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Book Review: Reporting in the MENA Region/Cyber Engagement and Pan-Arab Social Media

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Citation: Du, Y. R. (2017, September 1). [Review of the book Reporting in the MENA Region: Cyber Engagement and Pan-Arab Social Media, by M. Ayish & N. Mellor]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 94(3), 923-924.

The Arab Uprisings, or so called “Arab Spring,” which swept across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the past several years, is regarded as one of the most significant events of the new millennium. Social media is said to have played an unprecedented role in the revolutionary waves within the Arab world and has gained considerable academic attention worldwide. However, there has been little discussion from a professional journalistic perspective. To date, very few contributions were published regarding the role of social media in pan-Arab newsrooms. Situated in the years surrounding the Arab Uprisings, Mohammad Ayish and Noha Mellor’s Reporting in the MENA Region: Cyber Engagement and Pan-Arab Social Media has filled this gap. Continue reading

Book Review: Data Journalism, Mapping the Future

 

Citation: Du, Y. R. (2014, August 18). [Review of the book Data journalism: Mapping the future, by J. Mair & R. L. Keeble (eds)]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(3), 599-600.

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With vast amounts of data now openly accessible online, and the new infographic technologies available to visualize data, news media are increasingly making use of these valuable mines of data to source and produce their stories. Data journalism – the use of numerical data in the production and distribution of news – is an emerging subarea in our field but so far little has been written about it. Scholarly narratives on data journalism are still rare, not to mention published books devoted to this subject. The January 2014 release of Data Journalism: Mapping the future is a welcome addition to this nascent body of literature, after the seminal Data Journalism Handbook (2012). Continue reading

The Time Capsule – Letter to My Son

My dear Ben Ben,

I wrote this letter for you, at the beginning of your 5th grade. By the time you open this time capsule, another busy school year will have come to closure and you will be a year older. Perhaps you will have no time to read my letter as you will then have many of your own priorities, such as getting ready for another super exciting summer excursion.

Time flies. It is hard to believe that the 7 lbs baby is now a 5th grader, a Taekwondo Black Belter, playing classical music, and talking about many things that I have never heard of, especially when it comes to science and social studies. Along the way, you have made me so happy and proud.

The year of 5th grade will pass by quickly, before you realize it. I hope you will be happy, healthy, and productive as always. I hope you will be enjoying every day. You will be learning many new things from the school projects. You will make new friends. You will start to play violin, along with piano.

Life is uncertain – no one knows what is going to happen for sure. But one thing I am always sure of – no matter what grade you are in and how old you are, you are always my adorable baby, my darling. Life will make you too busy to cherish your present time, but some day you will be old enough to start missing your childhood. You may then want to find back this letter, but no one can guarantee its forever existence. It will probably be nowhere to trace, but I shall still be your affectionate mother.

Love,

Mom

Data News in the Pulitzers

(This is a repost from Comunicar – Media Education Research Journal. Find the original here https://comunicarjournal.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/data-news-in-the-pulitzers/)

The Pulitzers are now in their centennial year. A hundred years is a long way to go. Along the way, there are milestones that are remembered. One in 2012, marked by Huffington Post. Its military correspondent David Wood won in the National Reporting category with his 10-part series “Beyond the Battlefields”. That milestone celebrates the first win for the then seven-year-old Huffington Post and evidences the Pulitzer committee’s recognition of online-only news. As the president and editor-in-chief of the “paper” Arianna Huffington commented, it was an affirmation that great journalism could thrive on the Web. Continue reading

Journal Articles (refereed)

Du, Y. R., Zhu, L., & Yang, F. (2018). A movement of varying faces: How “Occupy Central” was framed in the news in Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, the UK, and the U.S. International Journal of Communication, 12, 1-22.

Zhu, L., & Du, Y. R. (2018). Interdisciplinary learning in journalism: A Hong Kong study of data journalism education. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 28(1), 16-37.

 Du, Y. R., & Li, L. (2017). When press freedom meets national interest: How terrorist attacks are framed in China and the U.S. Global Media and China, 2(3-4), 284-302.

 Du, Y. R. (2017). Tinted revolutions in prismatic news: Ideological influences in Greater China’s reporting on the role of social media in the Arab Uprisings. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism.

Du, Y. R. (2016). Same events, different stories: Internet censorship in the Arab Spring seen from China. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(1), 99-117.

Du, Y. R. & Lo, S. C. (2014). The gap between journalism education and practice in the digital age: A Hong Kong study. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 69(4), 415-434.

Du, Y. R. (2014). What is needed vs. what is taught: Students’ perception of online journalism course in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Media Educator, 24(2), 225-237.

Du, Y. R. (2013). Journalism in the trend towards new media: A 16 years longitudinal study. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 2(3), 471-488.

Du, Y. R., & Cheng, K. L. (2013). Framing the 2011 Egyptian Revolution within ideological boundaries: One incident, three stories. International Communication Research Journal, 48(3-4), 27-51.

Du, Y. R., & Wong, W. J. (2013). Greater newspaper use increases agreement on public issues. Newspaper Research Journal, 34(3), 60-71.

Du, Y. R. (2013). Intermedia agenda-setting in the age of globalization: A multinational agenda-setting test. Global Media and Communication, 9(1), 19-36.

Du, Y. R., & Thornburg, R. (2011). The gaps between online journalism education and practice: The twin surveys. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 66(3), 218-230.

Tran, H., Mahmood, R., Du, Y. R., & Khrapavitski, A. (2011). Linking measures of global press freedom to development and culture: Implications from a comparative analysis. International Journal of Communication, 5, 170-191.

Li, C., Kalyanaraman, S, & Du, Y. R. (2011). Moderating effect of collectivism on customized communication: An exploratory study with tailored and targeted messages. Asian Journal of Communication, 21(6), 575-594.

Du, Y. R. (2011). Journalism and mass communication in the trend toward convergence: A content analysis of 2010-2011 faculty hiring announcements. Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, 39.

Du, Y. R. (2009). Hiring trends in journalism and mass communication: A content analysis of faculty position advertisements with a new media emphasis. Electronic Journal of Communication, 19(1-2).

 

Book Chapters/Book Reviews (invited)

Du, Y. R. (in press). Intermedia agenda setting effects. In P. Roessler (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Du, Y. R. (2014, August 18). [Review of the book Data journalism: Mapping the future, by J. Mair & R. L. Keeble (eds)]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 91(3), 599-600.

Du, Y. R. (2013). Presidential rhetoric and news rhetoric. In R. P. Hart (ed.), The language of public affairs: Computational research with Diction (pp. 262-274). Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

 

Conference Papers

Du, Y. R., & Li, L. (2016). When ideology meets national interest: How terrorist attacks are framed in China, Russia, and the US. Paper presented at the ICA (International Communication Association) Annual Convention.

Cooper, V. A., & Du, Y. R. (2016). The politicization of terrorism and religion in US news coverage of the 2015 San Bernardino Attack. Paper presented at the IAMCR (International Association for Mass Communication Research) Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2015). Tinted revolutions in prismatic news: The role of social media in the Arab Spring seen from China. Paper presented to the AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Annual Convention.

Ma, Y., Li, C., & Du, Y. R. (2014). Impact of English Social Media on Acculturation to America: A study of Hong Kong youth. Paper presented to the AEJMC Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2014). Internet censorship in the Arab Spring seen from China: One movement, different stories. Paper presented to the ICA (International Communication Association) Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R., & Lo, S. C. (2013). The gap between journalism practice and education: A factor analysis. Paper presented to the AEJMC Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R., & Lo, S. C. (2013). Revisiting the gap between journalism practice and education in the digital age: The Hong Kong twin surveys. Paper presented to the ICA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2012). Journalism and mass communication in the trend toward convergence: A longitudinal study. Paper presented to the Journalism Research and Education Section at the IAMCR (International Association for Mass Communication Research) Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R., & Cheng, K. L. (2012). Framing the 2011 Egyptian Revolution within the ideological boundaries: One incident, three stories. Paper presented to the Journalism Studies Division at ICA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2012). The reciprocal China-U.S. images within news frames: A literature review. Paper presented to the Global Communication and Social Change Division at ICA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R., & Thornburg, R. (2011). What is needed vs. what is taught: A national survey of online journalism instructors. Paper presented to the Small Program Interest Group at the AEJMC Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R., & Thornburg, R. (2010). The Gaps between Online Journalism Education and Practice: The Twin Surveys. Paper presented to the Newspaper Division at the AEJMC Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2010). Intermedia agenda-setting in the age of globalization: A multinational agenda-setting test. Paper presented to the Mass Communication Division at the ICA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2010). Teaching journalism and mass communication in the trend toward convergence: A content analysis of faculty hiring announcements with a new media emphasis. Paper presented to the Journalism Studies Division at the ICA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2008). The role of Internet in political campaigns: Replacement, displacement, or supplement of traditional news media? Paper presented to the Mass Communication Division at the NCA (National Communication Association) Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2008). Is the president setting media’s agenda?: A semantics-based analysis of State of the Union addresses and accompanying newspaper coverage. Paper presented to the Journalism Studies Division at the ICA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2007). Searching and researching online: Online references in academic publications, a reflection of Rogers’ diffusion of innovations theory. Paper presented to the Scholar to Scholar Session at the NCA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2007). Hiring trends in journalism and mass communication: A content analysis of faculty position advertisements with a new media emphasis. Top Paper, presented to the Graduate Education Interest Group at the AEJMC Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2007). The role of mass media in achieving social consensus: An agenda-melding study. Paper presented to the Mass Communication Division at the ICA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2007). Is the agenda-setting process different outside the United States?: A multi-national agenda-setting test. Paper presented to the International/Development Communication Division at the ICA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2007). The Internet and the rise of do-it-yourself journalism: From September 11, Iraq War, to Hurricane Katrina. Paper presented to the Journalism Studies Division at the ICA Annual Convention.

Tran, H., Mahmood, R., Du, Y. R., & Khrapavitski, A. (2007). In Search of an Explanation of Press Freedom as a Function of Culture and Development: Myths and Realities.Paper presented to the Open Division at the AEJMC 2007 Southeast Colloquium, Top Student Paper Award; presented to the International Communication Division at the AEJMC Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2006). What makes a successful communicator in an “English Conversation Club”: A case study. Paper presented to the Top Student Paper Session in Intercultural Communication at the NCA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2006). Investigating and being investigated: The New York Times during the years of McCarthyism. Paper presented to the Scholar-to-Scholar Session at the NCA Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2005). The role of media in childhood obesity: A look from mass communication perspectives. Paper presented to the Communication Theory and Methodology Division at the AEJMC Annual Convention.

Du, Y. R. (2003). Within news frames: The reciprocal China -U.S. images. Paper presented at the SSCA (Southern States Communication Association) Annual Convention (Top Paper Award in Intercultural Communication).