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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


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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Book Reviews

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 Phalen, 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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ISSN: 1932-8036