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Fake News  

Bente Kalsnes

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Sep 2018
Fake news is not new, but the American presidential election in 2016 placed the phenomenon squarely onto the international agenda. Manipulation, disinformation, falseness, rumors, ... More

Freedom of Information  

Laura L. Stein and Lindita Camaj

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Feb 2018
Freedom of information (FOI; also known as right to information and access to information) laws around the world establish rights and procedures around access to public information. ... More

Globalization, Culture, and Communication: Renationalization in a Globalized World  

Koichi Iwabuchi

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Mar 2018
Cultural globalization has promoted seemingly opposing forces simultaneously, such as recentering and decentering, standardization and diversification, and renationalization and ... More

Information Visibility  

Brenda L. Berkelaar and Millie A. Harrison

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Jul 2017
Information visibility refers to the degree to which information is available and accessible. Availability focuses on whether people could acquire particular information if ... More

Intercultural Conflict  

Min-Sun Kim

Conflict, as part of interpersonal interactions, occurs in specific cultural settings. Viewing conflict as cultural behavior helps explain why disputes over seemingly similar issues can be ... More

Internet Neutrality  

Maria Löblich

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Oct 2016
Internet neutrality—usually net(work) neutrality—encompasses the idea that all data packets that circulate on the Internet should be treated equally, without discriminating between users, ... More

The Korean Wave and Korean Dramas  

Hyejung Ju

For the past two decades, the Korean Wave has been recognized in many parts of the world, and has articulated dynamic junctures of globalization, regionalization, and localization in the ... More

Legal Interpretations of Freedom of Expression and Blasphemy  

Lyombe Eko

One of the most difficult puzzles of contemporary international relations is how to balance the human rights of freedom of opinion, religion, and expression that are set forth in the ... More

Lifespan and Developmental Considerations in Health and Risk Message Design  

Jon F. Nussbaum and Amber K. Worthington

Health and risk message design theories do not currently incorporate a lifespan view of communication. The lifespan communication perspective can therefore advance theorizing in this area ... More

Lifestyle Journalism  

Unni From

Lifestyle journalism is a significant and very substantial field of journalism. Unlike other fields of journalism, however, it has not been the focus of much scholarly debate. Providing ... More

Mass Communication and Policy Gatekeeping  

Richard T. Craig

Who filters through information and determines what information is shared with media audiences? Who filters through information and determines what information will not be shared with ... More

Media and Democracy from a European Perspective  

Hannu Nieminen

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Aug 2016
There is no immediate or absolute relationship between the media and democracy in the sense that, without media, there could be no democracy. Similarly, it does not follow that with the ... More

Media and Emotion  

Robin L. Nabi

Emotion has been incorporated into media effects research in multiple ways, which can be broadly summarized as considering emotion as a predictor of media selection, an outcome of media ... More

Media Convergence Policy Issues  

Robin Mansell

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Nov 2016
Digital technologies are frequently said to have converged. This claim may be made with respect to the technologies themselves or to restructuring of the media industry over time. ... More

Media Entertainment and Emotions  

Ed S. Tan

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Sep 2017
Entertainment is fun, and fun is an emotion. What fun is as an emotion, and how it depends on features of entertainment messages and on other emotions, needs to be understood if we want to ... More

Media Literacy as a Consideration in Health and Risk Message Design  

Yvonnes Chen and Joseph Erba

Media literacy describes the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and produce media messages. As media messages can influence audiences’ attitudes and behaviors toward various topics, ... More

Media Technologies in Communication and Critical Cultural Studies  

Ned O'Gorman

Media technologies are at the heart of media studies in communication and critical cultural studies. They have been studied in too many ways to count and from a wide variety of ... More

Mobile Health and Exposures to Health and Risk Messages  

Jessica Fitts Willoughby

People who communicate health and risk information are often trying to determine new and innovative ways to reach members of their target audience. Because of the nearly ubiquitous use of ... More

Mobile Journalism and MoJos  

Oscar Westlund and Stephen Quinn

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Aug 2018
Journalism and news are so much a part of our lives that most societies take them for granted. To access the news, people have traditionally had to pay for newspapers or acquire television ... More

News Audiences and News Habits  

Jannie Møller Hartley

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Aug 2018
The focus of news-audience research has shifted from investigating news audiences of single platforms—such as newspapers, television, or radio news—to audiences in an inherently ... More

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