International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 30 papers that published in FEBRUARY

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 30 papers that published in FEBRUARY

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 30 papers in FEBRUARY 2022. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.


Tough Guys and Trucks: Early Adolescents’ Critical Analysis of Masculinity in a TV Commercial
Erica Scharrer, Yena Kang, Yuxi Zhou, Alina Ali Durrani, Nora Suren, Emma Butterworth

Conceptualizing “Filter-ing”: Affordances, Context Collapse, and the Social Self Online
Saesha Kini, Manisha Pathak-Shelat, Varsha Jain

“Time Well Spent”: The Ideology of Temporal Disconnection as a Means for Digital Well-Being
Ana Jorge, Inês Amaral, Artur de Matos Alves

Digitality and Music Streaming in the Middle East: Anghami and the Burgeoning Startup Culture
Joe F. Khalil, Mohamed Zayani

Not Yet the End of Transnational Digital Capitalism: A Communication Perspective of the U.S.–China Decoupling Rhetoric 
Min Tang 

Unboxing Computational Social Media Research From a Datahermeneutical Perspective: How Do Scholars Address the Tension Between Automation and Interpretation?
Jakob Jünger, Stephanie Geise, Maria Hänelt

Corruption in the Limelight: The Relative Influence of Traditional Mainstream and Social Media on Political Trust in Nigeria
Oladipupo Abdulahi Akinola, Bahiyah Omar, Lambe Kayode Mustapha

“I’m Not a Robot,” or am I?: Micro-Labor and the Immanent Subsumption of the Social in the Human Computation of ReCAPTCHAs
Vino Avanesi, Jan Teurlings

Tearing Us Apart? Muslims’ Attitudes Toward the Majority Population in Response to Differentiated Versus Undifferentiated News About Terror
Desirée Schmuck, Jörg Matthes, Christian von Sikorski, Mona Rahmanian, Beril Bulat

Opinion Polls in Context: Partisan Embeddedness, Source Confusion, and the Effects of Socially Transmitted Polls
Min-Hsin Su, Douglas M. McLeod

An Online Seller’s Dilemma: How a User’s Claim About Comment Deletion Affects Product Evaluation and Purchase Intention via Seller Disliking
Soo Yun Shin, Yue (Nancy) Dai

A Critical Discourse Analysis of Antigay Discourse on Chinese Tongqi Forum
Ke Zhang, Jingyuan Zhang, Chao Lu

Examining Communicative Forms in #TikTokDocs’ Sexual Health Videos
Krysten Stein, Yueyang Yao, Tanja Aitamurto

A Country Comparative Analysis of International Print Media’s Framing of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shumaila J. Bhatti, Paul P. Billinson, Lauren A. Cornell, Ashmita Das, Courtney Gammon,
Lauren O. Kelly, Jeongwon Yang, Silje Kristiansen

Places for Identification in the Blame Game: An Exploration of Rhetorical Diplomacy in a U.S.–China Twitter Clash
Lassi Rikkonen, Pekka Isotalus, Hiski Haukkala

A Postmodern Analysis of Intralingual Subtitles in China’s Web-Only Variety Shows: A Case of Mars Intelligence Agency
Siwen Lu, Sijing Lu

Hybrid Self-Repairs in Everyday Misinformation Sharing
Abdul Rohman

#NoJusticeNoLeBron and the Persistence of Messianic Masculinity in Black Athlete Activism
Timothy Piper

The Criminal is Always the Foreigner?! A Case Study of Minority Signification in German Crime Reporting
Azade Esther Kakavand, Damian Trilling

All News Is Not the Same: Divergent Effects of News Platforms on Civic and Political Participation
Nuri Kim, Andrew Duffy, Edson C. Tandoc, Jr., Rich Ling

News Won’t Find Me? Exploring Inequalities in Social Media News Use With Tracking Data
Lisa Merten, Nadia Metoui, Mykola Makhortykh, Damian Trilling, Judith Moeller

Identity Matters: The Cultural Logics of Animation Production and Distribution in the Arab World
Omar Sayfo

Insurgent-Generated Content and Framing of “The New Internationalist Commune” of Rojava
Buket Oztas, Marta N. Lukacovic


João Freire (Ed.), Nation Branding in Europe
Radoslaw Sajna-Kunowsky

Jennifer Porst, Broadcasting Hollywood: The Struggle Over Feature Films on Early TV
Amanda Cattel

Tarry Hum, Ron Hayduk, Francois Pierre-Louis Jr., and Michael Alan Krasner (Eds.), Immigrant Crossroads: Globalization, Incorporation, and Placemaking in Queens, New York
Benjamin Heim Shepard

Gerard Goggin, Apps: From Mobile Phones to Digital Lives
Jessica Roberts

Ben Jacobsen and David Beer, Social Media and the Automatic Production of Memory: Classification, Ranking and the Sorting of the Past
Ngai Keung Chan

Tama Leaver, Tim Highfield, and Crystal Abidin, Instagram: Visual Social Media Cultures
Sophia E. Du Val 

Paul S. Hirsch, Pulp Empire: The Secret History of Comic Book Imperialism
Joshua A. Braun

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

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