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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 11 (2017)

Table of Contents


Valuing Victims: A Comparative Framing Analysis of The Washington Post’s Coverage of Violent Attacks Against Muslims and Non-Muslims ABSTRACT PDF
Mohammed el-Nawawy, Mohamad Hamas Elmasry 20 pgs.
Information, Interest, and Ideology: Explaining the Divergent Effects of Government-Media Relationships in Argentina ABSTRACT PDF
Eugenia Mitchelstein, Pablo J. Boczkowski 20 pgs.
Reading the 13th Five-Year Plan: Reflections on China’s ICT Policy ABSTRACT PDF
Yu Hong 24 pgs.
Creative Appropriations in Hybrid Spaces: Mobile Interfaces in Art and Games in Brazil ABSTRACT PDF
Adriana de Souza e Silva, Fernanda Duarte, Cristiane S. Damasceno 24 pgs.
Attributional Chromatics: How Does the Color of Written Communication Affect Interpersonal Perceptions? ABSTRACT PDF
Adam S. Richards, Edward L. Fink 22 pgs.
Public Spheres of Skepticism: Climate Skeptics’ Online Comments in the German Networked Public Sphere ABSTRACT PDF
Jonas Kaiser 22 pgs.
Testing the Power of Game Lessons: The Effects of Art Style and Narrative Complexity on Reducing Cognitive Bias ABSTRACT PDF
Rosa Mikeal Martey, Adrienne Shaw, Jennifer Stromer-Galley, Kate Kenski, Benjamin Clegg, James Folkestad, Tobi Saulnier, Tomek Strzalkowski 22 pgs.
Complex Structures: Meaning Formation amid China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme ABSTRACT PDF
Mohan J. Dutta, Kang Sun 26 pgs.
Exploring Message Targeting at Home and Abroad: The Role of Political and Media Considerations in the Rhetorical Dynamics of Conflict Resolution ABSTRACT PDF
Elie Friedman, Zohar Kampf, Meital Balmas 17 pgs.
Colombian Journalists on Twitter: Opinions, Gatekeeping, and Transparency in Political Coverage ABSTRACT PDF
Victor Garcia-Perdomo 21 pgs.
The Value of Representation: Toward a Critique of Networked Television Performance ABSTRACT HTML
Aymar Jean Christian 23 pgs.
The Relativity of Sociodemographic Determinism on the Digital Divide in High School Students in Ecuador ABSTRACT PDF
Ramón Tirado-Morueta, Damian Mendoza-Zambrano, Isidro Marín-Gutiérrez, Mariuxi Mendoza-Zambrano 24 pgs.
The Ontology of the Intellectual Commons ABSTRACT PDF
Antonios Broumas 21 pgs.
Pivot to Internet Plus: Molding China's Digital Economy for Economic Restructuring? ABSTRACT PDF
Yu Hong 21 pgs.
Analyzing the Existence and Relation of Optimistic Bias and First-Person Perception for an Impersonal Environmental Change ABSTRACT PDF
Rebecca M. Rogers, Cornelia Wallner, Bernhard Goodwin, Werner Heitland, Wolfgang W. Weisser, Hans-Bernd Brosius 20 pgs.
New Urban Players: Stratagematic Use of Media by Banksy and the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement ABSTRACT PDF
Paola Monachesi, Marina Turco 18 pgs.
Good News in Bad News: How Negativity Enhances Economic Efficacy ABSTRACT PDF
Helle Mølgaard Svensson, Erik Albæk, Arjen van Dalen, Claes de Vreese 17 pgs.
The Afterlife of Critique: The Communicability of Criticism and the Publicity of Polemic Concerning Public Debate in the Turkish Press ABSTRACT PDF
A. Özgür Gürsoy, Gokcen Karanfil 15 pgs.
Celebrity Influence and Young People’s Attitudes Toward Cosmetic Surgery in Singapore: The Role of Parasocial Relationships and Identification ABSTRACT PDF
Nainan Wen 19 pgs.
The Curious Absence of Economic Analysis at the Federal Communications Commission: An Agency in Search of a Mission ABSTRACT PDF
Gerald R. Faulhaber, Hal J. Singer, Augustus H. Urschel 20 pgs.
The State of the Field of Social Norms Research ABSTRACT PDF
Hillary C. Shulman, Nancy Rhodes, Emily Davidson, Rachel Ralston, Lorraine Borghetti, Lindsey Morr 22 pgs.
Extreme Speech Online: An Anthropological Critique of Hate Speech Debates ABSTRACT PDF
Matti Pohjonen, Sahana Udupa 19 pgs.
Look Who’s Talking To Our Kids: Representations of Race and Gender In TV Commercials On Nickelodeon ABSTRACT PDF
Adam Peruta, Jack Powers 16 pgs.
Values and Configuration of Users in the Design of Software Source Code ABSTRACT PDF
Stéphane Couture 21 pgs.
A Blind Spot in Public Broadcasters’ Discovery of the Public: How the Public Values Public Service ABSTRACT PDF
Natascha Just, Moritz Büchi, Michael Latzer 20 pgs.
Deciding Who's Legitimate: News Media Framing of Immigrants and Refugees ABSTRACT PDF
Andrea Lawlor, Erin Tolley 25 pgs.
Anatomy of Front Pages: Comparison between The New York Times and other U.S. Major Metropolitan Newspapers ABSTRACT PDF
Yung Soo Kim, Deborah S. Chung 18 pgs.
Public Engagement, Propaganda, or Both? Attitudes Toward Politicians on Political Satire and Comedy Programs ABSTRACT PDF
Rebecca Higgie 19 pgs.
Putting a Human Face on Cold, Hard Facts: Effects of Personalizing Social Issues on Perceptions of Issue Importance ABSTRACT PDF
Maria Elizabeth Grabe, Mariska Kleemans, Ozen Bas, Jessica Gall Myrick, Minchul Kim 23 pgs.
U.S. Newspaper Editors’ Ratings of Social Media as Influential News Sources ABSTRACT PDF
Masahiro Yamamoto, Seungahn Nah, Deborah Chung 17 pgs.
Courts’ Use of Social Media: A Community of Practice Model ABSTRACT PDF
Jane Johnston 15 pgs.
“Blood Is Thicker Than Water”: Interpersonal Influence, Selection, and the Role of Family in Forging Italians’ Political Agreement ABSTRACT PDF
Moreno Mancosu, Cristiano Vezzoni 22 pgs.
Seeking Comfort in Past Media: Modelling Media Nostalgia as a Way of Coping with Media Change ABSTRACT PDF
Manuel Menke 21 pgs.
Partisan Self-Stereotyping: Testing the Salience Hypothesis in a Prediction of Political Polarization ABSTRACT PDF
Jiyoung Han, Daniel B. Wackman 23 pgs.
“Stir-Frying” Internet Finance: Financialization and the Institutional Role of Financial News in China ABSTRACT PDF
Jing Wang 22 pgs.
Emotion Matters: What Happens Between Young Children and Parents in a Touch Screen World ABSTRACT PDF
Hogeun Seo, Claire Shinhea Lee 20 pgs.
Contributors and Arguments in Australian Policy Debates on Fair Use and Copyright: The Missing Discussion of the Creative Process ABSTRACT PDF
Patricia Aufderheide, Dorian Hunter Davis 24 pgs.
Examining the Practices That Mexican Journalists Employ to Reduce Risk in a Context of Violence ABSTRACT PDF
Sallie Hughes, Mireya Márquez-Ramírez 23 pgs.
Whose War, Whose Fault? Visual Framing of the Ukraine Conflict in Western European Newspapers ABSTRACT PDF
Markus Ojala, Mervi Pantti, Jarkko Kangas 25 pgs.
The Compoundness and Sequentiality of Digital Inequality ABSTRACT PDF
Alexander van Deursen, Ellen Helsper, Rebecca Eynon, Jan van Dijk 22 pgs.
A Time-Series, Multinational Analysis of Democratic Forecasts and Emerging Media Diffusion, 1994–2014 ABSTRACT PDF
Jacob Groshek, Kate Mays 23 pgs.
WeChat as a Semipublic Alternative Sphere: Exploring the Use of WeChat Among Chinese Older Adults ABSTRACT PDF
Lei Guo 21 pgs.
The Participatory Roots of Selective Exposure: Baby Boomers, Political Protest, and Talk Radio ABSTRACT PDF
David A. Weaver 25 pgs.
Making Business News: A Production Analysis of The New York Times ABSTRACT PDF
Nikki Usher 20 pgs.
Reimagining Riben Guizi: Japanese Tactical Media Performance After the 2010 Senkaku/Diaoyu Boat Collision Incident ABSTRACT PDF
Yasuhito Abe 19 pgs.
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.
The United States 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.
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Special Sections

Mediating Asia| Mediating Asia: Information, Democracy, and the State In and Before the Digital Age — Introduction ABSTRACT PDF
Tim Oakes 11 pgs.
Mediating Asia| Mediating Indonesia: The Slow Emergence of a Young Nation -- Commentary ABSTRACT PDF
Endy M. Bayuni 11 pgs.
Mediating Asia| Reporting from China: 400 Reports, on 1.4 Billion People, in One Authoritarian State — Commentary ABSTRACT PDF
Melissa K. Chan 17 pgs.
Mediating Asia| Guidance and Transgression: The Contest for Narratives of Environment and Pollution in China — Commentary ABSTRACT PDF
Isabel Hilton 19 pgs.
Mediating Asia| Pressing the Issue: Sino-American Discourse on the Proper Role of the Media, Past and Present ABSTRACT PDF
Timothy B. Weston 15 pgs.
Mediating Asia| Enlightenment and the Revolutionary Press in Colonial Indonesia ABSTRACT PDF
Rianne Subijanto 21 pgs.
Mediating Asia| Between State and Capital: Asia’s Media Revolution in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization ABSTRACT PDF
Michael Curtin 19 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society — Introduction ABSTRACT PDF
Arne Hintz, Lina Dencik, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen 9 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| The Normalization of Surveillance and the Invisibility of Digital Citizenship: Media Debates After the Snowden Revelations ABSTRACT PDF
Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Lucy Bennett, Gregory Taylor 23 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| The Advent of Surveillance Realism: Public Opinion and Activist Responses to the Snowden Leaks ABSTRACT PDF
Lina Dencik, Jonathan Cable 19 pgs.
Digital Citizenship amd Surveillance| Enabling Digital Citizenship? The Reshaping of Surveillance Policy After Snowden ABSTRACT PDF
Arne Hintz, Ian Brown 20 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| The Snowden Disclosures, Technical Standards, and the Making of Surveillance Infrastructures ABSTRACT PDF
Michael Rogers, Grace Eden 22 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Surveillance Culture: Engagement, Exposure, and Ethics in Digital Modernity ABSTRACT PDF
David Lyon 19 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Citizen Snowden ABSTRACT PDF
Engin Isin, Evelyn Ruppert 15 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| The Snowden Revelations and the Networked Fourth Estate ABSTRACT PDF
Adrienne Russell, Silvio Waisbord 21 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| To Pre-Empt A Thief ABSTRACT PDF
Mark Andrejevic 18 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| What Changed After Snowden? A U.S. Perspective — Commentary ABSTRACT PDF
Ben Wizner 5 pgs.
Digital Citizenship and Surveillance| Compromising Over Technology, Security, and Privacy — Commentary ABSTRACT PDF
Gus Hosein 5 pgs.
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A Forum for Digital Storytelling| Voices for a New Vernacular: A Forum on Digital Storytelling — Introduction PDF
Anandam Kavoori, Mark C. Lashey, Brian Creech 4 pgs.
A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Henry Jenkins PDF
Henry Jenkins, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech 8 pgs.
A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Zizi Papacharissi PDF
Zizi Papacharissi, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech 5 pgs.
A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Knut Lundby PDF
Knut Lundby, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech 4 pgs.
A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Janet Murray PDF
Janet Murray, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech 3 pgs.
A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Hector Postigo PDF
Hector Postigo, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech 9 pgs.
A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Veena Raman PDF
Veena Raman, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech 7 pgs.
A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Vladimir Barash PDF
Vladimir Barash, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech 9 pgs.
A Forum on Digital Storytelling| Interview with Marie-Laure Ryan PDF
Marie-Laure Ryan, Mark C. Lashley, Brian Creech 6 pgs.
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A Word to Set the Stage for a Memento from the Recent Past PDF
Howard S. Becker 10 pgs.
A Coming Singularity in Media Regulation: The American Case ABSTRACT PDF
W. Russell Neuman 17 pgs.
“Coder,” “Activist,” “Hacker”: Aaron Swartz in the Italian, UK, U.S. and Technology Press ABSTRACT PDF
Philip Di Salvo 20 pgs.
Report 2007–2016: Our First 10 Years — “We have always depended on the kindness of reviewers…” ABSTRACT PDF
Larry Gross, Arlene Luck 31 pgs.
Encoding/Decoding as Translation ABSTRACT PDF
Kyle Conway 18 pgs.
What Communication Can Contribute to Data Studies: Three Lenses on Communication and Data ABSTRACT PDF
Andrew Schrock 9 pgs.
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Book Reviews

Stephen T. Russell and Stacey S. Horn (Eds.), Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Schooling PDF
Reviewed by Traci Gillig 3 pgs.
Christopher Chávez, Reinventing the Latino Television Viewer: Language, Ideology, and Practice PDF
Reviewed by Lindani Mbunyuza-Memani 3 pgs.
Patrick Burkart, Pirate Politics: The New Information Policy Contests PDF
Reviewed by Kenneth Merrill 3 pgs.
Hongmei Li, Advertising and Consumer Culture in China PDF
Reviewed by Min Wang 4 pgs.
Shilpa Davé, LeiLani Nishime, and Tasha Oren (Eds.), Global Asian American Popular Cultures PDF
Reviewed by Cynthia Wang 3 pgs.
Eszter Hargittai and Christian Sandvig (Eds.), Digital Research Confidential: The Secrets of Studying Behavior Online PDF
Reviewed by Lisa Farman 4 pgs.
Deborah A. Macey, Kathleen M. Ryan, and Noah J. Springer (Eds.), How Television Shapes Our Worldview: Media Representations of Social Trends and Change PDF
Reviewed by D.M. Greenwell 3 pgs.
Gregory Ferrell Lowe and Fiona Martin (Eds.), The Value of Public Service Media PDF
Reviewed by Luwei Rose Luqiu 4 pgs.
Tilman Baumgärtel (Ed.), A Reader in International Media Piracy PDF
Reviewed by Dom Caristi 3 pgs.
Joseph D. Straubhaar, Jeremiah Spence, Vanessa Higgins Joyce, Vinicio Sinta, Adolfo Mora, Víctor García, and Luiz G. Duarte, The Evolution of Television: An Analysis of 10 years of TGI Latin America (2004-2014) (Volume 1) PDF
Reviewed by Sebastião Guilherme Albano 3 pgs.
Kate Nash, Craig Hight, and Catherine Summerhayes (Eds.), New Documentary Ecologies: Emerging Platforms, Practices and Discourses PDF
Reviewed by Heather McIntosh 4 pgs.
Shi-xu, Kwesi Kwaa Prah, and María Laura Pardo, Discourses of the Developing World: Researching Properties, Problems and Potentials PDF
Reviewed by Geqi Wu 4 pgs.
Rahab Nyaga, Dorothy Njoroge and Charles Nyambuga, An Introduction to Communication PDF
Reviewed by Irene Awino, H. Leslie Steeves 5 pgs.
Olga Baysha, The Mythologies of Capitalism and the End of the Soviet Project PDF
Reviewed by Oliver Boyd-Barrett 3 pgs.
Sara Ahmed, Willful Subjects PDF
Reviewed by Ayanna Serenity Dozier 4 pgs.
Gerald Raunig, Dividuum: Machinic Capitalism and Molecular Revolution PDF
Reviewed by Marco Deseriis 7 pgs.
Stefana Broadbent, Intimacy at Work: How Digital Media Bring Private Life to the Workplace PDF
Reviewed by Ignacio Cruz 3 pgs.
Brian Massumi, Ontopower: War, Powers, and the State of Perception PDF
Reviewed by Samuel Mateus 4 pgs.
Victor Roudometof, Glocalization: A Critical Introduction PDF
Reviewed by Philemon Bantimaroudis 3 pgs.
Gary Hall, Pirate Philosophy: For a Digital Posthumanities PDF
Reviewed by Amanda C. R. Clark 3 pgs.
Vilém Flusser, Gestures PDF
Reviewed by Raúl Rodríguez-Ferrándiz 5 pgs.
Beate Flath & Eva Klein (Eds.), Advertising and Design: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Cultural Field PDF
Reviewed by Christopher Chavez 3 pgs.
Pnina Fichman & Madelyn R. Sanfilippo, Online Trolling and Its Perpetrators: Under the Cyberbridge PDF
Reviewed by Margaret Steinhauer 4 pgs.
Stefana Broadbent, Intimacy at Work: How Digital Media Bring Private Life Into the Workplace PDF
Reviewed by Brett W. Robertson 3 pgs.
Cinthia Gannett and 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 and 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 and Linda Williams, Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, and the Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region PDF
Reviewed by Zhifei Mao 3 pgs.
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