Dr. Janet Lo
Assistant Professor
(852) 3411-5837
Dr. Lo has published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, and received top research paper awards in international conferences. She has rich experience in journalism and worked as an editor and reporter for various media organisations and publishing organisations. She obtained her PhD from Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interests include journalism, cultural studies, critical studies in mass communication and new media.
Classes taught
  • News editing
  • Journalism and communication theory
  • New media and online communication
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Cultural studies, new media
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
  • Lo, W. H. (2016). Citizen camera-witnessing: A case study of the Umbrella Movement, Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations: An International Journal (CCPS) on Hong Kong democracy and Umbrella Movement, 2(2), 795-815
  • Lo, W. H. (2016). Traditional opera and young people: Cantonese opera as personal development. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. Paper is available at
  • Lo, W.H. & Cheng, B.K.L. (2015). The use of melodramatic animation in news, presence and news credibility: A path model. Journalism Studies. DOI:10.1080/1461670X.2015.1087814. (SSCI)
  • Cheng, B.K.L, & Lo, W.H. (2015). The effects of melodramatic animation in crime-related news. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 92(3), 559-579. (SSCI)
  • Lo, W. H., (2015). The music culture of older adults in Cantonese operatic singing lessons, Ageing & Society, 35(8), 1614-1634. (SSCI)
  • Cao Bolin, Chen Zhiqun, Huang Yingjie, Lo Wai Han (2014). Conflicts between Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong People: A Social Identity Perspective in explaining Hostile Media Effect and Third-Person Effect, Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, 3(2), 225-240. (The authors are listed in alphabetical order) (ESCI)
  • Lo, W.H., & Cheng, B.K.L (2013). Fueling the debate: Predictive relationships among personality characteristics, motives and effects of animated news viewing, Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, 2(1), 135-160. (ESCI)
  • Cheng, B.K.L, & Lo, W.H. (2012). Can news be imaginative? An experiment testing the perceived credibility of melodramatic animated news, news organizations, media use, and media dependency, Electronic News, 6(3), 131-150.
Book Chapter
  • Cheng, B.K.L, & Lo, W.H. (2016). The use of melodramatic animation in news and news appreciation among older children in Hong Kong. In Zhang, K., Chan, K., Lee, Y. L. Alice. (Eds.). Multidisciplinary Approach to Media Literacy. Communication University of China Press.