IJoC Publishes 49 Articles in January


IJoC Publishes 49 Articles in January

To launch the new year, we are delighted to share with you the following articles that published in the International Journal of Communication for the month of January.

These papers are in addition to the “Special Section on Digital Age” and the “Special Section on Constructing Public Space” that published the first week in January.

We look forward to your responses to these new papers and Special Sections. Just click on the article title for direct access.


Copies, Clones, and Genre Building: Discourses on Imitation and Innovation in Digital Games
Christian Katzenbach, Sarah Herweg, Lies van Roessel

Free Dailies in the European Cross-Border Metropolis: The State-Based Economic Deals
Christian Lamour

“My Voice Needs to be Heard”: Cultural Challengers in the Regulatory Arena
Efrat Daskal

Transnational Media Coverage of the ISIS Threat: A Global Perspective?
Xu Zhang, Lea Hellmueller

Polymediated Narrative: The Case of the Supernatural Episode “Fan Fiction”
Art Herbig, Andrew F. Herrmann

Patriots and Pedagogues: Cultural Institutions and the Performative Politics of Minority German Hip Hop
Kate Zambon, Didem Uca

“Who Has Time for That?” Understanding Media Use Among Conservation Photographers
Elizabeth Anne Gervais

Media-Remembering the Falklands War:  Subjectivity and Identification
Sarah Maltby

Eating Together, Separately: Intergroup Communication and Food in a Multiethnic Community
Andrea Wenzel

Measuring Freedom of Information: Issues and Opportunities from an Expert Survey
Diego Giannone, Ruth De Frutos

Giving Attention to Conduct on Social Media: Discursive Mechanisms of Attention Structures in Mediating Governance-at-a-distance in Today’s Russia
Julia Zhukova Klausen

Media Freedom Indexes in Democracies: A Critical Perspective Through the Cases of Poland and Chile
Ewa Sapiezynska, Claudia Lagos

Common Sense, Good Sense, and Commercial Television
Anat First

Connecting Political Communication with Urban Politics: A Bourdieusian Framework
Yongjun Shin

Effeminate Speech on New Media: @HillaryClinton’s Public Intimacy through Relational Labor
Flemming Schneider Rhode, Tisha Dejmanee

Crimea River: Directionality in Memes from the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Bradley E. Wiggins

Debating “Alternative” Gender Identities: The Online Discourse Triggered by 2014 Life Ball Advertising Posters
Irmgard Wetzstein, Brigitte Huber

In Search of Reason-centered Discussion on China’s Twitter: The Effects of Initiating Post and Discussion Format on Reasoning
Mingxiao Sui, Raymond J. Pingree

The Effect of Anonymity on Conformity to Group Norms in Online Contexts: A Meta-Analysis
Guanxiong Huang, Kang Li

Effects of National Identity in Transnational Crises: Implications of Social Identity Theory for Attribution and Crisis Communications
Jonathan Borden

Independent Audiovisual Regulators in Spain: A Unique Case in Europe
Isabel Fernandez Alonso

Liquid Youth: From Street Kids to Theater Actors. An Account of a Reaffiliation Process
Milton N. Campos, Ana Paula Burg, Mayara Moraes, Adriana Guerra Abreu Lemos, Daniel Goncalves Alves, Ligia C. Leite

A New Measure for the Tendency to Select Ideologically Congruent Political Information: Scale Development and Validation
Yariv Tsfati

Burmese Media in Transition
Lisa Brooten

Spatiotemporal Diffusion Modeling of Global Mobilization in Social Media: The Case of 2011 Egyptian Revolution
Hazel Kwon, Weiai Wayne Xu, Haiyan Wang, Jaime Chon

“I Like the Metamorphosis of the Characters”: Dynamics of Transnational Television Comedy Engagement
Sharon Lockyer, Diana Elena Popa

“A Tiny and Closed Fraternity of Privileged Men”: The Nixon-Agnew Anti-Media Campaign and the Liberal Roots of the U.S. Conservative “Liberal Media” Critique
Christopher Cimaglio


Epistemological (Im)possibilities and the Play of Power: Effects of the Fragmentation and Weak Institutionalisation of Communication Studies in Europe
Louise Phillips

“I Has Seen Image Macros!” Advice Animals Memes as Visual-Verbal Jokes
Marta Dynal

Relocating Development Communication: Social Entrepreneurship, International Networking, and South-South Cooperation in the Viva Rio NGO
Stuart Davis


Pavel Shlossberg, Crafting Identity:Transnational Indian Arts and the Politics of Race in Central Mexico
Regina Marchi

Christian A. Klöckner, The Psychology of Pro-Environmental Communication: Beyond Standard Information Strategies
Hyun Tae (Calvin) Kim

John Durham Peters, Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media
Niall P. Stephens

Shi-xu, Chinese Discourse Studies
Xuelei Wang

Joe Sacco, Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992–95
Benjamin Woo

Kaitlynn Mendes, SlutWalk: Feminism, Activism, Media
Giuliana Sorce