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Dr. Roselyn Du  
杜英 博士
Associate Professor  
副教授

Dr. Du teaches journalism and mass communication at Hong Kong Baptist University. Before receiving academic training in the United States, she was an award-winning journalist in China. Her areas of interest include data journalism, new media journalism studies, journalism pedagogy, political communication and public opinion, and global media communication. Her research has resulted in multiple international and national Top Paper awards. Dr. Du has published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Global Media and Communication, Newspaper Research Journal, International Communication Research Journal, Electronic Journal of Communication, International Journal of Communication, Asia Pacific Media Educator, among others.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.S., North Carolina State University

Classes taught
  • Research Methods
  • Political Communication and Public Opinion
  • Data Journalism
  • Current Issues in Journalism
  • International/Intercultural Communication
  • Media and Society


Selected Publications
Journal Articles (refereed)
  • 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. Rossler (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
  • 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 to the IAMCR Annual Convention.
  • Du, Y. R., & Li, L. (2016). When ideology meets national interest: How terrorist attacks are framed in China, Russia, and the US. Paper presented to the ICA Annual Convention.
  • Ma, Y., Du, Y. R, & Huang, L. (2016). “Out of the dome”: An exploratory study of female’s perception of environmental-health risk. Paper presented to the ICA 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 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).
Selected grants
  • 2015, General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, HK$242,000: “Framing the ‘Umbrella Movement’: How ‘Occupy Central’ was presented in the news in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, U. K. and U.S.”
  • 2015, Community of Practice Grant (CoP), Hong Kong Baptist University, HK$498,000: “The Data & News Society (D&N): An interdisciplinary Community of Practice.”
  • 2015, Teaching Development Grant (TDG), Hong Kong Baptist University, HK$263,500: “Turning ‘dreary’ numbers into interactive online storytelling: Developing a depository of data-driven journalism case studies for enhancing learning and teaching effectiveness in training future journalists in research skills.” (Co-I: Kelvin Lee)
  • 2014, Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University, HK$50,000: “Framing Internet censorship in the Arab Spring: Tinted revolution in prismatic news.”
  • 2013, Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University, HK$50,000: “The role of social media in the Arab Spring seen from China.”
  • 2012, Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University, HK$50,000: “One event, three stories: Framing the Arab Spring within ideological boundaries.”
  • 2011, Hong Kong Research Grants Council General Research Fund (GRF), Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, HK$370,987: “The gap between journalism education and practice in the digital age: A Hong Kong Study.”
  • 2011, Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University, HK$39,800: “Journalism and mass communication in the trend toward convergence: A longitudinal study.”
  • 2008, Minnie S. and Eli A. Rubinstein Dissertation Support Fund, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-Chapel Hill, US$1,200.
Honours & Awards
  • 2016, Outstanding Performance Award in Scholarly Work, School of Communication, HKBU
  • 2004-2009, Joseph E. Pogue University Fellowship, UNC-CH
  • 2008, Minnie S. and Eli A. Rubinstein Research Award, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-CH
  • 2007, Future Faculty Fellowship, UNC-CH
  • 2007, AEJMC Convention Top Paper in Graduate Education Interest Group
  • 2007, AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Top Student Paper in Open Division (first-authored by Hai Tran, co-authored by Reaz Mahmood, Andrei Khrapavitski)
  • 2006, NCA Convention Top Student Paper in Intercultural Communication
  • 2003, NCSU Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • 2003, Southern States Communication Association Convention (SSCA) Top Paper Award in Intercultural Communication
  • 1999, China National Evening News Award, highest recognition
  • 1998, China National Evening News Award, second recognition
  • 1997, China National Evening News Award, first recognition
  • 1996, China National Evening News Award, first recognition
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • International Communication Association
  • International Association for Mass Communication Research
  • Chinese Communication Association