International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 32 papers that published in SEPTEMBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 32 papers that published in SEPTEMBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 32 papers in September 2020 which includes the “Special Section on Image Activism After the Arab Uprisings.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section. 



Beyond Fact-Checking: Lexical Patterns as Lie Detectors in Donald Trump’s Tweets 
Dorian Hunter Davis, Aram Sinnreich 

Political Scandals in the Modern Media Environment: Applying a New Analytical Framework to Hillary Clinton’s Whitewater and E-Mail Scandals
Diana Zulli 

Articulating Transgender Subjectivity: How Discursive Formations Perpetuate  Regimes of Power 
Erica Ciszek, Nathian Shae Rodriguez 

Citizen Journalism, Political Discussion, and Civic Participation: Testing a Moderating Role of Media Credibility and Collective Efficacy 
Seungahn Nah, Masahiro Yamamoto 

“We Decided We Don’t Want Children. We Will Let Them Know Tonight”: Parental  Humor on Social Media in a Time of Coronavirus Pandemic 
Dafna Lemish, Nelly Elias

The Case for Asymmetry in Online Research: Caring About Issues in Australian and Canadian Web 1.0 Bee Networks 
Mathieu O’Neil, Mahin Raissi, Bethaney Turner 

Like a Boss” or Just Bossy? How Audiences Across Age and Gender Evaluate Counterstereotypical Women on Television 
Sierra Bray, Olivia González, Natalie Jonckheere 

Cobranded Diplomacy: A Case Study of the British Council’s Branding of “Darwin Now” in Egypt 
Amal Bakry

Counteracting Misleading Protobacco YouTube Videos: The Effects of Text-Based and Narrative Correction Interventions and the Role of Identification
Yotam Ophir, Dan Romer, Patrick E. Jamieson, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

China, Africa, and the West: A Geopolitical Assessment of Huawei’s Crisis Communication on Social Networks
Stefano Calzati 

Social Media and Protest Attitudes During Movement Abeyance: A Study of Hong  Kong University Students 
Francis L.F. Lee, Michael Chan, Hsuan-Ting Chen 

Trade Unions and Lobbying: Fighting Private Interests While Defending the Public Interest? 
Chiara Valentini, Øyvind Ihlen, Ian Somerville, Ketil Raknes, Scott Davidson 

An Examination of Information Behaviors Surrounding Controversial Sociopolitical Issues: Roles of Moral Emotions and Gender 
Cheng Hong, Weiting Tao, Wan-Hsiu Sunny Tsai, Bo Ra Yook 

The Technologization of News Acts in Networked News Participation: LGBT Self-Media in China 
Yidong Wang, Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Avery E. Holton 

Sacred Sites for Global Publics: New Media Strategies for the Re-Enchantment of the Holy Land 
Oren Golan, Michele Martini 

Thou Art in a Deal: The Evolution of Religious Language in the Public Communications of Donald Trump 
Ceri Hughes 

Understanding the Role of Social Media in Political Participation: Integrating Political Knowledge and Bridging Social Capital From the Social Cognitive Approach 
Hyuksoo Kim, Yeojin Kim, Doohwang Lee 

Rationalizing the Gap: How Journalists in a Nondemocratic Regime Make Sense of Their Professional Work 
Tatsiana Karaliova  

Deepening Democracy Through a Social Movement: Networks, Information Rights, and Online and Offline Activism 
Jeannine E. Relly, Rajdeep Pakanati 

Agenda-Setting in Russian Media 
Anastasia Kazun 

Do You Know Your Enemy: The Role of Known Actors as Framing Devices in News Media 
Benjamin King Smith, Andrea Figueroa-Caballero, Musa al-Gharbi, Michael Stohl


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Reconstructing Public Utility Networks: A Program for Action
Dan Schiller


Leara Rhodes, Peace Through Media 
Irene Awino

Colin Milburn, Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life  
William Thomas Howe

Betteke Van Ruler, Iekje Smit, Øyvind Ihlen, Stefania Romenti, How Strategic Communication Shapes Value and Innovation in Society
Robert Kozinets

Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopesand Fears about Technology Shape Children’s Lives
Meryl Alper

Michal Daliot-Bul and Nissim Otmazgin, The Anime Boom in the United States Lessons for Global Creative Industries
Manuel Hernandez Perez


Larry Gross, Editor

Arlene Luck, Managing Editor  

Kady Bell-Garcia, Associate Managing Editor

Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

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