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. Jeannine Relly (The Americas Representative)
Jeannine Relly is an associate professor in the School of Journalism at The University of Arizona. Her research focuses on global influences on news media systems, government information policy, and press-state relations. She also has a line of research focused on formal and informal institutions related to the policy issue of public corruption.
Dr. Relly holds a courtesy appointment with the School of Government and Public Policy and is an affiliated faculty member with the university's Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for Border and Global Journalism. She also is on the Faculty Advisory Board and an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies. Dr. Relly is a recent head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a former research fellow of The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and has served on the advisory board of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute at The University of Arizona.
Dr. Relly's research with collaborators has been conducted in Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Mexico and the U.S. Her research also includes more than a half dozen published cross-national studies focused on influences on public governance. She recently received a Fulbright Scholar Program grant to conduct research in India focused on utilization of that country’s Right to Information Act (2016-2017). Dr. Relly’s work has been published widely in journals including Government Information Quarterly; the International Journal of Press/Politics; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Mass Communication & Society; Journalism Studies; the International Communication Research Journal; Research in Social Problems and Public Policy; Journalism & Communication Monographs; Digital Journalism; Asian Journal of Communication; Newspaper Research Journal; Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism; and other publications.
Dr. Betty Tsakarestou (Europe Representative)
Betty Tsakarestou, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor and Head of Advertising and Public Relations Lab Panteion University|Department of Communication Media and Culture and Co-Initiator of Connecting Cities Project
Her teaching, research, published work and initiatives are focusing on mobile, sharing economy and collaborative consumption, on entrepreneurial Journalism innovation with a focus on civic-market fit impact, on leadership skills for young entrepreneurs, on corporate social responsibility and social innovation ventures, on cities as platforms for co-creation and public diplomacy and collaborative storytelling.
Dr. Tsakarestou has gained international academic experience as a visiting external Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School (2017-2013), as visiting professor at the summer university program of Warsaw School of Economics (2016) and as part-time assistant professor at the MBA Program of University of Cyprus (2011-2007)
In 2016, she has been appointed as Branding Officer and European co-Liaison of International Communication Division of The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and she is member of the International Visual Sociology Association.
In 2015, she received a grant from US Department of State and participated as International Exchange Scholar at the Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) on Journalism and Media at Ohio University, where her primary focus was to develop a curriculum on Entrepreneurial Journalism.
In 2015, she co-initiated together with four SUSI program fellow scholars “Connecting Cities”, a digital multimedia storytelling international initiative for innovating cities public diplomacy, connecting five cities (Athens, Kampala, Santiago, Shanghai, Quito) in four continents.
Dr. Liao Shengqing (Asia Representative)
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”.
Dr. Huang Dan (China Representative)
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. Anne Cooper-Chen (At-Large Representative)
Anne Cooper-Chen, professor emerita of journalism and founding director of the Institute for International Journalism, received her Ph. D from U. N. C- Chapel Hill and her B. A from Vassar College. The author/editor of five books and 10 book chapters, she served as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Japan 1992-93. In China, she has taught in Hong Kong, Jinan, Daxing and Beijing.
For AEJMC, she was head of the International Division and founder of the Entertainment Studies Interest Group. A paper she coauthored was just accepted for the 2017 conference in Chicago.
Listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA, Cooper-Chen began her 10 years of full-time media work at an English-language daily in Tokyo. In the 1970s she was an editor of Commonwealth, a statewide magazine in Virginia. During her academic career, she has served on nearly 200 M.S/Ph. D committees.
Dr. Yusuf Kalyango, Jr. (Editorial, At-Large Representative)
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. Hong Ji (Proceedings)
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 (USA Representative)
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.