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 to read the Special Section.


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


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


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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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


Larry Gross

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 to read the Special Sections.



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


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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Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 15 papers that published in OCTOBER

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The International Journal Communication
is pleased to announce the publication of 15 papers in October 2018. To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking.  We look forward to your feedback!



Imbalances in On-Demand Documentary Offerings. The Case of a Small Media Market: Belgium
Catalina Iordache, Eline Livémont

It’s Only a Game, Let’s Leave Politics Out of It: Mega-Sporting Events, Broadcasting Rights, and Network News Bias
Catie Snow Bailard, Mark Major

The Panama and Paradise Papers. The Rise of a Global Fourth Estate
Peter Berglez, Amanda Gearing 

Comparing Digital Media Industries in South Korea and Australia: The Case of Netflix Take-Up
Tim Dwyer, Yongwoon Shim, Heejin Lee, Jonathon Hutchinson

Young People’s Attributions of Privacy Rights and Obligations in Digital Sexting Culture
Emily Setty

A Political Leader’s Image in Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding: The Impact of Competence, Charisma, Integrity and Gender
Diana Ingenhoff, Susanne Klein

Framing the Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Comparative Analysis of Arabic and English News Sources
Srividya Ramasubramanian, Caitlin Miles

The History of Media Policy Based on Mediatization: A Theoretical Perspective
Maria Löblich

A Normative Study of Broadcast Regulators in the Arab World
Bouziane Zaid

Does a Media Organization’s Defense of its Own Image Matter?
Chuka Onwumechili

“Harmonious Middle Kingdom and Dangerous Beautiful Country?” Exploring Cultivation Effects of Domestic and U.S.-Made TV Programs on Chinese College Students?” Exploring Cultivation Effects of Domestic and U.S.-Made TV Programs on Chinese College Students
Yong Tang, Xue Dou, Mary Beth Oliver

Mongolia’s 2015 Referendum via Text Messaging: Engaging Rural and Nomadic Citizens in Public Screen Deliberation
Allison Hahn


Anthony Donoghue, Statistics and the Media: Foundations in Statistical Thinking through Media Examples
Eiki Satake

Grant Bollmer, Inhuman Networks. Social Media and the Archeology of Connection
Jérôme Bourdon

Darin Barney, Gabriella Coleman, Christine Ross, Jonathan Sterne, and Tamar Tembeck (Eds.), The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age
Laura Simpson Reeves


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Arlene Luck
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International Journal of Communication invites you to read 52 papers that published SEPTEMBER 2018

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International Journal of Communication
invites you to read these 52 papers that
published in SEPTEMBER  2018

The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 52 papers in September 2018 including a Special Section on “Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Age” and a Special Section on “Mobilities, Communication, and Asia.”  To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the article titles below for direct linking, or go to to read the Special Sections.


Does Having a Political Discussion Help or Hurt Intergroup Perceptions? Drawing Guidance From Social Identity Theory and the Contact Hypothesis
Robert M. Bond, Hillary C. Shulman, Michael Gilbert

How to Conceptualize a Culture of Support Through “Language Plus” Presented at the Right Time to the Right Audience
Şermin Tekinalp

Mapping Communication Infrastructure Theory Onto Twitter: Network Integration and Neighborhood Storytelling
Zheng An, Luana Mendiola-Smith

Virtual Reality and the Syrian Refugee Camps: Humanitarian Communication and the Politics of Empathy
Bimbisar Irom

One Belt, Competing Metaphors: The Struggle Over Strategic Narrative in English-Language News Media
Jing Xin, Donald Matheson

Heterogeneity in Alternative Media Spheres: Oppositional Media and the Framing of Sectarianism in the Syrian Conflict
Yazan Badran, Kevin Smets

Face Value: Linking Nonverbal Cues to Character Traits in Impression Formation of Politicians
Danielle Kilgo, Trent R. Boutler, Renita Coleman

Immediacy Communication and Success in Crowdfunding Campaigns: A Multimodal Communication Approach
Tsfira Grebelsky-Lichtman, Gil Avnimelech

What Politicians Look For in the News and How That Affects Their Behavior: A Uses and Gratifications Approach to Political Agenda
Juho Vesa, Helena Blomberg, Christian Kroll, Peter Van Aelst

The Triumph of Social Privacy: Understanding the Privacy Logics of Sharing Behaviors Across Social Media
Zoetanya Sujon

Examining Effects of Informational Use of Social Media Platforms and Social Capital on Civic Engagement Regarding Genetically Modified Foods in China
Nainan Wen, Ran Wei

Digital Amplification of Fringe Voices: Alternative Media and Street Politics in Hong Kong
Yidong Wang

How Social Well-Being Is Affected by Digital Inequalities
Moritz Büchi, Noemi Festic, Michael Latzer

Public Diplomacy on Social Media: Analyzing Networks and Content
Efe Sevin, Diana Ingenhoff  

Gender Policing in Mainstream Hindi Cinema: A Decade of Central Female Characters in Top-Grossing Bollywood Movies
Subuhi Khan, Laramie Taylor 

Bane or a Device? Use of Stereotypic Content as a Method to Increase the Power of Mediated Communication
Miki Tanikawa

Exploring Risk Perception and Intention to Engage in Social and Economic Activities During the South Korean MERS Outbreak
Doo-Hun Choi, Dong-Hee Shin, Keeho Park, Woohyun Yoo

Mamfakinch: From Protest Slogan to Mediated Activism
Annemarie Iddins

Lega Nord and Anti-Immigrationism: The Importance of Hegemony Critique for Social Media Analysis and Protest
Cinzia Padovani

The Flip: Mobile Communication of North Korean Migrant Women During Their Journey to South Korea
Juhee Kang, Richard Ling, Arul Chib

Tweeting the Attack: Predicting Gubernatorial Candidate Attack Messaging and Its Spread
Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Feifei Zhang, Jeff Hemsley, Sikana Tanupabrungsun

“It’s Like Learning a Whole Other Language”: The Role of Algorithmic Skills in the Curation of Creative Goods
Erin Klawitter, Eszter Hargittai

Analyzing Spatialization in Newspapers’ Production: A Case Study of Guadalajara’s Daily Press
Juan S. Larrosa-Fuentes

“Banal” Europeanized National Public Spheres? Framing the Eurozone Crisis in the European Elite Press
Katharine Sarikakis, Asimina Koukou, Lisa Winter

The Strange Life and Death of the Fairness Doctrine: Tracing the Decline of Positive Freedoms in American Policy Discourse
Victor Pickard



The Limits of the Limits of the Law: How Useable Are DMCA Anticircumvention Exceptions?
Patricia Aufderheide, Aram Sinnreich, Joseph Graf



Jennifer A. Theiss, The Experience and Expression of Uncertainty in Close Relationships
Lingzi Zhong

Ethan Tussey, The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime
Anastasia Kononova

Oscar Hemer and Thomas Tufte (Eds.), Voice + Matter: Communication, Development, and the Cultural Return
Hyun Tae (Calvin) Kim

Robert R. Foster and Heather A. Horst (Eds.), The Moral Economy of Mobile Phones: Pacific Islands Perspectives
Richard Ling 

Michael Bugeja, Interpersonal Divide in the Age of the Machine (2nd Edition)
Min Wang 

Aeron Davis (Ed.), The Death of Public Knowledge: How Free Markets Destroy Democracy
Niall P. Stephens

____________________________________________________________________________________________ Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor     

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IJoC Publishes a Special Section on Mobilities, Communication, and Asia

International Journal of Communication
Publishes a Special Section on
Mobilities, Communication, and Asia

The Special Section on “Mobilities, Communication, and Asia” examines the interplay of communication, power, and movement amid large-scale transformations throughout Asia. Guest-edited by Mohan J. Dutta and Raka Shome, this Special Section brings together 11 articles that theorize from and within Asia the social, political, economic, and cultural contexts of im/mobilities, and the ways in which these constitute constructions and negotiations of the social, cultural, political, and economic. The articles depict communicative negotiations amid movements in and across Asia, examining critically the hegemonic formations of Asian mobility. They offer locally grounded theoretical anchors for understanding these movements.


The global movement of capital, commodities, and labor foreground certain meanings of mobility while erasing other interpretations. Further, the global movement of capital, while enabling and encouraging mobility for some, renders many others immobile — disconnected, expelled, and erased from the possibilities of movement. Mobility and immobility thus are not binaries but are interrelated in a system that expresses and captures the desires and violence of globalization. The figure of the migrant and the various processes of migration make these relations both visible and invisible. Mediated and communication practices — such as technology, films, music, social media, and remittances — play intrinsic roles in shaping and informing various forms of migration.

Additionally, the transnational migration of communication practices themselves constitutes new forms of mobilities and immobilities, opportunities for enacting agency, identity formations, and collective organizing in resistance. The articles in this Special Section draw on the lived experiences of migrants in and across Asia to offer conceptual frameworks for examining the nature of communication amid migration, attending to the particulars of migration and simultaneously offering globally anchored entry points to theorizing mobility.

We invite you to read these articles that published September 26, 2018 in the International Journal of CommunicationPlease Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles.


Mobilities, Communication, and Asia: Introduction
Raka Shome, Mohan Jyoti Dutta

Tracing the Discourse of Migrant Labor in China: Mobility, Fixity, and Displacement in the Workshop of the World
Zhuo Ban

Logics of Mobility: Social Movements and Their Networked Other
Shiv Ganesh

“I Have Always Thought of My Family First”: An Analysis of Transnational Caregiving Among Filipino Migrant Adult Children in Melbourne, Australia
Earvin Charles B. Cabalquinto

Essentialist Identities as Resistance to Immobilities: Communicative Mobilities of Vietnamese Foreign Brides in Singapore
Arul Chib, Hoan Nguyen

Im/materializing Cross-Border Mobility: A Study of Mainland China–Hong Kong Daigou [Cross-Border Shopping Services on Global Consumer Goods]
Xie ZhuoXiao

Precarities of Migrant Work in Singapore: Migration, (Im)mobility, and Neoliberal Governmentality
Mohan Dutta, Satveer Kaur-Gill

Media, Mobility, and Resilience Among Diasporic Young People 
Audrey Yue

Mobile Media Photography and Intergenerational Families
Jolynna Sinanan, Larissa Hjorth, Kana Ohashi, Fumitoshi Kato

Facebook, Long-Distance Marriages, and the Mediation of Intimacies
Kristel Anne Acedera, Brenda Yeoh

Dreams and Desserts, Indigenous Migration, Service, and Mobility in India
Dolly Kikon


Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor                                                                   

Mohan J. Dutta, Raka Shome
Guest Editors



IJoC Publishes Special Section on Authoritarian Practices

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Special Section on
Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Age  


There is increasing concern about how digital technologies contribute to a decline of democracy and the rise of authoritarian tendencies. Published September 18, 2018, this Special Section on Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Age breaks new ground by systematically examining how digital authoritarian practices are diffused between states, co-produced by states and corporate actors, legitimized in multilateral settings, and experienced by citizens. Digital authoritarian practices describe threats to the democratic process, sabotaging accountability by disrupting access to information or disabling communication.



Edited by Marlies Glasius and Marcus Michaelsen, University of Amsterdam, the Special Section brings together nine papers including an editorial introduction, a conceptual prologue, and seven research articles that extend our understanding of the relationship between contemporary forms of authoritarianism and digital communication technologies. The contributions investigate Internet control and censorship, surveillance, and disinformation, presenting insights from China, Russia and Central Asia, Iran, Pakistan, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Western Europe.

In addition to presenting original empirical research, the articles aim to advance conceptual knowledge on what constitutes an authoritarian and/or illiberal practice in the field of digital technologies, and how these practices, in turn, may change the ways in which the technologies are used and developed in an increasingly interconnected world.

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Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Age — Introduction
Marcus Michaelsen, Marlies Glasius

Illiberal and Authoritarian Practices in the Digital Sphere — Prologue
Marlies Glasius, Marcus Michaelsen

Information, Security, and Authoritarian Stability: Internet Policy Diffusion and Coordination in the Former Soviet Region
Jaclyn A. Kerr

The Contestation and Shaping of Cyber Norms through China’s Internet Sovereignty Agenda
Sarah McKune, Shazeda Ahmed

Transforming Threats to Power: The International Politics of Authoritarian Internet Control in Iran
Marcus Michaelsen 

Asymmetrical Power Between Internet Giants and Users in China
Aofei Lv, Ting Luo

Blocking the Bottleneck: Internet Shutdowns and Ownership at Election Times in Sub-Saharan Africa
Tina Freyburg, Lisa Garbe

Understanding Internet Shutdowns: A Case Study from Pakistan
Ben Wagner

Through a Glass, Darkly: Everyday Acts of Authoritarianism in the Liberal West
Stefania Milan, Arne Hintz

Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Marlies Glasius, Marcus Michaelsen
Guest Editors