The articles in this first issue present a snapshot of all aspects of computational communication research.
Besides our editorial introduction, in which we describe the state of the field and the role of our new journal, it includes contributions by 4 groups of scholars.
Hopp, Schaffer, Fisher, and Weber present the Interface for Communication Research (iCoRe), a user-friendly web
interface to access, explore, and analyze the Global Database of Events,
Language, and Tone (GDELT). Pak uses Structural Topic Models to show how the
Twitter feed of newspapers differ from their online content. Haim and Nienierza
present an open source browser plug-in that they use to observe both the content and context of the consumption of (public) Facebook posts. Kim, Yang, Kim, Hemenway, Ungar, and Cappella
used state-of-the-art recommender system techniques to create personalized health communication messages in a longitudinal study.
We are confident that this is just the beginning of a stream of great research articles, and we look forward to your contributions and reviews