Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network <p><span data-contrast="none">This is the official publication of the&nbsp;</span><a title="MeCCSA PGN" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span data-contrast="none">MeCCSA</span><span data-contrast="none"> Postgraduate Network</span></a><span data-contrast="none">. It is a&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">fully indexed open-access peer-reviewed journal</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;run exclusively by, and featuring content solely from, postgraduate and early career researchers.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:2,&quot;335559738&quot;:330,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:330}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><em><span data-contrast="none">Networking Knowledge</span></em><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;nurtures academic talent in the fields of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies, offering early career scholars a vibrant space for innovative scholarly debate,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">through</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;opportunities to publish their work and get involved in all stages of the editorial process.&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:2,&quot;335559738&quot;:330,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:330}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">Over the years of its existence,</span><em><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span></em><em><span data-contrast="none">Networking Knowledge</span></em><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;has</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;extended its impact and reach, driven by the&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">expertise of hundreds of contributors</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;– authors,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">editors,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">guest editors,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">reviewers</span><span data-contrast="none">.&nbsp;</span><a title="First issue of NK" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span data-contrast="none">Launched in September 2007</span></a><span data-contrast="none">,</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">initially&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">with the&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">specific&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">intention to serve the&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">MeCCSA</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;PGN community in the UK</span><span data-contrast="none">, the journal&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">has evolved into a global network of scholars, featuring work from all over the world. M</span><span data-contrast="none">any of&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">our past contributors</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;are now leading academics in their respective fields.&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:2,&quot;335559738&quot;:330,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:330}">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span data-contrast="none">The</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;journal&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">is driven by&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">the values of&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">rigour,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">openness,&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">collaboration and&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">academic freedom</span><span data-contrast="none">. It is therefore its core goal to&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">serve</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">the</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;community&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">of</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">postgraduate and early career scholars</span><span data-contrast="none">&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">by&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">fostering a&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">supportive&nbsp;</span><span data-contrast="none">network and advancing knowledge in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies.</span></p> MeCCSA Postgraduate Network en-US Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 1755-9944 Introduction to Standard Issue <p>This standard issue features six contributions from postgraduate and early career scholars working at the intersections of media, communications, education, sociology, and technoculture.&nbsp;The articles differ in their objects of inquiry – from sound in digital games, social networking sites, and digital technology in education, to broadcast journalism and romantic comedies, but they broadly converge around a common focus on temporality and time. Between them, the contributions present a good mix of empirical work and significant conceptual development, moving forward theoretical debates in the fields of media and communications. Concepts are either developed, through in-depth engagement with the extant literature (Amaral 2020; Martins &amp; Piaia 2020), or tested through empirical studies using a variety of methods – from surveys (De Andrade &amp; Calixto 2020) to digital ethnography (Polivanov &amp; Santos 2020) to participant observation and interviews (Gomes, Vizeu, &amp; de Oliveira 2020). In some cases, altogether innovative methodological approaches for analysing artefacts are proposed, as in Luersen and Kilpp (2020), whose article opens this standard issue of the journal.</p> Bissie Anderson Copyright (c) 2020 Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 2020-11-02 2020-11-02 13 2 1 4 10.31165/nk.2020.132.631 Anachronic Sonorities of Technoculture in Digital Games <p>The preliminary effort of this article consists in questioning some issues with the currently developed researches on the sound of digital games, in order to retrieve an approach capable of articulating communication, memory and culture, as a way to situate these extensively disseminated contemporary artefacts in a wider technocultural frame of reference. In order to achieve this goal, we propose a partial revision of prominent works dealing with the sonorities of digital games, contrasting them through the theoretical-methodological contributions of Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of the history and Media Archaeology. With this approach, which has important ethical-political consequences for the research in progress, we are able to reformulate questions being asked about the sounds of digital games, taking them instead as compelling objects for inquiries regarding our contemporary technoculture and a memory of media that surpasses them.</p> Eduardo Harry Luersen Suzana Kilpp Copyright (c) 2020 Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 2020-11-28 2020-11-28 13 2 5 18 10.31165/nk.2020.132.562 Collapsed Temporalities in Social Media <p>Social network sites (SNSs) raise complex questions regarding the perception of time. They can also produce a feeling of “co-presence” (Miller, 2011), mixing temporalities of “past, present and future”. Within their affordances, SNSs generate “collapsed contexts” (Marwick and boyd, 2010). When it comes to migrants that leave their home countries, such tools are frequently used in order to maintain a connection with family, friends and land that were left behind. This paper aims at proposing the notion of “collapsed temporalities” to reflect upon Cuban migrants who (voluntarily and legally) moved to Brazil. Apart from the theoretical discussion, we analyze self-narratives on <em>Facebook</em> of two Cuban immigrants, who had agreed to participate in the research and also conceded us online interviews. We argue that, once displaced, they have to deal with multiple layers of temporalities that affect their own self-narratives in terms of language and content.</p> Beatriz Brandao Polivanov Deborah Santos Copyright (c) 2020 Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 2020-11-28 2020-11-28 13 2 19 32 10.31165/nk.2020.132.592 Communication, Education and the Social Acceleration of Time in Brazilian Schools <p>The paper presents data from the research Interrelationships Communication and Education in the Context of Basic Education, which involved 3.7 thousand students and more than 500 Brazilian teachers, and addresses the theme of social acceleration of time. Developed by the Educommunication Mediations group (MECOM), which is linked to the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA / USP), the survey extended from September to December 2018. The results show that educators are subjected to stressful working hours and that the media, especially mobile devices, cross the school ecosystem. Through their smartphones, even accessed in the classroom, students rearrange and re-signify the experience and time of education.</p> Rogério Pelizzari de Andrade Douglas de Oliveira Calixto Copyright (c) 2020 Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 2020-11-28 2020-11-28 13 2 33 48 10.31165/nk.2020.132.583 Social Theory and Media Theory: Contributions of Schutz to the Understanding of New Social Realities <p>This article aims to contribute to the debate about time and the new social realities resulting from recent changes in the media field. For this, we propose a rereading of a well-known author in social theory: Alfred Schutz.</p> <p>Schutz highlighted the importance of media and the modification of the concept of time. The author did not think of time only descriptively. Instead, he opened a deep dialogue about consciousness and social relations, in perspective with the concepts of space and time, conceptually elaborating these relations.</p> <p>The article has two sections, each corresponding to an approach to time made in media theories and recent social theories. The first one discusses a possible acceleration of time, and the second one discusses the relation of time to memory. We bring the debates to the article, and Schutz's contributions to them, fostering the debate between social theory and media theory, as well as contributing conceptually to recent reflections.</p> Ana Beatriz Martins Victor Piaia Copyright (c) 2020 Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 2020-11-28 2020-11-28 13 2 49 63 10.31165/nk.2020.132.580 The Decisive Instants in News-making: Individual and Collective Temporalities in Broadcast Journalism <p>This paper proposes clues to understanding the "temporalities in broadcast journalism" and how they affect the process of television production. We understand temporalities as discontinuous flows of time, which can be experienced collectively and individually in the newsroom: from production and investigation to decision making by the editor with the news program on air. Thus, time functions as productive operator, and temporality as a value for the realization of broadcast journalism. We made a participant observation in the newsroom of TV Cabo Branco, Globo affiliate in João Pessoa and interviewed the journalists who make JPB 1st Edition.</p> Elane Gomes da Silva Oliveira Jocélio de Oliveira Alfredo Eurico Vizeu Pereira Júnior Copyright (c) 2020 Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 2020-11-28 2020-11-28 13 2 64 77 10.31165/nk.2020.132.565 The Temporality of (Serialized) Romantic Comedy <p>Romantic comedies have a temporal structure based on suspense that I call<em> temporality of the almost</em>: the micro-narrative structure that repeatedly makes erotic resolution <em>almost</em> happen at several points in the story. This article analyzes how this temporality of constant and continual deferral functions as a retardatory structure posing obstacles apparently in order to keep characters apart, but, in fact, increasing the desire between them, and also between narrative and spectators.</p> Carolina Oliveira Do Amaral Copyright (c) 2020 Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network 2020-11-28 2020-11-28 13 2 78 89 10.31165/nk.2020.132.581