Research Areas

Data and Journalism Practice

We systematically investigate the changing relationships among journalists, sources and audiences in the digital era in response to new challenges in journalism education.



Feng GuangChao
Associate Professor, Department of Interactive Media

Lo Ven-hwei
Visiting Scholar, Department of Journalism

Paolo Mengoni
Lecturer, Department of Interactive Media

Janet Lo
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism

Rose Luqiu
Associate Professor & Associate Head of Department of Journalism

Ng Yu-leung
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Interactive Media

Lan Liang
Senior Lecturer, Department of Interactive Media

Celine Song
Professor, Department of Journalism & Director of AI and Media Research Lab of School of Communication

Stephanie Tsang
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies

Nick Zhang
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism

Zou Sheng
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism


Recent Publications

Wang, Dan, Vincent Lei Huang, and Steve Zhongshi Guo. 2020. “Malleable Multiplicity and Power Reliance: Identity Presentation by Chinese Journalists on Social Media.” Digital Journalism, 1–18.

Ku, K. Y. L., Kong, S. Q., Song, Y., Deng, L. P., Kang, Y., & Hu, A. 2019. What Predicts Adolescents’ Critical Thinking about Real-life News? The Roles of Social Media News Consumption and News Media Literacy. Thinking Skills and Creativity.

Lee, F. L. F. & Zhang, Y. 2019. A Network Analytic Approach to Selective Consumption of Newspapers: The Impact of Politics, Market, and Technology. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Lo, Wai Han, Benson Shu Yan Lam, and Meily Mei Fung Cheung. 2019. The Dynamics of Political Elections: A Big Data Analysis of Intermedia Framing Between Social Media and News Media. Social Science Computer Review.

Luqiu, Luwei Rose. 2020. “Female Journalists Covering the Hong Kong Protests Confront Ambivalent Sexism on the Street and in the Newsroom.” Feminist Media Studies, 1–19.

Salaudeen, Mistura Adebusola, and Ngozi Onyechi. 2020. “Digital Media vs Mainstream Media: Exploring the Influences of Media Exposure and Information Preference as Correlates of Media Credibility.” Cogent Arts & Humanities 7 (1).

Song, Y., Lee, C. C., & Huang, Z. 2019. The News Prism of Nationalism versus Globalism: How does the US, UK and Chinese Elite Press Cover ‘China’s rise’?. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, DOI: 1464884919847143

Song, Yunya, and Ran Xu. 2018. Affective Ties That Bind- Investigating The Affordances Of Social Networking Sites For Commemoration Of Traumatic Events. Social Science Computer Review. doi:10.1177/0894439318770960

Song, Y., & Wu, Y. 2018. Tracking the Viral Spread of Incivility on Social Networking Sites: The Case of Cursing in Online Discussions of Hong Kong–Mainland China Conflict. Communication and the Public, 3(1), 46-61.

Song, Y., & Lee, C.-C. 2017. ‘Collective Memories’ of Global Media Events: Anniversary Journalism of the Berlin Wall and Tiananmen Crackdown in the Anglo-American Elite Press, 1990–2014. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, DOI: 10.1177/1464884917720304

Song, Y., Lu, Y., Chang, T. K., & Huang, Y. 2017. Polls in an Authoritarian Space: Reporting and Representing Public Opinion in China. Asian Journal of Communication, 27(4), 339–356

Song, Y. & Zhang, Y. 2017. What can Software Tell us about Media Coverage and Public Opinion? An Analysis of Political News Posts and Audience Comments on Facebook by Computerized Method (Chapter 18). In Ciampaglia, G. L., Mashhadi, A. J., & Yasseri, T. (eds.), Social Informatics 2017, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10540, pp.230–241.

Song, Y., & Lee, C.-C. 2016. Perceiving Different Chinas: Paradigm Change in the “Personalized Journalism” of Elite U.S. Journalists, 1976–1989. International Journal of Communication, 10, 4460–4479.