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1.     Journal of Communication  (Est. 1951)
2.     Journal of Ethnic & Migration Studies (Est. 1971)
3.     Public Opinion Quarterly (Est. 1937)
4.     Journal of Pragmatics (Est. 1977)
5.     Language Learning (Est. 1948)
6.     Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television (Est. 1980)
7.     Lingua (Est. 1949)
8.     Ethnic & Racial Studies (Est. 1978)
9.     Synthese (Est. 1936)
10.   International Journal of Communication  (Est. 2007)


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

Vol 10 (2016)

Table of Contents


Copies, Clones, and Genre Building: Discourses on Imitation and Innovation in Digital Games ABSTRACT PDF
Christian Katzenbach, Sarah Herweg, Lies van Roessel 22 pgs.
Free Dailies in the European Cross-Border Metropolis: The State-Based Economic Deals ABSTRACT PDF
Christian Lamour 20 pgs.
"My Voice Needs to be Heard": Cultural Challengers in the Regulatory Arena ABSTRACT PDF
Efrat Daskal 19 pgs.
Transnational Media Coverage of the ISIS Threat: A Global Perspective? ABSTRACT PDF
Xu Zhang, Lea Hellmueller 20 pgs.
Polymediated Narrative: The Case of the Supernatural Episode "Fan Fiction" ABSTRACT PDF
Art Herbig, Andrew F. Herrmann 18 pgs.
Patriots and Pedagogues: Cultural Institutions and the Performative Politics of Minority German Hip-Hop ABSTRACT PDF
Kate Zambon, Didem Uca 22 pgs.
“Who Has Time for That?" Understanding Media Use Among Conservation Photographers ABSTRACT PDF
Elizabeth Anne Gervais 20 pgs.
Media-Remembering the Falklands War: Subjectivity and Identification ABSTRACT PDF
Sarah Maltby 18 pgs.
Eating Together, Separately: Intergroup Communication and Food in a Multiethnic Community ABSTRACT PDF
Andrea Wenzel 22 pgs.
Measuring Freedom of Information: Issues and Opportunities from an Expert Survey ABSTRACT PDF
Diego Giannone, Ruth De Frutos 31 pgs.
Giving Attention to Conduct on Social Media: Discursive Mechanisms of Attention Structures in Mediating Governance-at-a-distance in Today’s Russia ABSTRACT PDF
Julia Zhukova Klausen 18 pgs.
Media Freedom Indexes in Democracies: A Critical Perspective Through the Cases of Poland and Chile ABSTRACT PDF
Ewa Sapiezynska, Claudia Lagos 22 pgs.
Common Sense, Good Sense, and Commercial Television ABSTRACT PDF
Anat First 19 pgs.
Connecting Political Communication with Urban Politics: A Bourdieusian Framework ABSTRACT PDF
Yongjun Shin 22 pgs.
Effeminate Speech on New Media: @HillaryClinton's Public Intimacy through Relational Labor ABSTRACT PDF
Flemming Schneider Rhode, Tisha Dejmanee 22 pgs.
Crimea River: Directionality in Memes from the Russia-Ukraine Conflict ABSTRACT PDF
Bradley E. Wiggins 35 pgs.
Debating "Alternative" Gender Identities: The Online Discourse Triggered by 2014 Life Ball Advertising Posters ABSTRACT PDF
Irmgard Wetzstein, Brigitte Huber 19 pgs.
In Search of Reason-centered Discussion on China’s Twitter: The Effects of Initiating Post and Discussion Format on Reasoning ABSTRACT PDF
Mingxiao Sui, Raymond J. Pingree 16 pgs.
The Effect of Anonymity on Conformity to Group Norms in Online Contexts: A Meta-Analysis ABSTRACT PDF
Guanxiong Huang, Kang Li 18 pgs.
Effects of National Identity in Transnational Crises: Implications of Social Identity Theory for Attribution and Crisis Communications ABSTRACT PDF
Jonathan Borden 21 pgs.
Independent Audiovisual Regulators in Spain: A Unique Case in Europe ABSTRACT PDF
Isabel Fernández Alonso 18 pgs.
Liquid Youth: From Street Kids to Theater Actors. An Account of a Reaffiliation Process ABSTRACT PDF
Milton N. Campos, Ana Paula Burg, Mayara Moraes, Adriana Guerra Abreu Lemos, Daniel Goncalves Alves, Ligia C. Leite 19 pgs.
A New Measure for the Tendency to Select Ideologically Congruent Political Information: Scale Development and Validation ABSTRACT PDF
Yariv Tsfati 26 pgs.
Burmese Media in Transition ABSTRACT PDF
Lisa Brooten 18 pgs.
Spatiotemporal Diffusion Modeling of Global Mobilization in Social Media: The Case of 2011 Egyptian Revolution ABSTRACT PDF
K. Hazel Kwon, Weiai Wayne Xu, Haiyan Wang, Jaime Chon 19 pgs.
“I Like the Metamorphosis of the Characters”: Dynamics of Transnational Television Comedy Engagement ABSTRACT PDF
Sharon Lockyer, Diana Elena Popa 22 pgs.
"A Tiny and Closed Fraternity of Privileged Men”: The Nixon-Agnew Anti-Media Campaign and the Liberal Roots of the U.S. Conservative “Liberal Media” Critique ABSTRACT PDF
Christopher Cimaglio 19 pgs.
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Special Sections

Translations| Babel and Globalization: Translating in the 21st Century — Introduction ABSTRACT PDF
Paolo Sigismondi 8 pgs.
Translations| Communication Studies Without Frontiers? Translation and Cosmopolitanism Across Academic Cultures ABSTRACT PDF
Silvio Waisbord 19 pgs.
Translations| Rapid and Radical Changes in Translation and Translation Studies ABSTRACT PDF
Yves Gambier 20 pgs.
Translations| Translation’s Histories and Digital Futures ABSTRACT PDF
Karin Littau 22 pgs.
Translations| Massively Open Translation: Unpacking the Relationship Between Technology and Translation in the 21st Century ABSTRACT PDF
Minako O'Hagan 18 pgs.
Translations| The Impact of Translation Technologies on the Process and Product of Translation ABSTRACT PDF
Stephen Doherty 23 pgs.
Translations|Translators as Adaptive Experts in a Flat World: From Globalization 1.0 to Globalization 4.0? ABSTRACT PDF
Vanessa Enríquez Raído 19 pgs.
Translations| “The Task of the Translator”: Comparing the Views of the Client and the Translator ABSTRACT PDF
Hanna Risku, Christina Pein-Weber, Jelena Milosevic 20 pgs.
Translations| The Challenges and Opportunities of Legal Translation and Translator Training in the 21st Century ABSTRACT PDF
Catherine Way 21 pgs.
Translations| Cultural Translators of Communication Studies in Greater China ABSTRACT PDF
Jack Linchuan Qiu 24 pgs.
Translations| Synchronization Techniques in Multilingual Fiction: Voiced-Over Films in Poland ABSTRACT PDF
Katarzyna Sepielak 20 pgs.
Translations| The Stimulating Challenges of Translating Contemporary Swiss German Poetry ABSTRACT PDF
Lucia Salvato 23 pgs.
Translations| Perils of Translation in a Conflict Situation: Lessons from Kashmir ABSTRACT PDF
Rashmi Luthra 19 pgs.
Translations| Book Review| Tytti Suojanen, Kaisa Koskinen & Tiina Tuominen, User-Centered Translation (Translation Practices Explained) ABSTRACT PDF
Nike K. Pokorn 4 pgs.
Constructing Public Space: Global Perspectives on Social Media and Popular Contestation — Introduction ABSTRACT PDF
Thomas Poell, José van Dijck 9 pgs.
Constructing Public Spaces| Participants on the Margins: Examining the Role that Shared Artifacts of Engagement in the Ferguson Protests Played Among Minoritized Political Newcomers on Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter ABSTRACT PDF
Lynn Schofield Clark 26 pgs.
Constructing Public Space| Rousing the Facebook Crowd: Digital Enthusiasm and Emotional Contagion in the 2011 Protests in Egypt and Spain ABSTRACT PDF
Paolo Gerbaudo 20 pgs.
Constructing Public Space| “Legit Can’t Wait for #Toronto #WorldPride!”: Investigating the Twitter Public of a Large-Scale LGBTQ Festival ABSTRACT PDF
Stefanie Duguay 25 pgs.
Constructing Public Space| New “Danger Zone” in Europe: Representations of Place in Social Media–Supported Protests ABSTRACT PDF
Cornelia Brantner, Joan Ramon Rodriguez-Amat 22 pgs.
Constructing Public Space|Weibo, WeChat, and the Transformative Events of Environmental Activism in China ABSTRACT PDF
Kevin Michael DeLuca, Elizabeth Brunner, Ye Sun 19 pgs.
Digital Age| The Management of Visibilities in the Digital Age — Introduction ABSTRACT PDF
Mikkel Flyverbom, Paul Leonardi, Cynthia Stohl, Michael Stohl 12 pgs.
Digital Age| Transparency: Mediation and the Management of Visibilities ABSTRACT PDF
Mikkel Flyverbom 13 pgs.
Digital Age | Managing Opacity: Information Visibility and the Paradox of Transparency in the Digital Age ABSTRACT PDF
Cynthia Stohl, Michael Stohl, Paul M. Leonardi 15 pgs.
Digital Age| From Radical Transparency to Radical Disclosure: Reconfiguring (In)Voluntary Transparency Through the Management of Visibilities ABSTRACT PDF
Luke Heemsbergen 14 pgs.
Digital Age| Managing Secrecy ABSTRACT PDF
Clare Birchall 12 pgs.
Digital Age |Managing Surveillance: Surveillant Individualism in an Era of Relentless Visibility ABSTRACT PDF
Shiv Ganesh 14 pgs.
Digital Age| Occult(ing) Transparency: An Epilogue ABSTRACT PDF
Jack Bratich 4 pgs.
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Epistemological (Im)possibilities and the Play of Power: Effects of the Fragmentation and Weak Institutionalisation of Communication Studies in Europe ABSTRACT PDF
Louise Phillips 17 pgs.
“I Has Seen Image Macros!” Advice Animals Memes as Visual-Verbal Jokes PDF
Marta Dynel 29 pgs.
Relocating Development Communication: Social Entrepreneurship, International Networking, and South-South Cooperation in the Viva Rio NGO ABSTRACT PDF
Stuart Davis 18 pgs.
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Book Reviews

Pavel Shlossberg, Crafting Identity:Transnational Indian Arts and the Politics of Race in Central Mexico PDF
Reviewed by Regina Marchi 6 pgs.
Christian A. Klöckner, The Psychology of Pro-Environmental Communication: Beyond Standard Information Strategies PDF
Reviewed by Hyun Tae (Calvin) Kim 4 pgs.
John Durham Peters, Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media PDF
Reviewed by Niall P. Stephens 3 pgs.
Shi-xu, Chinese Discourse Studies PDF
Reviewed by Xuelei Wang 4 pgs.
Joe Sacco, Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992–95 PDF
Reviewed by Benjamin Woo 6 pgs.
Kaitlynn Mendes, SlutWalk: Feminism, Activism, Media PDF
Reviewed by Giuliana Sorce 3 pgs.
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