International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 33 papers that published in April

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 33 papers that published in April

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 33 papers in APRIL 2023, which includes the “Special Section on Global Populism: Its Roots in Media and Religion.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to to read the Special Section.


Perceived Social Sanctions and Deindividuation: Understanding the Silencing Process on Social Media Platforms
Mustafa Oz, Esra Nur Oz Cetindere 

Doing “Reputation” in the Indian Context: An Employee Perspective
Avani Desai, Asha Kaul, Vidhi Chaudhri

Between the Homefront and Battleground, Between TV and Smartphone: Evaluating the Use of a Second Screen in the May 2021 Israel-Palestine Crisis
Vered Elishar Malka, Yaron Ariel, Dana Weimann-Saks

How Information Factors and Attitudes Relate to Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Role of Uncertainty in the Case of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Zhiwen Xiao, Jaesub Lee

Exploring Resilience and Communicated Narrative Sense-Making in South Africans’ Stories of Apartheid
Haley Kranstuber Horstman, Athena Pedro, Tessa Goldschmidt, Olivia Watson, Maria Butauski

The Fabulous East: On Peripheral Media Capitals and the Streaming Fantasy Television Genre
Timothy Havens  

Clusters of Dark Patterns Across Popular Websites in New Zealand
Cherie Lacey, Alex Beattie, Tristam Sparks

Postmodern Without Modernization: Ages, Phases, and Stages of Political Communication and Digital Campaigns in Brazil (2010–2020)
Arthur Ituassu

I am an Influencer and I Approve This Message! Examining How Political Social Media Influencers Affect Political Interest, Political Trust, Political Efficacy, and Political Participation
Ben Wasike

Toward a Sociologically Enriched Understanding of Anti-Media Populism: The Case of Enough is Enough!
Torgeir Uberg Nærland 

Partners, Competitors, Frenemies: How Australian Advertising Professionals Understand the Market Power of Facebook and Google 
Samuel Kininmonth, Ramon Lobato

Social Audience and Emotional Bonding in Marvel’s Transmedia Phenomenon: An Exploration of Peruvian Digital Communities
Tomás Atarama-Rojas, Beatriz Feijoo 

Politicizing, Personalizing, and Mobilizing in Online Political Communication: Drivers and Killers of Users’ Engagement
Milica Vuckovic

Community Diversity Climate Impact on the Well-Being of Asian Americans Amid Anti-Asian Sentiment During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Two-Way Symmetrical Communication by Local Governments
Jo-Yun Li, Weiting Tao, Yeunjae Lee

Are People Easily Duped by Disinformation? Experimental Evidence for Open Vigilance
Wuyao Ding, Yan Ge

What Leads to Audience Issue Fatigue? A Linkage Analysis Study on the Effects of News Coverage on Fatigue From Ongoing News Issues
Gwendolin Gurr, Julia Metag

Communication for Social Changemaking: A “New Spirit” in Media and Communication for Development and Social Change?
Jessica Noske-Turner


Building Legitimacy in the Absence of the State: Reflections on the Facebook Oversight Board
Monroe E. Price, Joshua M. Price


Caty Borum, The Revolution Will Be Hilarious: Comedy for Social Change and CivicPower
Amy B. Becker 

Emily Hund, The Influencer Industry: The Quest for Authenticity on Social Media
Michael Skey

Sarah Sharma and Rianka Singh (Eds.), Re-Understanding Media: Feminist Extensions of Marshall McLuhan
Niall Stephens

Matthew E. Khan, Going Remote: How the Flexible Work Economy Can Improve Our Lives and Our Cities
Elizabeth R. Hornsby

Kevin Driscoll, The Modem World: A Prehistory of Social Media
Aaron Shaw 

David J. Park, Media Reform and the Climate Emergency: Rethinking Communication in the Struggle for a Sustainable Future
Henrik Bødker

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

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