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

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

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 31 papers in JULY 2021, which includes the “Special Section on Research Perspectives on TikTok & Its Legacy Apps.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section.



Reconfiguring Audience Measurement in Platform Ecologies of Video Streaming: iQiyi’s Pivot Toward Data-Driven Fandom and Algorithmic Metrics
Elaine Jing Zhao

Topographies of Local Public Spheres on Social Media: The Scope of Issues and Interactions
Barbara Pfetsch, Daniel Maier, Daniela Stoltenberg, Annie Waldherr, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Maya de Vries Kedem

Conspiratorial Discourses on Social Media: Agendamelding Explorations and COVID-19
Philemon Bantimaroudis

Media Representations of Academia: Mapping and Typologizing News Coverage of All Swiss Higher Education Institutions
Silke Fürst, Daniel Vogler, Mike S. Schäfer, Isabel Sörensen

Getting Out the Vote on Twitter With Mandy Patinkin: Celebrity Authenticity, TikTok, and the Couple You Actually Want at Thanksgiving Dinner . . . or Your Passover Seder
Amy Bree Becker

Assessing the Co-Occurrence of Professional Roles in the News: A Comparative Study in Six Advanced Democracies
María Luisa Humanes, Claudia Mellado, Cornelia Mothes, Henry Silke, Patric Raemy, Nikos Panagiotou

Can ICT Create Public Value in Africa? Efficiency Assessment Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Approach
Lucas Mimbi

Unbound Journalism: Interloper Media and the Emergence of Fortune-Telling Journalism
Changwook Kim, Wooyeol Shin

Constructive Skepticism, Dysfunctional Cynicism? Skepticism and Cynicism Differently Determine Generalized Media Trust
Oliver Quiring, Marc Ziegele, Christian Schemer, Nikolaus Jackob, Ilka Jakobs, Tanjev Schultz

Revisiting the Theoretical Foundations of Propaganda
Aaron Hyzen

Selective Exposure to Information on the Internet: Measuring Cognitive Dissonance and Selective Exposure with Eye-Tracking
Arne Freya Zillich, Lars Guenther

Making Sense of Metrics in the Music Industries
Nancy Baym, Rachel Bergmann, Raj Bhargava, Fernando Diaz, Tarleton Gillespie, David Hesmondhalgh, Elena Maris, Christopher J. Persaud

Countering the Counterpublics: Progovernment Online Media and Public Opinion in Hong Kong
Francis L. F. Lee

Defying Memory? Tracing the Power of Hegemonic Memory in Everyday Discourse Using the Example of National Socialism in Germany
Anke Fiedler

Breaking Stereotypes or Stereotypical Breakdowns?: Analyzing Television Casting Breakdowns for Latina Characters
Lauren Alexandra Sowa

Promises and Pitfalls: Taking a Closer Look at How Interactive Infographics Affect Learning From News
Esther Greussing, Hajo G. Boomgaarden

If Others Care, I Will Fight Climate Change: An Examination of Media Effects in Addressing the Public Goods Dilemma of Climate Change Mitigation
Xiaodong Yang, Ran Wei, Shirley S. Ho

The Media as Part of a Detached Elite? Exploring Antimedia Populism Among Citizens and Its Relation to Political Populism
Nayla Fawzi, Benjamin Krämer


Nikki Usher, News for the Rich, White, and Blue: How Place and Power Distort American Journalism
Michael X. Delli Carpini

Pallavi Guha, Hear #MeToo In India: News, Social Media, and Anti-Rape and Sexual Harassment Activism
Paromita Pain

Jingfang Liu and Phaedra C. Pezzullo (Eds.), Green Communication and China: On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures
Marcus Breen

Simone Murray, Introduction to Contemporary Print Culture: Books as Media
Sophia E. Du Val

Benjamin Heim Shepard, Sustainable Urbanism and Direct Action: Case Studies in Dialectical Activism
Ron Hayduk

Ethan Zuckerman, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them
Tomás Guarna

Petros Iosifidis and Nicholas Nicoli, Digital Democracy, Social Media and Disinformation
Samuel DiBella
Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
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