International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 34 papers that published in NOVEMBER

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

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 34 papers in November 2020 which includes the “Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section.



Click It, Binge It, Get Hooked: Netflix and the Growing U.S. Audience for Foreign Content
Brad Limov

Examining Anti-CAA Protests at Shaheen Bagh: Muslim Women and Politics of the Hindu India
Kiran Vinod Bhatia, Radhika Gajjala   

Contextualizing the Effect of Digital Protest Appeals on Political Self-Expression: Evidence From a Cross-Case Comparison
Matthew David Jenkins

Status and Expertise in the Structuring of Reciprocal Exchanges on Twitter: Replies, Retweets, and Mentions During National Diabetes Awareness Month 
Seungyoon Lee, Jae Eun Chung, Namkee Park, Jessica R. Welch   

Breaking the Silence: Applying and Extending the Theory of Situational Support to Understand Mental Health Services Use Among Chinese Immigrants in the United States
Jo-Yun Li

Toward an Interwoven Community of Practice: How Do NGOs Work With Chinese Journalists on Reporting Climate Change? 
Yeheng Pan, Michaël Opgenhaffen, Baldwin Van Gorp

Agencies and Experiences of the “Good Participant”: The Long-Term Trajectories of Patients Turned Media Participants
Espen Ytreberg, Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud

Competition and Media Performance: A Cross-National Analysis of Corporate Goals of Media Companies in 12 Countries
Christian-Mathias Wellbrock, Maria Arango Kure, Christopher Buschow   

Employee Mistreatment Crises and Company Perceptions
Seoyeon Kim, Lucinda L. Austin 

Media Regime Disruption and the Conditions of Public Reflexivity
Ben O’Loughlin

Shaping Regional Synergies: Digital Media, Investigative Reporting, and Collaboration for Improving Democracy and Accountability in Latin America
Dolors Palau-Sampio 

The Experience of Internet Freedom Among African Users
Valentina Bau, Enrico Calandro 

Tweeting in Solidarity: Examining Frame Diffusion and Alignment Processes Among Immigrant-Serving NGOs Before and After Donald Trump’s Travel Ban
Wenlin Liu, Summer Harlow 

Associations Between Media Representations of Physical, Personality, and Social Attributes by Gender: A Content Analysis of Children’s Animated Film Characters
María Pilar León González, Álvaro Infantes Paniagua, Tracey Thornborrow, Onofre Contreras Jordán 

Forgotten Frames: Proposing the Concept of “Digressive Framing” Using Left-Out Frames in Chinese Media Coverage of Left-Behind Children
Renita Coleman, Tong Chen 

The Politics of Good Enough: Rural Broadband and Policy Failure in the
United States
Christopher Ali 

“Them Cuffs Keep Them Quiet”: Facebook Users’ Reactions to Live Arrests During Racial Justice Protests
Martina Santia, P. Brooks Fuller, Nathan P. Kalmoe, Paromita Saha 

Online Moral Disclosure and the Construction of Privacy Practices
Tamar Ashuri, Ruth Halperin 

Internet Memes as “Tactical” Social Action: A Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis Approach
Mohamed Ben Moussa, Sanaa Benmessaoud, Aziz Douai 

Unpacking K-pop in America: The Subversive Potential of Male K-pop Idols’ Soft Masculinity
Jeehyun Jenny Lee, Rachel Kar Yee Lee, Ji Hoon Park 

Understanding Older Adults’ Preferences for and Motivations to Use Traditional and New ICT in Light of Socioemotional Selectivity and Selection, Optimization, and Compensation Theories
Pradnya Joshi, Anastasia Kononova, Shelia Cotten


Sun-ha Hong, Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data Driven Society
Anthony Glyn Burton

Basyouni Hamada and Saodah Wok (Eds.), Off and Online Journalism and Corruption: International Comparative Analysis
Tiago Lima Quintanilha

Jasmine Mitchell, Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media
Renita Coleman

Caty Borum Chattoo and Lauren Feldman, A Comedian and an Activist Walk Into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice
Prateekshit Pandey

Mari-Liis Madisson and Andreas Ventsel, Strategic Conspiracy Narratives: A Semiotic Approach
Ben O’Loughlin


Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

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