Media Culture & Society

(The TQCC of Media Culture & Society is 5. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Folk theories of algorithms: Understanding digital irritation77
Infrastructuralization of Tik Tok: transformation, power relationships, and platformization of video entertainment in China72
After the post-public sphere56
Rebel with a cause: the framing of climate change and intergenerational justice in the German press treatment of the Fridays for Future protests54
Artificial companions, social bots and work bots: communicative robots as research objects of media and communication studies53
‘Absentmindedly scrolling through nothing’: liveness and compulsory continuous connectedness in social media43
Global online platforms, COVID-19, and culture: The global pandemic, an accelerator towards which direction?43
Commemorating from a distance: the digital transformation of Holocaust memory in times of COVID-1940
The virtual stages of hate: Using Goffman’s work to conceptualise the motivations for online hate37
Platform governance at the margins: Social media creators’ experiences with algorithmic (in)visibility35
English as lingua franca. Or the sterilisation of scientific work32
Mutual affordances: the dynamics between social media and populism30
Digital labour: an empty signifier?30
De-territorialized digital capitalism and the predicament of the nation-state: Netflix in Arabia30
The turn to regulation in digital communication: the ACCC’s digital platforms inquiry and Australian media policy29
Hooking up with friends: LGBTQ+ young people, dating apps, friendship and safety29
Public service media in the age of SVoDs: A comparative study of PSM strategic responses in Flanders, Italy and the UK28
The shadow banning controversy: perceived governance and algorithmic folklore27
The limits and boundaries of digital disconnection26
Browsing with Alexa: Interrogating the impact of voice assistants as web interfaces24
Work, play, and precariousness: An overview of the labour ecosystem of esports23
Coextensive space: virtual reality and the developing relationship between the body, the digital and physical space23
Dealing with digital: the economic organisation of streamed music23
Ethics for the majority world: AI and the question of violence at scale22
Misogynoir in women’s sport media: race, nation, and diaspora in the representation of Naomi Osaka22
Netflix audience data, streaming industry discourse, and the emerging realities of ‘popular’ television22
Social media dissidence and activist resistance in Zimbabwe22
Hiding hate speech: political moderation on Facebook20
The politics and perils of dis/connection in the Global South19
Algorithmic logics and the construction of cultural taste of the Netflix Recommender System18
Rethinking creativity: creative industries, AI and everyday creativity18
Post-gay television: LGBTQ representation and the negotiation of ‘normal’ in MTV’sFaking It17
Remembering COVID-19: memory, crisis, and social media17
Digital mourning on Facebook: the case of Filipino migrant worker live-in caregivers in Israel16
Transgender identity management across social media platforms16
The ethics and politics of data sets in the age of machine learning: deleting traces and encountering remains16
Media power in digital Asia: Super apps and megacorps15
Right-wing populism and the criminalization of sea-rescue NGOs: the ‘Sea-Watch 3’ case in Italy, and Matteo Salvini’s communication on Facebook15
Whose pedagogy is it anyway? Decolonizing the syllabus through a critical embrace of difference15
Rethinking journalism standards in the era of post-truth politics: from truth keepers to truth mediators15
13 Reasons Why: can a TV show about suicide be ‘dangerous’? What are the moral obligations of a producer?14
A regional and historical approach to platform capitalism: The cases of Alibaba and Tencent14
Pathway outta pigeonhole? De-contextualizing Majority World Countries14
Domesticating dating apps: Non-single Chinese gay men’s dating app use and negotiations of relational boundaries14
The institutional basis of anglophone western centrality14
Fake news as fake politics: the digital materialities of YouTube misinformation videos about Brazilian oil spill catastrophe13
Marginality and otherness: the discursive construction of LGBT issues/people in the Ghanaian news media13
Domestication outside of the domestic: shaping technology and child in an educational moral economy13
Ideal technologies, ideal women: AI and gender imaginaries in Redditors’ discussions on the Replika bot girlfriend12
Media framing of COVID-19 pandemic in the transitional regime of Serbia: Exploring discourses and strategies12
The hypervisibility and discourses of ‘wokeness’ in digital culture12
“Dangerous organizations: Facebook’s content moderation decisions and ethnic visibility in Myanmar”12
Democratic backsliding and the media: the convergence of news narratives in Turkey12
Public intimacy in social media: The mass audience as a third party12
BTS as method: a counter-hegemonic culture in the network society11
The end of social media? How data attraction model in the algorithmic media reshapes the attention economy11
Hierarchies of deservingness and the limits of hospitality in the ‘refugee crisis’11
Tweeting ourselves to death: the cultural logic of digital capitalism11
Influencers as ideological intermediaries: promotional politics and authenticity labour in influencer collaborations11
Fostering intimacy on TikTok: a platform that ‘listens’ and ‘creates a safe space’11
Laughing to forget or to remember? Anne Frank memes and mediatization of Holocaust memory11
Queering the Map: Stories of love, loss and (be)longing within a digital cartographic archive11
Reclaiming the human in machine cultures: Introduction11
Traces of orientalism in media studies10
#BlackLivesMatter: Exploring the digital practises of African Australian youth on social media10
Buying on Weixin/WeChat: Proposing a sociomaterial approach of platform studies10
Toward a non-binary sense of mobility: insights from self-presentation in Instagram photography during COVID-19 pandemic10
An autoethnography of automated powerlessness: lacking platform affordances in Instagram and TikTok account deletions10
Techno-emotional mediations of transnational intimacy: social media and care relations in long-distance Romanian families9
The conquest of the world as meme: memetic visuality and political humor in critiques of the hindu right wing in India9
Keep it Oakland: e-commerce meets social justice9
Friction-free authenticity: mobile social networks and transactional affordances9
Anatomy of a precarious newsroom: precarity and agency in Syrian exiled journalism in Turkey9
Defusing moral panic: Legitimizing binge-watching as manageable, high-quality, middle-class hedonism9
Film distribution by video streaming platforms across Southeast Asia during COVID-199
Chatting with the dead: The hermeneutics of thanabots8
Agency and servitude in platform labour: a feminist analysis of blended cultures8
The show must go on? The entertainment industry during (and after) COVID-198
From audiences to data points: The role of media agencies in the platformization of the news media industry8
Migration, non-use, and the ‘Tumblrpocalypse’: Towards a unified theory of digital exodus8
On super apps and app stores: digital media logics in China’s app economy8
Hardware and data in the platform era: Chinese smartphones in Africa7
Towards the engagement economy: interconnected processes of commodification on YouTube7
From scheduling to trans-programming7
The platformization of misogyny: Popular media, gender politics, and misogyny in China’s state-market nexus7
Three narrative patterns of the city image visually presented on Instagram under the influence of self-presentation7
Journalism matters: reporting peace in Cyprus7
Radio via mobile phones: the intersecting logics of media technologies in Ghana7
From repression to oppression: news journalism in Turkey 2013–20187
Google’s lens: computational photography and platform capitalism7
Dual ambivalence:The UntamedGirls as a counterpublic6
How propagames work as a part of digital authoritarianism: an analysis of a popular Chinese propagame6
Beyond platform capitalism: critical perspectives on Facebook markets from Melanesia6
Media and information literacy for developing resistance to ‘infodemic’: lessons to be learnt from the binge of misinformation during COVID-19 pandemic6
Mainstream media use for far-right mobilisation on the alt-tech online platform Gab6
Rethinking participatory video in the times of YouTube6
How to think about media policy silence6
Television and Black Twitter in South Africa: Our Perfect Wedding6
Encounters with Western media theory: Asian perspectives6
Sinclair broadcasting as mini-media empire: media regulation, disinfomercials, and the rise of Trumpism6
Why journalism’s default neglect of temporality is a problem6
Embodiment in activist images: addressing the role of the body in digital activism5
Mediating a regime in crisis: corruption and succession in Zimbabwe’s state media5
Translating a Chinese approach? Rural distribution and marketing in Ghana’s phone industry5
Embedded authoritarianism: the politics of poor press freedom in Indian Kashmir5
Traumatic past in the present: COVID-19 and Holocaust memory in Israeli media, digital media, and social media5
Alt-right and authoritarian memetic alliances: global mediations of hate within the rising Farsi manosphere on Iranian social media5
Youth and social media: the affordances and challenges of online graffiti practice5
Framing the Israel-Palestine conflict 2021: Investigation of CNN’s coverage from a peace journalism perspective5
Understanding the popularity and affordances of TikTok through user experiences5
Opinions that matter: the hybridization of opinion and reputation measurement in social media listening software5
Media coverage of COVID-19 state surveillance in Israel: the securitization and militarization of a civil-medical crisis5
French theoretical and methodological influences on Brazilian journalism research5
Cultural politics of Netflix in local contexts: A case of the Korean media industries5
Legalization of press control under democratic backsliding: The case of post-national security law Hong Kong5
Reflections on the inheritances of Indymedia in the age of surveillance and social media5
Algorithmic power and African indigenous languages: search engine autocomplete and the global multilingual Internet5
Social personalities in sports: an analysis of the differences in individuals’ self-presentation on social networks5