International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age

How can we move forward in comparative communication studies, traditionally centered on legacy media, against the backdrop of an increasingly digital media environment?

Guest-edited by Jun Liu, Xinchuan Liu, and Klaus Bruhn Jensen, this Special Section on Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead of eight articles:

•      Promotes reflection on classic comparative perspectives and their redevelopment for the digital age.

•      Presents an overview of research trends and methodological strategies.

•      Reports on recent empirical studies to advance the status and relevance of comparative study in the field.

The articles reflectively revisit the idea of “media systems” — the theoretical underpinning of the seminal Comparing Media Systems — and refocus attention on changes in broader digital infrastructures and eco systems. The contributions emphasize methodological strategies for consolidating comparative communication studies, and situate themselves as part of interdisciplinary dialogues involving other comparative social sciences. Empirically, the articles address digital media use and communicative practices across the globe from a variety of analytical angles so as to examine technology-induced changes in different social and cultural contexts. The authors thus outline an agenda for further comparative communication studies to deliver a better understanding of ongoing digital transformations in societies and cultures around the world.

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on November 4, 2020. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct hyperlinking.

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Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead — Introduction
Jun Liu, Xinchuan Liu, Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Comparing Media Systems and the Digital Age
Paolo Mancini 

Comparative Research, System Change, and the Complexity of Media Systems
Daniel C. Hallin 

Comparative Communication Research: Why We Really Need Some More Fuzzy Thinking
John Downey 

Comparative Studies of Internet Use: A Review of SSCI-Indexed Journal Articles, 1969–2019
Hui Zhao, Jun Liu 

Does the Internet Erode Trust in Media? A Comparative Study in 46 Countries
Xinchuan Liu, Jia Lu 

Two Levels of Digitalization and Internet Usage across Europe, China, and the U.S.
Chris Chao Su, Jun Liu, Baohua Zhou

The Everything-ness and the More-ness of the Internet: How Digital Is Different From Other Media
Lee Rainie 

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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor 
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Jun Liu, Xinchuan Liu, and Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Guest Editors


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International Journal of Communication announces the publication of 24 papers that published in OCTOBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 24 papers that published in OCTOBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 24 papers in October 2020 which includes the “Special Section on Women’s Rights in Turkey.” 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

A Critical Analysis of Attempts to Regulate Native Advertising and InfluencerMarketing
Kyle Asquith, Emily M. Fraser

Antecedents of Information Seeking and Sharing on Social Networking Sites: An Empirical Study of Facebook Users
Wenhai Chih, Junaidi Junaidi, Jaime Ortiz

Sonic Archives of Breathlessness
Poppy de Souza

Political Rumor Communication on Instant Messaging Platforms: Relationships With Political Participation and Knowledge
Nojin Kwak, Daniel S. Lane, Qinfeng Zhu, Slgi S. Lee, Brian E. Weeks

Professionalism as a Response to Right-Wing Populism? An Analysis of a Metajournalistic Discourse
Benjamin Krämer, Klara Langmann

European Twitter Networks: Toward a Transnational European Public Sphere?
Javier Ruiz-Soler

Digital Gender Disidentifications: Beyond the Subversion Versus Hegemony Dichotomy and Toward Everyday Gender Practices 
Lukasz Szulc 

Russiagate, WikiLeaks, and the Political Economy of Posttruth News 
Stephen M. E. Marmura 

A Time-Series Analysis of Public Diplomacy Expenditure and News Sentiment: A Case Study of the U.S.–Japan Relationship  
Byung Wook Kim, Suman Lee, Hwalbin Kim 

Faces of Biased Selectivity: A Latent Profile Analysis to Classify News Audiences and Their Selection Biases in the U.S. and UK 
Toni G.L.A. van der Meer, Michael Hameleers, Anne C. Kroon 

When Survey Respondents Cheat: Internet Exposure and Ideological Consistency in the United States 
Bethany P. Bryson 

Conspiracy, Religion, and the Public Sphere: The Discourses of Far-Right Counterpublics in the U.S. and South Korea 
Menno H. Reijven, Sarah Cho, Matthew Ross, Gonen Dori-Hacohen 

Understanding the Negative Consequences of Watching Social Live Streaming Among Chinese Viewers 
Anan Wan, Linwan Wu 

News-Sharing Repertoires on Social Media in the Context of Networked Authoritarianism: The Case of Turkey 
Suncem Kocer, Çiğdem Bozdağ  

BOOK REVIEW

R. Sooryamoorthy, Networks of Communication in South Africa: New Media,
New Technologies

Lingham Lionel Thaver
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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 in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level.  

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey

Zeren Göktan, “Deep Blue”, #1, 2017

Turkey, once a democracy, has slid into authoritarianism, and has now severe restrictions on its media which prompts the question:

What does this mean for women’s rights and gender equality in Turkey?

Guest-edited by Esra Özcan, this Special Section on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey brings together eight original papers (plus an editorial introduction) on current research in gender and media in Turkey. The articles investigate a wide a range of historical and contemporary issues about women’s rights and gender equality in different types of media:


• Women’s representation in early modern Turkish newspapers
• Women’s films
• The promotion of a neo-liberal gender ideology in Islamized self-help books
• The media coverage of violence against women and LGBTQ+ communities
• Online activism against violence
• Anti-feminism
• Gender stereotypes in advertising

The Special Section explores ways to push against gender conservatism in a restricted media environment. We invite you to read these Special Section articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on October 28, 2020. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking.

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Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Turkey: Struggles Over Media Representations and Discourses in the Past and Present — Editorial Introduction
Esra Özcan

The Image of Turkish Women as the Antithesis of the Ottoman Past: Representations of Women in the Newspapers of the Early Republican Era
Esra Ercan Bilgiç

Cinema Has Split the Girl’s Soul into Pieces: Scrutinizing Representations of Women in Films from Turkey
Esin Paça Cengiz

Gender in Turkey’s Islamic-Oriented Self-Help Literature: Constructing Self-Regulating Female Subjectivity
Feyda Sayan-Cengiz

“The Public Immoralist”: Discourses of Queer Subjectification in Contemporary Turkey
Eser Selen

The Politicization of Rape as a Consequence of Western Modernity and Religious Conservatism: Competing Media Narratives on Gender
Ece Algan

Use of Social Media in the Struggle Surrounding Violence Against Turkish Women
Christine Ogan, Özen Baş

Voices Against Misogyny in Turkey: The Case of a Successful Online Collective Action Against a Sexist Commercial
Özden Melis Uluğ, Özen Odağ, Nevin Solak

Framing the Alimony Debates in Turkey: Struggle Between Feminist and Antifeminist Discourses to Represent “Women’s Rights”
Esra Özcan

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

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 announces the publication of 32 papers that published in SEPTEMBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 32 papers that published in SEPTEMBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 32 papers in September 2020 which includes the “Special Section on Image Activism After the Arab Uprisings.” 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

Beyond Fact-Checking: Lexical Patterns as Lie Detectors in Donald Trump’s Tweets 
Dorian Hunter Davis, Aram Sinnreich 

Political Scandals in the Modern Media Environment: Applying a New Analytical Framework to Hillary Clinton’s Whitewater and E-Mail Scandals
Diana Zulli 

Articulating Transgender Subjectivity: How Discursive Formations Perpetuate  Regimes of Power 
Erica Ciszek, Nathian Shae Rodriguez 

Citizen Journalism, Political Discussion, and Civic Participation: Testing a Moderating Role of Media Credibility and Collective Efficacy 
Seungahn Nah, Masahiro Yamamoto 

“We Decided We Don’t Want Children. We Will Let Them Know Tonight”: Parental  Humor on Social Media in a Time of Coronavirus Pandemic 
Dafna Lemish, Nelly Elias

The Case for Asymmetry in Online Research: Caring About Issues in Australian and Canadian Web 1.0 Bee Networks 
Mathieu O’Neil, Mahin Raissi, Bethaney Turner 

Like a Boss” or Just Bossy? How Audiences Across Age and Gender Evaluate Counterstereotypical Women on Television 
Sierra Bray, Olivia González, Natalie Jonckheere 

Cobranded Diplomacy: A Case Study of the British Council’s Branding of “Darwin Now” in Egypt 
Amal Bakry

Counteracting Misleading Protobacco YouTube Videos: The Effects of Text-Based and Narrative Correction Interventions and the Role of Identification
Yotam Ophir, Dan Romer, Patrick E. Jamieson, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

China, Africa, and the West: A Geopolitical Assessment of Huawei’s Crisis Communication on Social Networks
Stefano Calzati 

Social Media and Protest Attitudes During Movement Abeyance: A Study of Hong  Kong University Students 
Francis L.F. Lee, Michael Chan, Hsuan-Ting Chen 

Trade Unions and Lobbying: Fighting Private Interests While Defending the Public Interest? 
Chiara Valentini, Øyvind Ihlen, Ian Somerville, Ketil Raknes, Scott Davidson 

An Examination of Information Behaviors Surrounding Controversial Sociopolitical Issues: Roles of Moral Emotions and Gender 
Cheng Hong, Weiting Tao, Wan-Hsiu Sunny Tsai, Bo Ra Yook 

The Technologization of News Acts in Networked News Participation: LGBT Self-Media in China 
Yidong Wang, Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Avery E. Holton 

Sacred Sites for Global Publics: New Media Strategies for the Re-Enchantment of the Holy Land 
Oren Golan, Michele Martini 

Thou Art in a Deal: The Evolution of Religious Language in the Public Communications of Donald Trump 
Ceri Hughes 

Understanding the Role of Social Media in Political Participation: Integrating Political Knowledge and Bridging Social Capital From the Social Cognitive Approach 
Hyuksoo Kim, Yeojin Kim, Doohwang Lee 

Rationalizing the Gap: How Journalists in a Nondemocratic Regime Make Sense of Their Professional Work 
Tatsiana Karaliova  

Deepening Democracy Through a Social Movement: Networks, Information Rights, and Online and Offline Activism 
Jeannine E. Relly, Rajdeep Pakanati 

Agenda-Setting in Russian Media 
Anastasia Kazun 

Do You Know Your Enemy: The Role of Known Actors as Framing Devices in News Media 
Benjamin King Smith, Andrea Figueroa-Caballero, Musa al-Gharbi, Michael Stohl

FEATURE

Covid-19 | New Scientist

Reconstructing Public Utility Networks: A Program for Action
Dan Schiller

BOOK REVIEWS

Leara Rhodes, Peace Through Media 
Irene Awino

Colin Milburn, Respawn: Gamers, Hackers, and Technogenic Life  
William Thomas Howe

Betteke Van Ruler, Iekje Smit, Øyvind Ihlen, Stefania Romenti, How Strategic Communication Shapes Value and Innovation in Society
Robert Kozinets

Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross, Parenting for a Digital Future: How Hopesand Fears about Technology Shape Children’s Lives
Meryl Alper

Michal Daliot-Bul and Nissim Otmazgin, The Anime Boom in the United States Lessons for Global Creative Industries
Manuel Hernandez Perez

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Larry Gross, Editor

Arlene Luck, Managing Editor  

Kady Bell-Garcia, Associate 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 in the world — demonstrating the viability open access scholarly publication at the highest level.  

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Image Activism After the Arab Uprisings

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on Image Activism After the Arab Uprisings

A decade after the outbreak of the Arab uprisings, what remains of the political promise of “cameras everywhere” to permit activists and protesters in the region revived forms of agency, self-expression and connectivity?

Guest-edited by Kari Andén-Papadopoulos,this Special Section on Image Activism After the Arab Uprisings aims to provide a better understanding of what the opportunities and constraints are for practices of grassroots digital image activism within emergent political and media landscapes in the Arab world.

The authors present critical case studies from Syria, Egypt and Palestine that track the current conditions of possibility for Arab digital image activism to actualize counter-dominant practices of capturing, mobilizing and archiving visual documentation of people’s struggles for justice in the region. Where traditional media studies tend to focus on activist and citizen image making as content rather than as embodied and embedded practices, these articles bring into critical view a range of concrete, contextual and innovative repertoires of activist video and photography practices in the wake of the Arab uprisings. The authors’ analyses specifically call attention to the decisive struggle between resistance and control, between efforts to maintain the radical potential of grassroots forms and practices image-making in the region and the renewed hegemonic threats and pressures of co-optation, commodification, and censorship.

Together, the contributions to this Special Section suggest inventive avenues to understand the political possibilities of camera-mediated Arab activism beyond the reductive lens of “citizen journalism” or the neoliberal rhetoric of “empowerment” in which Arab eyewitness image-makers are viewed as select representatives of a victim community who can transmit their distant suffering to a Western humanitarian gaze.

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on September 21, 2020. Please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking to the papers of interest.  We look forward to your feedback!

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Producing Image Activism After the Arab Uprisings ‒ Introduction 
Kari Andén-Papadopoulos

Refiguring the Aerial in Human Rights Activism: The Case of the Palestinian-Bedouin Village of al-Araqib
Hagit Keysar, Debby Farber

Challenges in Codifying Events Within Large and Diverse Data Sets of Human Rights Documentation: Memory, Intent, and Bias
Jeff Deutch

The “Image-as-Forensic-Evidence” Economy in the Post-2011 Syrian Conflict:
The Power and Constraints of Contemporary Practices of Video Activism

Kari Andén-Papadopoulos

The Augmented Archive: History in Real Time. An Archaeology of Images of the Egyptian Revolution
Kaya Behkalam, Knut Ebeling

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Larry Gross                                                      
Editor

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Guest Editor
Kari Andén-Papadopoulos

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