Covid-19 Pandemic, Personal Branding, and the Corruption of Communication

Wijaya, Bambang Sukma and Lucyanda, Jurica and Amir, Muhammad Taufiq (2021) Covid-19 Pandemic, Personal Branding, and the Corruption of Communication. Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, 596. pp. 169-174. ISSN 2352-5398

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As an individual strategy for professional career development, personal branding continues to be pursued by various groups, even during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, including academics. However, it is not uncommon for personal branding efforts to be accompanied by communication corruption practices, namely the act of reducing the right of the audience or the public to receive messages completely and correctly according to facts, both normative (objective) and contemplative (subjective). This article examines the phenomenon of communication corruption in academics’ branding during the Covid-19 pandemic. Apart from identifying forms of communication corruption in the dimensions of the message, media, context, and behavior, we also discussed with two groups, namely lecturers and students, through the FGD method to explore their views and experiences regarding this phenomenon. The results show that the group of lecturers tends to do personal branding related to the needs of academic positions and build a reputation as an expert in their field for work and consulting projects. In contrast, the student group tends to brand themselves for careers after college and academic reputation in writing their final work. In the message dimension, communication corruption is generally in the form of misinformation, disinformation, polished visuals, fake data, twisted meaning, and hidden facts. In contrast, in the media dimension, it utilizes media features to polish facts to make them more impressive. In the context dimension, usually by conditioning the atmosphere and setting of events to present the desired impression. In the behavioral dimension, it tends to take the form of plagiarism, whether intentionally or unintentionally, authorship for sale, and attempts to slander the source of the quote.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Message corruption; media corruption; context corruption; behavioral corruption; Covid-19
Subjects: Business > Advertising
Management > Business Plan > Business > Advertising
Marketing > Advertising

Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Ethics
Marketing > Branding (Marketing)
Management > Business Plan > Business

Business > Business Ethics
Management > Business Plan > Business > Business Ethics

Communication Science
Management > Corporate Governance
Management > Corporate Social Responsibility
Communication Science > Cultural Studies
Communication Science > Digital Communication
Social Sciences
Management > Human Resource Management
Communication Science > Interpersonal Communication
Education > Education (General)
Education > Special aspects of education
Management > Mangement Quality Control
Communication Science > Marketing Communications
Communication Science > Mass Media Communication
Management > Organizational Behavior
Communication Science > Semiotics and Consumer Culture
Communication Science > Social Media
Divisions: Fakultas Ekonomi dan Ilmu Sosial > Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi
Depositing User: Bambang Sukma Wijaya
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 12:05
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 12:05

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