International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 68 papers that published in JANUARY

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 68 papers that published in JANUARY

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 68 papers in JANUARY 2022, which includes the “Special Section on Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe” and the “Forum on Lazarsfeld’s Legacy.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section and Forum.


How to Make Sense of Nonsense: Political Absurdity and Parodic Memes in the #Sharpiegate Affair
Christian Pentzold, Conrad Zuber, Florian Osterloh, Denise J. Fechner

Who Portrayed It as “The Chinese Virus”? An Analysis of the Multiplatform Partisan Framing in U.S. News Coverage About China in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Yiyan Zhang, Briana Trifiro

Opting for Polarizing Emotions: Strategies of Czech Pro-Vaccination Discussants in the Emotionalized Public Sphere and Debate on a Measles Epidemic
Lenka Vochocová, Dino Numerato, Tereza Sedláčková

Virtual Camp: LGBTQ Youths’ Collective Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Traci Kristin Gillig, Jared Macary, Ron Price

Partisan Selective Exposure as Discussion Preparation: The Role of Discussion Expectations and Entertainment Options
Mingxiao Sui, Raymond J. Pingree

Young Muslim Women’s Negotiation of Authenticity on Instagram
Alila Pramiyanti, Evonne Miller, Glenda Caldwell, Eri Kurniawan

Credibility as a Differentiation and Relational Strategy: A Functional Analysis of CNN’s Unprecedented Democratic Climate Crisis Town Hall Forum
Diana Zulli, Meaghan McKasy

Music Challenge Memes on TikTok: Understanding In-Group Storytelling Videos
Arantxa Vizcaíno-Verdú, Crystal Abidin

 Vice-Presidential Candidates, Language Frames, and Functions Across Two Continental Divides: An Analysis of Acceptance Speeches 
Nana Kwame Osei Fordjour, Etse Sikanku

Message Persuasion in the Pandemic: U.S. and Chinese Respondents’ Reactions to Mediating Mechanisms of Efficacy 
He Gong, Miaohong Huang, Xiyuan Liu

TikTok Politics: Tit for Tat on the India–China Cyberspace Frontier
Megha Mishra, Pu Yan, Ralph Schroeder

Internet Uses for General, Health-Related, and Smoking Cessation Information Seeking from Gender and Uses and Gratifications Frameworks
Zhiwen Xiao, Jaesub Lee, Li Zeng

Data Privacy Literacy as a Subversive Instrument to Datafication
Velislava Hillman

What If Unmotivated Is More Dangerous? The Motivation-Contingent Effectiveness of Misinformation Correction on Social Media
Fan Yang, Holly Overton

Advocating “Refugees” for Social Justice: Questioning Victimhood and Voice in NGOs’ Use of Twitter
Michael Dokyum Kim

“No Geek Girls”: Boundary-Work and Gendered Identity in the Israeli Geek Community
Hadas Gur-Ze’ev, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik

#Egyptiangirl and #Tunisiangirl: The (Micro)Politics of Self-Presentation onInstagram
Soumia Bardhan 

From Ignorance to Distrust: The Public “Discovery” of COVID-19 Around International Women’s Day in Spain
Marta Martín-Llaguno, María Teresa Ballestar, Miguel Cuerdo-Mir, Jorge Sainz

Time for Climate Action? Political Actors’ Uses of Twitter to Focus Public Attention on the Climate Crisis During the 2019 Danish General Election
Julie Uldam, Tina Askanius

Nationalizing Truth: Digital Practices and Influences of State-Affiliated Media in a Time of Global Pandemic and Geopolitical Decoupling
Weiai Wayne Xu, Rui Wang

Celebrity Politicians, Digital Campaigns, and Performances of Political Legitimacy in Indonesia’s 2019 Elections
Annisa R. Beta, Taberez Ahmed Neyazi

AMA y No Olvida Collectivizing Memory Against Impunity: Transmedia Memory Practices, Modular Visibility, and Activist Participatory Design in Nicaragua
Emilia Yang Rappaccioli

A Stronghold of Climate Change Denialism in Germany: Case Study of the Output and Press Representation of the Think Tank EIKE
Jose A. Moreno, Mira Kinn, Marta Narberhaus

Tracing-Technology Adoption During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Multifaceted Role of Social Norms
Sarah Geber, Thomas N. Friemel

ISIS Media and Troop Withdrawal Announcements: Visualizing Community and Resilience
Ayse Deniz Lokmanoglu, Carol K. Winkler, Kayla McMinimy, Monerah Almahmoud

Smart Speakers Require Smart Management: Two Routes From User Gratifications to Privacy Settings
Kun Xu, Sylvia Chan-Olmsted, Fanjue Liu

I Was Born to Love AI: The Influence of Social Status on AI Self-Efficacy and Intentions to Use AI
Joo-Wha Hong

Bolsonaro and the Far Right: How Disinformation About COVID-19 Circulates on Facebook in Brazil
Raquel Recuero, Felipe Bonow Soares, Otávio Vinhas, Taiane Volcan, Luís Ricardo Goulart Hüttner, Victória Silva

TV Inside the Psychiatric Hospital: Patient Experiences
Kjersti Blehr Lånkan, Kjersti Thorbjørnsrud

Convergence and Divergence: The Evolution of Climate Change Frames Within and Across Public Events
Yingying Chen, Kjerstin Thorson, John Lavaccare

The Impact of Social Media Use on Online Collective Action During China’s COVID-19 Pandemic Mitigation: A Social Identity Model of Collective Action (SIMCA) Perspective
Xin Zhao, Mengfei Guan, Xinya Liang

From Hoops to Hope: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Political Fandom on Twitter
Nathian Shae Rodriguez, Nadia Goretti

What to Expect? The Role of Media Technologies in Refugees’ Resettlement
Heike Graf

Framing Covid-19: Constitutional Versus Demagogic Rhetoric in Presidential Messaging
William Youmans, Babak Bahador

How to Manage Public Condemnation: Political Scandals in Russia
Galina Lukyanova, Arkadii Solovev


Chris Ingraham, Gestures of Concern
Thomas A. Discenna

Jonathan Gray, Dislike-Minded: Media, Audiences, and the Dynamics of Taste
Katerina Girginova

Pieter Verdegem (Ed.), AI for Everyone? Critical Perspectives
Yanling Zhu

Kathleen Belew and Ramόn A. Gutiérrez (Eds.), A Field Guide to White Supremacy
Julia R. DeCook

Eva M. Gomez-Jimenez and Michael Toolan (Eds.), The Discursive Construction of Economic Inequality: CADS Approaches to the British Media
Hong Lei, Zhanhao Jiang

Philip Seib, Information at War: Journalism, Disinformation, and Modern Warfare
Andrei G. Richter

Craig Robertson, The Filing Cabinet: A Vertical History of Information
Danielle R. Mehlman-Brightwell

Ezra Klein, Why We’re Polarized
João Carlos Sousa

Natalia Konstantinovskaia, The Language of Feminine Beauty in Russian and Japanese Societies
Chao Lu

Sarah Florini, Beyond Hashtags: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks
Elizabeth R. Hornsby

Amber L. Hutchins and Natalie T. J. Tindall (Eds.), Public Relations and Online Engagement: Audiences, Fandom and Influencers
Hannah Block

Shira Chess, Play Like a Feminist
Maria Sommers

Paul Byron, Digital Media, Friendship and Cultures of Care
Jamie Hoholuk

Raul P. Lejano and Shondel J. Nero, The Power of Narrative: Climate Skepticism and the Deconstruction of Science
Ryland Shaw

Tim Hwang, Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet
Bridget Barrett

Meenakshi Gigi Durham, MeToo: The Impact of Rape Culture in the Media
Sophie Maddocks

Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
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