Future of Media and Communication Research: Media Ecology and Big Data
2017 International Conference
November 19-21, 2017
Fuxuan Hotel, Fudan University - Shanghai, P. R. China
Organized jointly by
Fudan Information and Communication Research Center & Fudan Journalism School, Fudan University, China
the Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, USA
Dr. Huang Dan
Dr. Huang Dan, Professor at the Journalism School of Fudan University, Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies, a key humanities and social sciences research base affiliated to China’s Ministry of Education.
His main research interests include journalism communication thoughts, media and society. He is currently focusing on the changes and influences media (as agents of mediation) bring to communication practices and social relationships. His recent publications include: “Media is knowledge: The origin of Chinese journalism communication thoughts”, “Ear, eyes and tongues: Old knowledge and new interactions”, “New Newspaper/media history: A paradigm shift”, “Emerging newspapers and Shanghai in the Now: Shanghai enters new media time”, “Newspaper revolution: Subao in 1903”. Dr. Huang's Recent research grants include the rise of new media: Communication revolution and Shanghai at the juncture of the 19th and 20th Century.
Dr. Huang teaches Introduction to Communication Theories, “Journalism Theories”, “History of Chinese Journalism Communication Thoughts”, and “History of World Communication Studies”.
Dr. Liao Shengqing
Dr. Liao Shengqing, Professor at the Journalism School of Fudan University, Assistant Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies, a key humanities and social sciences research base affiliated to China’s Ministry of Education. He is also Director of Communication Department Journalism School of Fudan University.
Dr. Liao's main research interests include mass communication studies, audience and media effects, and computational communication research. His recent publications include: “Western Mass Communication Studies in the 1990s”, “Empirical research on the credibility of mass media in mainland China”, “Opinion expression of Shanghai citizens and its influencing factors”, “College Students' media use, social contacts and national impression”, “Strategy evolution game analysis of participant in group events”. Additionally, Dr. Liao's recent research grants: study on the strategy of network powerful nation under the vision of communication order, Social thought and group polarization in Internet opinion expression.
Dr. Liao teaches Introduction to Communication Theories, “Precision Journalism”, and “Journalism & Mass Communication Research Methods”.
Yusuf Kalyango, Jr.
Yusuf Kalyango, Jr. (Ph.D.) is Professor and Director of the Institute for International Journalism in the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in the United States. He is author and editor of three scholarly books, Global Journalism Practice & New Media Performance (2015), Why Discourse Matters (2014), and African Media and Democratization (2011). He also serves as editor of a scholarly peer-reviewed journal, the International Communication Research Journal, a publication of the International Communication Division (ICD) of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC).
In the past eight years, Professor Kalyango has published more than two dozen peer-reviewed academic articles, some of which are in high impact-factor journals plus several book chapters in the areas of public opinion research on democratization, international crises and conflicts, and media effects. Professor Kalyango has produced about 50 refereed research conference papers presented at various international conventions in the past eight years. Between 2007 and 2015, his work has won eight research awards at national and international conventions and other forums.
Professor Kalyango is a Fulbright Specialist and an administrator of multiple media and professional development training workshops. Back at Ohio University in the United States, Professor Kalyango is the principal investigator and head of two U.S. government-funded annual professional advancement-training programs; which generate a combined One Million U.S. Dollars every year at Ohio University. He is a proud father of two sons, Ragan and Isaac.
Dr. Robert Stewart is Professor and Director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. His research interests include media reform, broadcast journalism, journalism on the Web, international communication, and mass media history. Dr. Stewart's publications include being co-author of CNN: Making News in the Global Market. He also has articles published in Journalism Quarterly, American Journalism, Gazette, Privatization Review, Journal of Media Economics, and Advances in Telematics; numerous research papers presented at AEJMC and ICA conferences. Since 1997, he has been co-editor of Web Journal of Mass Communication Research.
Hong Ji, Ph.D., assists the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism’s China initiatives. She has conducted research in both academic and non-academic settings, including serving as a senior methodologist at the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Her research interests include media globalization, strategic communications, and media content analysis. She is the author of a book Guide to Journalism and Mass Communication International Exchanges (Xin wen chuan bo xue guo ji jiao liu zhi nan)(2015).
Dr. Jeremy Saks recently graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. His research focuses primarily of media effects and the ways that individuals perceptions can be influenced by content providers' decisions in how to display media. His work has been published in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, the Newspaper Research Journal, and the Journal of Sports Media. Since 2015, Dr. Saks has been the Editorial Assistant for the International Communication Research Journal. Along with his academic work, Dr. Saks has maintained a web design/programming business since 2007. For more information, please visit www.jeremysaks.com.