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Dr. WANG Dan

Lecturer I

(852) 3411 8016

Dr. Wang is a lecturer in the Department of Journalism HKBU. Her doctoral dissertation was about how a Communist Party newspaper organisation responded to the impact of digital media. Her main research interest lies in reconciling macro political economy with micro-sociological details. She has published in Journalism Studies, Digital Journalism, Chinese Journal of Communication, Global Media and China, and other CSSCI journals.

Dr. Wang has worked as a part-time lecturer and research associate at both Hong Kong Baptist University and City University of Hong Kong. She received her MA in International Journalism from the University of Leeds and her Ph.D in Communication Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University.

Classes Taught

Fundamentals of Communication
Foundation of Communication Studies
Communication Research Methods
Media & Comm in Chinese Societies
Media Convergence: Theory and Practice

Research & Teaching Interests

Digital Journalism
Sociology of News Production
Newsroom Ethnography
News Value and Professionalism
(New) Media and Society


Selected Publications
  • Wang, D., Huang, V.L., & Guo, S.Z. (2020): Malleable Multiplicity and Power Reliance: Identity Presentation by Chinese Journalists on Social Media, Digital Journalism, DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2020.1832900. [SSCI].
  • Guo, Z.S. & Wang, D. (2020). Integrating News Production and Construal Level Theory: A Comparative Analysis of Press Coverage of China’s BRI Initiative. Chinese Journal of Communication. [Corresponding author]. [SSCI].
  • Liu, K., & Wang, D. (2020). Two Chinese magnates in trouble: Communication trends, convergence periods, and influential factors in the Ctrip and Baidu Crises. In Dodge, P. (ed.) Communication and Convergence in the New China: Politics, Platforms, and Participation (Chapter 6). East Lancing, MICH: Michigan State University Press.
  • Wang, D. & Guo, Z.S. (2020). 整合框架與解釋水平:海內外報紙對『一帶一路』倡議的對比分析 (Framing and Construal Level: A Comparative Analysis of Press Coverage of China’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative). 新聞與傳播研究 (Journalism & Communication), 03, 5-20. [CSSCI].
  • Wang, D. & Sparks, C. (2019). Smartphones, WeChat and paid content: Journalists and sources in a Chinese newspaper. Journalism Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2019.1620115. [SSCI].
  • Zhao, X., & Wang, D. (2019). 選擇螺旋與城市傳播 (Selective Spiral and Urban Communication). 新聞大學, 4, 62-74. [CSSCI].
  • Wang, D. (2017). Role negotiation in everyday life of journalists in post-socialist China. In Tosoni, S., Carpentier, N., Murru, M., et al. (eds.) Handbook of 2016 European Media and Communication (p. 237) Doctoral Summer School. [Extended abstract].
  • Sparks, C., Wang, H., Huang, Y., Zhao, Y., Lü, N., & Wang, D. (2016). The impact of digital media on newspapers: Comparing responses in China and the United States. Global Media and China, 1(3), 186-207.
  • Liu, K., Yu, X., & Wang, D. (2016). 雙微時代社交媒體傳播趨勢與影響因素(Communication patterns and impact factors of social media in the age of “double micros”). 社會科學 (Social Science). 上海社會科學院 (Shanghai Academy of Social Science). [CSSCI].
  • Huang, L., & Wang, D. (2016). What a surprise: Initial connection with coworkers on Facebook and expectancy violations. Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion (pp. 293-296). New York, NY, USA DOI: 10.1145/2818052.2869081.
  • Liboriussen, B., White, A., & Wang, D. (2015). The ban on gaming console in China: Protecting national culture, morals and industry within an international regulatory framework (p.230-243). In Conway, J. & deWinter, S. (eds.) Video Game Policy. Routledge.