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

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

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 31 papers in JUNE 2021, which includes the “Special Section on Digital Infrastructure, Liminality, and World-Making Via Asia.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section.



Delivering a Coup D’état: 23F and the Diminishing Role of Spanish Public Broadcaster RTVE in the Digital Era
Iván Darias, Vicente Rodríguez Ortega

How Ageist and Sexist Framing Is Used in Turkish Media To Normalize Femicide: A Content Analysis
Merve Basdogan, Zulfukar Ozdogan, Lesa Huber

Generic Frames in Corruption Scandals in Chile (2015–2019): Differences and Similarities Between Print and Online Media
Francisco Tagle

A Performative Face Theory Analysis of Online Facework by the Formerly Involuntarily Celibate
Elizabeth Ann Hintz, Jonathan Troy Baker

How Do Media Portray Multiple Identity Organizations?
Robert Heckert, Jelle Boumans, Rens Vliegenthart

Conceptualizing Populism: A Comparative Study Between China and Liberal Democratic Countries
Kun He, Scott A. Eldridge II, Marcel Broersma

Grandparent–Grandchild Communication and Attitudes Toward Older Adults: Relational Solidarity and Shared Family Identity in China
Yan Bing Zhang, Sile Li, Jake Harwood

Epistemic Evidence in Strategic-Persuasive Communication: On the Effects of Investing in the Truthfulness of NGOs’ Strategic Crisis and Conflict Communications
Romy Fröhlich, Marc Jungblut

No Memes No! Digital Persuasion in the #MeToo Era
Shahira S. Fahmy, Omneya Ibrahim

From Cyber-Activism to Technopolitics: A Critical Take on Historical Periods and Orientations in the Use of Digital Technology by Social Movements
José Candón-Mena, David Montero-Sánchez

Font Matters: Understanding Typeface Selection by Political Campaigns
Katherine Haenschen, Daniel J. Tamul, Jessica R. Collier

Framing the Syrian Operations: Populism in Foreign Policy and the Polarized News Media of Turkey
Emre İşeri, Metin Ersoy

“Innocent” Hashtags? A Cautionary Tale: #IStandWithGreece as a Network of Intolerance on Twitter During a Land Border Crisis
Maria Avraamidou, Maria Ioannou, Eftychios Eftychiou

News Media Coverage of E-Cigarettes: An Analysis of Themes in Chinese Newspapers
Joanne Chen Lyu, Di Wang, Peiyi Huang, Pamela Ling

Questioning (Deep) Mediatization: A Historical and Anthropological Critique
Jérôme Bourdon, Gabriele Balbi

Everything for the People, but Without the People? Illustrated Populism on Social Media in the European Political Context
Laura Alonso-Muñoz

Media Trust Under Threat: Antecedents and Consequences of Misinformation Perceptions on Social Media
Marlis Stubenvoll, Raffael Heiss, Jörg Matthes

WhatsApp Political Expression and Political Participation: The Role of Ethnic Minorities’ Group Solidarity and Political Talk Ethnic Heterogeneity
Alcides Velasquez, Andrea M. Quenette, Hernando Rojas


Mediations of Religion and Politics as “Affective Infrastructures”: A Cross-Disciplinary Reflection on Contemporary Politics
Stewart M. Hoover


Amit Pinchevski, Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma
Chiaoning Su, Paige Gibson

John Durham Peters, Florian Sprenger, and Christina Vagt, Action at a Distance
Luke Stark

D. Travers Scott, Gay Men and Feminist Women in the Fight for Equality: “What Did You Do During the Second Wave, Daddy?”
Helton Levy

Jaroslav Švelch, Gaming the Iron Curtain: How Teenagers and Amateurs in Communist Czechoslovakia Claimed the Medium of Computer Games
Adrienne Shaw

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

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