International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 31 papers that published in FEBRUARY

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 31 papers that published in FEBRUARY

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 31 papers in February 2021, which includes the “Special Section on Comparative Approaches to Mis/Disinformation.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section.


Adaptation of Scripted Television Formats: Factors and Mechanisms of Cultural Identity in a Global World
Isabel Villegas-Simón, María T. Soto-Sanfiel

Communicative Forms on TikTok: Perspectives From Digital Ethnography
Andreas Schellewald

Enhanced Experiences in Interactive Nonfiction: An Experimental Study on the Effects of Nonlinearity and Interactivity
Jorge Vázquez-Herrero

Newspaper Advertising in a Nontransparent Media Market: The Case of Iraqi Kurdistan (2014–2018)
Jiyan Faris, Pieter Maeseele, Kevin Smets

The Game of Life: How Playing Gamified Interactive Narratives Affects Career Planning in Cambodia
Lauren B. Frank, Paul Sparks, Sheila T. Murphy, Lizzie Goodfriend, Paul Falzone

What “Emergency Sources” Expect From Journalists: Applying the Hierarchy of Influences Model to Disaster News Coverage
Daniela Grassau, Sebastián Valenzuela, Soledad Puente

Virtue Ethics and a Technomoral Framework for Online Activism
Joe Cruz, Patrick Lee Plaisance

Aging: The Two Faces of Janus in Digital Inclusion?
Panayiota Tsatsou

On the Limits of Platform-Centric Research: YouTube, ASMR, and Affordance Bilingualism
Jessica Maddox

Role of Public WhatsApp Groups Within the Hindutva Ecosystem of Hate and Narratives of “CoronaJihad”
Fathima Nizaruddin

The Resonant Chants of Networked Discourse: Affective Publics and the Muslim Self in Turkey
Haktan Ural

Alienation, Ideology, and Power in the Metaphors Depicting the Economic Crisis in the Media
Eleonora Piromalli

The Effects of Message Order and Debiasing Information in Misinformation Correction
Yue Dai, Wenting Yu, Fei Shen

Press Freedom and Media Reform in a Populist Regime: How Ecuadorian Journalists and Policy Actors See the Correa Era
Manel Palos Pons, Daniel C. Hallin

Keeping the Gates on Twitter: Interactivity and Sourcing Habits of Lebanese Traditional Media
Claudia Kozman, Raluca Cozma

Monopolizing the Democratic Dream: The Struggle Over a Free Press in East Germany 1989/1990
Mandy Tröger


COVID-19 and the Long Revolution
Chad Van De Wiele, Zizi Papacharissi


Wazhmah Osman, Television and the Afghan Culture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists
Joseph Oliver Boyd-Barrett

James Fredal, The Enthymeme: Syllogism, Reasoning, and Narrative in Ancient Greek Rhetoric
Thomas A. Discenna

Sun-ha Hong, Technologies of Speculation: The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society
Roselyn Du

Bing Tong, Journalism and Communication in China and the West: A Study of History, Education and Regulation
Wei Zhang

Evan S. Michelson, Philanthropy and the Future of Science and Technology
Jermaine Anthony Richards

Ursula Plesner and Emil Husted, Digital Organizing: Revising Themes in Organization Studies
Alejandro Alvarado Rojas

Laura DeNardis, The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch
Martha Isabel Falencik

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

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