The Journal of Communication is a bimonthly peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes articles and book reviews on a broad range of issues in communication theory and research. It was established in 1951 and the current editor-in-chief is Malcolm Parks (University of Washington). According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2010 impact factor was 2.026, ranking it 2nd out of 67 journals in the category "Communication". It is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International Communication Association. The following persons have been editor-in-chief of the journal:
Protest activity can be predicted by social media, study finds
High levels of social media activity can be used to forecast increases in protest participation – but successful prediction may depend on location, a study has found.
Interactivity tools can boost persuasiveness of websites
Messages conveyed on websites may be more persuasive if theses websites are interactive, according to researchers.
Muslims and Latinos much more prominent in TV crime news than in real-life crime
If it seems as if most terrorists are Muslims and almost all immigrant lawbreakers are Latinos, it may be because you're watching national TV news - not because those things are true.
Movies with gory and disgusting scenes more likely to capture and engage audience
We know it too well. We are watching a horror film and the antagonist is about to maim a character; we ball up, get ready for the shot and instead of turning away, we lean forward in the chair, then flinch and cover our eyes ...
"Disclosure motivations" for airing private matters in online public places
Parents just have to ask: "What were you thinking when you shared that personal information on Facebook?"
40 percent of parents learn how to use technology from their children
Just how are adults learning to use technology? Chances are if you are a parent, your child is teaching you. A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that between 30%-40% of parents were taught how to ...
Pornography reinforces sexist attitudes among a subgroup of heterosexuals, study says
Pornography has long held a controversial place in society, and its relationship with a number of behaviors and attitudes has been highly debated. But the concern remains: How does viewing pornography affect our attitudes ...
Changing minds about climate change policy can be done—sometimes
Some open-minded people can be swayed to support government intervention on climate change – but only if they are presented with both the benefits and the costs, a new study suggests.
Researcher examines disparities in worldwide access to Internet bandwidth
Work co-authored by a University of Kansas researcher examines how just a few nations and regions control the majority of the world's Internet connectivity.
Presidential candidate body language plays little role in voter perception
Viewer impressions of political candidates are heavily weighted to the content of their speech rather than the body language, a new study published in the Journal of Communication has found. The research, conducted by a t ...
Social bullying prevalent in children's television, study finds
Children ages 2-11 view an alarming amount of television shows that contain forms of social bullying or social aggression. Physical aggression in television for children is greatly documented, but this is the first in-depth ...
Media coverage influences value of presidential debates for viewers, study finds
The presidential debates offer viewers a lot of substance about the issues of the campaign—but postdebate media coverage can undermine the value they have for voters, a new study suggests.