International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 34 papers that published in JANUARY

International Journal of Communication
invites you to read these 34 papers that
published in JANUARY

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The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 34 papers in January 2019 including a Special Section on Sonic Publics.  To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking, or go to to read the Special Section.


The Role of Beliefs and Behavior on Facebook: A Semiotic Approach to Algorithms, Fake News, and Transmedia Journalism
Priscila Monteiro Borges, Renira Rampazzo Gambarato

So Far, Yet So Close: International Career Paths of Communication Scholars From the Global South
Marton Demeter

Solidarity, Social Media, and the “Refugee Crisis”: Engagement Beyond Affect
Zakaria Sajir, Miriyam Aouragh

The God Card: Strategic Employment of Religious Language in U.S. Presidential Discourse
Ceri Hughes

From Hijrah to Khilafah: Rhetoric, Redemption, and ISIL’s Recruitment Strategy
Hilary A. Sarat-St. Peter

Examining Knowledge as a Motivation for Attention to Breast Cancer–Related Information Across Different Media
Xiaodong Yang, Liang Chen

Effects of Message Completeness and Source Expertise in Online Health Discussion Boards
Thanomwong Poorisat, Benjamin Hill Detenber, Franklin J. Boster,
Benjamin J. Li

Measuring Mediation of Children’s Media Use
Galit Nimrod, Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish

When CSR Meets Mobile SNA Users in Mainland China: An Examination of Gratifications Sought, CSR Motives, and Relational Outcomes in Natural Disasters
Yang Cheng, Yi-Ru Regina Chen, Yan Jin, Flora Hung-baesecke

From Twitter to Charlottesville: Analyzing the Fighting Words Between the Alt-Right and Antifa
Adam Klein

Vernacular Politics in New Participatory Media: Discursive Linkage Between Biometrics and the Holocaust in Israel
Avi Marciano

Gender, Nonverbal Communication, and Televised Debates: A Case Study Analysis of Clinton and Trump’s Nonverbal Language During the 2016 Town Hall Debate
Ben Wasike

Who Sets the Agenda? Polarization and Issue Ownership in Turkey’s Political Twittersphere
Burak Dogu, Hazım Onur Mat

Framing Political Scandals: Exploring the Multimodal Effects of Isolation Cues in
Scandal News Coverage on Candidate Evaluations and Voting Intentions

Christian von Sikorski, Johannes Knoll

NGOs’ HIV/AIDS Discourse on Social Media and Websites: Technology Affordances and Strategic Communication Across Media Platforms
Jiawei Sophia Fu, Renwen Zhang

The Challenge of Constructing a Unique Online Identity Through an Isomorphic
Social Media Presence

Sirin Atakan Duman, Aysin Pasamehmetoglu, Tuba Bozaykut-Buk

A “Hotbed” of Digital Empowerment? Media Criticism in Kenya Between Playful Engagement and Co-Option
Toussaint Nothias, David Cheruiyot

Online Communication Patterns of Chinese and Mexican Adolescents Living in the United States
Drew P. Cingel, Alexis R Lauricella, Wan Shun Eva Lam, Ellen Wartella, P. Zitlali Morales

Personalities Discussing Politics: The Effects of Agreement and Expertise on
Discussion Frequency and the Moderating Role of Personality Traits

Hyunjin Song, Hajo Boomgaarden

The Invisibility of Latin American Scholarship in European Media and Communication Studies: Challenges and Opportunities of De-Westernization and Academic Cosmopolitanism
Sarah Anne Ganter, Félix Ortega

Who Is Responsible for Delhi Air Pollution? Indian Newspapers’ Framing of Causes and Solutions
Nandini Bhalla, Jane O’Boyle, Dan Haun

Media and Collective Action in Greece: From Indignation to Solidarity
Marina Prentoulis, Maria Kyriakidou

The Hijacked Hashtag: The Constitutive Features of Abortion Stigma in the
#ShoutYourAbortion Twitter Campaign

Kami Kosenko, Emily Winderman, Abigail Pugh


Between the White House and the Kremlin: A Comparative Analysis of Afghan and Tajik Media
Wazhmah Osman


Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts, Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics
Yeahin (Jane) Pyo

Hongmei Li, Advertising and Consumer Culture in China
Yang Cheng

Jefferson D. Pooley, James W. Carey and Communication Research
Peter Simonson


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Managing Editor