The current pandemic situation in the world has helped to develop the communication mediated by different modern technologies. The media and social communication in general have largely gone online. As a result, after a year of functioning online, both senders and receivers of messages have shown some new habits and media usage patterns, never experienced before on such a large scale. These changes can be observed in all spheres of life: social, economic, and political. They also pose new challenges and research problems for researchers. Therefore, we would like to devote the latest issue of Com.press to these changes – including ones not related to COVID-19.