The Journal of Communication Technology is the official journal of the Communication Technology division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The expressed aim of this journal is to bring together research that facilitates discussion and cultivates understanding of the ways in which communication technologies are changing not only media processes and content, but also audiences, institutions, and society at large. Since communication technologies themselves have now come to fulfill a central, social role in virtually all forms of mediated communication, JoCTEC welcomes scholarship from a broad area of inquiry. Provided that the focus pertains to communication technologies, this includes but is not limited to studies of advertising, science, networks, health, politics, history, policy, public relations, management, economics, ethics, minorities, visual communication, and social media.
In addition, as the journal is vitally positioned in a growing international field, it strives to be a home for all theoretical and methodological perspectives. Research that informs debates from comparative empirical perspectives is especially welcome, though more conceptual and theoretical approaches are equally invited. Altogether, systematic and rigorous scholarship of communication technologies and their impacts from virtually any approach from micro to macro and throughout sub-disciplines will be considered.
Volume 1 Issue 1
Groshek, J. (2018). No, you probably don’t touch your phone 2,617 times per day: A rationale for the Journal of Communication Technology. Journal of Communication Technology, Vol 1 Issue 1, 1-5. [pdf]
Ivory, J. D. (2018). With Many Looking to Us for Better Answers, We Must Answer Carefully: A Call for Methodological Reform in Research on Effects of Communication Technology. Journal of Communication Technology, Vol 1 Issue 1, 6-19. [pdf]
Bucy, E. P. (2018). The Calibration Problem: ICT Complexity and Average User Competencies. Journal of Communication Technology, Vol 1 Issue 1, 20-42. [pdf]
DiStaso, M. W. (2018). Communication Challenges in Cybersecurity. Journal of Communication Technology, Vol 1 Issue 1, 43-60. [pdf]
Schaefer, R. (2018). The Use of Data Visualizations for Analyzing Social Trends. Journal of Communication Technology, Vol 1 Issue 1, 61-76. [pdf]
Ahmed, W. (2018). Using Social Media Data for Research: An Overview of Tools. Journal of Communication Technology, Vol 1 Issue 1, 77-94. [pdf]
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