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).

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