International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 23 papers that published in APRIL

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 23 papers that published in APRIL

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 23 papers in APRIL 2021. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.



Invasive Species of the App Ecosystem: Exploring the Political Economy of Mobile Communication
Signe Sophus Lai, Sofie Flensburg

Discursive Media Institutionalism: Assessing Vivien A. Schmidt’s Framework and Its Value for Media and Communication Studies
Sarah Anne Ganter, Maria Löblich

An Inclination for Intimacy: Depictions of Mental Health and Interpersonal Interaction in Popular Film
Julius Matthew Riles, Michelle Funk, Brandon Miller, Ethan Morrow

Sarcasm Beyond Hate Speech: Facebook Comments on Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli, Can Ertuna

Weaving Mediation and Embodiment: The Media Ethnographer as Figurations of Mediation
Frédérik Lesage, Alberto Lusoli

(Mis)informed During COVID-19: How Education Level and Information Sources Contribute to Knowledge Gaps
Tiziano Gerosa, Marco Gui, Eszter Hargittai, Minh Hao Nguyen

The Liberalization Process of Satire in Postauthoritarian Democracies: Potentials and Limits in Mexico’s Network Television
Martín Echeverría, Frida V. Rodelo

Political Systems and Political Networks: The Structure of Parliamentarians’ Retweet Networks in 19 Countries
Livia van Vliet, Petter Törnberg, Justus Uitermark

Covering Populist Media Criticism: When Journalists’ Professional Norms Turn Against Them
Ayala Panievsky

Death Across the News Spectrum: A Time Series Analysis of Partisan Coverage Following Mass Shootings in the United States Between 2012 and 2014
Ayellet Pelled, Josephine Lukito, Jordan Foley, Yini Zhang, Zhongkai Sun, Jon C.W. Pevehouse, Dhavan V. Shah

Parents’ Social Uses of Mobile Phones in Public Places: The Case of Eateries in Two National Contexts
Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish

A Non-Media-Centric Approach to Mediatization: Digital Orientations in the Livesof Football Fans
Michael Skey, Solomon Waliaula

Factors Influencing Internet Health Information Seeking In India: An Applicationof the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking
Shaohai Jiang, Iccha Basnyat, Piper Liping Liu

Social Media and Work: A Framework of Eight Intersections
Christoffer Bagger

Historicizing Internet Regulation in China: A Meta-Analysis of Chinese InternetPolicies (1994–2017)
Weishan Miao, Min Jiang, Yunxia Pang

The Unmaking of Collective Action: Changing Organizing Logics in Civil SocietyOrganizations Through Social Media Activism Culture
Suay Melisa Özkula

Intersectional Technopolitics in Social Movement and Media Activism
Sandra Jeppesen

Technofutures in Stasis: Smart Machines, Ubiquitous Computing, and the Future That Keeps Coming Back
Sun-ha Hong

Exploring China’s Digitalization of Public Diplomacy on Weibo and Twitter: A Case Study of the U.S.–China Trade War
Zhao Alexandre Huang, Rui Wang

Feminism Without Morality, Neoliberalism as Feminist Praxis: A Computational Textual Analysis of Womad, a South Korean Online “Feminist” Community
JiHae Koo, Minchul Kim


María Elena Placencia and Zohreh R. Eslami (Eds.), Complimenting Behavior and (Self-)Praise Across Social Media: New Contexts and New Insights
Mian Jia, Yi An

Stephen Bates, An Aristocracy of Critics: Luce, Hutchins, Niebuhr, and the Committee That Redefined Freedom of the Press
Niall P. Stephens

Joe Karaganis (Ed.), Shadow Libraries: Access to Knowledge in Global Higher Education
Catherine Cassara


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

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