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  1. 18 Jun 2022 Journal Article Learning, Media and Technology

    Privacy and distance learning in turbulent times: a comparison of German and Israeli schools during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Nicholas A John, Sven Joeckel, Dmitry Epstein, Leyla Dogruel
    Abstract

    The social distancing and lockdown measures enacted to address the COVID-19 pandemic entailed an unprecedented shift to digitally-mediated communication. The move to remote learning at schools was one of such important changes. Drawing on privacy and STS literature, we investigate the role of different privacy cultures during the initial moment of turbulence, when

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  2. 16 Jun 2022 Journal Article International Studies Quarterly

    The Servant of Many Masters: The Multiple Commitments of State- Agents

    Abstract

    Personal commitments are a ubiquitous but undertheorized phenomenon in the everyday wheels of world politics. While resonating with multiple threads in international relations theory, the role of individuals’ commitments in statecraft, diplomacy, and foreign policy has hardly been addressed in and of itself. Drawing on insights from symbolic interactionism and organizational

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  3. 7 Jun 2022 Journal Article New Media & Society

    Trust-oriented affordances: A five-country study of news trustworthiness and its socio-technical articulations

    Tali Aharoni, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Pablo J Boczkowski, Kaori Hayashi, Eugenia Mitchelstein, Mikko Villi
    Abstract

    Research on trust has come to the forefront of communication studies. Beyond the dominant focus on informational trust and its country-specific articulations, trustworthiness evaluations can relate to the materiality of news and its global manifestations. Especially in digital algorithmic environments, understanding news trustworthiness requires a holistic approach

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  4. 24 May 2022 Journal Article Contemporary Jewry

    Eulogy for Elihu Katz

    Abstract

    “‘The Rock’ brought down on us a day as hard as a rock”, Bialik writes in his Poems of Winter; “the world”, he adds, “must be waning.” Elihu Katz passed away on a cold, rainy and dark day, in the midst of winter, and it is difficult to speak, for parting with Elihu is hard and our world has waned. But alongside the gloom and darkness, lots of light also penetrates. As

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  5. 11 May 2022 Journal Article Journal of Global Security Studies

    What Happens to Peace When the Process is Stalled: Competing International Approaches to the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, 1996–2021

    Abstract

    Does an ongoing stalemate in a peace process affect the international agenda toward the conflict and international perceptions about policies that should be adopted to resolve it? We provide a tentative answer to this question by drawing insight from analysis of developments and trends in international media attention to key terms and concepts in the context of the

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  6. May 2022 Journal Article Communication Theory

    Beyond Neutrality: Conceptualizing Platform Values

    Abstract

    Social media platforms are prominent sites where values are expressed, contested, and diffused. In this article, we present a conceptual framework for studying the communication of values on and through social media composed of two dimensions: scale (from individual users to global infrastructures) and explicitness (from the most explicit to the invisible). Utilizing

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  7. 1 May 2022 Journal Article Journal of Pragmatics

    The interpretive mediation of social worlds: Intention markers in news headlines

    Abstract

    This study examines the prevalence of intention markers in political news headlines and the types of markers applied by news practitioners to mediate public affairs. Using a corpus of 1,138,015 headlines from six leading newspapers in the US and the UK, we point to the frequency and discursive functions of intention markers in news headlines. The findings show that (1)

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  8. 26 Apr 2022 Journal Article Human Communication Research

    Affective Forecasting in Elections: A Socio-Communicative Perspective

    Abstract

    In orienting themselves to the future, people form expectations not only on what will happen but also on how they will feel about possible future occurrences. So far, such affective forecasting—the prediction of future feelings—has been studied mainly from a psychological perspective. This study aims to show the importance of a socio-communicative perspective for

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  9. 25 Apr 2022 Journal Article International Journal of Cultural Studies

    Covid-19: The cultural constructions of a global crisis

    Paul Frosh, M Georgiou
    Abstract

    This is the Introduction to the special issue on Covid-19 and the cultural constructions of a global crisis. Contextualizing understandings of the pandemic in relation to the concepts of ‘event’ and ‘crisis’, especially to the idea that modernity is itself a condition of perpetual crisis, it proposes that the pandemic is a crisis-event that catalyses new possibilities

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  10. 14 Apr 2022 Journal Article Time & Society

    Mobile phones and the experience of time: New perspectives from a deprivation study of teenagers

    Hananel Rosenberg, Menahem Blondheim, Chen Sabag-Ben Porat
    Abstract

    A number of studies have sought to understand how mobile phones affect time practices, and beyond them, the experience of time in users’ daily lives. This article is a further effort in that direction, employing the deprivation study method. We conducted a field study of 80 adolescents, or “cellular natives,” separating them from their cellphones for 1 week. The

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