International Journal of Communication

Journal article

20 Jul 2016

This article by University of Southern California professor Mike Ananny and USC Ph.D. candidate Leila Bighash examines the reasons behind online news organisations eliminating or temporarily reconfiguring their paywalls, including in response to national emergencies and natural disasters.

The study categorizes publishers' publicly stated...

Journal article

16 May 2013

Social media and social network sites (SNS) are an evolving area for sexual health communication with young people. They present opportunities and challenges for sexual health professionals and young people alike, such as learning through interactivity and addressing concerns about privacy. In this article, we...

Journal article

10 May 2012

This article delves into internet-based tactics that have become commonplace in public relations practices, which has in turn made targeting campaigns to specific publics more challenging than ever before.

The global reach of the Internet challenges a public relations practitioner’s confidence that an online...

Research report

10 May 2012

In July 2011, dramatic revelations concerning misdeeds by Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, one of the most successful tabloid newspapers in history, erupted, creating a vast media spectacle.

In July 2011, dramatic revelations concerning misdeeds by Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World (NOTW),...

Journal article

10 May 2012

This comparative study addresses the policies and practices of community television in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. In particular, the author examines how community media organizations are transforming themselves to meet the demands of a digital world, and how these experiences are reflected...

Journal article

10 May 2012

This article examines the understandings and meanings of personal information sharing online using a predominantly symbolic interactionist analytic perspective and focusing on writers’ conceptions of their relationships with their audiences. It draws on an analysis of in-depth interviews with 23 personal bloggers. They were found...

Journal article

25 Jan 2011

This article considers the concept of media citizenship in relation to the digital strategies of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).

At SBS, Australia’s multicultural public broadcaster, there is a critical appraisal of its strategies to harness user-created content (UCC) and social media to promote...

Journal article

30 Sep 2010

Although the New Zealand media system has sometimes been characterized as one of the most globalized in the world, this article explores the paradoxes and limitations of a simplified globalization thesis from the perspective of the banal production and representation of New Zealand news. Drawing...

Journal article

27 Sep 2010

This study examines the democratic effects that the Internet has shown using macro-level, cross-national data in a sequence of time-series statistical tests. The democratic potential of the Internet may be inestimable, but its national level democratic effects were startlingly limited through 2003. Forecasting models generated...

Journal article

23 Sep 2010

Using unique data about how a diverse group of young adults looks for and evaluates Web content, this paper makes contributions to existing literature by highlighting factors beyond site features in how users assess credibility.

Little of the work on online credibility assessment has...

Research report

19 Sep 2010

The Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Preserving the Open Internet,” is the most significant reach of regulatory power over the Internet in U.S. history. The NPRM proposes a set of regulations for broadband ISPs corresponding to the four principles previously adopted by the...

Journal article

16 Sep 2010

This article examines a pioneering intervention by government in the control and ownership of media sport under prevailing networked digital media conditions.

The 2009 Australian Senate Inquiry into “Sports News and the Emergence of Digital Media” provided a political forum for debate among 44...

Journal article

16 Sep 2010

This article combines three concepts of communication research — media dependency, trust in mass media, and the use of media and alternative information sources — to answer several research questions: Is there a relationship between individual perception of media dependency and trust in the media?...

Journal article

6 Sep 2010

Broadband ISPs have been the subject of debate about the future of the Internet, with transparency being of particular concern. This paper develops four principles of transparency and provides a framework for policy analysis.Broadband Internet Service Providers have been the subject of recent debate about...

Journal article

6 Sep 2010

If English is the medium, what, per Marshall McLuhan, is the message? This article explores the intrapersonal and interpersonal perceptions of power in communication of non-native English speaking students in an Australian context. Its primary objectives are to examine whether they perceive English as “power”...

Journal article

27 Apr 2010

News media in Malaysia and Singapore are often said to be constrained in covering political and public issues, in comparison with plural democratic states such as Australia. However, commentary also suggests that online communications are allowing more independent speech. This article investigates whether such restrictions...