CECS in the latest special issue of the European Journal of Communication

It is now online the latest special issue (vol. 32, nº1) of the European Journal of Communication, as a direct outcome of the Symposium on Social Media, held in the Communication & Society Research Centre, on 27th May 2016, in the University of Minho, in the campus of Gualtar, Braga. Intitled “Social media – New challenges and approaches for communications research”, this journal is edited by Peter Golding (Northumbria University, UK), Karin Raeymaeckers (Ghent University, Belgium) and Helena Sousa (University of Minho/CECS).

This issue has the following articles:
– A state of flux: Histories of social media research, by Stine Lomborg;
– Speaking into the system: Social media and many-to-one communication, by Klaus Bruhn Jensen and Rasmus Helles;
– Networked intimacy: Algorithmic friendship and scalable sociality, da autoria de Deborah Chambers;
– From digital positivism and administrative big data analytics towards critical digital and social media research!, by Christian Fuchs;
– Twitter as arena for the authentic outsider: exploring the social media campaigns of Trump and Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election, by Gunn Enli.

This journal is focused in the multidiscplinar study of communication and media theory, thus engaging with different approaches in these fields. As a peer-reviewed journal, it is intended to promote the international ambition of communication research in a global scope.

Access: http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/ejca/current

Note: this photo was taken during the Symposium.