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HUMANITIES JOURNALS:

1.     Journal of Communication  (Est. 1951)
2.     Journal of Pragmatics (Est. 1977)
3.     Language Learning (Est. 1948)
4.     Journalism  (Est. 2000)
5.     International Journal of Communication  (Est. 2007)
6.     Public Opinion Quarterly  (Est. 1937)
7.     Ethnic and Racial Studies  (Est. 1978)
8.     Media, Culture & Society  (Est. 1999)
9.     Bilingualism: Language and Cognition  (Est. 1998)
10.   Natural Language & Linguistic Theory  (Est. 1983)


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1.     New Media & Society (Est. 1999)
2.     Journal of Communication (Est. 1951)
3.     Public Relations Review (Est. 1975)
4.     Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (Est. 1995)
5.     Journal of Pragmatics (Est. 1977)
6.     Journalism  (Est. 2000)  
7.     International Journal of Communication (Est. 2007)
8.     Public Opinion Quarterly  (Est. 1937)
9.     Communication Research  (Est. 1974)
10.   Media Culture & Society  (Est. 1979)



Vol 11 (2017)

Table of Contents

Articles

Frames and Reasoning: Two Pathways From Selective Exposure to Affective Polarization ABSTRACT PDF
Yariv Tsfati, Lilach Nir 22 pgs.
The Match-Up Hypothesis Revisited: A Social Psychological Perspective ABSTRACT PDF
Eser Levi, Kaan Varnali, Nurhan Babur Tosun 23 pgs.
Miscommunication: The Other of Communication or the Otherness of Communication? ABSTRACT PDF
Tuğrul İlter 19 pgs.
News Seekers, News Avoiders, and the Mobilizing Effects of Election Campaigns: Comparing Election Campaigns for the National and the European Parliaments ABSTRACT PDF
Jesper Stromback 22 pgs.
From Social Merchandising to Social Spectacle: Portrayals of Domestic Violence in TV Globo’s Prime-Time Telenovelas ABSTRACT PDF
Samantha Nogueira Joyce, Monica Martinez 17 pgs.
Africa Rising: An Analysis of Emergent Africa-Focused Mass Communication Scholarship from 2004–2014 ABSTRACT PDF
Ben Wasike 22 pgs.
The Populist Communication Style: Toward a Critical Framework ABSTRACT PDF
Elena Block, Ralph Negrine 20 pgs.
Enhancing Attitudes Toward Stigmatized Groups with Movies: Mediating and Moderating Processes of Narrative Persuasion ABSTRACT PDF
Juan-José Igartua, Francisco J. Frutos 20 pgs.
America in Decline? Assessing the Impact of International Challenges to American Exceptionalism ABSTRACT PDF
Jason Gilmore, Charles M. Rowling 21 pgs.
The Impacts of Online Grassroots Criticism on Citizen Satisfaction With Government: An Inconsistent Mediation Model ABSTRACT PDF
Tianjiao Wang, Fei Shen 24 pgs.
From Screen to Self: The Relationship Between Television Exposure and Self-Complexity Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth ABSTRACT PDF
Bradley J. Bond, Brandon Miller 19 pgs.
TV News Exposure of Young People in Changing Viewing Environments: A Longitudinal, Cross-National Comparison Using People-Meter Data ABSTRACT PDF
Anke Wonneberger, Su Jung Kim 22 pgs.
Contextualized Transmedia Mobilization: Media Practices and Mobilizing Structures in the Umbrella Movement ABSTRACT PDF
Zhongxuan Lin 24 pgs.
Increasingly Violent but Still Sexy: A Decade of Central Female Characters in Top-Grossing Hollywood and Bollywood Film Promotional Material ABSTRACT PDF
Jannath Ghaznavi, Katherine L. Grasso, Laramie D. Taylor 25 pgs.
Public Media Autonomy and Accountability: Best and Worst Policy Practices in 12 Leading Democracies ABSTRACT PDF
Rodney Benson, Matthew Powers, Timothy Neff 22 pgs.
More Articles

Book Reviews

Stefana Broadbent, Intimacy at Work: How Digital Media Bring Private Life Into the Workplace PDF
Reviewed by Brett W. Robertson 3 pgs.
Cinthia Gannett & John C. Brereton (Eds.), Traditions of Eloquence: The Jesuits and Modern Rhetorical Studies PDF
Reviewed by Thomas A. Discenna 3 pgs.
Michael S. Gorham, After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin PDF
Reviewed by Anna Popkova 3 pgs.
Jonathan Donner, After Access: Inclusion, Development, and a More Mobile Internet PDF
Reviewed by Grace Yuehan Wang 4 pgs.
Stewart M. Hoover & Curtis D. Coats, Does God Make the Man? Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Masculinity PDF
Reviewed by Emma Frances Bloomfield 3 pgs.
Mary R. Desjardins, Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video PDF
Reviewed by Catherine Bednarz 2 pgs.
Larissa Hjorth, Sarah Pink, Kristen Sharp & Linda Williams, Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, and the Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region PDF
Reviewed by Zhifei Mao 3 pgs.
More Book Reviews

ISSN: 1932-8036