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Open Access Journal | ISSN: 2183-2439

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Inspirational Media between Meaning, Narration, and Manipulation

Academic Editors: Lena Frischlich (University of Muenster, Germany), Diana Rieger (LMU Munich, Germany) and Lindsay Hahn (University at Buffalo–State University of New York, USA)

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The Promises and Pitfalls of Inspirational Media: What do We Know, and Where do We Go from Here?
Lena Frischlich, Lindsay Hahn and Diana Rieger
Editorial | Open Access | Published: 6 May 2021
‘A Shared Reality between a Journalist and the Audience’: How Live Journalism Reimagines News Stories
Juho Ruotsalainen and Mikko Villi
Article | Open Access | Published: 6 May 2021
The ‘Eudaimonic Experience’: A Scoping Review of the Concept in Digital Games Research
Rowan Daneels, Nicholas D. Bowman, Daniel Possler and Elisa D. Mekler
Article | Open Access | Published: 6 May 2021
The Bright and Dark Side of Eudaimonic Emotions: A Conceptual Framework
Helen Landmann
Review | Open Access | Published: 6 May 2021
The Winner Doesn’t Take It All: Analyzing Audience Responses to an Inspirational Sports Narrative
Joshua Baldwin and Gary Bente
Article | Open Access | Published: 6 May 2021
Inspired to Adopt: The Role of Social Norms in Media Inspiration
Kevin Kryston and Kaitlin Fitzgerald
Article | Open Access | Published: 6 May 2021
Framing Inspirational Content: Narrative Effects on Attributions and Helping
Melissa M. Moore, Melanie C. Green, Kaitlin Fitzgerald and Elaine Paravati
Article | Open Access | Published: 6 May 2021
The Dark Side of Inspirational Pasts: An Investigation of Nostalgia in Right-Wing Populist Communication
Manuel Menke and Tim Wulf
Article | Open Access | Published: 6 May 2021