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:


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Finding predictable patterns in terrorist propaganda

A University at Buffalo communication researcher has found predictable patterns in terrorist propaganda that attempts to persuade otherwise morally grounded people to join violent causes.

People watch negative TV to combat life's stress, study suggests

When the day is filled with news of mass shootings, police malfeasance and "me too" courtroom escapades, people turn to entertainment media, where they watch—as it turns out—more negativity, a new University of California, ...

New study finds tweets can amplify, disrupt, unite and divide

Social media connects people and amplifies different aspects of humanity in good and bad ways. But the effects of social media appear neither universally good nor bad, but rather present an oscillating, dynamic system that ...

Not all streaming services create content equally

While Netflix is increasingly in the spotlight for its battle to retain subscribers, a QUT researcher says the streaming giant should not be compared to others and the notion of 'streaming wars' is out-dated.

Bridging Wikipedia's gender gap, one article at a time

As the world's largest and most-used information resource, Wikipedia is home to 6.4 million articles and counting. But despite how comprehensive it seems, 90% of the site's editors are men, and women are vastly underrepresented ...

How racial bias can limit Internet access for people of color

Coffee shops and casual restaurants are an important part of American life. Even beyond the food and drinks they sell, they offer us a place to use the restroom or rest our feet while we're out and about, and they provide ...

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