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The International Encyclopedia of Communication Online gives you instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship in the field.

  • Since 2009, there have been thirteen updates which have revised 400 online entries and added 37 new entries to the encyclopedia.
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Now Available: 5 New Articles and 58 Updates – Published December 2015

  • Click here to view a list of new and updated articles.

New entries (2015):

  • Advertiser Pressure
    Lutz M. Hagen
  • Big Data Analysis
    Deen Freelon
  • Children and the News
    Julian Matthews
  • Donsbach, Wolfgang (published March 2016)
    Anja Obermüller and Lutz M. Hagen
  • Game Communities
    Cuihua Shen
  • Online Games
    Aphra Kerr & James Dee Ivory

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