International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 57 papers that published in JANUARY

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 57 papers that published in JANUARY

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 57 papers in January 2021 which includes the “Special Section on New Feminist Studies in Audiovisual Industries.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section.


When Therapy Goes Public: Copyright Gatekeepers and Sharing Therapeutic Artifacts on Social Media
Amanda Reid, Pablo Miño

Fair Use in Practice: South Korean Film Directors’ Copyright Understanding
Yoonmo Sang, Patricia Aufderheide, Minjeong Kim

Deglobalization and Public Diplomacy
Juan-Luis Manfredi-Sánchez

Social Coding Platform as Digital Enclave: A Case Study of Protesting “996” on GitHub
Lichen Zhen

Grumpy Consumers, Good Citizens? Exploring the Relationship Among Internet Use, Online Consumer Behavior, and Civic Participation in China
Fei Shen, Tianjiao Wang

Critical Media Access Studies: Deconstructing Power, Visibility, and Marginality in Mediated Space
Meryl Alper

Not the Bots You Are Looking For: Patterns and Effects of Orchestrated Interventions in the U.S. and German Elections
Olga Boichak, Jeff Hemsley, Sam Jackson, Rebekah Tromble, Sikana Tanupabrungsun

Are Smartphones Enhancing or Displacing Face-to-Face Communication With Close Ties? A Panel Study Among Adults
Anja Stevic, Desirée Schmuck, Kathrin Karsay, Jörg Matthes

The Medium and the Backlash: The Disparagement of the #MeToo Movement in Online Public Discourse in South Korea
Soo Young Bae, Taegyun Kim, Yu-i Ha, Meeyoung Cha

Co-Constructing a Print Media Narrative: Interviews With LGBTQ Activists From the 1960s and 1970s in New Zealand
Linda Jean Kenix, Suvojit Bandopadhyaya

Revisiting Cultivation as a Gravitational Process: A Cross-National Comparison of the Cultivation of Fear and Mistrust
Matea Mustafaj, Jan Van den Bulck

The Event-Centered Nature of Global Public Spheres: The UN Climate Change Conferences, Fridays for Future, and the (Limited) Transnationalization of Media Debates
Antal Wozniak, Hartmut Wessler, Chung-hong Chan, Julia Lück

Affect, Curiosity, and Positionality in Context: Watching Television Entertainment in Argentina and the United States
María Celeste Wagner, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Eugenia Mitchelstein

Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying and Online Harassment: The Role of Expectancy Violations
Nicholas Brody

Challenges and Opportunities for Regional Public Service Media: A Singular Case Study in Europe
Jessica Izquierdo-Castillo, Juan Carlos Miguel-de-Bustos

Olympian Surveillance: Sports Stadiums and the Normalization of Biometric Monitoring
Brett Hutchins, Mark Andrejevcic 

Giving by Taking Away: Big Tech, Data Colonialism, and the Reconfiguration of Social Good
João Carlos Magalhães, Nick Couldry

What Is the Power of Balancing Power? Exploring Perceived Discrepancy in Relational Power and Its Effects
Lisa Tam, Soojin Kim

Media Platforms and Political Learning: The Democratic Challenge of News Consumption on Computers and Mobile Devices
Kim Andersen, Jesper Strömbäck

The Conditional Indirect Effects of Political Social Media Information Seeking and Expression on Government Evaluation in Hong Kong: Revisiting the Communication Mediation Model
Yan Su, Danielle Ka Lai Lee, Porismita Borah 

WhatsApp Marketing: A Study on WhatsApp Brand Communication and the Role of Trust in Self-Disclosure  
Brahim Zarouali, Anna Brosius, Natali Helberger, Claes H. de Vreese 

Reporting on Political Acquaintances: Personal Interactions Between Political Journalists and Politicians as a Determinant of Media Coverage
Emma S. van der Goot, Toni G.L.A. van der Meer, Rens Vliegenthart

An Agenda for Comparative Social Media Studies: The Value of Understanding Practices From Cross-National, Cross-Media, and Cross-Platform Perspectives
Mora Matassi, Pablo Boczkowski

How Facebook Users Experience Political Disagreements and Make Decisions About the Political Homogenization of Their Online Network
German Neubaum, Manuel Cargnino, Jeanette Maleszka

From Ignorance to Resonance: Analysis of the Transformative Potential of Dissensus and Agonistic Deliberation in Sustainability Communication
Franzisca Weder, Denise Voci

The Identity of LGBTQ Communication Research: From the Anglo-Saxon Effervescence to the Spanish-Speaking Barrenness  
Leonarda García-Jiménez, Juan José Sánchez-Soriano, Marta Prego-Nieto  

The Growing Up Asian American Tag: An Asian American Networked Counterpublic on YouTube
Dasol Kim 

De-Westernizing Platform Studies: History and Logics of Chinese and U.S. Platforms  
Mark Davis, Jian Xiao  

Framing Protest in Online News and Readers’ Comments: The Case of Serbian Protest “Against Dictatorship”
Jelena Kleut, Ana Milojevic 

Imaginaries About Brazil in the Media Consumption of LGBTIQ+ Immigrants and Refugees in the City of São Paulo
Hadriel Theodoro, Denise Cogo

84 Lumber’s Constrained Polysemy: Limiting Interpretive Play and the Power of Audience Agency in Inspirational Immigrant Narratives
Litzy Galarza, Lars Stoltzfus-Brown

Journalists’ Awareness and Understanding of Climate Change in Tanzania
Emmanuel Frank Elia

Choosing a Social Media Platform: Genre and Social Ties in Urban Malaysia 
Julian Hopkins, Chris Hooi Koon Tan  


Frederick Wasser, Twentieth Century Fox
Amanda Ann Klein

W. Lance Bennett, Communicating the Future: Solutions for Environment, Economy, and Democracy
Lee Ahern

Caty Borum Chattoo, Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change
Paul Falzone

Joana Díaz-Pont, Pieter Maeseele, Annika Egan Sjölander, Maitreyee Mishra, and Kerrie Foxwell-Norton (Eds.), The Local and the Digital in Environmental Communication
Beatriz Mira

Meredith Broussard, Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World
Mary Heath

Lindsay Palmer, The Fixers: Local News Workers and the Underground Labor of International Reporting
Ryan Stoldt

Stephen Bates, An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and The Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press
Sue Curry Jansen

Magda Konieczna, Journalism Without Profit: Making News When the Market
David Cheruiyot 

S. Craig Watkins, Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Alexander Cho, Jacqueline Ryan Vickery, Vivian Shaw, and Lauren Weinzimmer, The Digital Edge: How Black and Latino Youth Navigate Digital Inequality 
Zelly Claire Martin 

Victor Pickard, Democracy Without Journalism? Confronting the Misinformation Society
Jacob L. Nelson 

John P. Wihbey, The Social Fact: News and Knowledge in a Networked World
Alexandra Hill 

Łukasz Bogucki and Mikołaj Deckert (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility 
Siwen Lu, Sijing Lu 

Emeka Umejei, Chinese Media in Africa: Perception, Performance, and Paradox 
Gregory Gondwe 

Louise Amoore, Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others
Catherine Jeffery 

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

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