Mass Communication and Society

(The median citation count of Mass Communication and Society is 1. 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.)
“Fake News Is Anything They Say!” — Conceptualization and Weaponization of Fake News among the American Public55
The Influence of Presumed Fake News Influence: Examining Public Support for Corporate Corrective Response, Media Literacy Interventions, and Governmental Regulation47
Prospect Theory in Times of a Pandemic: The Effects of Gain versus Loss Framing on Risky Choices and Emotional Responses during the 2020 Coronavirus Outbreak – Evidence from the US and the Netherlands38
Protest Coverage Matters: How Media Framing and Visual Communication Affects Support for Black Civil Rights Protests36
Managing Social Media Use in an “Always-On” Society: Exploring Digital Wellbeing Strategies That People Use to Disconnect34
Crafting Our Own Biased Media Diets: The Effects of Confirmation, Source, and Negativity Bias on Selective Attendance to Online News32
Probing the Mechanisms Through Which Social Media Erodes Political Knowledge: The Role of the News-Finds-Me Perception24
Social Media Use and Offline Interpersonal Outcomes during Youth: A Systematic Literature Review22
Social Media, Messaging Apps, and Affective Polarization in the United States and Japan21
“I (Don’t) Respect My Body”: Investigating the Role of Mass Media Use and Self-Objectification on Adolescents’ Positive Body Image in a Cross-National Study21
Injecting Disinfectants to Kill the Virus: Media Literacy, Information Gathering Sources, and the Moderating Role of Political Ideology on Misperceptions about COVID-1918
Desert Work: Life and Labor in a News and Broadband Desert14
Digging Deeper into the Reasons for Self-Control Failure: Both Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations to Use Mobile Communication Shape Self-Control Processes14
The Effects of Virtual Reality News on Learning about Climate Change14
Binge-Watching Serial Video Content: Exploring the Subjective Phenomenology of the Binge-Watching Experience14
Unchecked vs. Uncheckable: How Opinion-Based Claims Can Impede Corrections of Misinformation13
From Context Collapse to “Safe Spaces”: Selective Avoidance through Tie Dissolution on Social Media13
Are We Deliberately Captivated in Homogeneous Cocoons? An Investigation on Political Tie Building on Facebook13
Hyperpartisan News Use: Relationships with Partisanship and Cognitive and Affective Involvement13
Trust Over Use: Examining the Roles of Media Use and Media Trust on Misperceptions in the 2016 US Presidential Election12
Only for Friends, Definitely Not for Parents: Adolescents’ Sharing of Alcohol References on Social Media Features12
What Makes Gun Violence a (Less) Prominent Issue? A Computational Analysis of Compelling Arguments and Selective Agenda Setting12
Examining News Engagement on Facebook: Effects of News Content and Social Networks on News Engagement12
The Fifty-Year Legacy of Agenda-Setting: Storied Past, Complex Conundrums, Future Possibilities11
Mobile Media (Non-)Use as Expression of Agency11
Young Adults’ Folk Theories of How Social Media Harms Its Users11
Endlessly Connected: Moving Forward with Agentic Perspectives of Mobile Media (Non-)Use11
One Less Reason Why: Viewing of Suicide-Themed Fictional Media is Associated with Lower Depressive Symptoms in Youth10
“Give Me a Break!” Prevalence and Predictors of Intentional News Avoidance During the COVID-19 Pandemic10
Exposure to Difference on Facebook, Trust, and Political Knowledge10
News, Nationalism, and Hegemony: The Formation of Consistent Issue Framing Throughout the U.S. Political Right10
How Can We Fight Partisan Biases in the COVID-19 Pandemic? AI Source Labels on Fact-checking Messages Reduce Motivated Reasoning9
Can News Literacy Help Reduce Belief in COVID Misinformation?9
Eudaimonic Media in Lived Experience: Retrospective Responses to Eudaimonic vs. Non-Eudaimonic Films9
Communities Going Virtual: Examining the Roles of Online and Offline Social Capital in Pandemic Perceived Community Resilience-Building8
“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”: A Panel Study on the Reciprocal Effects of Negative, Dirty, and Positive Campaigning on Political Distrust8
“Authentically” Maintaining Populism in Hungary – Visual Analysis of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Instagram8
Competing Identity Cues in the Hostile Media Phenomenon: Source, Nationalism, and Perceived Bias in News Coverage of Foreign Affairs8
“I Know It When I See It”: Constructing Emotion and Emotional Labor in Social Justice News8
Unfriending and Muting During Elections: The Antecedents and Consequences of Selective Avoidance on Social Media7
The Influence of Anonymity and Incivility on Perceptions of User Comments on News Websites7
Climate Change Frame Acceptance and Resistance: Extreme Weather, Consonant News, and Personal Media Orientations7
The Power of a Genre: Political News Presented as Fact-Checking Increases Accurate Belief Updating and Hostile Media Perceptions7
“I Love My Body; I Love It All” : Body Positivity Messages in Youth-Oriented Television Series7
Developing A Model of News Literacy in Early Adolescents: A Survey Study7
Voices of the Gatekeepers: Examining the Olympic Channel Production Through a Gendered Lens6
Me, Myself, and My Favorite Media Figure: An Objectification Perspective on the Role of Media and Peers in Early Adolescents’ Self-sexualization6
The Effects of Celebrity Silence Breakers: Liking and Parasocial Relationship Strength Interact to Predict the Social Influence of Celebrities’ Sexual Harassment Allegations6
They Said It’s “Fake“: Effects of Discounting Cues in Online Comments on Information Quality Judgments and Information Authentication6
Moral Foundations, Ideological Divide, and Public Engagement with U.S. Government Agencies’ COVID-19 Vaccine Communication on Social Media6
How Reel Middle Easterners’ Portrayals Cultivate Stereotypical Beliefs and Policy Support6
Does Social Media Promote or Hinder Health Learning? The Roles of Media Attention, Information Discussion, Information Elaboration, and Information Seeking Experience6
The Role of Media Use and Misinformation Perceptions in Optimistic Bias and Third-person Perceptions in Times of High Media Dependency: Evidence from Four Countries in the First Stage of the COVID-19 6
How Types of Facebook Users Approach News Verification in the Mobile Media Age: Insights from the Dual-Information-Processing Model5
When Others Are Here: The Combinative Effects of Social Presence and Threat Appeals in Climate Change Message Effectiveness5
Politicizing What’s News: How Partisan Media Bias Occurs in News Production5
We Like the Boyfriend! The Changing Nature of Political Comedy, COVID-19, and Interview Conversations with Governor Andrew Cuomo5
“The Rent Is Too Damn High”: News Portrayals of Housing Security and Homelessness in the United States5
Navigating the Coronavirus Infodemic: Exploring the Impact of Need for Orientation, Epistemic Beliefs and Type of Media Use on Knowledge and Misperception about COVID-195
Fatigued by Ongoing News Issues? How Repeated Exposure to the Same News Issue Affects the Audience5
News Distribution and Sustainable Journalism: Effects of Social Media News Use and Media Skepticism on Citizens’ Paying Behavior5
Theorizing Connective Democracy: A New Way to Bridge Political Divides5
Beyond the Text: Testing Narrative Persuasion Mechanisms with Audio Messages5
Sexual Harassment in Politics. News about Victims’ Delayed Sexual Harassment Accusations and Effects on Victim Blaming: A Mediation Model5
“It’s that ‘There but for the Grace of God Go I’ Piece of It”: Domestic Violence Survivors in True Crime Podcast Audiences5
The Impact of Political Identity and Outgroup Partisan Media Contact on Intergroup Bias and Unwillingness to Compromise with the Opposing Party: An Intergroup Threat Approach5
The Normativity of Communication Research: A Content Analysis of Normative Claims in Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (1970–2014)5
Mobile (Self-)Socialization: The Role of Mobile Media and Communication in Autonomy and Relationship Development in Adolescence5
Reflections on a Legacy: Thoughts from Scholars about Agenda-Setting Past and Future4
Resisting Privilege: Effects of a White Privilege Message Intervention and Conservative Media Use on Freedom Threat and Racial Attitudes4
You Can’t Handle the Lies!: Exploring the Role of Gamson Hypothesis in Explaining Third-Person Perceptions of Being Fooled by Fake News and Fake News Sharing4
Exploring Genetic Contributions to News Use Motives and Frequency of News Consumption: A Study of Identical and Fraternal Twins4
Conceptualizing the Role of Social Context in Media Selectivity: The Social Embeddedness of Media Reliance and Internalization (SEMRI) Model4
Making Sense of Populist Hyperreality in the Post-Truth Age: Evidence from Volodymyr Zelensky’s Voters4
Terrorist Organizations in the News: A Computational Approach to Measure Media Attention Toward Terrorism4
When Pundits Weigh In: Do Expert and Partisan Critiques in News Reports Shape Ordinary Individuals’ Interpretations of Polls?4
The Third-Person Effect 40 Years After Davison Penned It: What We Know and Where We Should Traverse4
Enjoyment of Unoriginal Characters: Individual Differences in Nostalgia-Proneness and Parasocial Relationships3
From What IS News to How Vital Is News3
Tweets and Source Diversity: Newspapers’ Sourcing of Twitter Posts from 2009 to 20163
I Like What You Like: Social Norms and Media Enjoyment3
Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media3
Are We Past the Heterosexual Script? A Content Analysis of Contextual Cues Within the Heterosexual Script in Tween, Teen, and Young Adult Television Programs3
Russian Meddling in U.S. Elections: How News of Disinformation’s Impact Can Affect Trust in Electoral Outcomes and Satisfaction with Democracy3
Engaging the Dark Side: Exploring Identification with Morally Complex Antagonists3
Leave the Attacking to Others: Assessing the Effectiveness of Candidate Endorsed and Independently Sourced Televised Attack Ads in the 2016 Presidential Election3
How Music Awakens the Heart: An Experimental Study on Music, Emotions, and Connectedness3
The Effects of Social Identities and Issue Involvement on Perceptions of Media Bias Against Gun Owners and Intention to Participate in Discursive Activities: In the Context of the Media Coverage of Ma3
Right-Wing Authoritarianism and Social Dominance Orientation as Mediators Between News Media Consumption and Perceived Migrant Threat3
Political Identity and News Media Choice: The Polarizing Logic of Selective Exposure During the Catalan Independence Conflict3
Why People Became Hostile during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Exploring the Role of Social Media Use, Blame Attribution, and Collective Efficacy3
Real-World Developments Predict Immigration News in Right-Wing Media: Evidence from Germany2
More of the Same? Homogenization in News Recommendations When Users Search on Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter2
The Power of Humor: The Role of Political Entertainment Programming in South Korea for Enhancing Attitudes Toward the Oppositional Message Source2
Agenda Setting by News and by the Audience in a News Portal Panel Experiment2
Judging “Them” by My Media Use: Exploring the Cause and Consequences of Perceived Selective Exposure2
Together We Rise: The Role of Communication and Community Connectedness in Transgender Citizens’ Civic Engagement in the United States2
Investigating the Longitudinal Relationships Between Active Parental and Peer Mediation and Adolescents’ Social Media Literacy on the Positivity Bias2
“Horizontal” Two-Step Flow: The Role of Opinion Leaders in Directing Attention to Social Movements in Decentralized Information Environments2
Breaking Your Boundaries: How TikTok Use Impacts Privacy Concerns Among Influencers2
White Apathy and Allyship in Uncivil Racial Social Media Comments2
“Everything Else is Public Relations” How Rural Journalists Draw the Boundary Between Journalism and Public Relations in Rural Communities2
Proactive Opinion Expression Avoidance about Same-Sex Marriage on Social Media: Acceptance, Reactance, and Self-Censorship2
Pathways to Youth Political Participation: Media Literacy, Parental Intervention, and Cognitive Mediation2
Gender Stereotypes in Young Children’s Magazines2
Ethnic Selective Exposure: A Test of Cultural-Identity Based Media Selectivity Theory2
Quantity vs. Quality of Interactions: The Combinatory Effects of Website Interactivity and Need for Cognition on Anti-Smoking Message Perceptions and Smoking Attitudes2
Cognitive, Emotional and Excitative Responses to Satirical News2
Us and Them: The Role of Group Identity in Explaining Cultural Resonance and Framing Effects2
Humor in Satirical News Headlines: Analyzing Humor Form and Content, and Their Relations with Audience Engagement2
Moved to Justice: The Effects of Socially Conscious Films on Social Justice Concerns2
Self-Consistency and Self-Enhancement Motivation Impacts on Selective Exposure to Politics — A SESAM Model Application2
The Will of the People? Effects of Politicians’ Subjective Claims about Public Opinion on Perceived Public Opinion and Evaluative Judgments2
News Organizations and Social Cohesion in Small, Large, and Global-Local Communities2
When Appearance Social Comparison Benefits Women’s Body Satisfaction: Examining the Effects of Viewing Lean Sports1
Time to ‘Wine’: A Content Analysis Investigating How Social Media Influencers Refer to Alcohol Use in Instagram’s Feed Posts and Stories1
The Politics of Resistance: An Ethnographic Examination of Political Alienation and Radical Disengagement among Rural White Underclass Men1
Interlocking among American Newspaper Organizations Revisited: “Pressure from the Top” and Its Influence on Newsroom and Content1
Deep Mediatization1
Mapping the Media Genome: An Unsupervised Machine Learning Analysis of News Framing of Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Testing Kits1
Where Local Meets Plethora: Media Usage and Community Integration in Rural Communities1
A Vicious Cycle? Threat of Terror, Perceived Media Bias, and Support for Surveillance Policies1
Advancing Communication Infrastructure Theory: The Moderating Roles of Citizen Journalism Practice and Political Trust on Online Civic Participation1
A Repertoire Approach to Studying Inequalities in Political Social Media Use1
To Trust or Not to Trust? Exploring the Roles of Facebook and WhatsApp Use and Network Diversity1
The Viral Water Cooler: Talking About Political Satire Promotes Further Political Discussion1
Feeling Better...But Also Less Lonely? An Experimental Comparison of How Parasocial and Social Relationships Affect People’s Well-Being1
Daily TV Use and Meaning in Life Among Older Adults: The Moderating Role of Selective and Compensatory TV Use1
Taking Political Alternative Media into Account: Investigating the Linkage Between Media Repertoires and (Mis)perceptions1
An Overdue Contribution: Mass Communication Theory in the Security of Democracy1
Are You Frightened? Children’s Cognitive and Affective Reactions to News Coverage of School Shootings1
The Scary World Syndrome: News Orientations, Negativity Bias, and the Cultivation of Anxiety1
Does Length Matter? The Impact of Fact-Check Length in Reducing COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation1
The Role of Contact Richness in Mediated Intergroup Contact: A Test of the Contact Space Framework1
How Communication Ecology Impacts Disaster Support Seeking in Multiethnic Communities: The Roles of Disaster Communication Network Size, Heterogeneity, and Localness1
Temporal Framing in Balanced News Coverage of Artificial Intelligence and Public Attitudes1
Older Adult Representations, Stereotypes, and Interpersonal Competence in Christmas Television1
A Comedian and an Activist Walk into a Bar: The Serious Role of Comedy in Social Justice1