International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on East Asian Perspective in Transmedia Storytelling

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International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section on
East Asian Perspective in Transmedia Storytelling

The Special Section on “East Asian Perspectives in Transmedia Storytelling” brings together 9 articles
(including 2 feature articles and an editorial introduction) on contemporary research in the area of transmedia storytelling in the East Asian context.

Korean Webtoon

As East Asia witnesses the explosion of transmedia storytelling based on Korean webtoons, Chinese novels, and Japanese manga/anime in the 21st century, it is crucial to document and identify the recent directions of East Asian perspective, which itself is rapidly becoming part of global transmedia trends. This Special Section focuses on two primary points:  the major reasons for the emergence of East Asian transmedia storytelling; and the major implications in the East Asian cultural scene.

Written by leading media scholars in Asia, North America, and Europe, these papers investigate the recent surge of webtoons and manga/anime as the sources of transmedia storytelling for East Asian popular culture. They explore whether cultural products utilizing transmedia storytelling take a major role as the primary local cultural product in the Asian cultural market. Some of them also historicize the evolution of regional popular culture according to the surrounding digital media ecology, driving the change and continuity of the manhwa industry. These articles have important implications for the understanding of how cultural producers have developed their cultural products based on local-originated stories. The Special Section provides new information and knowledge which show the significant movements that are taking place in this research area and point to directions for future studies.

We invite you to read this new Special Section that published in the International Journal of Communication on May 1, 2019.  Please Ctrl+Click  on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles.
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ARTICLES 

Transmedia Storytelling in the Age of Digital Media: East Asian Perspectives — Introduction
Dal Yong Jin

Snack Culture’s Dream of Big-Screen: Korean Webtoon’s Transmedia Storytelling
Dal Yong Jin

Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling: A Case Study on the Story Universe of The Journey to the West
Barbara Wall

The Storyteller Who Crosses Boundaries in Korean Reality Television: Transmedia Storytelling in New Journey to the West
Ju Oak Jade Kim

Dynamics Between Agents in the New Webtoon Ecosystem in Korea: Responses to Waves of Transmedia and Transnationalism
Jane Yeahin Pyo, Minji Jang, Tae-Jin Yoon

Do Webtoon-Based TV Dramas Represent Transmedia Storytelling? Industrial Factors Leading to Webtoon-Based TV Dramas
Ji Hoon Pak, Yongsuk Lee

Yōkai Monsters at Large: Mizuki Shigeru’s Manga, Transmedia, and (Lack of) Cultural Politics
Shige (CJ) Suzuki

FEATURES

Korean Webtoonist Yoon Tae Ho: History, Webtoon Industry, and Transmedia Storytelling
Dal Yong Jin

The Multimedia Life of a Korean Graphic Novel: A Case Study of Yoon Taeho’s Ikki
Bruce Fulton
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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Dal Yong Jin
Guest Editor

 

IJoC Publishes 36 papers in March 2019

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invites you to read these 36 papers that
published in MARCH
 

The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 36 papers in March 2019 including a Special Section on the Gulf Information War.  To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking, or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section. We look forward to your feedback.

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ARTICLES

The Digital Divide, Social Inclusion, and Health Among Persons With Mental Illness in Poland
Yu-Leung Ng, Kara Chan, Łukasz Balwicki, Peter Huxley, Marcus Yu-Lung Chiu

Sociodemographic Analysis of TV Genre Preference: The Lebanese Case
Nadine A. Yehya, Imad Bou-Hamad

From the Studio to the Street: Cultivating Democratic Norms in Uganda
Lee Shaker, Paul Falzone, Paul Sparks, Ruth Kugumikiriza

Using the Internet to Mobilize Marginalized Groups: People With Disabilities and Digital
Campaign Strategies in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Filippo Trevisan

In the Shadow of State Power: Citizenship Rights, Civil Society, and Media Representation
in China, 2000–2012

Stephanie Na Liu, Tsan-Kuo Chang

Counting Queerness in Games: Trends in LGBTQ Digital Game Representation, 1985‒2005
Adrienne Shaw, Evan W. Lauteria, Hocheol Yang, Christopher J. Persaud,
Alayna M. Cole

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Transparency? Toward Meaningful Transparency
in Commercial Content Moderation

Nicolas P. Suzor, Sarah Myers West, Andrew Quodling, Jillian York

In the Warcraft Universe We Trust: An Analysis of Transmedia Advertising Strategies in
the World of Warcraft Video Game Series (“Battle Chest 3.0,” “Cataclysm,” and “Mists of Pandaria”)

Miguel Ángel Nicolás Ojeda, César San Nicolás Romera, Josefa Ros Velasco

Delineating and Assessing Cultural Relations: The Case of Asialink
Scott Wright, Will Higginbotham

The Sphere of Consensus in a Polarized Media System: The Case of Turkey During the
Catastrophic Coup Attempt

Emre Iseri, Eser Şekercioglu, Ugur Cevdet Panayirci

Online and Offline Communication and Political Knowledge and Participation in Presidential Campaigns: Effects of Geographical Context
Yung-I Liu

Translating Socioemotional Selectivity Theory Into Persuasive Communication:
Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Emotionally-Meaningful Versus Knowledge-Related
Appeals

Margot J. van der Goot, Nadine Bol, Julia C.M. van Weert

Communication for Development and Social Change and the Challenge of Climate Change
Patrick D. Murphy, Tracy Mwaka Tinga

Examining the Relationship Between Media Use and Political Engagement: A Comparative
Study Among the United States, Kenya, and Nigeria

Oluseyi Adegbola, Sherice Gearhart

Communicative Acts of Citizenship: Contesting Europe’s Border in and Through the Media
Ludek Stavinoha

The Relationship Between Offline Social Capital and Online Learning Interactions
Carmel Kent, Amit Rechavi, Sheizaf Rafaeli

The Children Are Watching: A History of Age-Rating Television in Brazil
Liam Grealy, Catherine Driscoll, Andrea Limberto

This Is Who I Am: The Selfie as a Personal and Social Identity Marker
Valerie Barker, Nathian S. Rodriguez

Determinant and Consequence of Online News Authorship Verification: Blind News Consumption Creates Press Credibility
Sujin Choi, Jihoon Lim

The Complexities of the Role of Children in the Process of Technology Transmission Among Disadvantaged Families: A Mixed-Methods Approach
Teresa Correa, Isabel Pavez, Javier Contreras

Free Market Media, Democracy, and Partisanship: A Case Study of Kolkata’s Newspapers’ Coverage of Anti-Industrialization Protests
Suruchi Mazumdar

Liberal Individualist, Communitarian, or Deliberative? Analyzing Political Discussion on Facebook Based on Three Notions of Democracy
Lidia Valera-Ordaz


BOOK REVIEWS


Alex Rosenblat, Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting The Rules of Work
Julian Posada

Mike Ananny, Networked Press Freedom: Networked Press Freedom: Creating
Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear

Niall P. Stephens

Naomi Schiller, Channeling the State: Community Media and Popular Politics in Venezuela
Noah Zweig


Olga Baysha, Miscommunication Social Change: Miscommunicating Social Change:
Lessons from Russia and Ukraine

Oliver Boyd-Barrett

James W. Ure, Stop the Press: How the Mormon Church Tried to Silence the
Salt Lake Tribune

Daria B. Griffith

Ruth Palmer, Becoming the News: How Ordinary People Respond to the Media Spotlight
Monika Raesch

Peter Janich (trans., Eric Hayot and Lea Pao), What is Information?
Peter Beattie

Bruce Mutsvairo (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Media and Communication
Research in Africa

Gregory Gondwe

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Larry Gross
Editor   

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

IJoC Publishes Special Section on the Gulf Information War

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International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section
on the Gulf Information War

Guest-edited by Ilhem Alagui and Banu Akdenizli, this Special Section on The Gulf Information War brings together five papers (plus an editorial introduction) on the ongoing Arabian Gulf political and diplomatic crisis that led to an embargo imposed on Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. The Gulf Information War is the first of its kind in the Arabian region that was orchestrated through fake news and information piracy. This Special Section investigates its conduct, artifacts and sociocultural resonance.

Gulf information war

Guest-edited by Ilhem Alagui and Banu Akdenizli, this Special Section on The Gulf Information War brings together five papers (plus an editorial introduction) on the ongoing Arabian Gulf political and diplomatic crisis that led to an embargo imposed on Qatar by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. The Gulf Information War is the first of its kind in the Arabian region that was orchestrated through fake news and information piracy. This Special Section investigates its conduct, artifacts and sociocultural resonance.

These papers explore a variety of topics pertaining to conflict and its social impact in the Gulf countries. They cover fake news and misinformation, cybersecurity, usage of Twitter bots as propaganda tools, political hacking, as well as the impact of such a political crisis on the meaning of nationalism among citizens and residents of the country under blockade.  This Special Section also includes studies that provide a greater appreciation of how outsiders—and eventually country allies who play a significant role in conflicts—frame and narrate this story of conflict. In the Gulf Information War, Turkey has had a monumental role safeguarding Qatar. Through global media coverage, one can understand the bigger story of diplomatic ties and soft power.

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication  to learn about the new tools, devices, narrative and impact of a new kind of war in MENA, one that is based on information, as well as misinformation, hacking, and fake news. Please Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles.

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The Gulf Information War and the Role of Media and Communication Technologies: Editorial Introduction
Ilhem Allagui, Banu Akdenizli

Cyberconflict, Online Political Jamming, and Hacking in the Gulf Cooperation Council
Ahmed Al-Rawi

The Gulf Crisis and Narratives of Emotionality in Nepal’s English-Language Press
Subin Paul

Presenting the Gulf Crisis to the Turkish Public: A Computational Approach to Mapping Media Frames
Ivo Furman, Erkan Saka, Savas Yildirim, Ece Elbayi

Car Decals, Civic Rituals, and Changing Conceptions of Nationalism
Jocelyn Sage Mitchell, Ilhem Allagui

Propaganda, Fake News and Fake Trends: Weaponization of Twitter Bots in the Qatar Gulf Crisis
Marc Jones

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Ilhem Allagui, Banu Akdenizli
Guest Editors

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International Journal of Communication
invites you to read these 28 papers that published in FEBRUARY 2019

The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 28 papers in February 2019.  To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles. We look forward to your feedback!

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ARTICLES

Earwitnessing Detention: Carceral Secrecy, Affecting Voices, and Political
Listening in The Messenger Podcast

Maria Rae, Emma Russell, Amy Nethery

The Impacts of Territorial Communication Norms and Composition on
Online Trolling

Pnina Fichman, Elizabeth Peters

Visual Presentation of Refugees During the “Refugee Crisis” of 2015–2016
on the Online Portal of the Croatian Public Broadcaster

Ljiljana Saric

The Representation of Graphene in the Online Press of the United States,
the United Kingdom, and Spain

Blanca Guasch, Sergi Cortiñas, Marta González, Santiago
Justel-Vázquez, Javier Peña

Dealing with Increasing Complexity: Media Orientations of Communication
Managers in Public Sector Organizations

Sandra Jacobs, Anke Wonneberger

Relations of Media Production in Occupy Wall Street
John L. Hammond

Incidental Exposure to Political Disagreement on Facebook and Corrective
Participation: Unraveling the Effects of Emotional Responses and Issue
Relevance

Yanqin Lu

How Do Intermediaries Shape News-Related Media Repertoires and
Practices? Findings From a Qualitative Study

Jan-Hinrik Schmidt, Lisa Merten, Uwe Hasebrink, Isabelle Petrich,
Amelie Rolfs

Identifying Normativity in Communication Research: A Typology and
a Framework for Assessing Scientific and Extrascientific Norms

Liane Rothenberger, Claudia Auer, Cornelius B. Pratt

The Narrative Engageability Scale: A Multidimensional Trait Measure for
the Propensity to Become Engaged in a Story

Helena Bilandzic, Freya Sukalla, Cornelia Schnell, Matthias R.
Hastall, Rick W. Busselle

“In Spite of” and “Alongside”: Disillusion and Success in Advocacy
Communication for the Roma

Adina Schneeweis

Web Infrastructures and Online Attention Ecology
Harsh Taneja, Angela Xiao Wu

Future Talk: Accounting for the Technological and Other Future Discourses
in Daily Life

Meryl Alper

“Airpocalyse” and the China Smog Crisis: Examining Online and Offline
Civic Engagement Motives, Attention and Actions

Yashu Chen, Pauline Cheong

Consonance and Diversity of Voices and Viewpoints: A New Paradigm
to Study Actors’ Cumulative Influence on Viewpoints in Immigration News

Andrea Masini

Selective Exposure and Perceived Identification With Characters in
Transnational Arabic Television

Tamara Kharroub, Andrew J. Weaver

FEATURES

Truth, Communication, and Democracy
Douglas Porpora, Seif Sekalala

BOOK REVIEWS

Lori Kido Lopez, Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural
Citizenship

Greg Niedt

Farooq Sulehria, Media Imperialism in India and Pakistan
Oliver Boyd-Barrett


Matthew W. Ragas and Ron Culp (Eds.), Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators: Insights and Advice from the C-Suite of Leading Brands
Vanessa Bravo

Michael Palm, Technologies of Consumer Labor: A History of Self-Service
Ngai Keung Chan

Heinz Nigg (Ed.), Rebel Video: The Video Movement of the 1970s
and 1980s

Gino Canella

Lisa Parks and Caren Kaplan (Eds.), Life in the Age of Drone Warfare
Hugo Ljungbäck

Jade L. Miller, Nollywood Central
Annemarie Iddins

Safiya Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce
Racism

Aymar Jean Christian

David Cromwell and David Edwards, Media Lens, Propaganda Blitz: How
the Corporate Media Destroy Reality

Alan MacLeod


Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll, Minitel: Welcome to the Internet
Frances Corry, Anna C. Loup


Colin Milburn, Mondo Nano: Fun and Games in the World of Digital Matter
Maxwell Foxman

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Larry Gross
Editor  

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

 

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 34 papers that published in JANUARY

International Journal of Communication
invites you to read these 34 papers that
published in JANUARY
 

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The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 34 papers in January 2019 including a Special Section on Sonic Publics.  To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking, or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section.

ARTICLES

The Role of Beliefs and Behavior on Facebook: A Semiotic Approach to Algorithms, Fake News, and Transmedia Journalism
Priscila Monteiro Borges, Renira Rampazzo Gambarato

So Far, Yet So Close: International Career Paths of Communication Scholars From the Global South
Marton Demeter

Solidarity, Social Media, and the “Refugee Crisis”: Engagement Beyond Affect
Zakaria Sajir, Miriyam Aouragh

The God Card: Strategic Employment of Religious Language in U.S. Presidential Discourse
Ceri Hughes

From Hijrah to Khilafah: Rhetoric, Redemption, and ISIL’s Recruitment Strategy
Hilary A. Sarat-St. Peter

Examining Knowledge as a Motivation for Attention to Breast Cancer–Related Information Across Different Media
Xiaodong Yang, Liang Chen

Effects of Message Completeness and Source Expertise in Online Health Discussion Boards
Thanomwong Poorisat, Benjamin Hill Detenber, Franklin J. Boster,
Benjamin J. Li

Measuring Mediation of Children’s Media Use
Galit Nimrod, Nelly Elias, Dafna Lemish

When CSR Meets Mobile SNA Users in Mainland China: An Examination of Gratifications Sought, CSR Motives, and Relational Outcomes in Natural Disasters
Yang Cheng, Yi-Ru Regina Chen, Yan Jin, Flora Hung-baesecke

From Twitter to Charlottesville: Analyzing the Fighting Words Between the Alt-Right and Antifa
Adam Klein

Vernacular Politics in New Participatory Media: Discursive Linkage Between Biometrics and the Holocaust in Israel
Avi Marciano

Gender, Nonverbal Communication, and Televised Debates: A Case Study Analysis of Clinton and Trump’s Nonverbal Language During the 2016 Town Hall Debate
Ben Wasike

Who Sets the Agenda? Polarization and Issue Ownership in Turkey’s Political Twittersphere
Burak Dogu, Hazım Onur Mat

Framing Political Scandals: Exploring the Multimodal Effects of Isolation Cues in
Scandal News Coverage on Candidate Evaluations and Voting Intentions

Christian von Sikorski, Johannes Knoll

NGOs’ HIV/AIDS Discourse on Social Media and Websites: Technology Affordances and Strategic Communication Across Media Platforms
Jiawei Sophia Fu, Renwen Zhang

The Challenge of Constructing a Unique Online Identity Through an Isomorphic
Social Media Presence

Sirin Atakan Duman, Aysin Pasamehmetoglu, Tuba Bozaykut-Buk

A “Hotbed” of Digital Empowerment? Media Criticism in Kenya Between Playful Engagement and Co-Option
Toussaint Nothias, David Cheruiyot

Online Communication Patterns of Chinese and Mexican Adolescents Living in the United States
Drew P. Cingel, Alexis R Lauricella, Wan Shun Eva Lam, Ellen Wartella, P. Zitlali Morales

Personalities Discussing Politics: The Effects of Agreement and Expertise on
Discussion Frequency and the Moderating Role of Personality Traits

Hyunjin Song, Hajo Boomgaarden

The Invisibility of Latin American Scholarship in European Media and Communication Studies: Challenges and Opportunities of De-Westernization and Academic Cosmopolitanism
Sarah Anne Ganter, Félix Ortega

Who Is Responsible for Delhi Air Pollution? Indian Newspapers’ Framing of Causes and Solutions
Nandini Bhalla, Jane O’Boyle, Dan Haun

Media and Collective Action in Greece: From Indignation to Solidarity
Marina Prentoulis, Maria Kyriakidou

The Hijacked Hashtag: The Constitutive Features of Abortion Stigma in the
#ShoutYourAbortion Twitter Campaign

Kami Kosenko, Emily Winderman, Abigail Pugh

FEATURES

Between the White House and the Kremlin: A Comparative Analysis of Afghan and Tajik Media
Wazhmah Osman

BOOK REVIEWS

Yochai Benkler, Robert Faris, and Hal Roberts, Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics
Yeahin (Jane) Pyo

Hongmei Li, Advertising and Consumer Culture in China
Yang Cheng

Jefferson D. Pooley, James W. Carey and Communication Research
Peter Simonson

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Larry Gross
Editor  

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Sonic Publics

 

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International Journal of Communication Publishes a
Special Section on Sonic Publics

sonic publics

                       Mediated Sound as Meeting Place and Battleground

Most theories of social power are built on the metaphor of visibility. From cultivation theory to panopticism to the digital public sphere, communication scholarship tends to focus on how the way we see and appear to one another shapes our relationships and structures our institutions. Yet, this disciplinary ocularcentrism not only reproduces existing cultural biases, it also prevents us from understanding a crucial aspect of social relations — namely, how social action and imagination emerge through organized sound, and through organization around sound.

As sound studies scholars and music practitioners at the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) annual conference, the editors and authors of this special forum experienced a degree of distortion. We tried to tune in to the field’s soundtrack, but there was silence. Although sound technologies, musical cultures, and the practices and subjectivities entangled with them are central to network technologies, internet research has been largely mute on the subject. This special section, based on an AoIR panel organized by the co-editors, aims to reverberate through the field by exploring different channels of sound-related inquiry. We hope the resonance of our work will help to expand the ways in which researchers engage with networked communication, and amplify new paradigms for thinking and researching about media old and new.

Guest edited by Aram Sinnreich and Elinor Carmi, this Special Section on Sonic Publics features four articles and an editorial introduction that includes a series of audio interviews focusing on subjects ranging from blockchain music payment platforms to social media content moderation to immigrant pirate radio to the role of laws and technologies in shaping musical style. Collectively, the articles delineate the broad range of issues that may be addressed through an investigation of sound at the nexus between media, technology and social processes. In short, they amount to far more than the sum of their parts — and offer far more than meets the eye.

We invite you to read these articles that published January 15, 2019  in the International Journal of CommunicationPlease Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles.

Sonic Publics| Introduction and Audio Transcript
Aram Sinnreich, Elinor Carmi

Booming at the Margins: Ethnic Radio, Intimacy, and Nonlinear Innovation in Media
Larisa Kingston Mann

Convening Technologies: Blockchain and the Music Industry
Nancy Baym, Lana Swartz, Andrea Alarcon

Music, Copyright, and Technology: A Dialectic in Five Moments
Aram Sinnreich

The Hidden Listeners: Regulating the Line from Telephone Operators to Content Moderators
Elinor Carmi

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Aram Sinnreich & Elinor Carmi
Guest Editors

IJoC Publishes 13 Papers in November 2018


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The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 13 papers in November 2018.  To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking, or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Sections.

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ARTICLES

Shifting Demographics: Understanding How Ethnically Diverse Networks Influence Latinos’ Political Uses of Social Media and Offline Political Engagement
Andrea M. Quenette, Alcides Velasquez

Mo “Meta” Blues: How Popular Culture Can Act as Metajournalistic Discourse
Patrick Ferrucci

Between Violence and Exclusion: Cinematic Representation of Gender Politics in Antarmahal and Water
Imran Mazid

Media Censures: The Hutchins Commission on the Press, the New York Intellectuals on Mass Culture
Stephen Bates

Immigrants’ Church Participation and Community Integration: The Mediating Role of the Local Storytelling Network
Minhee Soo

The Whole World Is Watching: Comparing European and United States News Coverage of the U.S. 2008 and 2016 Elections
Peter Van Aelst, Rens Vliegenthart, Amber E. Boydstun

Audience, Media, and Cultural Factors as Predictors of Multiscreen Use: A Comparative Study of the Netherlands and the United States
Claire M. Segijn, Anastasia Kononova

A Racial Reckoning of a Progressive Ideology in Public Discourse
Sue Robinson

Routine Adjustments: How Journalists Framed the Charleston Shootings
William P. Cassidy, Betty H. La France, Sam Babin

Business Strategies of Korean TV Players in the Age of Over-The-Top (OTT) Video Service
Eun-A Park

BOOK REVIEWS

Alan MacLeod, Bad News from Venezuela: Twenty Years of Fake News and Misreporting
Noah Zweig

Matt Carlson, Journalistic Authority: Legitimating News in the Digital Era
Ruth Moon

Rachel E. Dubrofsky and Shoshana Amielle Magnet (Eds.), Feminist Surveillance Studies
Fernand R. Rosa

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Larry Gross
Editor                                                      

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor