IJoC Publishes a Special Section on East Asia in Action

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International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section on
“East Asia in Action”
 

How does activist media communication change East Asia?

East Asia in Action

It is widely acknowledged that media communication and movement activism shape each other in significant ways. But less is known about how they operate in the context of East Asia, where centralized authority and Confucian ideology prevail. Guest-edited by Chiaoning Su and Tin-Yuet Ting, this Special Section on East Asia in Action brings together five empirical articles (plus an editorial introduction) to examine the latest trends and reflect critically on their impact on civic-political participation and social change in the region.

 

With an emphasis on the variety and co-existence of diverse media forms, these articles provide new perspectives on the equivocal conceptualizations of activist media communication, and analyzes their potentials in East Asia. This is illustrated in the articles by Tin-Yuet Ting (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Satoru Aonuma (International Christian University), that offer a glimpse into the role of media practices in the emergence and proliferation of popular protests in Hong Kong and Japan, where a tradition of political activism and radical protest had been lacking.

 

The distinctive patterns and premises of activist media communication engendered within the specific contexts of East Asian societies are shown in the articles by Chiaoning Su (Oakland University), Penchan Phoborisut (California State University-Fullerton), and Wei Lit Yew (Yale-NUS College). These scholars offer timely insights into the communication strategies and networks for engaging potential supporters and appealing to citizens in Taiwan, Thailand, and China, respectively.

 

While existing studies have largely drawn on experiences from western democracies and cultures, this Special Section generates fresh insights on the role and impact of activist media, particularly under authoritarian regimes. Moreover, this collection of work sheds light on some of the new avenues through which citizens and protestors have become adept at developing more innovative and resilience forms of communicative practices for advancing democracy and social justice in East Asia.

 

We invite you to read this new Special Section that published in the International Journal of Communication on July 22, 2019.  Please Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles.

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East Asia in Action: Activist Media Communication in New Perspectives Introduction

Chiaoning Su, Tin-Yuet Ting

 

Everyday Networked Activism in Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: Expanding on Contemporary Practice Theory to Understand Activist Digital Media Usages

Tin-Yuet Ting

 

Contesting Big Brother: Joshua Wong, Protests, and the Student Network of Resistance in Thailand

Penchan Phoborisut

 

Contentious Performance and/as Public Address: Notes on Social Movement Rhetorics in Post-Fukushima Japan

Satoru Aonuma

 

An Alternative Chronicle of Natural Disaster: Social Justice Journalism in Taiwan

Chiaoning Su

 

Matrix of Free Spaces in China: Mobilizing Citizens and the Law Through Digital and Organizational Spaces

Wei Lit Yew

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Larry Gross                                                        

Editor

 

Arlene Luck

Managing Editor

Chiaoning Su, Tin-Yuet Ting
Guest Editors

IJoC Publishes Special Section on Extreme Speech

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International Journal of Communication

Publishes a Special Section on
Extreme Speech and Global Digital Cultures

Why is there so much hate on social media? How dangerous is online vitriol for politics and society? Can there be a universal definition of hate speech? 

Extreme Speech

Edited by Sahana Udupa (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität LMU Munich, Germany) and Matti Pohjonen (School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, UK), this Special Section on  Extreme Speech and Global Digital Cultures advances these questions by introducing the concept of “extreme speech” as a critical ethnographic intervention into heated scholarly debates around disinformation, online extremism and hateful communication online. It brings together nine leading scholars researching online vitriol as situated speech cultures, focusing on the actual rather than abstract conditions of possibility for action against it. By taking a distinctly global perspective honed by ethnographic sensibility to broader histories of difference and exclusion, the special section moves the debate beyond legal-normative approaches dominant in North America and Europe, and moral panics around fake news and filter bubbles. It foregrounds the different ways online vitriol is entangled with, and has come to significantly shape, the cultural, social and political fabric of vastly diverse world regions: from Chile, Denmark and Syria to the U.S., Ethiopia, India and Myanmar. Ethnographic explorations of online “extreme speech” open up a new ground to critique the contemporary global conjuncture of exclusionary politics.

We invite you to read this new Special Section of 10 articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on July 10, 2019. Please Ctrl+Click  on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles.
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Extreme Speech and Global Digital Cultures — Introduction 
Sahana Udupa, Matti Pohjonen

Defining Online Hate and Its “Public Lives”:  What is the Place for “Extreme Speech”?
Iginio Gagliardone

A Comparative Approach to Social Media Extreme Speech: Online Hate Speech as Media Commentary
Matti Pohjonen

Ritualized Opposition in Danish Online Practices of Extremist Language and Thought
Peter Hervik

Writing on the Walls: Discourses on Bolivian Immigrants in Chilean Meme Humor
Nell Haynes

Nationalism in the Digital Age: Fun as a Metapractice of Extreme Speech
Sahana Udupa

A Presidential Archive of Lies: Racism, Twitter, and a History of the Present
Carole McGranahan

The Digital Traces of #whitegenocide and Alt-Right Affective Economies of Transgression
Alexandra Deem

Extreme Speech in Myanmar: The Role of State Media in the Rohingya Forced Migration Crisis
Ronan Lee

An Archetypal Digital Witness: The Child Figure and the Media Conflict over Syria
Omar Al-Ghazzi

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Sahana Udupa, Matti Pohjonen
Guest Editors

IJoC Publishes 29 papers in JUNE

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International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 29 papers that published in JUNE 

The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 29 papers in June 2019 including a Special Section on Cars and Contemporary Communication.  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

Building a Network to “Tell China Stories Well”: Chinese Diplomatic Communication Strategies on Twitter
Zhao Alexandre Huang, Rui Wang

Connective Action and Affective Language: Computational Text Analysis of Facebook Comments on Social Movements in South Korea
Shin Haeng Lee, Tae Yun Lim

“Funnel Time” in the Heartland: Shifting Temporalities and Changing Materialities at The Omaha World-Herald
Nikki Usher

Popular Media in the Metropolitan Third Places: Exploring the Uses and Gratifications of the Mobile Homo Œconomicus
Christian Lamour

The Distant Sufferer: Measuring Spectatorship of Photojournalism
Teresa E. Weikmann, Thomas E. Powell

“Men Are Scum”: Self-Regulation, Hate Speech, and Gender-Based Censorship on Facebook
Chloe Nurik

Portrayals of Unethical and Unvirtuous Workplace Behaviors on TV: Implications for Vocational Anticipatory Socialization
DaJung Woo, Kimberly Walsh McDermott

Toward a Performative Understanding of Politeness
Kyle Rudick, Danielle Dick McGeough

Proximity and Networked News Public: Structural Topic Modeling of Global Twitter Conversations about the 2017 Quebec Mosque Shooting
Hazel Kwon, Monica Chadha, Feng Wang 

Norms as Regulating Factors for Self-Disclosure in a Collapsed Context: Norm Orientation Among Referent Others on Facebook
Arne Freya Zillich, Kathrin Friederike Müller

(Re)constructing Professional Journalistic Practice in Mexico: Verificado’s Marketing of Legitimacy, Collaboration, and Pop Culture in Fact-Checking the 2018 Elections
Nadia I. Martínez-Carrillo, Daniel J. Tamul

Unpublishing the News: An Analysis of U.S. and South Korean Journalists’ Discourse About an Emerging Practice
Hye Soo Nah, Stephanie Craft

Live Ambience and Homestead Away From Home: Social Media Use and Dependency by Visiting Chinese Students in the United States
Zixue Tai, Jue Lu, Fengbin Hu 

Social Identity and Group Emotion: Media Effects and Support for Military Intervention
Seth Bradshaw, Kate Kenski

Identification and Comparison of the Persuasive Elements Present in “Best Answers” to STD-Related Questions on Social Q&A Sites: Yahoo! Answers (United States) Versus Knowledge-iN (South Korea)
Beom Jun Bae, Yong Jeong Yi

BOOK REVIEWS

Carolyn Mae Kim, Social Media Campaigns: Strategies for Public Relations and Marketing
Ekaterina Bogomoletc

Özlem Berk Albachten and Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar (Eds.), Perspectives on Retranslation: Ideology, Paratexts, Methods
Feng Pan

Ted Grossardt and Keiron Bailey, Transportation Planning and Public Participation: Theory, Process and Practice
Oscar Gandy

Susan Zieger, The Mediated Mind: Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century
Miles Edward Hubble

Jean Bessette, Retroactivism in the Lesbian Archives: Composing Pasts and Futures
Anastasia Howe Bukowski

Siva Vaidhyanathan, Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
Chang-Te Hsu

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Larry Gross
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor                                                                  

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