Mass Communication and Society

(The TQCC of Mass Communication and 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.)
“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
“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
Social Media, Messaging Apps, and Affective Polarization in the United States and Japan21
Injecting Disinfectants to Kill the Virus: Media Literacy, Information Gathering Sources, and the Moderating Role of Political Ideology on Misperceptions about COVID-1918
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
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
Hyperpartisan News Use: Relationships with Partisanship and Cognitive and Affective Involvement13
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
Examining News Engagement on Facebook: Effects of News Content and Social Networks on News Engagement12
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
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
The Fifty-Year Legacy of Agenda-Setting: Storied Past, Complex Conundrums, Future Possibilities11
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
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
Can News Literacy Help Reduce Belief in COVID Misinformation?9
Eudaimonic Media in Lived Experience: Retrospective Responses to Eudaimonic vs. Non-Eudaimonic Films9
How Can We Fight Partisan Biases in the COVID-19 Pandemic? AI Source Labels on Fact-checking Messages Reduce Motivated Reasoning9
“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
Communities Going Virtual: Examining the Roles of Online and Offline Social Capital in Pandemic Perceived Community Resilience-Building8
“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
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
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
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
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
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