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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)


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 12 (2018)

Table of Contents


Journalistic Role Performance in the Spanish National Press ABSTRACT PDF
María Luisa Humanes, Sergio Roses 22 pgs.
Nobody Notices It? Qualitative Inequalities of Leading Publications in Communication and Media Research ABSTRACT PDF
Marton Demeter 31 pgs.
Defensive Reactions to Threatening Health Messages: Alternative Structures and Next Questions ABSTRACT PDF
James Price Dillard, Eric Meczkowski, Chun Yang 23 pgs.
The Negative and Positive Influences of Threat and Nonthreat Media Messages About Immigrants ABSTRACT PDF
Chanjung Kim, Jake Harwood, Jun Xiang 23 pgs.
#fukushima Five Years On: A Multimethod Analysis of Twitter on the Anniversary of the Nuclear Disaster ABSTRACT PDF
Anna Rantasila, Anu Sirola, Arto Kekkonen, Katja Valaskivi, Risto Kunelius 22 pgs.
Propaganda for Kids: Comparing IS-Produced Propaganda to Depictions of Propaganda in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter Film Series ABSTRACT PDF
Katherine A. Elder 19 pgs.
Knitting Activism, Knitting Gender, Knitting Race ABSTRACT PDF
Samantha Close 23 pgs.
The Pull of Humanitarian Interventionism: Examining the Effects of Media Frames and Political Values on People’s Choice of Resolution ABSTRACT PDF
Jovan Milojevich, Peter Beattie 25 pgs.
Communicating on Twitter for Charity: Understanding the Wall of Kindness Initiative in Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan ABSTRACT PDF
M. Laeeq Khan, Zulfia Zaher, Bowen Gao 25 pgs.
Positive or Negative? The Influence of Message Framing, Regulatory Focus, and Product Type ABSTRACT PDF
Hsiao-Ching Lee, Shu-Fang Liu, Ya-Chung Cheng 18 pgs.
A Mixed Methods Approach to Examining the Relationship Between News Media Literacy and Political Efficacy ABSTRACT PDF
Melissa Tully, Emily K. Vraga 22 pgs.
The Power of Narratives: A New Understanding of Antibiotic Resistance ABSTRACT PDF
Slavica Kodish 21 pgs.
The Public Intellectual as Agent-Egoist: Sherry Turkle’s Ethnography ABSTRACT PDF
Marcus Breen 20 pgs.
News Media Use and the Informed Public in the Digital Age ABSTRACT PDF
Michael A. Xenos, Dietram Scheufele, Dominique Brossard, Doo-Hun Choi, Michael Cacciatore, Sara Yeo, Leona Yi-Fan Su 19 pgs.
An Analysis of the Korean Wave as Transnational Popular Culture: North American Youth Engage Through Social Media as TV Becomes Obsolete ABSTRACT PDF
Dal Yong Jin 19 pgs.
Media Use and Environmental Engagement: Examining Differential Gains from News Media and Social Media ABSTRACT PDF
Nan Zhang, Marko M. Skoric 24 pgs.
Political Talk Preferences: Selection of Similar and Different Discussion Partners and Groups ABSTRACT PDF
Alyssa C. Morey, Steven B. Kleinman, Mark Boukes 21 pgs.
Who’s Afraid of a Pan-European Spectrum Policy? The EU and the Battles Over the UHF Broadcast Band ABSTRACT PDF
Marko Ala-Fossi, Montse Bonet 22 pgs.
Feast for the Eyes: Effects of Food Perceptions and Computer Vision Features on Food Photo Popularity ABSTRACT PDF
Yilang Peng, John B. Jemmott III 24 pgs.
Outside-In Constructions of Organizational Legitimacy: Sensitizing the Influence of Evaluative Judgments Through Mass Self-Communication in Online Communities ABSTRACT PDF
Deike Schulz, Jan Jonker, Niels Faber 23 pgs.
Framing Philanthropy in Time of War ABSTRACT PDF
Shani Horowitz-Rozen, Eytan Gilboa 21 pgs.
Returning to Kolchak: Polymediated Narrative, Discourse, and Supernatural Drama ABSTRACT PDF
Andrew F. Herrmann, Art Herbig 19 pgs.
My Hero, Your Aggressor: Differences in Perceptions of News Media Brand Personality ABSTRACT PDF
Danny D. E. Kim 22 pgs.
Gender, Parasocial Interaction, and Nonverbal Communication: Testing the Visual Effect of Sports Magazine Cover Models ABSTRACT PDF
Ben Wasike 27 pgs.
Examining the Role of Communication Activities in Perceived Collective Efficacy and Neighborhood Violence ABSTRACT PDF
Masahiro Yamamoto 21 pgs.
United States Digital Service: How “Obama’s Startup” Harnesses Disruption and Productive Failure to Reboot Government ABSTRACT PDF
Stephanie Ricker Schulte 21 pgs.
The Nation-State in the Digital Age: A Contextual Analysis in 33 Countries ABSTRACT PDF
Jia Lu, Xinchuan Liu 21 pgs.
What Influences Adolescents’ Rumor Acceptance and Support for Participation in Sociopolitical Issues? Analyzing the Role of Patterns and Levels of Communication ABSTRACT PDF
Jae-Seon Jeong, Seungyoon Lee 24 pgs.
From Women Empowerment to Nation Branding: A Case Study From the United Arab Emirates ABSTRACT PDF
Ilhem Allagui, Abeer Al-Najjar 18 pgs.
The Contextual Accomplishment of Privacy ABSTRACT PDF
Kelly Quinn, Zizi Papacharissi 23 pgs.
The Digital Public Sphere: An Alternative and Counterhegemonic Space? The Case of Spain ABSTRACT PDF
Víctor Sampedro, Mayra Martínez Avidad 22 pgs.
Prosocial vs. Trolling Community on Facebook: A Comparative Study of Individual Group Communicative Behaviors ABSTRACT PDF
Elmie Nekmat, Kellyn Lee 22 pgs.
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Special Sections

Digital Traces in Context| Digital Traces in Context — An Introduction ABSTRACT PDF
Andreas Hepp, Andreas Breiter, Thomas N. Friemel 11 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Otherwise Engaged: Social Media from Vanity Metrics to Critical Analytics ABSTRACT PDF
Richard Rogers 23 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| 100 Billion Data Rows per Second: Media Analytics in the Early 21st Century ABSTRACT PDF
Lev Manovich 16 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Google Maps as Cartographic Infrastructure: From Participatory Mapmaking to Database Maintenance ABSTRACT PDF
Jean-Christophe Plantin 18 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Political Agency, Digital Traces, and Bottom-Up Data Practices ABSTRACT PDF
Stefania Milan 21 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Tweets Are Not Created Equal. A Platform Perspective on Social Media Metrics ABSTRACT PDF
Carolin Gerlitz, Bernhard Rieder 20 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Reuniting a Divided Public? Tracing the TTIP Debate on Twitter and in Traditional Media ABSTRACT PDF
Gerret von Nordheim, Karin Boczek, Lars Koppeers, Elena Erdmann 22 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| From “Knowledge Brokers” to Opinion Makers: How Physical Presence Affected Scientists’ Twitter Use During the COP21 Climate Change Conference ABSTRACT PDF
Stefanie Walter, Fenja De Silva-Schmidt, Michael Brüggemann 22 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Social Media Giveth, Social Media Taketh Away: Facebook, Friendships, and APIs ABSTRACT PDF
Bernie Hogan 20 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Unraveling the App Store: Toward an Interpretative Perspective on Tracing ABSTRACT PDF
Tilo Grenz, Heiko Kirschner 17 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Self-Tracking Data as Digital Traces of Identity: A Theoretical Analysis of Contextual Factors of Self-Observation Practices ABSTRACT PDF
Bernadette Kneidinger-Müller 18 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Personal Data Contexts, Data Sense and Self-Tracking Cycling ABSTRACT PDF
Deborah Lupton, Sarah Pink, Christine Heyes LaBond, Shanti Sumartojo 19 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Digital Traces and Personal Analytics: iTime, Self-Tracking, and the Temporalities of Practice ABSTRACT PDF
Martin Hand, Michelle Gorea 17 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Appropriating Digital Traces of Self-Quantification: Contextualizing Pragmatic and Enthusiast Self-Trackers ABSTRACT PDF
Ulrike Gerhard, Andreas Hepp 18 pgs.
Digital Traces in Context| Tracing Capitalism’s Turn to Data: Or, Contextualizing Daily Life’s New Data “Context” — Commentary ABSTRACT PDF
Nick Couldry 5 pgs.
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Distributed Creativity on the Internet: A Theoretical Foundation for Online Creative Participation ABSTRACT PDF
Ioana Literat, Vlad Petre Glaveanu 16 pgs.
More Features

Book Reviews

The Earnest Internet vs. the Ambivalent Internet ABSTRACT PDF
Reviewed by Ashley Hedrick, Dave Karpf, Daniel Kreiss 8 pgs.
Zala Volčič and Mark Andrejevic (Eds.), Commercial Nationalism: Selling the Nation and Nationalizing the Self PDF
Reviewed by Terry Flew 3 pgs.
Jonas Ohlsson, The Nordic Media Market 2015 (Nordic Media Trends 13) PDF
Reviewed by Ewa Sapiezynska 5 pgs.
W. Russell Neuman, The Digital Difference: Media Technology and Theory of Communication Effect PDF
Reviewed by Niall P. Stephens 3 pgs.
Maria Soledad Segura and Silvio Waisbord, Media Movements: Civil Society and Media Policy Reform in Latin America PDF
Reviewed by Jessica Roberts 4 pgs.
Peter Simonson and David W. Park (Eds.), The International History of Communication Studies PDF
Reviewed by Xianbing Ke 3 pgs.
Shakuntala Rao and Herman Wasserman (Eds.), Media Ethics and Justice in the Age of Globalization PDF
Reviewed by Monika Raesch 4 pgs.
John Cheney-Lippold, We Are Data: Algorithms and the Making of Our Digital Selves PDF
Reviewed by Oscar Gandy 3 pgs.
Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society. Reviewed by Ester Appelgren PDF
Reviewed by Ester Appelgren 3 pgs.
Scott Timcke, Capital, State, Empire: The New American Way of Digital Warfare PDF
Reviewed by Sibo Chen 3 pgs.
Sean Phelan, Neoliberalism, Media and the Political PDF
Reviewed by Oliver Boyd-Barrett 3 pgs.
Mirko Tobias Schäfer and Karin van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society: Studying Culture Through Data PDF
Reviewed by Min Wang 4 pgs.
Jan Servaes and Toks Oyedemi (Eds.), The Praxis of Social Inequality in Media: A Global Perspective PDF
Reviewed by Oscar Gandy 3 pgs.
Jonathan Beller, The Message is Murder: Substrates of Computational Capital PDF
Reviewed by Daniel Lark 2 pgs.
Pali U. K. De Silva and Candace K. Vance, Scientific Scholarly Communication: The Changing Landscape PDF
Reviewed by Ana Tomicic 4 pgs.
Bilge Yesil, Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State PDF
Reviewed by Meredith Pruden 4 pgs.
Ramon Lobato and Julian Thomas, The Informal Media Economy PDF
Reviewed by Paolo Sigismondi 3 pgs.
Kjetil Sandvik, Anne Mette Thorhauge, and Bjarki Valtysson (Eds.), The Media and the Mundane: Communication Across Media in Everyday Life PDF
Reviewed by Deborah Neffa Creech 3 pgs.
Linje Manyozo, Communicating Development with Communities PDF
Reviewed by Winifredo Dagli 4 pgs.
Des Freedman, The Contradictions of Media Power PDF
Reviewed by Steve Macek 5 pgs.
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