International Journal of CommunicationPublishes a Forum on Lazarsfeld’s Legacy

International Journal of Communication Publishes a Forum on Lazarsfeld’s Legacy

Decades after his death, what is the intellectual legacy of Paul F. Lazarsfeld, the Austrian-born U.S. sociologist, for communication research and other fields?

Guest-edited by Jefferson Pooley and Hynek Jerabek, the Lazarsfeld’s Legacy Forum marks Lazarsfeld’s (1901–1976) enduring significance with eight articles that, taken together, illustrate the Columbia sociologist’s polymathic breadth. It is telling that none of the articles is centered on Lazarsfeld’s contributions to communication research. The partial exception is Elihu Katz’s tribute (“His Master’s Voice”) to his former teacher, delivered to a crowded Prague hall at the 2018 International Communication Association meeting and reprinted here. Katz’s essay holds special significance, for he passed away on New Year’s Eve, 2021, just as the Forum was set to publish. The collection is dedicated to Katz and his remarkable career—an honor to Lazarsfeld in every meaningful sense.

In the Forum’s other contributions, we encounter a handful of alternative Lazarsfelds: the innovative methodologist, research-bureau impresario, sociologist of academic life, political analyst, and lifelong sociologist. Even this catalog fails to capture Lazarsfeld’s full intellectual spread. Yet the Forum articles make the attempt and continue what is now a decades-long recovery project—an effort, by Katz and others, to challenge still-resonant caricatures of the Austrian émigré.

The Forum contributions serve to unflatten Lazarsfeld—to restore some of the roving creating that marked his career. A pair of articles treat Lazarsfeld’s Austrian period, including his encounters with the hothouse intellectual culture of the Viennese Kreise (Circles) and the Social Democratic Party’s commitment to empirical inquiry. Other Forum articles trace Lazarsfeld’s methodological innovations, his enduring struggle to combine quantitative and qualitative methods, his research on academic freedom, and his friendship with German scholar Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann. Another contribution tracks the gendered division of labor at Lazarsfeld’s Columbia research operation, in which women were disproportionately relegated to work on commercial studies. The Katz paper makes the case that Lazarsfeld is a neglected forerunner of social network analysis, while former student Anthony Oberschall applies Lazarsfeld’s mid-century election analysis to Trump–era U.S. politics.

Together, the Forum contributions make a compelling case that Lazarsfeld’s cross-continental legacy endures. Indeed, the articles stand as a collective invitation to pick up a thread or two—to retrofit Lazarsfeld for the 2020s.

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on January 8, 2022. Please log into ijoc.org to read the papers of interest. We look forward to your feedback! 
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Lazarsfeld’s Legacy—Introduction
Jefferson Pooley and Hynek Jerabek

His Master’s Voice
Elihu Katz

Paul Lazarsfeld: Living in Circles and Talking Around Tables
David E. Morrison

A Socialism of Empiricism, Not Ideology: Paul Lazarsfeld and Commitment in Social Research
Joseph Malherek

Paul Lazarsfeld’s Methodological Innovations and Their Importance Today
Hynek Jerabek

Paul Lazarsfeld and the Limited Effect of McCarthyism on the Academic Mind
Hans-Joerg Tiede

Research and Publishing at the Bureau of Applied Social Research: The Gendering of Commercial and Academic Work
Elena D. Hristova

Beyond Marienthal: The Relationship Between Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann and Paul F. Lazarsfeld
Ralph E. Schmidt and Thomas Petersen

Paul Lazarsfeld’s Understanding of the 1948 Electoral World and 2020
Anthony Oberschall
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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Jefferson Pooley and Hynek Jerabek, Guest Editors

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International Journal of CommunicationPublishes a Special Section onTrends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe

The last number of years have brought an acceleration in the adoption of digital television technologies, revolutionizing not only how (and where) televisual content is consumed, but also the industries that produce that content and the stakeholders involved.

This Special Section on Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe draws together an international group of scholars to explore recent developments in the sector, such as the shift towards “platformization” and “mass indivisualization” strategies. Together, these papers highlight continued uncertainty regarding the long-term impact of these phenomena, even as regulators, producers, and policymakers work to respond to ongoing challenges. Some of the issues of concern currently have, of course, a longer gestation period, and the authors in this section are building on the work of those scholars who have documented and analyzed earlier stages in the journey of convergence and fragmentation. In particular, the migration towards transnational platforms, dominated by commercial operators, has accentuated long-standing challenges for public service media and other non-commercial operators, with consequent implications of public policy. 

In exploring these issues, this Special Section offers an opportunity to revise some long-standing concerns of those working in this area, and it also recontextualizes these debates in light of recent industry developments. In line with our long-standing approach, the exploration of transnational and international developments through the lens of local and national case studies ensures that our analyses and debates retain a groundedness and specificity in shaping our understanding of the implications of technological, economic, and regulatory developments in the digital European audiovisual contexts.

Given the rapidly changing policy processes, the insights offered here delve into regulatory responses from the European Union, as well as on the national level from Spain and the United Kingdom. Collectively, these articles offer a valuable and compelling argument for updating our understanding of “digital” television, with the aim of providing an academic document that encompasses this hybrid reality.

We invite you to read these articles that published in the International Journal of Communication on January 1, 2022. Please log into ijoc.org to read the papers of interest. We look forward to your feedback!
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Trends and Perspectives on Digital Platforms and Digital Television in Europe—Introduction
Karen Arriaza Ibarra*

Denaturalizing Digital Platforms: Is Mass Individualization Here to Stay?
Robin Mansell, W. Edward Steinmueller

The Success of Spanish Series on Traditional Television and SVoD Platforms: From El Ministerio del Tiempo to La Casa de Papel
Karen Arriaza Ibarra*, Celina Navarro

Which is to be Master? Competition Law or Regulation in Platform Markets
Natascha Just

Public Service Broadcasting in the Online Television Environment: The Case of PSB VoD Players and the Role of Policy Focusing on the BBC iPlayer
Maria Michalis

The “Netflix Tax”: An Analysis of Investment Obligations for On-Demand Audiovisual Services in the European Union
Catalina Iordache, Tim Raats, Karen Donders

Fragility and Empowerment: Community Television in the Digital Era
Andrew Ó Baoill, Salvatore Scifo

Commissioning and Independent Television Production: Power, Risk, and Creativity 
Anna Zoellner

*Please cite this author as “Arriaza Ibarra.”
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Larry Gross, Editor
Arlene Luck, Founding Managing Editor  
Kady Bell-Garcia, Managing Editor
Kasia Anderson, Managing Editor, Special Sections
Karen Arriaza Ibarra, Guest Editor

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International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 25 papers that published in NOVEMBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 25 papers that published in NOVEMBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 25 papers in NOVEMBER 2021. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.
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ARTICLES

The Politics of Contextualization in Communication Research: Examining the Discursive Strategies of Non-U.S. Research in Communication Journals
Michael Chan, Jingjing Yi, Panfeng Hu, Dmitry Kuznetsov

Media Campaign Strategies in Communicating HIV/AIDS in Zambia: Comparing Risk and Crisis Communication Strategies in Mitigating Behavior Change Among Sex Workers
Gregory Gondwe, Eric Kwame Adae

Making Sense of Digital Inequalities in Remote Contexts: Conceptions of and Responses to Connectivity Challenges in the Northwest Territories, Canada
Rob McMahon, Murat Akcayir, Michael B. McNally, Sydonie Okheena

Which Person Walks Into a Bar? A Typology of Globally Spread Humor on Twitter
Asaf Nissenbaum, David Freud

Agenda-Cutting Versus Agenda-Building: Does Sponsored Content Influence Corporate News Coverage in U.S. Media?
Christopher Joseph Vargo, Michelle A. Amazeen

Perceived Credibility of Tweets by Opinion Leaders During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Spain
Reinald Besalú, Carles Pont-Sorribes, Aleix Martí

Evidence of Heterogeneity in the Direction and Magnitude of Narrative Effects on Transportation and Counterarguing Across Three Independent Samples
Yiwei Xu, Liana B. Winett, Jeff Niederdeppe

Studying Personal Internet Access as an Infrastructure: A Qualitative Inquiry
Darja Grošelj

Communication Practices in the Production of Syrian Refugee Belonging
Melissa Wall

Covering Technology Risks and Responsibility: Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Algorithms in the Media
Cornelia Brantner, Florian Saurwein

News Frames in the Context of a Substantial Increase in Migration: Differences Between Media Platforms and Immigrants’ Nationality
Andrés Scherman, Nicolle Etchegaray

Facebook Use and Well-Being Among Army Veterans With PTSD
Daphna Yeshua-Katz, Tanya Zilberstein

Freedom of Speech and Press in Muslim-Majority Countries
Shugofa Dastgeer, Daxton Stewart

Fake News Cues: Examining the Impact of Content, Source, and Typology of News Cues on People’s Confidence in Identifying Mis- and Disinformation
Amber Hinsley, Avery Holton

Political Issues Management: Framing the Issue of Climate Change
Meaghan McKasy, Diana Zulli

#GaysOverCOVID: The Social Drama of LGBTQ Representation on Instagram
Tyler Quick

From Invisibility to the Public Sphere: The Hybrid Media Strategy of a New Party (Podemos, Spain, 2014–2015)
Víctor Sampedro, Rafael Durán, Francisco Seoane, Alessandra Farné

Discussing Politics on SNSs Across National Contexts: A Comparison Between Facebook and Twitter Users in France and Japan
Julien Audemard

Elaboration, Cancer Worry, and Risk Perception Mediate the Association Between News Attention on the Internet and Intention to Uptake HPV Vaccination: Extending the Cognitive Mediation Model
Li Li, John Robert Bautista

A Relational Equality Bias: Women’s Narrative Engagement in Reading Chinese BL
Yanyan Zhou, Tuo Liu, Harry (Yaojun) Yan, Bryant Paul, Yuezheng Wang

The Imagined Industry
Elena Maris

BOOK REVIEWS

David Craig, Jian Lin, and Stuart Cunningham, Wanghong as Social Media Entertainment in China
Mingxiao Sui


Leen Van Brussel, Nico Carpentier, and Benjamin De Cleen (Eds.), Communication and Discourse Theory: Collected Works of the Brussels Discourse Theory Group
Xin Zhang, Yiming Chen

Lilie Chouliaraki and Anne Vestergaard (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication
Zhe Xu

Yanru Chen, Innovations in Communication Theories: The Man Is the Message
Yanhong Hu 

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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 4th among all Humanities journals and 7th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 26 papers that published in OCTOBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 26 papers that published in OCTOBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 26 papers in OCTOBER 2021. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.
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ARTICLES

Civil Society Responses to Singapore’s Online “Fake News” Law
Kai Xiang Teo

The Importance of Latinx Showrunners in Getting Authentic Latino TV Series in English-Language American Television: The Case of Tanya Saracho and Vida (Starz, 2018–2020)
María-José Higueras-Ruiz, Jordi Alberich-Pascual, Enrique Herrera-Viedma

Good Girls Don’t Go Online: Unpacking the Quotidian Playful Resilience Influencing Girls’ Social and Digital Engagements
Kiran Vinod Bhatia, Payal Arora, Manisha Pathak-Shelat

“Trust, Then Verify”: When and Why People Fact-Check Partisan Information
Nathan Walter, Stephanie Edgerly, Camille J. Saucier

The Scientists Have Betrayed Us! The Effects of Anti-Science Communication on Negative Perceptions Toward the Scientific Community
Michael Hameleers, Toni G. L. A. Van der Meer

“Are We Becoming the Kind of Nation That Just Blocks Out All Criticism?”: Negotiating the Gap Between Digital Citizenship Education and Young People’s Everyday Digital Citizenship Practices in Malaysia
Amelia Johns

Trollfare: Russia’s Disinformation Campaign During Military Conflict in Ukraine
Larissa Doroshenko, Josephine Lukito

Identity Dynamics Among Left-Leaning, Politically Active Kurds in Germany: The Role of Perceived Injustice, Collective Efficacy, and Online/Offline Participation
Özen Odağ, Özden Melis Uluğ, Helin Ünal

Cross-Platform News Media Repertoires and Their Political Implications
Su Jung Kim, Lena-Maria Schwarze

The Gender Dimensions of Foreign Influence Operations
Samantha Bradshaw, Amélie Henle

The Challenges of Digital Diplomacy in the Era of Globalization: The Case of the United Arab Emirates
Osman Antwi-Boateng, Khadija Ali Mohammed Al Mazrouei

Visual Communication in Practice: A Texto-Material Approach to WhatsApp in Mexico City
Edgar Gómez-Cruz, Ignacio Siles

Promoting Climate Change Abatement Policies in the Face of Motivated Reasoning: Oneness With the Source and Attitude Generalization
Christopher J. Carpenter, Shannon M. Cruz

Understanding Digital Generations: Social Media Habitus, Memetic Engagements, and Digital Social Inequalities in China
Qingqing Hu, Pauline Hope Cheong

Internet Users’ Reasons and Motives for Online News Commenting
Veera Kangaspunta

COVID-19 Twitter Communication of Major Societal Stakeholders: Health Institutions, the Government, and the News Media
Wenyou Ye, Rodrigo Dorantes-Gilardi, Ziyu Xiang, Liviu Aron

Laugh, but Don’t Seek: A Reassessment of the Gateway Hypothesis
Michaele D. Myers, Jay D. Hmielowski

Popularity on Facebook During Election Campaigns: An Analysis of Issues and Emotions in Parties’ Online Communication
Sina Blassnig, Linards Udris, Anna Staender, Daniel Vogler

Do the Online Activities of Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers Mirror Those of the General Population? A Comparison of Two Survey Samples
Aaron Shaw, Eszter Hargittai

Striking by Telegram, Avatar, and Geotag: Changing ICT Landscapes of Virtual Protest in India
Winifred R. Poster

Media Exposure and Third-Person Perception: The Mediating Role of Social Realism and Proxy Efficacy
Xudong Liu, Ven-hwei Lo, Ran Wei, Xigen Li, Shengnan Pang, Ruiyao Zhang

Unsettling Victory: Storylines of Success and Anxiety in the Coverage of the Decline of ISIS in Three U.S. Newspapers
Stefanie Z. Demetriades, Christina Hagen, Daria Baxter Griffith, Patricia Riley

BOOK REVIEWS

John B. Thompson, Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing
Emily West

Joseph Turow, The Voice Catchers: How Marketers Listen In to Exploit Your Feelings, Your Privacy, and Your Wallet
Edward B. Kang

Karen E. Shackleford (Ed.), Real Characters: The Psychology of Parasocial Relationships With Media Characters
Olivia A. González

Roopika Risam and Kelly Baker Josephs (Eds.), The Digital Black Atlantic
Asa R. S. McMullen

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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 4th among all Humanities journals and 7th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level. 

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 20 papers that published in SEPTEMBER

International Journal of Communication invites you to read these 20 papers that published in SEPTEMBER

The International Journal of Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 20 papers in SEPTEMBER 2021. To access these papers, Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking.

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ARTICLES

What People Tell Other People About New Technologies: The Impact of Attitudes Toward the Technology and Trust Toward the Source on Information Distortion
Hans Hoeken, Madelijn Strick


Anti-Vaccine Beliefs and COVID-19 Information Seeking on Social Media: Examining Processes Influencing COVID-19 Beliefs and Preventative Actions
Christopher J. McKinley, Fanny Lauby

Ethnocentrism in Conflict News Coverage: A Multimodal Framing Analysis of the 2018 Gaza Protests in The Times of Israel and Al Jazeera
Belal Doufesh, Holger Briel


Clearing the Smog? Examining the Relationship Between Traditional Media Versus Nontraditional Internet-Based Media and Risk Information Seeking in China
Yanni Ma, Jay Hmielowski, Wenjie Yan

Oceanic Negroes: Communicating Pacific Blackness Down, Out, and Under
Khadijah Costley White

How Journalists Think About the First Amendment Vis-à-Vis Their Coverage of Hate Groups
Gregory Perreault, Jonathan Peters, Brett Johnson, Leslie Klein

The Spaces of Sensationalism: A Comparative Case Study of the New York Journal and BuzzFeed
David Elliot Berman

The Role of Social Media Behaviors and Structural Intergroup Relations on Immigrant Stereotypes
Vivian Hsueh Hua Chen, Saifuddin Ahmed, Arul Chib

A Review and Content Validation of 10 Measurement Scales for Parental Mediation of Children’s Internet Use
Seffetullah Kuldas, Aikaterini Sargioti, Tijana Milosevic, James O’Higgins Norman

“Creating a New Roma Identity”: TV Production as an Alternative Site for Identification and Identity Negotiation
Azeta Hatef

FEATURES

Threat and/in Inoculation Theory
Josh Compton

Ten Myths About the Korean Wave in the Global Cultural Sphere
Dal Yong Jin

BOOK REVIEWS

Sa’ed Atshan, Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique
Bernardita Maria Yunis Varas

Talal M. Almutairi and Dean Kruckeberg (Eds.), Public Relations in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: An Arab Perspective
Fatemeh Kamali-Chirani

Suzanne Leonard, Wife, Inc: The Business of Marriage in the Twenty-First Century
Sydney Forde

Stuart A. Selber, Institutional Literacies: Engaging Academic IT Contexts for Writing and Communication
Min Wang

Xiuli Wang, Winning American Hearts and Minds: China’s Image Building Efforts in the 21st Century
Di Wang

Alane L. Presswood, Food Blogs, Postfeminism, and the Communication of Expertise: Digital Domestics
Elizabeth Nathanson

Alfred L. Martin, Jr., The Generic Closet: Black Gayness and the Black-Cast Sitcom
Aiden James Kosciesza

Allissa V. Richardson, Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, & the New Protest #Journalism
Kelli Moore

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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 4th among all Humanities journals and 7th among all Communications journals in the world — demonstrating the viability of open access scholarly publication at the highest level.