IJoC Publishes Special Section on Participation and Media: Comparative Analysis of Anti-Austerity in the Eurozone Crisis

International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section onParticipation and Media:
Comparative Analysis of Anti-Austerity in the Eurozone Crisis”

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This Special Section on “Participation and Media: Comparative Analysis of Anti-Austerity in the Eurozone Crisis” reflects on the way citizens channelled demands to political authorities during a critical period for the European Union. Political decisions and economic strategies set in place by European and national authorities were challenged in the streets and on the Internet by expressions of social dissent, turning social media into an arena for online collective action.

This Special Section includes six original papers (plus an editorial introduction) drawing on current research about the social and political implications of citizen participation in social protests.  Based on empirical research emerging from Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain, the findings offer a broad overview of impacts and reactions in the weaker Eurozone economies. A mixture of criticism aimed at the European Union’s neoliberal turn and demands for deeper political openness to citizens’ participation appeared in varying proportions across time and territories during these turbulent times.

This Special Section analyzes citizen participation in social change and contemporary media politics of dissent in the context of anti-austerity protests in the Eurozone crisis since 2008.  It focuses on the primary question:

Which are the main values, strategies and mechanisms adopted by mainstream news and activist social media in constructing anti-austerity protests and European conflicts in the Eurozone crisis?

All these studies have important implications for understanding how people use and produce mediated practices when confronting political power and authorities. These papers investigate a wide range of topics related to media participation and usage in times of political unrest. In these uncertain times, dominated by the COVID-19 menace, learning from good and bad decisions taken during the global financial crisis of 2008 can guide wiser choices in the near future.

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on June 6, 2020. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking to the papers of interest.
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Participation and Media: Comparative Analysis of Anti-austerity in the Eurozone Crisis — Introduction
Miguel Vicente-Mariño, Tao Papaioannou, Peter Dahlgren

Contentious Responses to the Crises in Spain: Emphasis Frames and Public Support for Protest on Twitter and the Press
Camilo Cristancho, Eva Anduiza, Mariluz Congosto, Silvia Majó-Vázquez

Dominant and Emerging News Frames in Protest Coverage: The 2013 Cypriot Anti-Austerity Protests in National Media
Tao Papaioannou

Citizens Beyond Troika: Media and Anti-Austerity Protests in Portugal
Ines Amaral

Hybrid Media and Movements: The Irish Water Movement, Press Coverage and Social Media
Henry Silke, Eugenia Siapera, Maria Rieder

Media and Twitter Agendas for Social Mobilizations: The Case of the Protests in Defense of the Public Healthcare System in Spain
Pere Masip, Carlos Ruiz-Caballero, Jaume Suau, David Puertas

News Media Framing of the Anti-Austerity and Pro-“Europe” Movements During the Greek Referendum Protest Cycles
Fani Kountouri, Andreas Kollias

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Guest Editors
Miguel Vicente-Mariño, Tao Papaioannou, Peter Dahlgren

IJoC Publishes Special Section Practicing Media- Mediating Practice

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International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section
Practicing Media
—Mediating Practice

Media technologies of all kinds are an integral part of our social worlds. People worldwide engage with a wide range of communication services to accomplish most of their daily activities. But how can we understand the performative dimension of such routines and their intimate ties with media technologies and with the media texts that we produce and circulate through them?  In their conspicuous ordinariness, the practices of handling media and, in turn, the mediation of contemporary practices require us to assess how and with what consequences these dual processes become embedded in our lives.

Practicing media

The Special Section “Practicing MediaMediating Practice” strives for an explanation and critical appreciation of media-related practices because, as of now, we lack a clear conceptualization and analytical implementation of what media(-related) practices are (and what they leave out), what their relationship to other types of activity looks like, and what they add to our understanding of innovations in telecommunications and digital data.

Guest-edited by Christian Pentzold, Kenzie Burchell, Olivier Driessens and Alice Mattoni, this Special Section is one of the first efforts to substantiate media and communication studies’ interest in understanding the entanglement of media-related activities. The 11 original articles (plus an editorial introduction) come from an international set of scholars from media and communications, anthropology, and sociology. Their conceptual groundwork and empirical analyses scrutinize what media users actually do and say in relation to media technologies, texts, and genres, and the wider digitally networked ecologies within which those practices take place.

The contributions come from Christian Pentzold, University of Bremen & Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany and Manuel Menke, LMU Munich, Germany; Jesper Pagh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; Alice Mattoni, University of Bologna, Italy; Stephen F. Ostertag, Tulane University, USA; Christoph Raetzsch, University of Aarhus, Denmark and Margreth Lünenborg, Free University Berlin; Asen O. Ivanov, University of Guelph, Canada; Kenzie Burchell, University of Toronto, Canada; Maria Bakardjieva, University of Calgary, Canada; and Peter Lunt, University of Leicester, UK.

We invite you to read this new Special Section of scholarly articles in the International Journal of Communication  that published May 20, 2020. Please Ctrl+Click  on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.

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Practicing Media—Mediating Practice: Introduction
Kenzie Burchell, Olivier Driessens, Alice Mattoni

Conceptualizing the Doings and Sayings of Media Practices: Expressive Performance, Communicative Understanding, and Epistemic Discourses
Christian Pentzold, Manuel Menke

Managing Context Collapses: The Internet as a Conditioning Technology in the
Organization of Practices

Jesper Pagh

A Media-in-Practices Approach to Investigate the Nexus Between Digital Media and
Activists’ Daily Political Engagement

Alice Mattoni

News as Relational Social Practice: A Theoretical Framework
Stephen F. Ostertag

Anchoring Practices for Public Connection: Media Practice and Its Challenges
for Journalism Studies

Christoph Raetzsch, Margreth Lünenborg

Evaluative Practices in a Broadcasting Newsroom Archive: Culture, Context, and
Understanding in Practice

Asen O. Ivanov

Reporting, Uncertainty, and the Orchestrated Fog of War: A Practice-Based Lens
for Understanding Global Media Events

Kenzie Burchell

New Paradigm or Sensitizing Concept: Finding the Proper Place of Practice Theory
in Media Studies

Maria Bakardjieva

Beyond Bourdieu: The Interactionist Foundations of Media Practice Theory
Peter Lunt

Jumping on the Practice Bandwagon: Perspectives for a Practice-Oriented Study of
Communication and Media

Christian Pentzold

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor 

Christian Pentzold, Kenzie Burchell, Olivier Driessens, Alice Mattoni
Guest Editors

 

According to the latest statistics from Google Scholar, IJoC ranks 2nd among all Humanities, Literature & Arts journals, and 4th among Communication journals.

IJoC Publishes 21 Papers in April 2020

 

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The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 21 papers in April 2020. To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles. We look forward to your feedback and wish you well during these challenging times.

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ARTICLES

Chinese Automated Journalism: A Comparison Between Expectations and Perceived Quality
Chenyan Jia

Assessing Digital Threats to Democracy, and Workable Solutions: A Review of the Recent Literature
Kathleen M. Kuehn, Leon A. Salter 

The Emerging Institutionalization of Global Internet of Things Governance: A Network Approach
Jaewon R. Choi, Wenhong Chen 

Digital Traces of “Twitter Revolutions”: Resistance, Polarization, and Surveillance via Contested Images and Texts of Occupy Gezi
Ozge Ozduzen, Aidan McGarry

Developing the ‘Control Imaginary’: TIME Magazine’s Symbolic Construction of Digital Technologies
Delia Dumitrica, Georgia Gaden Jones

Journalistic Coverage of Organized Crime in Mexico: Reporting on the Facts, Security Protocols, and Recurrent Subthemes
Elba Díaz-Cerveró, Daniel Barredo

The Black Box and Japanese Discourses of the Digital
David Humphrey

Manager–Employee Communication in the #MeToo Era: The Role of Gender Similarity and Context Ambiguity in Ethical Leadership
Lindsey Meeks, William T. Howe

Political Party Identification and Intergroup Attitudes: Exploring the Effects of Mediated and Direct Contact With the Opposing Party During a Presidential Campaign
Mei-Chen Lin, Paul M. Haridakis, Yan Bing Zhan 

“I Like That It’s My Choice a Couple Different Times”: Gender, Affordances, and User Experience on Bumble Dating
Urszula Pruchniewska

Subaltern Agency in the Cultural Industries: Palestinian Creative Labor in the Israeli Series Fauda
Amal Jamal, Noa Lavie

The Elusiveness of Communicative Influence: How Key Socializers Influence Adolescents’ Proenvironmental Engagement
Yuliya Lakew

Party Populism and Media Access: The News Value of Populist Communication and How It Is Handled by the Mass Media
Franzisca Schmidt

Incorporating Communication Factors in the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Chinese University Students’ Intention to Consume Genetically Modified Foods
Li Li, John Robert Bautista

FEATURES

“Rediscovering” Ideology Critique (Again): Toward a Critical Realist Analysis of Political Media Effects
Matt Guardino

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Dal Yong Jin and Nojin Kwak (Eds.), Communication, Digital Media, and Popular Culture in Korea: Contemporary Research and Future Prospects
Gooyong Kim

Izumi Mitsui (Ed.), Cultural Translation of Management Philosophy in Asian Companies: Its Emergence, Transmission, and Diffusion in the Global Era
Chengfa Yu

Mohammad Ayub Khan and Noam Ebner (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Cross-Cultural Business Negotiation
Renzhong Peng, Chongguang Zhu

Jason Farman, Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World
Cynthia Wang 

Eden Medina, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile
Kristin Wells

Edmund Chapman, The Afterlife of Texts in Translation: Understanding the Messianic in Literature
Linxin Liang

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor                   

IJoC Publishes 21 Papers in March

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International Journal of Communication
invites you to read these 21 papers that
published in APRIL
 

The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 21 papers in April 2020. To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles. We look forward to your feedback and wish you well during these challenging times.
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ARTICLES

Chinese Automated Journalism: A Comparison Between Expectations and Perceived Quality
Chenyan Jia 

Assessing Digital Threats to Democracy, and Workable Solutions: A Review of the Recent Literature
Kathleen M. Kuehn, Leon A. Salter 

The Emerging Institutionalization of Global Internet of Things Governance: A Network Approach
Jaewon R. Choi, Wenhong Chen 

Digital Traces of “Twitter Revolutions”: Resistance, Polarization, and Surveillance via Contested Images and Texts of Occupy Gezi
Ozge Ozduzen, Aidan McGarry

Developing the ‘Control Imaginary’: TIME Magazine’s Symbolic Construction of Digital Technologies
Delia Dumitrica, Georgia Gaden Jones

Journalistic Coverage of Organized Crime in Mexico: Reporting on the Facts, Security Protocols, and Recurrent Subthemes
Elba Díaz-Cerveró, Daniel Barredo

The Black Box and Japanese Discourses of the Digital
David Humphrey 

Manager–Employee Communication in the #MeToo Era: The Role of Gender Similarity and Context Ambiguity in Ethical Leadership
Lindsey Meeks, William T. Howe

Political Party Identification and Intergroup Attitudes: Exploring the Effects of Mediated and Direct Contact With the Opposing Party During a Presidential Campaign
Mei-Chen Lin, Paul M. Haridakis, Yan Bing Zhan

“I Like That It’s My Choice a Couple Different Times”: Gender, Affordances, and User Experience on Bumble Dating
Urszula Pruchniewska

Subaltern Agency in the Cultural Industries: Palestinian Creative Labor in the Israeli Series Fauda
Amal Jamal, Noa Lavie

The Elusiveness of Communicative Influence: How Key Socializers Influence Adolescents’ Proenvironmental Engagement
Yuliya Lakew

Party Populism and Media Access: The News Value of Populist Communication and How It Is Handled by the Mass Media
Franzisca Schmidt

Incorporating Communication Factors in the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Chinese University Students’ Intention to Consume Genetically Modified Foods
Li Li, John Robert Bautista

FEATURES

“Rediscovering” Ideology Critique (Again): Toward a Critical Realist Analysis of Political Media Effects
Matt Guardino

BOOK REVIEWS

Dal Yong Jin and Nojin Kwak (Eds.), Communication, Digital Media, and Popular Culture in Korea: Contemporary Research and Future Prospects
Gooyong Kim

Izumi Mitsui (Ed.), Cultural Translation of Management Philosophy in Asian Companies: Its Emergence, Transmission, and Diffusion in the Global Era
Chengfa Yu

Mohammad Ayub Khan and Noam Ebner (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Cross-Cultural Business Negotiation
Renzhong Peng, Chongguang Zhu

Jason Farman, Delayed Response: The Art of Waiting from the Ancient to the Instant World
Cynthia Wang 

Eden Medina, Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende’s Chile
Kristin Wells

Edmund Chapman, The Afterlife of Texts in Translation: Understanding the Messianic in Literature
Linxin Liang

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor      

IJoC Publishes 41 Papers in MARCH 2020

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announces the publication of 41 papers that
published in MARCH
 

The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 41 papers in March 2020 which includes a Special Section on Mediating Islamic State. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking or go to ijoc.org to read the Special Section.

Please note that according to the latest Google Scholar 2019 statistics, IJoC now ranks 2nd among all Humanities journals and 5th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of non-commercial open access scholarly publication at the highest level.
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ARTICLES

Effects of Media Companies’ Organizational Nature and Journalists Autonomy and Position on Internal and External Influences: Evidence From Spain
Manuel Goyanes, Márton Demeter

Differentiated Information Flows: Social Media Curation Practices in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections
Sam Jackson, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Jeff Hemsley

Organizations’ Dialogic Social Media Use and Stakeholder Engagement: Stakeholder Targeting and Message Framing
Chih-Hui Lai, Jiawei Sophia Fu

Taking the Reparatory Turn at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Marouf Hasian, Jr., Nicholas S. Paliewicz

“I Don’t Use the Internet”: Exploring Perceptions and Practices Among Mobile-Only and Hybrid Internet Users
Isabel Pavez, Teresa Correa

Parenting Style, Personality Traits, and Interpersonal Relationships: A Model of Prediction of Internet Addiction
Yanshu Sun, Jeffrey S. Wilkinson

What Influences the Willingness of Chinese WeChat Users to Forward Food-Safety Rumors?
Shuo Seah, Gabriel Weimann

The Power of Data From the Global South: Environmental Civic Tech and Data Activism in China
Yu Sun, Wenjie Yan

Communicating Academic Knowledge Beyond the Written Academic Text: An Auto-Ethnographic Analysis of the Mirror Palace of Democracy Installation Experiment
Nico Carpentier 

Populism Fuels Love and Anger: The Impact of Message Features on Users’ Reactions on Facebook
Pablo Jost, Marcus Maurer, Joerg Hassler

The Geotagging Counterpublic: The Case of Facebook Remote Check-Ins to Standing Rock
Jeeyun Baik 

The Relationship Between Fox News Use and Americans’ Policy Preferences Regarding Refugees and Immigrants
Jennifer Hoewe, Cynthia Peacock, Bumsoo Kim, Matthew Barnidge 

Lifestyles, Technology Clustering, and the Adoption of Over-the-top Television and Internet Protocol Television in Taiwan
Shu-Chu Sarrina Li 

Malaise Effect or Virtuous Effect? The Dynamics of Internet Use and Political Trust in China
Xiaoxiao Cheng 

The Enhancement of Verbal Immediacy in Online University Classes: A Student-Generated Taxonomy
Richard S. Bello, Frances E. Brandau, Dena Horne 

Hiplife Music in Ghana: Postcolonial Performances of the Good Life
Nii Kotei Nikoi

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Annette Hill, Media Experiences: Engaging with Drama and Reality Television
Aiden Kosciesza

Chris Shei (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Discourse Analysis
Yifei Li 

Andrew Lison, Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak, and Rick Prelinger, Archives (In Search of Media)
Frances Corry

Claire Scammell, Translation Strategies in Global News: What Sarkozy Said in the Suburb
Renzhong Peng 

Lingzi Meng, Gender in Literary Translation: A Corpus-Based Study of the English Translations of Chenzhong De Chibang
Weiping Wu, Gaosheng Zhan

Sender Dovchin, Language, Social Media and Ideologies: Translingual Englishes, Facebook and Authenticities
Gaoxin Li, Jinfen Xu

Rukmini Pande, Squee from the Margins: Fandom and Race
Jacqueline Johnson

Thomas Hanitzsch, Folker Hanusch, Jyotika Ramaprasad, and Arnold S. de Beer (Eds.), Worlds of Journalism: Journalism Cultures Around the Globe
Meagan E. Doll

Michael Patrick Lynch, Know-It-All Society: Truth and Arrogance in Political Culture
Dennis S. Gouran 

Jenny Kennedy, Digital Media, Sharing and Everyday Life
Zhongqing He 

Kit Hughes, Television at Work: Industrial Media and American Labor
Frederick Wasser

Jungmin Kwon, Straight Korean Female Fans and Their Gay Fantasies
Thomas Baudinette

Ahmet Atay and Margaret U. D’Silva (Eds.), Mediated Intercultural Communication in a Digital Age
Renzhong Peng, Chongguang Zhu

Giuliana Ferri, Intercultural Communication: Critical Approaches and Future Challenges
Weiping Wu, Ting Li

Patricia Bou-Franch and Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich, Analyzing Digital Discourse: New Insights and Future Directions
Xiaoyu Lai

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor