Research Areas

Global Communication and Power

Our study on media globalization focuses on the political and cultural underpinnings of media systems, the flow of information across geographical and social divides, and the power of technology in the process.



Cherian George
Professor, Department of Journalism & Associate Dean (Research and Development) of School of Communication

Steve Guo
Professor, Department of Journalism & Chair of Research Postgraduate Studies Committee of School of Communication

Lo Ven-hwei
Visiting Scholar, Department of Journalism

Rose Luqiu
Associate Professor & Associate Head of Department of Journalism

Kenny Ng
Associate Professor, Academy of Film (School of Creative Arts)

Kenneth Paul Tan
Professor, Department of Journalism

Daya Thussu
Professor, Department of Journalism

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

Zhang Xinzhi
Assistant Professor, Department of Interactive Media

Zhu Ying
Professor & Director of Centre for Film and Moving Image Research, Academy of Film (School of Creative Arts)

Zou Sheng
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism


Recent Publications

George, Cherian. 2019. Journalism and Authoritarian Resilience. In Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin, and Hanitzsch, Thomas (eds.) The Handbook of Journalism Studies, 2nd edition. International Communication Association Handbook Series. London: Routledge.

Dai, Yaoyao, and Luwei Luqiu. 2020. “Camouflaged Propaganda: A Survey Experiment on Political Native Advertising.” Research & Politics 7(3).

Zhang, Xinzhi, and Minyi Chen. 2020. “Journalists’ Adoption and Media’s Coverage of Data-Driven Journalism: A Case of Hong Kong.” Journalism Practice, 1–19.

Zhu, Ying. 2020. “Travel Down Memory Lane: Nostalgia and Nostophobia in Youth (2017).” Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Film and Media Studies 18(1): 9–26.

Lu, S., & Luqiu, L. R. 2019. Does Political Efficacy Equally Predict News Engagement Across Countries? A Multilevel Analysis of the Relationship among Internal Political Efficacy, Media Environment and News Engagement. New Media & Society. doi: 1461444819888417

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

Thussu, D. K. 2019. International Communication: Continuity and Change. Third edition. Bloomsbury Academic.

George, Cherian. 2018. Journalism In A Climate Of Hate. Journalism 20 (1): 106-109. doi:10.1177/1464884918807070

Luqiu, L. R. 2018. Propaganda, Media, and Nationalism in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Sparks, Colin. 2018. Changing Concepts For A Changing World. Journal Of Communication 68 (2): 390-398. doi:

Sparks, Colin. 2018. China’s Soft Power From The BRICS To The BRI. Global Media And China 3 (2): 92-99. doi:10.1177/2059436418778935.

Sparks, Colin. 2018. Post-Communism, Democratisation And The Media: (Nearly) Thirty Years On. Javnost – The Public, 1-8. DOI:10.1080/13183222.2018.1423979

Thussu, D. K. 2018. BRI: Bridging or Breaking BRICS? Global Media and China, 3(2): 117-122.

Thussu, D. K. 2018. A New global Communication Order for a Multipolar World. Communication Research and Practice, 4(1): 52-66.

Thussu, D. K. 2018. Globalization of Chinese Media: The Global Context, pp. 17-33, in Thussu, D. K.; De Burgh, H. and Shi, A. (eds.) China’s Media Go Global. London: Routledge.

Wang, Haiyan, Colin Sparks, and Yu Huang. 2018. Measuring Differences In The Chinese Press: A Study Of People’s Daily And Southern Metropolitan Daily. Global Media And China 3 (3): 125-140. doi:10.1177/2059436418806022

George, Cherian. 2017. Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy. MIT Press.

George, Cherian (ed.). 2017. Communicating with Power. International Communication Association Theme Book Series. Peter Lang.

Mellado, C., Hellmueller, L., Márquez-Ramírez, M., Humanes, M. L., Sparks, C., Stepinska, A., Pasti, S., Schielicke, A.-M., Tandoc, E. and Wang, H. 2017. The Hybridization of Journalistic Cultures: A Comparative Study of Journalistic Role Performance. Journal of Communication. DOI:10.1111/jcom.12339

Sparks, Colin. 2017. Hegemonic Shadows: USA, China and Dewesternising Media Studies. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture 12(1), pp.19–20.

Thussu, D. K. 2016. ‘The Scramble for Asian Soft Power in Africa’, Les Enjeux de l’Information et de la Communication, n°17/2, pp.225-237, Available at