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1.     Journal of Communication  (Est. 1951)
2.     Language Learning (Est. 1948)
3.     Public Opinion Quarterly (Est. 1937)
4.     Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies (Est. 1971)
5.     Synthese (Est. 1936)
6.     The Modern Language Journal (Est. 1916)
7.     Journal of Pragmatics  (Est. 1977)
8.     Lingua (Est. 1949)
9.     System  (Est. 1973)
10.   Ethnic & Racial Studies (Est. 1978)
11.   Applied Linguistics  (Est. 1980)
12.   Philosophical Studies  (Est. 1950)
13.   Gender & Society (Est. 1987)
14.   Language (Est. 1925)
15.   International Journal of Communication  (Est. 2007)


1.     New Media & Society (Est. 1999)
2.     Journal of Communication (Est. 1951)
3.     Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (Est. 1995)
4.     Public Opinion Quarterly (Est. 1937)
5.     Public Relations Review (Est. 1975)
6.     Communication Research (Est. 1974)
7.     International Journal of Communication (Est. 2007)

Vol 9 (2015)

Table of Contents


The Third Level of Agenda Setting in Contemporary China: Tracking Descriptions of Moral and National Education (MNE) in Media Coverage and People’s Minds ABSTRACT PDF
Yang Cheng, Ching-Man Chan 18 pgs.
Matrix Activism: Media, Neoliberalism, and Social Action in Italy ABSTRACT PDF
Michela Ardizzoni 18 pgs.
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Alternative Infrastructures in Scholarly Publishing ABSTRACT PDF
Carl Lagoze, Paul Edwards, Christian Sandvig, Jean-Christophe Plantin 20 pgs.
Can Partisan News Be Valuable for Discussion? An Analysis of the Effects of Internal Balance on Online Discussion Intention ABSTRACT PDF
Eulalia P. Abril 23 pgs.
Nano-Media and Connected Homeliness ABSTRACT PDF
Mojca Pajnik 21 pgs.
The Evolution of Christian America: Christianity in Presidential Discourse, 1981–2013 ABSTRACT PDF
Kevin Coe, Sarah Chenoweth 21 pgs.
Cinemas of Conflict: A Framework of Cinematic Engagement with Violent Conflict, Illustrated with Kurdish Cinema ABSTRACT PDF
Kevin Smets 22 pgs.
Why Citizens Still Rarely Serve as News Sources: Validating a Tripartite Model of Circumstantial, Logistical, and Evaluative Barriers ABSTRACT PDF
Zvi Reich 22 pgs.
Conflict as News and News as Conflict: A Multidimensional Content Analysis of TV News in Cyprus ABSTRACT PDF
Dimitra L. Milioni, Vaia Doudaki, Panayiotis G. Tsiligiannis, Venetia Papa, Konstantinos Vadratsikas 21 pgs.
Effects of Long-Term Exposure to News Stereotypes on Implicit and Explicit Attitudes ABSTRACT PDF
Florian Arendt, Temple Northup 20 pgs.
Does Student Exchange Bring Symmetrical Benefits to Both Countries? An Exploration Case for China and Korea ABSTRACT PDF
Seong-Hun Yun 22 pgs.
Multiplicities and the Subject: Rethinking a Mix-of-Attributes Approach in the Digital World ABSTRACT PDF
Erika Pearson, Gillian Elliot 16 pgs.
The Writing Is on the Wall, or Is It? Exploring Indian Activists’ Beliefs About Online Social Media’s Potential for Social Change ABSTRACT PDF
Monica Chadha, Summer Harlow 22 pgs.
The Streisand Effect and Censorship Backfire ABSTRACT PDF
Sue Curry Jansen, Brian Martin 16 pgs.
Comparing Online Alternative and Mainstream Media in Turkey: Coverage of the TEKEL Workers Protest Against Privatization ABSTRACT PDF
Burak Doğu 22 pgs.
Of War and Water: Metaphors and Citizenship Agency in the Newspapers Reporting the 9/11 Catalan Protest in 2012 ABSTRACT PDF
Enric Castelló, Arantxa Capdevila 18 pgs.
Effects of Multipart Media Framing on Consumer Attitudes Toward Biotechnology ABSTRACT PDF
Tuğçe Özgen Genç, Berna Tarı Kasnakoğlu 20 pgs.
The Food of the Worlds: Mapping and Comparing Contemporary Gastrodiplomacy Campaigns ABSTRACT PDF
Juyan Zhang 24 pgs.
2921| Violent Frames. Analyzing Internet Movie Database Reviewers’ Text Descriptions of Media Violence and Gender Differences from 39 Years of U.S. Action, Thriller, Crime, and Adventure Movies. ABSTRACT PDF
Jordy Gosselt, Joris Van Hoof, Bastiaan Gent, Jean-Paul Fox 21 pgs.
Celebrity Political Endorsement Effects: A Perspective on the Social Distance of Political Parties ABSTRACT PDF
Hsuan-Yi Chou 24 pgs.
Media Market Research on Immigrant Audiences: Lessons Learned From a Critical Analysis of the Spanish Media Survey ABSTRACT PDF
Mercedes Medina, Idoia Portilla 22 pgs.
Education and Language-Based Knowledge Gaps Among New Immigrants In the United States: Effects of English- and Native-Language Newspapers and TV ABSTRACT PDF
Francis Dalisay, Yung-I Liu 23 pgs.
Understanding Popular Arab Bloggers: From Public Spheres to Cultural Citizens ABSTRACT PDF
Kristina Riegert 20 pgs.
Music Aggregators and Intermediation of the Digital Music Market ABSTRACT PDF
Patryk Galuszka 20 pgs.
Protest News Framing Cycle: How The New York Times Covered Occupy Wall Street ABSTRACT PDF
Julian Gottlieb 23 pgs.
Beyond the Public/Commercial Broadcaster Dichotomy: Homogenization and Melodramatization of News Coverage in Chile ABSTRACT PDF
Constanza Mujica, Ingrid Bachmann 21 pgs.
Affording Immediacy in Television News Production: Comparing Adoption Trajectories of Social Media and Satellite Technologies ABSTRACT PDF
Rena Bivens 19 pgs.
Enemies Also Get Their Say: Press Performance During Political Crises ABSTRACT PDF
Meital Balmas, Tamir Sheafer, Gadi Wolfsfeld 21 pgs.
Early Birds and Night Owls: Differences in Media Preferences, Usages, and Environments ABSTRACT PDF
Galit Nimrod 21 pgs.
A Toxic Crisis: Metaphorizing the Financial Crisis ABSTRACT PDF
Adina Nerghes, Iina Hellsten, Peter Groenewegen 27 pgs.
A Hush Falls Over the Crowd: Diminished Online Civic Expression Among Young Civic Actors ABSTRACT PDF
Emily C. Weinstein, Margaret Rundle, Carrie James 23 pgs.
External-National TV News Networks’ Way to America: Is the United States Losing the Global “Information War”? ABSTRACT PDF
Shuang Xie, Oliver Boyd-Barrett 18 pgs.
The Prominence of Weak Economies: Factors and Trends in Global News Coverage of Economic Crisis, 2009–2012 ABSTRACT PDF
Menahem Blondheim, Elad Segev, María-Ángeles Cabrera 22 pgs.
Public Opinion, Thinly Sliced and Served Hot ABSTRACT PDF
Gordon R. Mitchell 25 pgs.
Stereotypes of Chinese by American College Students: Media Use and Perceived Realism ABSTRACT PDF
Lingling Zhang 20 pgs.
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Special Sections

Opinion Leadership| Editorial Introduction | Opinion Leadership Revisited: A Classical Concept in a Changing Media Environment ABSTRACT PDF
Mike S. Schäfer 4 pgs.
Opinion Leadership| Mediatized Opinion Leaders: New Patterns of Opinion Leadership in New Media Environments? ABSTRACT PDF
Mike S. Schäfer, Monika Taddicken 22 pgs.
Opinion Leadership| Parasocial Opinion Leadership Media Personalities‘ Influence within Parasocial Relations: Theoretical Conceptualization and Preliminary Results ABSTRACT PDF
Paula Stehr, Patrick Rössler, Friederike Schönhardt, Laura Leissner 20 pgs.
Opinion Leadership| Influence Versus Selection: A Network Perspective on Opinion Leadership ABSTRACT PDF
Thomas N. Friemel 21 pgs.
Opinion Leadership| Commentary ~ Where Are Opinion Leaders Leading Us? PDF
Elihu Katz 6 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| Introduction: Piracy and Social Change—Revisiting Piracy Cultures ABSTRACT PDF
Patrick Burkart, Jonas Andersson Schwarz 6 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| Crack Intros: Piracy, Creativity and Communication ABSTRACT PDF
Markku Reunanen, Patryk Wasiak, Daniel Botz 20 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| Piracy Versus Privacy: An Analysis of Values Encoded in the PirateBrowser ABSTRACT PDF
Balázs Bodó 21 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| Russian Media Piracy in the Context of Censoring Practices ABSTRACT PDF
Ilya Kiriya, Elena Sherstoboeva 13 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| From Orkut to Facebook: How Brazilian Pirate Audiences Utilize Social Media to Create Sharing Subcultures ABSTRACT PDF
Vanessa Mendes Moreira de Sa 18 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| From File Sharing to Free Culture: The Evolving Agenda of European Pirate Parties ABSTRACT PDF
Johanna Jääsaari, Jockum Hildén 20 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| You Are Not Welcome Among Us: Pirates and the State ABSTRACT PDF
Jessica L. Beyer, Fenwick McKelvey 19 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| The Pirate Party and the Politics of Communication ABSTRACT PDF
Martin Fredriksson 16 pgs.
Piracy & Social Change| Dialogic Comedy in Pirate Rhetoric ABSTRACT PDF
Michael High 16 pgs.
Media Audiences| Introduction ~ Audiences Across Media: A Comparative Agenda for Future Research on Media Audiences ABSTRACT PDF
Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Rasmus Helles 8 pgs.
Media Audiences| The Media Landscapes of European Audiences ABSTRACT PDF
Rasmus Helles, Jacob Ørmen, Casper Radil, Klaus Bruhn Jensen 21 pgs.
Media Audiences| The Internet as a Cultural Forum: A European Perspective ABSTRACT PDF
Galit Nimrod, Hanna Adoni, Hillel Nossek 21 pgs.
Media Audiences| Digital Mediascapes, Institutional Frameworks, and Audience Practices Across Europe ABSTRACT PDF
Zrinjka Perusko, Dina Vozab, Antonija Čuvalo 23 pgs.
Media Audiences| Is Print Really Dying? The State of Print Media Use in Europe ABSTRACT PDF
Hillel Nossek, Hanna Adoni, Galit Nimrod 21 pgs.
Media Audiences| Between Old Broadcast Media and New Networked Media: Materiality and Media Consumption Practices ABSTRACT PDF
Manuel José Damásio, Sara Henriques, Marisa Torres da Silva, Liliana Pacheco, Maria José Brites 26 pgs.
Media Audiences| Spaces Across Europe: Where People Use Media ABSTRACT PDF
Nicoletta Vittadini, Marina Micheli, Francesca Pasquali, Piermarco Aroldi 23 pgs.
Media Audiences|Changing Patterns of Media Use across Cultures: A Challenge for Longitudinal Research ABSTRACT PDF
Uwe Hasebrink, Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Hilde van den Bulck, Sascha Hölig, Pieter Maeseele 23 pgs.
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Report: 2013–2014 “More better …” PDF
Larry Gross, Arlene Luck 15 pgs.
Communication Scholars and Fair Use: The Case for Discipline-Wide Education and Institutional Reform PDF
Aram Sinnreich, Patricia Aufderheide 11 pgs.
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Book Reviews

Monique W. Morris, Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century PDF
Reviewed by Nick J. Sciullo 3 pgs.
Cristina Archetti, Understanding Terrorism in the Age of Global Media: A Communication Approach PDF
Reviewed by Philip Effiom Ephraim 3 pgs.
Gabriella Coleman, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous PDF
Reviewed by Nathalie Maréchal 5 pgs.
Regina Lee Blaszczyk, The Color Revolution PDF
Reviewed by Angela Anima-Korang 3 pgs.
Meg McLagan and Yates McKee (Eds.), Sensible Politics: The Visual Culture of Nongovernmental Activism PDF
Reviewed by Pablo Castagno 4 pgs.
Winnie Won Yin Wong, Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade PDF
Reviewed by Lin Zhang 4 pgs.
Unpacking Asian Queer Masculinity in Theatre and Cinema: Postcolonial Imagination and Pleasure of Bottomhood PDF
Reviewed by Lik Sam Chan 5 pgs.
Larry Gross & Jay Ruby (Eds.), The Complete Sol Worth PDF
Reviewed by Paul Messaris 6 pgs.
Rodney Benson, Shaping Immigration News: A French-American Comparison PDF
Reviewed by Mark Hannah 3 pgs.
Laura Ellingson, Communicating in the Clinic: Negotiating Frontstage and Backstage Teamwork PDF
Reviewed by Timothy E. Martin, Jr. 3 pgs.
Nick Couldry, Media, Culture, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice PDF
Reviewed by Klaus Bruhn Jensen 3 pgs.
Brenton J. Malin, Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America PDF
Reviewed by Diana E. Ritter 4 pgs.
Catherine R. Squires, The Post-Racial Mystique: Media and Race in the Twenty-First Century PDF
Reviewed by Mary Beltrán 3 pgs.
Nick Couldry, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice PDF
Reviewed by Vyshali Manivannan 3 pgs.
Sarah Sharma, In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics PDF
Reviewed by Josh Smicker 3 pgs.
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