International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 20 papers that published in SEPTEMBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 20 papers that published in SEPTEMBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 20 papers in SEPTEMBER 2021. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.

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ARTICLES

What People Tell Other People About New Technologies: The Impact of Attitudes Toward the Technology and Trust Toward the Source on Information Distortion
Hans Hoeken, Madelijn Strick


Anti-Vaccine Beliefs and COVID-19 Information Seeking on Social Media: Examining Processes Influencing COVID-19 Beliefs and Preventative Actions
Christopher J. McKinley, Fanny Lauby

Ethnocentrism in Conflict News Coverage: A Multimodal Framing Analysis of the 2018 Gaza Protests in The Times of Israel and Al Jazeera
Belal Doufesh, Holger Briel


Clearing the Smog? Examining the Relationship Between Traditional Media Versus Nontraditional Internet-Based Media and Risk Information Seeking in China
Yanni Ma, Jay Hmielowski, Wenjie Yan

Oceanic Negroes: Communicating Pacific Blackness Down, Out, and Under
Khadijah Costley White

How Journalists Think About the First Amendment Vis-à-Vis Their Coverage of Hate Groups
Gregory Perreault, Jonathan Peters, Brett Johnson, Leslie Klein

The Spaces of Sensationalism: A Comparative Case Study of the New York Journal and BuzzFeed
David Elliot Berman

The Role of Social Media Behaviors and Structural Intergroup Relations on Immigrant Stereotypes
Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen, Saifuddin Ahmed, Arul Chib

A Review and Content Validation of 10 Measurement Scales for Parental Mediation of Children’s Internet Use
Seffetullah Kuldas, Aikaterini Sargioti, Tijana Milosevic, James O’Higgins Norman

“Creating a New Roma Identity”: TV Production as an Alternative Site for Identification and Identity Negotiation
Azeta Hatef

FEATURES

Threat and/in Inoculation Theory
Josh Compton

Ten Myths About the Korean Wave in the Global Cultural Sphere
Dal Yong Jin

BOOK REVIEWS

Sa’ed Atshan, Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique
Bernardita Maria Yunis Varas

Talal M. Almutairi and Dean Kruckeberg (Eds.), Public Relations in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: An Arab Perspective
Fatemeh Kamali-Chirani

Suzanne Leonard, Wife, Inc: The Business of Marriage in the Twenty-First Century
Sydney Forde

Stuart A. Selber, Institutional Literacies: Engaging Academic IT Contexts for Writing and Communication
Min Wang

Xiuli Wang, Winning American Hearts and Minds: China’s Image Building Efforts in the 21st Century
Di Wang

Alane L. Presswood, Food Blogs, Postfeminism, and the Communication of Expertise: Digital Domestics
Elizabeth Nathanson

Alfred L. Martin, Jr., The Generic Closet: Black Gayness and the Black-Cast Sitcom
Aiden James Kosciesza

Allissa V. Richardson, Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, & the New Protest #Journalism
Kelli Moore

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

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 4th among all Humanities journals and 7th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 23 papers that published in AUGUST

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 23 papers that published in AUGUST

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 23 papers in AUGUST 2021. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.

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ARTICLES

The Medium Is the Message: WeChat, YouTube, and Facebook Usage and Acculturation Outcomes
Ran Ju, Leah Hamilton, Matthew McLarnon

“A Sword of Damocles”: Media Policy, Digital Cultures, and the Discourse of Press Code Reform
Annemarie Iddins

Voiceless Victims and Charity Saviors: How U.S. Entertainment TV Portrays Homelessness and Housing Insecurity in a Time of Crisis
David Conrad-Pérez, Caty Borum Chattoo, Aras Coskuntuncel, Lori Young

Intermedia Agenda Setting or International News Flow? Cross-Lagged Comparison of Elite International Newspapers
Shimaa Hassan Ali Mohammed, Maxwell McCombs

Mobile Dating Apps and Racial Preferencing Insights: Exploring Self-Reported Racial Preferences and Behavioral Racial Preferences Among Gay Men Using Jack’d
Lik Sam Chan, Elija Cassidy, Joshua G. Rosenberger

Does Perceived Privacy Influence Patient Satisfaction Among College Students? A Comparative Study of Students at a Kenyan University and at a Large American Midwestern University
Robert G. Nyaga, Grace M. Hildenbrand, Marifran Mattson, Bart W. Collins, Masibo Lumala

Changing Technologies, Changing Lives: Older Adults’ Perspectives on the Benefits of Using New Technologies
Gökçe Karaoglu, Eszter Hargittai, Amanda Hunsaker, Minh Hao Nguyen

“Go, Vote, and Tweet It”: Interactivity in Online Protest-Related Discussions About the 2014 Catalan Referendum for Independence
Teresa Gil-Lopez, Cuihua Shen

Digital Self-Control and the Neoliberalization of Social Media Well-Being
Niall Docherty

Servant Leadership and Employee Advocacy: The Mediating Role of Psychological Empowerment and Perceived Relationship Investment
Patrick David Thelen, Cen April Yue

The Social Construction of Spanish Public Television: The Role and Function of TVE in a Multiplatform Environment
Manuel Goyanes, Carmen Costa-Sánchez, Marton Démeter

Source Credibility Matters: Does Automated Journalism Inspire Selective Exposure?
Chenyan Jia, Thomas J. Johnson

Parental Rejection After Coming Out: Detachment, Shame, and the Reparative Power of Romantic Love
Hye Min Kim, David C. Jeong, Paul R. Appleby, John L. Christensen, Lynn Carol Miller

Being Inside or Outside the Virtuous Circle: How News Media Repertoires Relate to Political Participation Repertoires
Sabine Geers, Rens Vliegenthart

Communications Policy and Cultural Political Economy: Charting the Collapse of the Neoliberal Consensus in the United States
Brian Dolber

BOOK REVIEWS

Jennifer Burek Pierce, Narratives, Nerdfighters, and New Media
Neil William Perry

Eszter Hargittai (Ed.), Research Exposed: How Empirical Social Science Gets Done in the Digital Age
Jiamin Ye

Wazhmah Osman, Television and the Afghan Culture Wars: Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists
Ngozi Agwaziam-Akinro

Sandra Ristovska, Seeing Human Rights: Video Activism as a Proxy Profession
Aaron Shapiro

Sanjay Asthana, India’s State-Run Media: Broadcasting, Power, and Narrative
Pradip Ninan Thomas

Rebecca de Souza, Feeding the Other: Whiteness, Privilege, and Neoliberal Stigma in Food Pantries
Kellie Brownlee

Henry Jenkins, Comics and Stuff
Ashley Smalls

Yael Warshel, Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication and Socialization
Donald Ellis

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

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 4th among all Humanities journals and 7th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 31 papers that published in JULY

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 31 papers that published in JULY

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 31 papers in JULY 2021, which includes the “Special Section on Research Perspectives on TikTok & Its Legacy Apps.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section.

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ARTICLES

Reconfiguring Audience Measurement in Platform Ecologies of Video Streaming: iQiyi’s Pivot Toward Data-Driven Fandom and Algorithmic Metrics
Elaine Jing Zhao

Topographies of Local Public Spheres on Social Media: The Scope of Issues and Interactions
Barbara Pfetsch, Daniel Maier, Daniela Stoltenberg, Annie Waldherr, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Maya de Vries Kedem

Conspiratorial Discourses on Social Media: Agendamelding Explorations and COVID-19
Philemon Bantimaroudis

Media Representations of Academia: Mapping and Typologizing News Coverage of All Swiss Higher Education Institutions
Silke Fürst, Daniel Vogler, Mike S. Schäfer, Isabel Sörensen

Getting Out the Vote on Twitter With Mandy Patinkin: Celebrity Authenticity, TikTok, and the Couple You Actually Want at Thanksgiving Dinner . . . or Your Passover Seder
Amy Bree Becker


Assessing the Co-Occurrence of Professional Roles in the News: A Comparative Study in Six Advanced Democracies
María Luisa Humanes, Claudia Mellado, Cornelia Mothes, Henry Silke, Patric Raemy, Nikos Panagiotou

Can ICT Create Public Value in Africa? Efficiency Assessment Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Approach
Lucas Mimbi

Unbound Journalism: Interloper Media and the Emergence of Fortune-Telling Journalism
Changwook Kim, Wooyeol Shin

Constructive Skepticism, Dysfunctional Cynicism? Skepticism and Cynicism Differently Determine Generalized Media Trust
Oliver Quiring, Marc Ziegele, Christian Schemer, Nikolaus Jackob, Ilka Jakobs, Tanjev Schultz

Revisiting the Theoretical Foundations of Propaganda
Aaron Hyzen

Selective Exposure to Information on the Internet: Measuring Cognitive Dissonance and Selective Exposure with Eye-Tracking
Arne Freya Zillich, Lars Guenther

Making Sense of Metrics in the Music Industries
Nancy Baym, Rachel Bergmann, Raj Bhargava, Fernando Diaz, Tarleton Gillespie, David Hesmondhalgh, Elena Maris, Christopher J. Persaud

Countering the Counterpublics: Progovernment Online Media and Public Opinion in Hong Kong
Francis L. F. Lee

Defying Memory? Tracing the Power of Hegemonic Memory in Everyday Discourse Using the Example of National Socialism in Germany
Anke Fiedler

Breaking Stereotypes or Stereotypical Breakdowns?: Analyzing Television Casting Breakdowns for Latina Characters
Lauren Alexandra Sowa

Promises and Pitfalls: Taking a Closer Look at How Interactive Infographics Affect Learning From News
Esther Greussing, Hajo G. Boomgaarden

If Others Care, I Will Fight Climate Change: An Examination of Media Effects in Addressing the Public Goods Dilemma of Climate Change Mitigation
Xiaodong Yang, Ran Wei, Shirley S. Ho

The Media as Part of a Detached Elite? Exploring Antimedia Populism Among Citizens and Its Relation to Political Populism
Nayla Fawzi, Benjamin Krämer

BOOK REVIEWS

Nikki Usher, News for the Rich, White, and Blue: How Place and Power Distort American Journalism
Michael X. Delli Carpini

Pallavi Guha, Hear #MeToo In India: News, Social Media, and Anti-Rape and Sexual Harassment Activism
Paromita Pain

Jingfang Liu and Phaedra C. Pezzullo (Eds.), Green Communication and China: On Crisis, Care, and Global Futures
Marcus Breen

Simone Murray, Introduction to Contemporary Print Culture: Books as Media
Sophia E. Du Val

Benjamin Heim Shepard, Sustainable Urbanism and Direct Action: Case Studies in Dialectical Activism
Ron Hayduk

Ethan Zuckerman, Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them
Tomás Guarna

Petros Iosifidis and Nicholas Nicoli, Digital Democracy, Social Media and Disinformation
Samuel DiBella
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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 4th among all Humanities journals and 7th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Research Perspectives on TikTok & Its Legacy Apps

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Research Perspectives on TikTok & Its Legacy Apps

This Special Section on Research Perspectives on TikTok & Its Legacy Apps, guest-edited by Jing Zeng, Mike Schäfer and Crystal Abidin, explores the sociocultural implications of short videos, with a specific focus on their technological affordances and platform vernaculars.

Short-video apps, which often feature video content between 15 and 60 seconds long, have become immensely popular around the world in the past years. Among them, the most iconic and internationally successful example is TikTok. However, due to its Chinese ownership and popularity among underaged users, the platform has attracted criticism and has been subjected to close scrutiny. At the same time, TikTok has emerged as a hub for creativity and is being utilized by educators and governments to reach out to the younger demographic. Given the sudden proliferation of interest in and relevance of the platform, no doubt stimulated by its rapid uptake during the period of mass self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the current moment is opportune for reflecting on TikTok from a range of research perspectives. 

This Special Section is among the first collections of articles in the growing field of studies on TikTok and its legacy apps. It provides a glimpse of the nascent framings, approaches, methodologies, and applications of TikTok studies in the field of social media scholarship. Six articles are included in the collection. In the introductory article, the guest editors provide an overview of TikTok and related scholarship. In the following research papers, eleven authors offer their pioneering scholarship on TikTok and its legacy apps, namely Douyin and Musical.ly. This collection of studies illuminates how short videos have been deployed as a powerful communication device by preteens, musicians, scientists, healthcare professionals, and migrants. Different user communities use TikTok and its legacy apps to connect, entertain, and educate. The contributing authors also reflect upon problems associated with these apps’ platform logic, information quality, and governance. 

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on July 7, 2021. Please log into ijoc.org to read the papers of interest. We look forward to your feedback! 

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Research Perspectives on TikTok and Its Legacy Apps—Introduction
Jing Zeng, Crystal Abidin, Mike S. Schäfer

From Musical.ly to TikTok: Social Construction of 2020’s Most Downloaded Short-Video App
Milovan Savic

You Made This? I Made This: Practices of Authorship and (Mis)Attribution on TikTok
D. Bondy Valdovinos Kaye, Aleesha Rodriguez, Katrin Langton, Patrik Wikström

Reposting “Till Albert Einstein Is TikTok Famous”: The Memetic Construction of Science on TikTok
Jing Zeng, Mike S. Schäfer, Joachim Allgaier

Lip-Syncing and Saving Lives: Healthcare Workers on TikTok
Clare Southerton

Short Video Platforms and Local Community Building in China
Wei Wang, Jiena Wu

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Jing Zeng, Crystal Abidin, Mike S. Schäfer, Guest Editors

According to the latest statistics from Google Scholar, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities, Literature & Arts journals, and 5th among all Communication journals.                                                              

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 31 papers that published in JUNE

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 31 papers that published in JUNE

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 31 papers in JUNE 2021, which includes the “Special Section on Digital Infrastructure, Liminality, and World-Making Via Asia.” To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section.

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ARTICLES

Delivering a Coup D’état: 23F and the Diminishing Role of Spanish Public Broadcaster RTVE in the Digital Era
Iván Darias, Vicente Rodríguez Ortega

How Ageist and Sexist Framing Is Used in Turkish Media To Normalize Femicide: A Content Analysis
Merve Basdogan, Zulfukar Ozdogan, Lesa Huber

Generic Frames in Corruption Scandals in Chile (2015–2019): Differences and Similarities Between Print and Online Media
Francisco Tagle

A Performative Face Theory Analysis of Online Facework by the Formerly Involuntarily Celibate
Elizabeth Ann Hintz, Jonathan Troy Baker

How Do Media Portray Multiple Identity Organizations?
Robert Heckert, Jelle Boumans, Rens Vliegenthart

Conceptualizing Populism: A Comparative Study Between China and Liberal Democratic Countries
Kun He, Scott A. Eldridge II, Marcel Broersma

Grandparent–Grandchild Communication and Attitudes Toward Older Adults: Relational Solidarity and Shared Family Identity in China
Yan Bing Zhang, Sile Li, Jake Harwood

Epistemic Evidence in Strategic-Persuasive Communication: On the Effects of Investing in the Truthfulness of NGOs’ Strategic Crisis and Conflict Communications
Romy Fröhlich, Marc Jungblut

No Memes No! Digital Persuasion in the #MeToo Era
Shahira S. Fahmy, Omneya Ibrahim

From Cyber-Activism to Technopolitics: A Critical Take on Historical Periods and Orientations in the Use of Digital Technology by Social Movements
José Candón-Mena, David Montero-Sánchez

Font Matters: Understanding Typeface Selection by Political Campaigns
Katherine Haenschen, Daniel J. Tamul, Jessica R. Collier

Framing the Syrian Operations: Populism in Foreign Policy and the Polarized News Media of Turkey
Emre İşeri, Metin Ersoy

“Innocent” Hashtags? A Cautionary Tale: #IStandWithGreece as a Network of Intolerance on Twitter During a Land Border Crisis
Maria Avraamidou, Maria Ioannou, Eftychios Eftychiou

News Media Coverage of E-Cigarettes: An Analysis of Themes in Chinese Newspapers
Joanne Chen Lyu, Di Wang, Peiyi Huang, Pamela Ling

Questioning (Deep) Mediatization: A Historical and Anthropological Critique
Jérôme Bourdon, Gabriele Balbi

Everything for the People, but Without the People? Illustrated Populism on Social Media in the European Political Context
Laura Alonso-Muñoz

Media Trust Under Threat: Antecedents and Consequences of Misinformation Perceptions on Social Media
Marlis Stubenvoll, Raffael Heiss, Jörg Matthes

WhatsApp Political Expression and Political Participation: The Role of Ethnic Minorities’ Group Solidarity and Political Talk Ethnic Heterogeneity
Alcides Velasquez, Andrea M. Quenette, Hernando Rojas

FEATURE

Mediations of Religion and Politics as “Affective Infrastructures”: A Cross-Disciplinary Reflection on Contemporary Politics
Stewart M. Hoover

BOOK REVIEWS

Amit Pinchevski, Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma
Chiaoning Su, Paige Gibson

John Durham Peters, Florian Sprenger, and Christina Vagt, Action at a Distance
Luke Stark

D. Travers Scott, Gay Men and Feminist Women in the Fight for Equality: “What Did You Do During the Second Wave, Daddy?”
Helton Levy

Jaroslav Švelch, Gaming the Iron Curtain: How Teenagers and Amateurs in Communist Czechoslovakia Claimed the Medium of Computer Games
Adrienne Shaw

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

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar statistics, IJoC ranks 3rd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level.