Digital Traces

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The International Journal of Communication is delighted to announce the publication of 56 papers in January 2018 including a Special Section on Digital Traces in Context

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Communicating on Twitter for Charity: Understanding the Wall of Kindness Initiative in Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan
Laeeq Khan, Zulfia Zaher, Bowen Gao

Positive or Negative? The Influence of Message Framing, Regulatory Focus, and Product Type
Hsiao-Ching Lee, Shu-Fang Liu, Ya-Chung Cheng

The Pull of Humanitarian Interventionism: Examining the Effects of Media Frames and Political Values on People’s Choice of Resolution
Jovan Milojevich, Peter Beattie

A Mixed Methods Approach to Examining the Relationship Between News Media Literacy and Political Efficacy
Melissa Tully, Emily K. Vraga

The Power of Narratives: A New Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance
Slavica Kodish

The Public Intellectual as Agent-Egoist: Sherry Turkle’s Ethnography
Marcus Breen

News Media Use and the Informed Public in the Digital Age
Michael A. Xenos, Dietram Scheufele, Dominique Brossard, Doo-Hun Choi, Michael Cacciatore, Sara Yeo, Leona Yi-Fan Su

An Analysis of the Korean Wave as Transnational Popular Culture: North American Youth Engage Through Social Media as TV Becomes Obsolete
Dal Yong Jin

Media Use and Environmental Engagement: Examining Differential Gains from News Media and Social Media
Nan Zhang, Marko M. Skoric

Political Talk Preferences: Selection of Similar and Different Discussion Partners and Groups
Alyssa C. Morey, Steven B. Kleinman, Mark Boukes

Who’s Afraid of a Pan-European Spectrum Policy? The EU and the Battles Over the UHF Broadcast Band
Marko Ala-Fossi, Montse Bonet

Feast for the Eyes: Effects of Food Perceptions and Computer Vision Features on Food Photo Popularity
Yilang Peng, John B. Jemmott III

Outside-In Constructions of Organizational Legitimacy: Sensitizing the Influence of Evaluative Judgments Through Mass Self-Communication in Online Communities
Deike Schulz, Jan Jonker, Niels Faber 

Framing Philanthropy in Time of War
Shani Horowitz-Rozen, Eytan Gilboa

Returning to Kolchak: Polymediated Narrative, Discourse, and Supernatural Drama
Andrew F. Herrmann, Art Herbig

My Hero, Your Aggressor: Differences in Perceptions of News Media Brand Personality
Danny D. E. Kim

Gender, Parasocial Interaction, and Nonverbal Communication: Testing the Visual Effect of Sports Magazine Cover Models
Ben Wasike

Examining the Role of Communication Activities in Perceived Collective Efficacy and Neighborhood Violence
Masahiro Yamamoto

United States Digital Service: How “Obama’s Startup” Harnesses Disruption and Productive Failure to Reboot Government
Stephanie Ricker Schulte

The Nation-State in the Digital Age: A Contextual Analysis in 33 Countries
Jia Lu, Xinchuan Liu

What Influences Adolescents’ Rumor Acceptance and Support for Participation in Sociopolitical Issues? Analyzing the Role of Patterns and Levels of Communication
Jae-Seon Jeong, Seungyoon Lee

From Women Empowerment to Nation Branding: A Case Study From the United Arab Emirates
Ilhem Allagui, Abeer Al-Najjar

The Contextual Accomplishment of Privacy
Kelly Quinn, Zizi Papacharissi

The Digital Public Sphere: An Alternative and Counterhegemonic Space? The Case of Spain
Víctor Sampedro, Mayra Martínez-Avidad

Prosocial vs. Trolling Community on Facebook: A Comparative Study of Individual Group Communicative
Elmie Nekmat, Kellyn Lee


Maria Soledad Segura and Silvio Waisbord, Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America
Jessica Roberts

Peter Simonson and David W. Park (Eds.), The International History of Communication Studies
Xianbing Ke

Shakuntala Rao and Herman Wasserman (Eds.), Media Ethics and Justice in the Age of Globalization
Monika Raesch

John Cheney-Lippold, We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves
Oscar Gandy

Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society: Studying Culture Through Data
Min Wang

Scott Timcke, Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare
Sibo Chen

Sean Phalen, Neoliberalism, Media and the Political
Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society
Ester Appelgren

Jan Servaes and Toks Oyedemi (Eds.), The Praxis of Social Inequality in Media: A Global Perspective
Oscar Gandy

Jonathan Beller, The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital
Daniel Lark

Pali U. K. De Silva and Candace K. Vance, Scientific Scholarly Communication: The Changing Landscape
Ana Tomicic

Bilge Yesil, Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State
Meredith Pruden

Ramon Lobato and Julian Thomas, The Informal Media Economy
Paolo Sigismondi

Kjetil Sandvik, Anne Mette Thorhauge, and Bjarki Valtysson (Eds.), The Media and the Mundane: Communication Across Media in Everyday Life
Deborah Neffa Creech

Linje Manyozo, Communicating Development with Communities
Winifredo Dagli

Des Freedman, The Contradictions of Media Power
Steve Macek

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