IJoC Publishes 22 Papers in August 2019

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The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 22 papers in August 2019.  To access these papers, please Ctrl+Click on the titles below for direct hyperlinking to these articles.

We are also proud to advise that according to the latest 2019 statistics from Google Scholar, IJoC now ranks 2nd among all Humanities, Literature and Arts journals, and 4th among all Communication journals.



Appealing to the Heart: How Social Media Communication Characteristics Affect Users’ Liking Behavior During the Manchester Terrorist Attack
Xinyan Zhao, Mengqi Monica Zhan

Unpacking the Influence of Informational, Organizational, and Structural Factors on the Longitudinal Change of the NPO Follower-Followee Network on Twitter
Jiawei Sophia Fu

Polls Versus Commenters: Effects of Cross-Cutting Opinion Climates on Cross-Platform Opinion Expression
Elmie Nekmat

Welcome to Korea Day: From Diasporic to Hallyu “Fan-Nationalism”
Irina Lyan

What You See Is What You Know: The Influence of Involvement and Eye
Movement on Online Users’ Knowledge Acquisition

Jörg Haßler, Marcus Maurer, Corinna Oschatz

Media Use, Cross-National Samples, and the Theory of Planned Behavior: Implications for Climate Change Advocacy Intentions
Troy Elias, Mark Blaine, Deborah Morrison, Brandon Harris

News Media Trust and News Consumption: Factors Related to Trust in News
in 35 Countries

Antonis Kalogeropoulos, Jane Suiter, Linards Udris, Mark Eisenegger 

The Knowledge Gap Hypothesis Across Modality: Differential Acquisition of Knowledge From Television News, Newspapers, and News Websites
Mark Boukes, Rens Vliegenthart 

“Shouting Matches and Echo Chambers”: Perceived Identity Threats and Political Self-Censorship on Social Media
Elia Powers, Michael Koliska, Pallavi Guha

Inside the Voter’s Mind: The Effect of Psychometric Microtargeting on Feelings Toward and Propensity to Vote for a Candidate
Lennart J. Krotzek 

Personal–Organizational Processes in Workplace Health Promotion: Understanding Wellness Program Participation in China
Yaguang Zhu, Stephanie L. Dailey

Visibility Through Information Sharing: The Role of Tweet Authors and Communication Styles in Retweeting Political Information on Twitter
Ines Engelmann, Andrea Kloss, Christoph Neuberger, Tobias Brockmann

Proposing a Practical Media Taxonomy for Complex Media Production
Kevin Moloney


Digitizing the Ancestors: Issues in Indigenous Digital Heritage Projects
Nicole Strathman


Three Volumes on Information and Value Communication: A Review Essay
Glenn W. Muschert, Dimitrios Reppas

Robin Andersen, HBO’s Treme and the Stories of the Storm: From New Orleans
as Disaster Myth to Groundbreaking Television

Ke M. Huang

Stephen Cushion and Richard Thomas, Reporting Elections: Rethinking the Logic
of Campaign Coverage

Dorian Hunter Davis

Peter Hart-Brinson, The Gay Marriage Generation: How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture
Lik Sam Chan

Jonathan Ilan, The International Photojournalism Industry: Cultural Production and the Making and Selling of News Pictures
Tal Morse

Stuart Cunningham and David Craig, Social Media Entertainment: The New Intersection of Hollywood and Silicon Valley
Patricia Aufderheide

Matt Carlson, Journalistic Authority: Legitimating News in the Digital Era
Allie Kosterich

Kishonna L. Gray and David J. Leonard (Eds.), Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice
Adrienne Shaw


Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
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IJoC Publishes 33 Papers in JULY


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invites you to read 33 papers that published in JULY 

The International Journal Communication is pleased to announce the publication of 33 papers in July 2019, including the Special Sections on “East Asia in Action” and “Extreme Speech and Global Digital Cultures.”  To access the papers listed below, please Ctrl+Click on the titles for direct hyperlinking. We look forward to your feedback!


The Wisdom of  the Crowd Versus the Wisdom in  the Crowd: Testing the Effects of Aggregate User Representation, Valence, and Argument Strength on Attitude Formation in Online Reviews
Yue Dai, Brandon Van Der Heide, Adam J. Mason, Soo Yun Shin 

 The Sequential and Conditional Nature of 21st-Century Digital Skills
Ester van Laar, Alexander J.A.M. van Deursen, Jan A.G.M. van Dijk,
Jos de Haan

On the Concept of Medium: An Empirical Study
Andrea Miconi, Marcello Serra

Political Campaigning Games: Digital Campaigning With Computer Games in European National Elections
Michael Bossetta

The Political and Civic Potential of Popular Women’s Magazines: The Israeli Case
Einat Lachover

The Role of Structural Factors in Antibiotic Use Among European Union Citizens:
A Multilevel Analysis

Yvonnes Chen, Hong Tien Vu

 Do I Look All Right (or All Left)? The Interactive Effect of Facial Appearance and Political Attitudes on Social Attraction
Nurit Tal-Or, Liat Paparp Bivas, Yael Sagron 

Papi Jiang and Microcelebrity in China: A Multilevel Analysis
Angela Ke Li


Out of the Tower and Into the Field: Fieldwork as Public Scholarship in the Face
of Social Injustice

Thomas J Billard


Kimberly Meltzer, From News to Talk: The Expansion of Opinion and Commentary
in US Journalism

Yufei Yan

Jeff Scheible, Digital Shift: The Cultural Logic of Punctuation
Amanda C.R. Clark

Manuel Castells, Rupture: The Crisis of Liberal Democracy
Magdalena Day

Margie Borschke, This is Not a Remix: Piracy, Authenticity and Popular Music
Simogne Hudson

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race,
and the Future of Law Enforcement

Jessica Lindsay Roan Hatrick

Technology and Politics in the Horn of Africa
Azeb N. Madebo

Sarah Banet-Weiser, Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny
Younghan Cho

By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism
Hoan Nguyen


Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor                                  

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.


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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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.

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


Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
Managing Editor

Sahana Udupa, Matti Pohjonen
Guest Editors

IJoC Publishes 29 papers in JUNE

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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!



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


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


Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
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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.


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


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

Larry Gross

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.



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

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


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


Larry Gross

Arlene Luck
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