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
The School of Journalism at Fudan University
The School of Journalism at Fudan University evolved from the Department of Journalism which was founded in September 1929.
The School of Journalism is located near the Wu Jiao Chang Business Zone in Yangpu District, Shanghai, and largely benefits from the convenient transportation in the area. The school has an area of 88 acres, with a library, a teaching building and office buildings together occupying 9300 square meters. The School of Journalism has a vast collection of diverse books and first-class teaching facilities.
There are four departments in the School of Journalism which include: the Journalism Department, Broadcasting Department, Advertising department, and Communication Department. The multi-level education system includes undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. At present, the School of Journalism has four doctoral programs (Journalism, Communication, Broadcasting, and Media Management) and nine master programs (Journalism, Communication, Broadcasting, Broadcasting Art, Advertising, Public Relations, Media Management, Publication, and International Communications).
The number of students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs (including students from Hong Kong, Macau and foreign countries) reaches about 1500, including 260 students presently studying at the Fudan College, 270 undergraduate students, 250 postgraduate students, 80 PhD candidates, and 170 overseas students. With a solid theoretical background, broad knowledge, and excellent adaptability, alumni have accomplished outstanding performances in the journalism industry in China.
The School of Journalism has 77 faculty members, including 18 professors (14 doctoral advisors), 20 associate professors, 14 lecturers, and a number of visiting professors and foreign advisory professors. In some master programs, instructors are invited from both the academic field and the media industries.
The School of Journalism has a long, prestigious history and academic tradition. The faculty members include many leading scholars and younger associate teachers in academia and research. Among the nationally known faculty from the School are coordinators of the Journalism Branch of the School and the Committee of Academic Degrees under the State Council, the Head of the Education Council of Journalism and Communications in the Ministry of Education, Vice President of Chinese Journalism Education Society, two Vice Presidents of Chinese History Education Society, an Executive President of Chinese College Film and Television Society, and the Head of the Academic Branch in Chinese Advertising Society.
The School values the importance of academic exchanges and cooperation with its overseas counterparts. So far, the school has degree programs, exchange programs, and good relations with more than 40 overseas universities and educational institutions of Journalism and Communications including the School of Journalism at Columbia University, School of Journalism at University of Missouri, London School of Economics and Political Science, Goldsmiths College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Vienna University, Salzburg University, Waseda University, Tokyo University, Nanyang Technological University, and Hong Kong Chinese University.
In addition, the School of Journalism also accentuates a combination of classroom teaching and after-class practice, as well as theoretical research and applied research methods. The school keeps close contact with Time-Warner, CCTV, TVB, Phoenix YV and other media companies and groups. Additionally, the school also provides consulting service and decision-making tactics to government branches and affiliated social groups. Since 2002, Jiefang Daily Group, People’s Daily East China Branch have provided the school’s first educational internship positions. The School of Journalism is the only qualified evaluation institution of province and ministry level news spokespeople under the State Council.
The School of Journalism has played a leading role in Journalism Theory, Communications Theory, Communication Research, Visual Culture and the field of Communications in China. The academic achievements are gaining international influence. The school journal Journalism Quarterly, published in 1981, is one of the earliest and best core journals in Journalism and Communications in China. In recent years, the school has undertaken several national social science funding research, key research projects from the Education Ministry and published a large number of papers and books.
With the support of other fellow universities, the first academic association of Communications in China, the Chinese Association of Communication was established under the leading School of Journalism. The association constructed several nationwide academic stages like Chinese Communication Forum, the Summer School of Chinese and Foreign Journalism and Communication Theory and Research Methods, and the China Journalism and Communication Graduate Academic Annual Conference.