communication +1 provides a forum for exploring and sharing ideas about communication across modes of inquiry and perspectives. Its primary objective is to push the theoretical frontiers of communication as an autonomous and distinct field of research. Suspending any judgement regarding distinction between theory and practice, this journal encourages critical reflections on communication and seeks to encourage these reflections to and among those who place communication at the center of their thinking and writing.

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Current Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1 (2023) Media of Verification


Edited by Johannes Bennke

Media of verification permeate our everyday lives and have become a standard way of regulating trust between online and offline realms. Verification is often associated with validating sources in journalism. During times of crisis in trustworthy communication, it becomes a crucial practice among news professionals. However, this issue expands the focus to encompass other media practices of verification. Here, media of verification is understood as an epistemological framework rooted in a legal foundation of evidence, facts, and the scientific method. This framework includes tools, devices, and apparatuses of verification, consensus-making mechanisms that enable rule-based systems, as well as infrastructures necessary for establishing the authenticity of documents, goods, and other tokens. Furthermore, forms and practices of verification even give rise to their own art and aesthetics. The articles in this issue explore not only verification in and through media, its possibilities, and risks but also the fallacies of verification technologies in social relations, the limits of verification, and its varying epistemological practices in journalism, open-source intelligence, digital forensics, media philosophy, and art.