perception exposed in the consumed media and hopes to encourage inclusion for disabled people accompanied by a change in the portrayal of disability identity in Malaysia.
The conceptual article discusses the relationship between crisis communication management, decision-making, and sports media. The lack of academic research related to crisis communication management and sports media attracted the author’s attention in the writing of this article. There is a growing communication management crisis emerging in the sports industry in general and in the football industry, especially where the crisis communications area has become increasingly valuable in academic research in sports and media. This article highlighted some of the backgrounds, concepts, and issues of crisis management in institutions and sports organizations which divided into three phases, namely (i) pre-crisis, (ii) crisis response, and (iii) post-crises. In addition, this article also provides a brief statement of the decision-making process as described by Fotr & Svecova. The concept of relationships between sports and media highlights media competition knowledge and decision-makers in gaining broadcast media rights to billions of viewers for major sporting events around the world. Finally, this article also describes the Situation Crisis Communication Theory (SCCT) introduced by Professor Coombs in the management of the communications crisis and sports media.