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Dr. WANG Dan

Lecturer I
Associate Programme Director, MA in Communication (Hong Kong) & MA in Communication (UIC, Zhuhai)

(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

Basics in Media and Communication
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., & Guo, S.Z. (2021). Native Advertising in the Chinese Press: Implications of State Subsidies for Journalist Professional Self-identification. Digital Journalism, DOI: 10.1080/21670811.2021.1968919. [SSCI].
  • 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.

Peer-reviewed International Conference Papers

(*indicate work done with students)

  • White, A., & Wang, D. (2021). Two Normative Models of Digital Journalism: Native Advertisements in the USA and China. Political Economy Section at IACMR 2021 online conference, July 11-15.
  • *Ruan, S., & Wang, D. (2021). Mainstreaming UGC: The Adaptive Recentralization of Online Content in China. Mediated Communication, Public Opinion and Soceity Section at IACMR 2021 online conference, July 11-15.
  • Wang, D. & Guo, S. (2021). Digital Divide in News Making: The Case Study of China. Digital Divide Working Group at IAMCR 2021 online conference, July 11-15.
  • *Wang, D. & Tang, H. (2021). Classroom-Newsroom Contradictions: Chinese Journalism Education in the Digital Age. Journalism Education Section at IAMCR 2021 online conference, July 11-15.
  • Wang, D., & Guo, Z.S. (2021). The Fall of Beat: Implications of “Robotized” Newsroom in the Digital Age. Journalism division at the 71th annual ICA online conference, May 27-31.
  • Wang, D., & Guo, Z.S. (2021). Making “Un-news”: Digitalization in a Chinese Press. Journalism division at the annual ICA online conference, May 27-31.
  • Wang, D., & Guo, Z.S. (2020). Paid content in the Chinese press: Implications of state subsidies for journalist professional self-identification. Journalism division at the 70th annual ICA online conference, May 21-25.
  • Wang, D., & Huang, L. (2020). Malleable identity, personal desires, and power reliance: Chinese journalists’ social media branding in a time of change. CCA division at the 70th annual ICA online conference, May 21-25.
  • Guo, Z.S., & Wang, D. (2020). Framing and construal Level: A comparative analysis of press coverage of China’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative. Journalism division at the 70th annual ICA online conference, May 21-25.
  • Li M., Xu, M., Song, Y., & Wang, D. (2020). Examining the profanity use and self-expression among women in the networked age: The case of Chinese women’s swearing on social media. Language and social interaction division at the 70th annual ICA online conference, May 21-25.
  • Wang, D., & Sparks, C. (2019). Professionalism and power in an online newsroom. Journalism division at the annual IAMCR Conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • Wang, D., & Sparks, C. (2019). The impact of digital technologies on journalists’ routine. Journalism division at the 69th annual ICA conference, Washington DC, USA.
  • Wang, H., Sparks, C., Lu, N., Wang, D., Zeng, W., & Huang, Y., (2018). The changing political economy of the Chinese newspaper press in the age of convergence. Journalism division at the annual ICA Conference, Prague, Cech Republic.
  • Wang, H., Sparks, C., Zeng, W., Wang, D., & Huang, Y., (2018). The demoralizing effects of digital technologies on Chinese newspaper journalists. Journalism and education division at the annual IAMCR Conference, Eugene, USA.
  • Wang, D., & Agustin, K. (2017). Alienation and everyday life of journalists: An ethnographic study at paper X’s police beat. Annual ICA Conference, San Diego, USA.
  • Liu, K., & Wang, D. (2016). 大數據背景中的危機傳播趨勢和影響—以2016百度、攜程事件為例 (Crisis communication in the context of big data research-Case Studies of Baidu and Ctrip fake tickets incidents). Globalization, Communication and Governmentality Symposium, Beijing, China.
  • Wang, D. (2016). Roles negotiation in everyday life of journalists in post-socialist China. European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School, Milan Italy.
  • Huang, Y., Lu, N., Sparks, C., Wang, D., Wang, H., & Zhao, Y. (2016). The impact of the internet on Chinese newspapers. Annual IAMCR Conference, London, UK.
  • Lu, N., & Wang, D. (2016). Adaptive centralized media control in the Xi Jinping era: An interpretation of media convergence reports and policies. Annual IAMCR, London, UK.
  • Wang, D., & Augustin, K. (2016). The spiral of communication: Big data analysis on the online news title and audience reception in China. Annual IAMCR Conference, London, UK.
  • Wang, D., & Huang, L. (2015). Investigating impact of identities and organizational constraints on self-censorship of Chinese journalists from three types of newspapers. Annual IAMCR Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Grants
Teaching:
2020/2021
Vincent Huang, Dan Wang, and Steve Guo, “Cases in Chinese Internet Studies (CICIS),” Special Grant for Strategic Development of Virtual Teaching and Learning, University Grants Committee, HK$348,000, in progress.

Journal Reviewer
Journalism Studies
Journalism
Asian Journal of Communication