International Communication

Studies in international communication focus on a variety of communication practices that extend across national and cultural borders. The field draws broadly from research in politics, economics, public relations, and sociology, and it employs a range of research methods including case studies, surveys, and computational methods for analyzing big data. CRC researchers specialize in studying political movements and the development of democracy, transnational public relations, international news flow and agenda setting, mediated cross-border messages, and journalism and social media practices in China and Taiwan.


2019

Guo, L. (2019, May). Social media use for news, citizenship norms, and online political participation: Examining a dual-path participation model in China. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Guo, L., Chen, H., & Su, C. (2019, May). Network agenda setting, partisan selectivity, and opinion repertoire: an analysis of media effects on Hongkongers’ perception of Hong Kong-mainland china relationship. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Janbek, D., Wall, M., & Otis Campbell, M. (2019, July). How Syrian refugees rely on information networks to overcome information precarity. Presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Janbek, D., Wall, M., & Otis Campbell, M. (2019, July). Human mobility, connectivity and the cultural politics of migration. Panel presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Madrid, Spain.

Reimer, T., Connaughton, S., Roland, C., Ptacek, J., & Krishna, A. (2019, May). Predictors of armed intergroup-conflicts: A systematic overview of risk factors. Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Zhang, Y. (2019, August). Contextualizing connective actions in proactive authoritarian regimes in digital era: #MiTu movement in China. Panel to be presented at the 102nd Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Toronto, Canada.

Zhang, Y., & Guo, L. (2019, May). A battlefield for “public opinion struggle”: How does news consumption from different information sources on social media influence government satisfaction in China? Presented at the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

 

2018

Groshek, J., Ogan, C., and Kiran, S. (2018). Development institutions. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Wiley-Blackwell. (link)

Guo, L. (2018, August). Fake news is not controlled in a controlled environment: An analysis of China’s online news. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Guo, L. (2018, May). The rise of non-official voices in China: Intermedia agenda setting in a controlled media environment. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Lambert, C. A., & Wu, H. D. (2018). Journalists in Taiwan: Marketplace challenges in a free media system. In Eric Freedman, Robyn Goodman, & Elanie Steyn (Eds.), Global Journalism, pp. 57-68. New York: Routledge.

Wu, H. D. (2018, May). Social media’s portholes to the world: Comparing tweets about individual countries in top five languages. Poster presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Xie, X., Zhang, Y., & Bo, X. (2018, May). The imbalance of online media platforms utilization at county level in China: Opportunities and challenges. Paper presented at the 68th annual post-conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

Zhang, Y., Guo, L., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2018, August). Digital inequalities or personality differences? A longitudinal analysis of social media usage divides in China. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Zhang, Y., & Vigil, T. (2018, May). Propaganda or persuasion: Mass entrepreneurship and innovation campaign in China. Paper presented at the 68th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

2017

Amazeen, M. A. (2017, May). An empirical examination of the global emergence of fact-checking. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Groshek, J., Guo, L., Cutino, C., & Elasmar, M. (2017). A sample methodology for extracting and interpreting country concept from social media users and content. In J. Fullerton and A. Kendrick (Eds.), Reader in Place Branding and Public Diplomacy: The Model of Country Concept (pp. 77-94). Peter Lang. (link)

Guo, L. (2017). WeChat as a semi-public alternative sphere: Exploring the use of WeChat among Chinese older adults. International Journal of Communication, 11, 21. (link)

Guo, L., Mays, K., & Wang, J. (2017). Whose story wins on Twitter? Visualizing the South China Sea Dispute. Journalism Studies, 1-22. (link)

Guo, L. & Vargo, C. (2017). Global intermedia agenda setting: A big data analysis of international news flow. Journal of Communication, 67(4), 499-520. (link)

Guo, L. (2017, November). Using computational methods to advance agenda-setting theory: An intermedia agenda-setting analysis of Chinese online mediascape. Paper presented the Future of Media and Communication Research Conference, Shanghai.

Guo, L. (2017, November). WeChat as a semi-public alternative sphere: Exploring the use of WeChat among Chinese older adults. Invited talk at Fudan University, Shanghai.

Guo, L., & Vargo, C. (2017, May). Global agenda setting: A big data analysis of international news flow. Paper presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA. [Top faculty paper]

Kim, S., & Krishna, A. (2017). Communication or action? Strategies fostering ethical organizational conduct and relational outcomes. Public Relations Review, 43(3), 560-567. (link)

Kim, S. & Krishna, A. (2017). Bridging strategy versus buffering strategy: Enhancing crisis management capability in public management for relational and reputational improvement, and conflict avoidance. Asian Journal of Communication, 27, 517–535. (link)

Mays, K., & Groshek, J. (2017). A time–series, multinational analysis of democratic forecasts and (Web 2.0) Internet diffusion. International Journal of Communication, 11, 429-451. (link)

Meilan, X., & Wu, H. D. (2017). Factoring media use into media system theory – An examination of 14 European nations (2002-2010). International Communication Gazette, 79(5), 533-551. (link)

Zhang, Y. (2017). The imbalance of online media platforms utilization at the county level in China: Opportunities and challenges. Presented at the International Emerging Media Forum, Beijing, PRC.

 

2016

Breuer, A., & Groshek, J. (2016). Assessing the potential of ICTs for participatory development in Sub-Saharan Africa with evidence from urban Togo. International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, 30(4), 349-368. (link)

Elasmar, M.G.. & Groshek, J. (2016). The cognitive concept of country image. In J. Fullerton & A. Kendrik (Eds.), Reader on Nation Branding and Public Diplomacy: The Model of Country Concept. Peter Lang Publishers.

Groshek, J., & Christensen, B. (2016). Emerging media and press freedoms as determinants of nonviolent and violent political conflicts, 1990–2006. International Communication Gazette, 79(4), 335-356. (link)

Jin, C. & Guo, L. (2016). Chinese “Tongzhi” community, civil society and online activism. Communication and the Public, 1(4), 504-508. (link)

Meilan, X., & Wu, H. D. (2016, August). Factoring media use into media system theory: An examination of 14 European nations (2002-2010). Presented to AEJMC annual convention, Minneapolis, MN, August 2016.

Wu, H. D., Groshek, J., & Elasmar, M. G. (2016). Which countries does the world talk about? An examination of factors that shape country presence on Twitter. International Journal of Communication, 10, 18. (link)

Wu, H. D., & Lambert, C. A. (2016). Impediments to journalistic ethics: How Taiwan media market obstructs news professional practice. Journal of Media Ethics, 31(1), 35-50. (link)

Wu, H. D., (2016, July). Predicting information flow across national borders: From mass media to social media. Keynote Speaker at Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France, July 6, 2016.

 

2015

Al-Rawi, A. and Groshek, J. (2015). Arab Iranians and their social media use. CyberOrient: Online Journal for the Virtual Middle East, 9(2). (link)

Groshek, J., & Al-Rawi, A. (2015). Anti-austerity in the Euro crisis: Modeling protest movements through online-mobile-social media use and content. International Journal of Communication, 9, 3280-3303. (link)

Groshek, J. (2015). Development institutions. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication. Wiley-Blackwell.

Groshek, J., Elasmar, M., & Wu, D. (2015, February). Predictors of country mentions in the Twittersphere: Social media as a new context for the study of country images. Presented at the International Studies Association annual convention in New Orleans, LA.

Guo, L. (2015, April). Digital technology and governance in China today. Presented on a panel sponsored by Boston University’s Center for the Study of Asia and College of Communication.

Lee, S. K. & Katz, J. E. (2015). Bounded solidarity confirmed? How Korean immigrants’ mobile communication configures their social networks. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 20(6) 615-631. (link)

Katz, J. E., & Crocker, E. T. (2015). Selfies and photo messaging as visual conversation: Reports from the U.S., U.K., and China. International Journal of Communication, 9, 1861-1872. (link)

Wu, D., Groshek, J., & Elasmar, M. (2015, May). Which countries does the world talk about? Exploring the impact of national attributes, resources, and contexts on country presence on Twitter. Presented at the International Communication Association in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

2014

Breuer, A., & Groshek, J. (2014). Online media and offline empowerment in democratic transition: Linking forms of Internet use with political attitudes and behaviors in post-rebellion Tunisia. Journal of Information Technology and Policy, 11(1), 25-44. (link)

Breuer, A., & Groshek, J. (2014). Slacktivism or efficiency-increased activism? Online political participation and the Brazilian Ficha Limpa Anti-Corruption Campaign. In Y. Welp & A. Breuer (Eds.), Digital Opportunities for Democratic Governance in Latin America (pp. 165-182). Routledge. (link)

Groshek, J., & Bachman, I. (2014). A Latin Spring? Examining digital diffusion and youth bulges in forecasting political change in Latin America. In Y. Welp & A. Breuer (Eds.), Digital Opportunities for Democratic Governance in Latin America (pp. 17-32). Routledge. (link)

Groshek, J. (2014). Development institutions. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The Concise Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Lambert, C. A. & Wu, H. D.. (2014). Traditional journalism in transition: Taiwan media professionals construct new work roles. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 24(2), 239-256. (link)

 

2013

Wu, D. (2013, February). Presented on issues of media operation in Asia in the Harvard Project for Asian & International Relations (HPAIR) 2013 Conference at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Wu, D. (2013, January). Presented a lecture on Taiwan’s media issues and resolutions at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

 

2011

Kim, S. H., Scheufele, D., Shanahan, J., & Choi, D. H. (2011). Deliberation in spite of controversy? News media and the public’s evaluation of a controversial issue in South Korea. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(2), 320-336. (link)