IJoC Publishes 62 Papers in February 2020

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International Journal of Communication
announces the publication of 62 papers that
published in FEBRUARY

The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 62 papers in February 2020 which includes a Special Section on the Hermit Regime as well as a Special Section on Critical Rhetoric. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Sections.

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar 2019 statistics, IJoC now ranks 2nd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of non-commercial open access scholarly publication at the highest level.



The Communication Rights of Palestinian Israelis Understood Through the Capabilities Approach
Baruch Shomron, Amit M. Schejter

How Does News Media Exposure Amplify Publics’ Perceived Health Risks About Air Pollution in China? A Conditional Media Effect Approach
Qing Huang

Podcasting as Public Media: The Future of U.S. News, Public Affairs, and Educational Podcasts
Patricia Aufderheide, David Lieberman, Atika Alkhallouf, Jiji Majiri Ugboma

Communicative Care in Online Forums: How Burdened Informal Caregivers Seek Mediated Social Support
Manuel Menke, Anna J.M. Wagner, Susanne Kinnebrock 

What Does it Take to Sustain a News Habit? The Role of Civic Duty Norms and a Connection to a “News Community” Among News Avoiders in the UK and Spain
Ruth Palmer, Benjamin Toff 

The Proliferation of the “News Finds Me” Perception Across Societies
Homero Gil de Zúñiga, Nadine Strauss, Brigitte Huber  

From “Public Journalism” to “Engaged Journalism”: Imagined Audiences and Denigrating Discourse
Patrick Ferrucci, Jacob L. Nelson, Miles P. Davis

Why Buttons Matter: Repurposing Facebook’s Reactions for Analysis of the Social Visual
Marloes Geboers, Nathan Stolero, Anna Scuttari, Livia Van Vliet, Arran Ridley 

The Internet and Participation Inequality: A Multilevel Examination of 108 Countries
Saifuddin Ahmed, Jaeho Cho, Kokil Jaidka, Johannes C. Eichstaedt, Lyle H. Ungar

“The Whole World Watching”? How News Media Create the Myth of an Audience of Billions and Foster Imagined Communities
Silke Furst

ICT Aid Flows From China to African Countries: A Communication Network Perspective
Rong Wang, François Bar, Yu Hong

From Ayran to Dragon Fruit Smoothie: Populism, Polarization and Social Engineering in Turkey
Defne Karaosmanoglu

Transportation and Smart City Imaginaries: A Critical Analysis of Proposals for the USDOT Smart City Challenge
Oscar H. Gandy, Jr., Selena Nemorin

Incorporating Research Design in Public Diplomacy: The Role of Listening to Foreign Publics
Juve J. Cortés, Thomas Jamieson

The Unruly, Loud, and Intersectional Muslim Woman: Interrupting the Aesthetic Styles of Islamic Fashion Images on Instagram
Kristin M. Peterson

Political Parallelism in Transitional Media Systems: The Case of Libya
Anja Wollenberg, Carola Richter

“Why Does a Teacher Feel the Need to Post My Kid?”: Parents and Teachers Constructing Morally Acceptable Boundaries of Children’s Social Media Presence
Davide Cino, Chiara Dalledonne Vandini

My Reality Is More Truthful Than Yours: Radical Right-Wing Politicians’ and Citizens’ Construction of “Fake” and “Truthfulness” on Social Media—Evidence From the United States and The Netherlands
Michael Hameleers

What Data Can Do: A Typology of Mechanisms
Angèle Christin

An International Analysis of Governmental Media Campaigns to Deter Asylum Seekers
Sarah C. Bishop

Mapping Connective Actions in the Global Alt-Right and Antifa Counterpublics
Weiai Wayne Xu

Extending Disposition Theory of Sports Spectatorship to ESports
Logan D. Trent, Daniel M. Shafer

Mutual Group Polarization in the Blogosphere: Tracking the Hoax Discourse on Climate Change
Michael Brüggemann, Dag Elgesem, Nils Bienzeisler, Helena Dedecek Gertz, Stefanie Walter 

Toward Reducing Institutional Digital Divides in the Media Industry: Examining Social Media Use in Ethnic Media Organizations
Xin Zhou, Matthew Matsaganis

Social Media Campaigns Against Violent Extremism: A New Approach to Evaluating Video Storytelling
Sara Monaci

Protest Participation Experiences and Media Uses in Urban Protests: A Conceptualization and Empirical Examination
Yeji Kwon, Yong-Chan Kim, Euikyung Shin, Ahra Cho, Jee Hyun Kim

The Effects of Political Conflict News Frame on Political Polarization: A Social Identity Approach
Youngju Kim, Shuhua Zhou


Kristian Bjørkdahl and Benedicte Carlsen, Pandemics, Publics, and Politics: Staging Responses to Public Health Crises
Gaotong Li, Gaoxin Li

Manuela Wagner, Dorie Conlon Perugini, and Michael Byram (Eds.), Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range
Renzhong Peng, Rongrong Fu

Paul Roquet, Ambient Media, Japanese Atmospheres of the Self
Gabriele de Seta

Luwei Rose Luqiu, Propaganda, Media, and Nationalism in Mainland China and Hong Kong
Yu Xiang

Roy Youdale, Using Computers in the Translation of Literary Style: Challenges and Opportunities
Jingfeng Zhang, Linxin Liang

Diana Roig-Sanz and Reine Meylaerts (Eds.), Literary Translation and Cultural Mediators in ‘Peripheral’ Cultures: Customs Officers or Smugglers?
Jianwei Zheng, Wenjun Fan

The House of Truth: Review of Three Books
Sue Jansen

Ginger Nolan, The Neocolonialism of the Global Village
Greg Niedt

Matthew W. Ragas and Ron Culp, Mastering Business for Strategic Communication: Insights and Advice from the C-suite of Leading Brands
Nandini Bhalla

Aram Sinnreich, The Essential Guide to Intellectual Property
MC Forelle

Simone Murray, The Digital Literary Sphere: Reading, Writing, and Selling Books in the Internet Era
Monica Jean Henderson

Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer, Winsome Persuasion: Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World
Lakelyn Taylor

Jonathan Downie, Interpreters vs Machines: Can Interpreters Survive in an AI-Dominated World?
Feng Pan

Dimitris Asimakoulas, Rewriting Humour in Comic Books: Cultural Transfer and Translation of Aristophanic Adaptations
Fangyuan Hou, Fan Ye

Hansjörg Bittner, Evaluating the Evaluator: A Novel Perspective on Translation Quality Assessment
Shicong Nie, Shuhuai Wang

Mia Fischer, Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State
Erique Zhang


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