International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 71 papers that published in January

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 71 papers that published in January

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 71 papers in JANUARY 2023, which includes the “Special Section on Theorizing the Korean Wave” and the “Special Section on COVID-19, Digital Media, and Health.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Sections.


Journalistic Role Performance of the Thai Press on the Issue of Transgender Rights
Nattawaj Kijratanakoson 

From Westernization to Internationalization: Research Collaboration Networks of Communication Scholars From Central and Eastern Europe
Marton Demeter, Dina Vozab, Francisco José Segado Boj

Morally Driven and Emotionally Fueled: The Interactive Effects of Values and Emotions in the Social Transmission of Information Endorsing E-cigarettes
Jiaxi Wu, Yunwen Wang, Yusi Aveva Xu, Jessica L. Fetterman, Traci Hong 

Knowledge Work in Platform Fact-Checking Partnerships
Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Rebekah Larsen, Lucas Graves, Oscar Westlund 

Plant-Based Meat and the Perceived Familiarity Gap Hypothesis: The Role of Health and Environmental Consciousness
Pengya Ai, Sofia Contreras-Yap, Shirley S. Ho

Googling in Russian Abroad: How Kremlin-Affiliated Websites Contribute to the Visibility of COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories in Search Results
Florian Toepfl, Anna Ryzhova, Daria Kravets, Arista Beseler

Echo Chambers, Cognitive Thinking Styles, and Mistrust? Examining the Roles Information Sources and Information Processing Play in Conspiracist Ideation
Brian McKernan, Patrícia Rossini, Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Meditating the Revolution: Analysis of the Sudanese Professionals Association Communicative Strategies During Sudan’s 2018–2019 Revolution
Hala A. Guta

A Persuadable Type? Personality Traits, Dissonant Information, and Political Persuasion
Alessandro Nai, Yves Schemeil, Chiara Valli 

More a Red Herring Than a Harbinger of Democracy: Myanmar’s Experiment With Media Freedom and Domestic Media Coverage of the Rohingya
Halle M. Young, Nicole Anderson, Mona S. Kleinberg, Jenifer Whitten-Woodring 

The Politics of Being a K-Pop Fan: Korean Fandom and the “Cancel the Japan Tour” Protest
Jennifer M. Kang 

“Seeing but not Believing”: Undergraduate Students’ Media Uses and News Trust
Ana Isabel Melro, Sara Pereira 

Blame It on the Algorithm? Russian Government-Sponsored Media and Algorithmic Curation of Political Information on Facebook
Elizaveta Kuznetsova, Mykola Makhortykh 

Making Sense of Human Advocacy Narrative: Raising Support for People Seeking Asylum Among Diverse Audiences
Merrilyn Delporte, Bree Hurst, Jennifer Bartlett, Caroline Hatcher

Migrating Counterpublics: German Far-Right Online Groups on Russian Social Media
Vadim Voskresenskii—Learning Media Literacy With and From Media Activists
Philipp Seuferling, Ingrid Forsler, Gretchen King, Isabel Löfgren, Farah Saati 

“We Have No Newspapers . . . Dull! Dull!”: Mass Media Dependency During the American Civil War
Betty Houchin Winfield, Chad Painter 

From the Global to the Local and Back Again: MFAs’ Digital Communications During COVID-19
Ilan Manor, Moran Yrachi

Collaborative I-Docs Beyond the Screens: Face-to-Face Participation Processes in Interactive Non-Fiction
Juanjo Balaguer, Arnau Gifreu-Castells

Cuteness in Mobile Messaging: An Exploration of Virtual “Cute” Sticker Use in China and the United States
Dongdong Yang, Laura Labato, Shardé M. Davis, Yuren Qin

Health, Concerns, and Finance: News Framing of Wearing Masks in China From 2001 to 2020
Zhifei Mao, Huaxin Peng, Di Wang, Mengfan He, Kun Zhou

Language Ideologies and Behavioral Attitudes Toward Ethnolinguistic Outgroups: Perceived Linguistic Competence and Intergroup Anxiety as Explanatory Variables
Gretchen Montgomery-Vestecka, Yan Bing Zhang

Social Entrepreneurship Versus Conventional Entrepreneurship: How Entrepreneurship Orientation Moderates the Effects of Human Capital and Social Capital Signals on Media Crowdfunding Success
Jiyoung Cha

Crisis Communication on Twitter: Differences Between User Types in Top Tweets About the 2015 “Refugee Crisis” in Germany
Sanja Kapidzic, Felix Frey, Christoph Neuberger, Stefan Stieglitz, Milad Mirbabaie

“A Very Difficult Choice”: Bolsonaro and Petismo in Brazilian Newspapers
Juliana Gagliardi, Camilla Tavares, Afonso de Albuquerque

Processing Vaccine Misinformation: Recall and Effects of Source Type on Claim Accuracy via Perceived Motivations and Credibility
Michelle A. Amazeen, Arunima Krishna  

From System to Skill: Palo Alto Group’s Contested Legacy of Communication
Yonatan Fialkoff, Amit Pinchevski

User Perceptions and Trust of Explainable Machine Learning Fake News Detectors
Jieun Shin, Sylvia Chan-Olmsted 

Activists and Journalists as Co-Creators and Co-Revisionists of U.S. Histories: The 1619 New York Times Project
Elaine Almeida, Sue Robinson

When Do Data Collection and Use Become a Matter of Concern? A Cross-Cultural Comparison of U.S. and Dutch Privacy Attitudes
Jessica Vitak, Yuting Liao, Anouk Mols, Daniel Trottier, Michael Zimmer, Priya C. Kumar, Jason Pridmore

Cues Signaling Gender Segregation and Gender Inclusion in Public Spaces Affect Adolescents’ Binary Conceptualization of Gender and Attitudes Toward Transgender and Nonbinary People
Traci K. Gillig, Sonia Jawaid Shaikh, Leila Bighash

Self- and Social Corrections on Instant Messaging Platforms
Sheryl Wei Ting Ng, Taberez Ahmed Neyazi

Is the MENA Surfing to the Extremes? Digital and Social Media, Echo Chambers/Filter Bubbles, and Attitude Extremity
Kevin M. Wagner, Jason Gainous, Allison Warnersmith, Dane Warner

The New American Dream: Neoliberal Transformation as Character Development in Schitt’s Creek
William Joseph Sipe  

Distinction and Cosmopolitanism: Latin American Middle-Class, Elite Audiences and Their Preferences for Transnational Television and Film
Joseph Straubhaar, Melissa Santillana, Vanessa de Macedo Higgins-Joyce, Luiz G. Duarte

Social Media and Protest Behavior in a Restrictive Traditional Media Environment: The Case of the Philippines
Jason P. Abbott, Jason Gainous, Kevin M. Wagner

The Mediating Role of Depression in the Relationship Between News Consumption and Interparty Hostility During Covid-19
Meital Balmas, Renana Atia, Eran Halperin 

“They Just Want to Erase Us”: Triumphant Modernity and Catastrophic Witnessing in Debates About Genocide in Xinjiang 
Stephen J. Hartnett, Andrew Gilmore

A Systematic Literature Review of Research From 2010 to 2020 Addressing User-Generated Online Comments Related to Health Issues and Recommendations for Future Research
Muhammad Ittefaq, Mauryne Abwao, Ioana A. Coman, Waqas Ejaz

A Leader and a Lady? A Computational Approach to Detection of Political Gender Stereotypes in Facebook User Comments
Aliya Andrich, Emese Domahidi

Believing in Credibility Measures: Reviewing Credibility Measures in Media Research From 1951 to 2018
Anina Hanimann, Andri Heimann, Lea Hellmueller, Damian Trilling

A Multiple-Stakeholder Perspective of Patient–Provider Communication Among Families With Rare Diseases in Taiwan Through a Cross-Cultural Lens
Jinli Wu, Hsinyi Hsiao, Lei Chen, Chun-Ying Weng, Pao-Sheng Chang, Shao-Yin Chu

Intergroup Contact, Traditional and Social Media Use, and Attitudes Toward Chinese People in COVID-19: U.S. College Students’ Perspective
Yan Bing Zhang, Teri Terigele, Molly Han, Sile Li, Yang Yu, Racheal Ruble


Renewing Pedagogical Research and Practices: Helping International Students Succeed Post-COVID-19
Piyawan Charoensap-Kelly, Narissra Punyanunt-Carter


Amir Hetsroni and Meriç Tuncez (Eds.), It Happened on Tinder: Reflections and Studies on Internet-Infused Dating
Min Wang

Lindsay Ems, Virtually Amish: Preserving Community at the Internet’s Margins
Louisa S. White

Lisa M. Tillmann, Kathryn Norsworthy, and Steven Schoen, Mindful Activism: Autoethnographies of Social Justice Communication for Campus and Community Transformation
Courtney D. Tabor

Emily Hund, The Influencer Industry: The Quest for Authenticity on Social Media
Tyler Quick

Qiao Li, Yanqiu Guan, and Hong Lu (Eds.), Development of the Global Film Industry: Industrial Competition and Cooperation in the Context of Globalization
Youwen Ma

Elaine J. Yuan, The Web of Meaning: The Internet in a Changing Chinese Society
Eileen Le Han 

Last Moyo, The Decolonial Turn in Media Studies in Africa and the Global South
Burçe Çelik  

María Pia López, Not One Less: Mourning, Disobedience and Desire
Lucila Rozas Urrunaga

Victor Fan, Cinema Illuminating Reality: Media Philosophy Through Buddhism
Jacob Green

Zac Gershberg and Sean Illing, The Paradox of Democracy: Free Speech, Open Media, and Perilous Persuasion
Yotam Ophir

Rolien Hoyng and Gladys Pak Lei Chong (Eds.), Critiquing Communication Innovation: New Media in a Multipolar World
Liting Lu

Louisa Ha and Lars Willan (Eds.), The U.S.-China Trade War: Global News Framing and Public Opinion in the Digital Age
Tanja Vierrether

Larry Gross, Editor
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Chi Zhang, Managing Editor, Special Sections

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