International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 33 papers that published in AUGUST

 The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 33 papers in August 2020 which includes a Special Section on Internet Shutdowns in Africa. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section. 



“We Need You to Listen to Us”: Youth Activist Perspectives on Intergenerational Dynamics and Adult Solidarity in Youth Movements
AL Liou, Ioana Literat

Tuning In: Identity Formation in Community Radio for Social Change
Bridget Backhaus

Think the Vote: Information Processing, Selective Exposure to Social Media, and Support for Trump and Clinton
Thomas J. Johnson, Magdalena Saldana, Barbara K. Kaye

How Media Storms and Topic Diversity Influence Agenda Fragmentation
Mike Gruszczynski

Formulating Deformation: The Flows of Formless Information
J. Scott Brennen

Huawei Versus the United States? The Geopolitics of Exterritorial Internet Infrastructure
Min Tang

Alienating and Reorganizing Cultural Goods: Using Lefebvre’s Controlled Consumption Model to Theorize Media Industry Change
James N. Gilmore

Use of Messaging Apps and Social Network Sites Among Older Adults: A Mixed-Method Study
Rebecca Ping Yu

Whose Fingerprint Does the News Show? Developing Machine Learning Classifiers
for Automatically Identifying Russian State-Funded News in Serbia

Ognjan Denkovski, Damian Trilling

Compassionate Horror or Compassion Fatigue? Responses to Human-Cost-of-War Photographs
Jennifer Midberry

AI4D: Artificial Intelligence for Development
Supreet Mann, Martin Hilbert

News Storytelling Through Images: Examining the Effects of Narratives and Visuals in News Coverage of Issues
Michail Vafeiadis, Jiangxue (Ashley) Han, Fuyuan Shen

Cultural Mediation in International Exchange Programs: Personalization, Translation, and Coproduction in Exchange Participant Blogs
Kyung Sun Lee, Diana Ingenhoff


All the News That’s Fit to Push: The New York Times Company and Transmedia Daily News
Kevin Moloney

Myth “Today”: Reading Religion Into Research on Mediated Cultural Politics
Stewart M. Hoover

Rethinking (and Retheorizing) Transgender Media Representation: A Roundtable Discussion
Thomas J Billard, Traci B. Abbott, Oliver L. Haimson, Kelsey N. Whipple, Stephenson Brooks Whitestone, Erique Zhang


Louise Ha (Ed.), The Audience and Business of YouTube and Online Videos
Janice Hua Xu

Rongbin Han, Contesting Cyberspace in China: Online Expression and Authoritarian Resilience
Marcus Breen

Felix Stalder, The Digital Condition
Kelly Herman

Patrick W. Berry, Doing Time, Writing Lives: Refiguring Literacy and Higher Education in Prison
Bianca C. Reisdorf

Ashley Hinck, Politics for the Love of Fandom: Fan-Based Citizenship in a Digital World
Kyle A. Hammonds

Ralph A. Gigliotti, Crisis Leadership in Higher Education: Theory and Practice
Dennis S. Gouran

Lee Humphreys, The Qualified Self: Social Media and the Accounting of Everyday Life
Edward B. Kang

Jean Burgess and Joshua Green, YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture (2nd edition)
Ivo Furman

Emma Frances Bloomfield, Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics: Religion and the Environment
Pamela C. Perrimon

Melissa Brough, Youth Power in Precarious Times: Reimagining Civic Participation
José Alberto Simões


Larry Gross                                                        

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor  

Kady Bell-Garcia
Associate Managing Editor

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