Research Areas


Politics and Mass Communication

We are devoted to theory-driven empirical studies at the intersection of macro- and micro-level perspectives to tackle issues concerned with the role of the news media in constructing socio-political reality and shaping public opinions.

 

Faculty

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

Steve Guo
Professor & Chair of Research Postgraduate Studies Committee

Alice Lee
Professor

Raymond Li
Associate Professor of Practice & Director of Institute for Journalism and Society

Lo Ven-hwei
Visiting Scholar

Janet Lo
Assistant Professor

Bruce Lui
Senior Lecturer

Rose Luqiu
Assistant Professor & Associate Head of Department of Journalism

Daya Thussu
Professor

Stephanie Tsang
Assistant Professor

Celine Song
Associate Professor & Director of AI and Media Research Lab

Zhang Xinzhi
Assistant Professor

Nick Zhang
Assistant Professor

Huang Yu
Professor & Dean of School of Communication

 

Recent Publications

George, Cherian. The Scourge of Disinformation-Assisted Hate Propaganda In Fake News: Understanding Media and Misinformation in the Digital Age, edited by Melissa Zimdars and Kembrew McLeod, 145–152. MIT Press, 2020.

Hatef, Azeta, and Rose Luqiu. 2020. Media and Intervention: Examining Representations of Afghan Women in The New York Times. Journalism Practice, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2020.1749110

Lo, Wai Han. 2020. Governmentality and Neoliberalism: A Study of Media Discourse on Poverty in Hong Kong. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1332/175982719X15687079983161

Luqiu, Luwei Rose, and Fan Yang. 2020. Weibo Diplomacy: Foreign Embassies Communicating on Chinese Social Media. Government Information Quarterly 37(3). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2020.101477

Tsang, Stephanie Jean. 2020. “Motivated Fake News Perception: The Impact of News Sources and Policy Support on Audiences’ Assessment of News Fakeness.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699020952129

George, Cherian. 2019. Aligning Media Policy with Executive Dominance. In Rahim, Lily Z., and Barr, Michael. (eds.). The Limits of Authoritarian Governance in Singapore’s Developmental State. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 219-232. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-1556-5_10

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.

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. doi.org/10.1177/1077699019858988

Li, Y. T., & Song, Y. 2019. Taiwan as Ghost Island? Ambivalent Articulation of Marginalized Identities in Computer-Mediated Discourses. Discourse & Society, 0957926519889124.

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439319876593

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

Luqiu, L. R., & Yang, F. 2019. Anti-Muslim Sentiment on Social Media in China and Chinese Muslims’ Reactions to Hatred and Misunderstanding. Chinese Journal of Communication, 1-17.

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, Censorship and Press Freedom. In T. P. Vos (ed.), Handbooks of Communication Science 19: Journalism, 473–492. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

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

Huang, Y. & Song, Y. (eds.). 2018. The Evolving Landscapes of Media and Communications in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

Luqiu, L. R., & Liu, C. 2018. A “New Social Class” or Old Friends? A Study of Private Entrepreneurs in the National People’s Congress of China. Journal of East Asian Studies, 18(3), 1-12.

Luqiu, L. R., & Yang, F. 2018. Islamophobia in China: News Coverage, Stereotypes, and Chinese Muslims’ Perceptions of Themselves and Islam. Asian Journal of Communication, 28(6), 1-22.

Guo, Z. 2018. Media Credibility in the Public Mind: A Critique. Communication & Society. Vol. 46: 153-182.

Sparks, Colin. 2018. Changing Concepts For A Changing World. Journal Of Communication 68 (2): 390-398. doi:https://doi-org.lib-ezproxy.hkbu.edu.hk/10.1093/joc/jqx026

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

Tsang, S. J. 2018. Empathy and the Hostile Media Phenomenon. Journal of Communication, 68(4), 809-829. https://doi.org/10.1093/joc/jqy031

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.

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

Wang, Haiyan, and Colin Sparks. 2018. Chinese Newspaper Groups In The Digital Era: The Resurgence Of The Party Press. Journal Of Communication 69 (1): 94-119. doi:10.1093/joc/jqy061

Wang, Haiyan, and Colin Sparks. 2018. Marketing Credibility. Journalism Studies, 1-18. doi:10.1080/1461670x.2018.1513815

Zeng, Wenna, and Colin Sparks. 2018. Production And Politics In Chinese Television. Media, Culture & Society. doi:10.1177/0163443718764785

Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. 2018. Hanging Together or Not? Impacts of Social Media Use and Organisational Membership on Individual and Collective Political Actions. International Political Science Review, 39(2), 273-289. doi: 10.1177/0192512116641842

Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. 2018. Stoking the Fires of Participation: Extending the Gamson Hypothesis on Social Media Use and Elite-Challenging Political Engagement. Computers in Human Behavior. 79, 217-226. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.10.036

Zhang, Y. & Lee, F. L. F. 2018. Examining the Connectedness of Connective Action: The Participant-Initiated Facebook Pages in Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement. International Journal of Communication, 12, 1591–1611.

Zhang, Y. & Erni, J. N. 2018. In with Expectations and out with Disappointment: Social Media Uses by Sexual Minority and the Redefinition of Intimacy. In Andreassen, R., Petersen, M. N., Harrison, K., & Raun, T. (eds.), Mediated Intimacies: Connectivities, Relationalities and Proximities (pp.143–155). London: Routledge.

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

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

George, Cherian. Neoliberal ‘Good Governance’ in Lieu of Rights: Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore Experiment. In Speech and Society in Turbulent Times: Freedom of Expression in Comparative Perspective, edited by Monroe Price and Nicole Stremlau, 114–30. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. DOI:10.1017/9781316996850.008

Guo, Z., Chan, W., & Cheung, S. 2017. News Creativity in the Eyes of Journalists. Hong Kong: City University Press.

Luqiu, L. R. 2017. The Elephant in the Room: Media Ownership and Political Participation in Hong Kong. Chinese Journal of Communication, 10(4), 360-376.

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.

Sparks, Colin. 2017. Hegemonic Shadows: USA, China and Dewesternising Media Studies. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture 12(1), pp.19–20. http://doi.org/10.16997/wpcc.244

Li, Ke, and Colin Sparks. 2016. Chinese Newspapers And Investigative Reporting In The New Media Age. Journalism Studies 19 (3): 415-431. doi:10.1080/1461670x.2016.1192955.

Thussu, D. K. 2016. Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood. New Delhi: Sage.

Thussu, D. K. 2016. The Soft Power of Popular Cinema – The Case of India. Journal of Political Power. 9(3): 415-429.