International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 49 papers that published in February

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 49 papers that published in February

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 49 papers in FEBRUARY 2023, which includes the “Special Section on Encounters Between Violence and Media” and the “Special Section on Media Use and Political Engagement: Cross-Cultural Approaches.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Sections.


#TrendingNow: How Twitter Trends Impact Social and Personal Agendas?
Maggie Mengqing Zhang, Yee Man Margaret Ng 

Perceived Exposure to Misinformation and Trust in Institutions in Four Countries Before and During a Pandemic
Shelley Boulianne, Edda Humprecht 

A Cross-Country Study of Comparative Optimism About Privacy Risks on Social Media
Hichang Cho, Miriam Metzger, Sabine Trepte, Elmie Nekmat  

Media Representations of Nüding in China (2005–2015)
Chao Lu, Ke Zhang, Jingyuan Zhang  

Visual Models for Social Media Image Analysis: Groupings, Engagement, Trends, and Rankings
Gabriele Colombo, Liliana Bounegru, Jonathan Gray  

Comparing the Effects of Traditional Media and Social Media Use on General Trust in China During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mengru Sun, Xiang Meng, Wencai Hu 

Fans’ Practice of Reporting: A Study of the Structure of Data Fan Labor on Chinese Social Media
Haoyang Zhai, Wilfred Yang Wang 

“I Have Learnt These Things by Myself, Because I Always Thought That I Must Overcompensate for My Disability”: Learning to Perform Dis/abled Identity in Social Media
Nomy Bitman

Digital Patronage: Toward a New Model of Building a Radio Station
Patryk Galuszka, Piotr Chmielewski

Governmentality in North American and Post-Soviet Political Discourses: An Analysis of Presidential Speeches and Their Analogues in the United States, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan Delivered From 1993 to 2021
Anton Oleinik 

When Right-Wing Populism Becomes Distorted Public Health Communication: Tracing the Roots of Jair Bolsonaro’s Epidemiological Denialism
Stuart Davis, João V. S. Ozawa, Joseph Straubhaar, Samuel Woolley 

10,000 Social Media Users Can(not) Be Wrong: The Effects of Popularity Cues and User Comments on Sharing Controversial Social Media News Stories
Arjen van Dalen 

Online Pre-Events During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Luigi Di Martino, Lukasz Swiatek

“We’re Not Just Telling Stories, We’re Changing Lives”: Dhar Mann’s Progressive Neoliberalism
Sean T. Leavey 

Contact-Tracing Apps as Boundary Objects of Pandemic Governance: The State-by-State Approach to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 in the United States
Eugene Jang, Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik, Katrin Fischer

A Transactional Framework of Parenting for Children’s Internet Use: A Narrative Review of Parental Self-Efficacy, Mediation, and Awareness of Online Risks
Seffetullah Kuldas, Aikaterini Sargioti, James O’Higgins Norman, Elisabeth Staksrud 

The Linguistic and Message Features Driving Information Diffusion on Twitter: The Case of #RevolutionNow in Nigeria
Oluwabusayo Okunloye, Kerk F. Kee, R. Glenn Cummins, Weiwu Zhang 

Two Trusts and a Court: Adapting Legal Mechanisms for Building Trust in Technology Governance
Opeyemi Akanbi, Stephanie Hill 

Do Not Use This Hashtag: Fat Acceptance (Mis)information and Discursive Boundary-Work as Content Moderation on Instagram
Melissa Zimdars 

Race, Class, and Sonic Autonomy in the Tower Blocks: Pirate Radio’s Exilic Possibilities
Larisa Kingston Mann 

Political Relational Influencers: The Mobilization of Social Media Influencers in the Political Arena 
Anastasia Goodwin, Katie Joseff, Martin J. Riedl, Josephine Lukito, Samuel Woolley 

Changing Mass Media Consumption Patterns Before/After Relocation: East Asian International Students’ Mass Media Use and Acculturation Strategies
Lin Li, Chengyuan Shao 

Temporal Citizen Science After Fukushima
Yasuhito Abe 

Managing Pandemic Communication Online: Turkish Ministry of Health’s Digital Communication Strategies During COVID-19
Emel Ozdora Aksak, Ergin Şafak Dikmen, Nilüfer Pinar Kiliç


A Discussion of Think Tanks in Climate Obstruction in Response to the “Analysis of the Moreno et al. (2022) Publication on EIKE Using Peter Gleick’s Toolbox”
Jose A. Moreno, Mira Kinn, Marta Narberhaus 

Analysis of the Moreno et al. (2022) Publication on EIKE Using Peter Gleick’s Toolbox 
Horst-Joachim Lüdecke 


Kylie Jarrett, Digital Labor
Micky Lee 

Francesca Bolla Tripodi, The Propagandists’ Playbook: How Conservative Elites Manipulate Search and Threaten Democracy
Jose Mari Hall Lanuza

Renyi Hong, Passionate Work: Endurance After the Good Life
Thomas A. Discenna 

Kelli Moore, Legal Spectatorship: Slavery and the Visual Culture of Domestic Violence
Ke M. Huang-Isherwood 

Jonathan Rauch, The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth 
Sue Curry Jansen 

D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, Jing Zeng, and Patrik Wikström, TikTok: Creativity and Culture in Short Video
Parker Bach 

Páraic Kerrigan, LGBTQ Visibility, Media and Sexuality in Ireland
Aiden James Kosciesza 

Christian Vaccari and Augusto Valeriani, Outside the Bubble: Social Media and Political Participation in Western Democracies
João Carlos Sousa

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

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