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張昕之

助理教授
人工智能與數碼媒體理學碩士 課程主任

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張昕之博士的研究領域包括比較政治傳播、數碼媒體與社會變遷、健康傳播、以及數字人文; 他採用的研究方法包括計算方法(如社會網絡分析、文本挖掘、以及機器學習)、在線實驗、以及跨地區社會調查。 張博士的研究成果發表在若干經同行匿名評審之國際學術期刊, 如Computers in Human Behavior, Health Communication, International Political Science Review, International Journal of Communication, Digital Journalism, Policy & Internet。 他曾獲得香港研究資助局(RGC)的「優配研究金」(GRF) 項目。

執教課程

- Postgraduate level courses
Research Project
Social Media Data Acquisition and Processing with Python
Algorithmic Culture
Issues and Cases in Mass Communication

- Undergraduate level courses
Communication Theory
AI and Digital Communication

教研領域

比較政治傳播
數碼媒體與社會變遷
大數據時代的新聞生產與傳播效果
健康傳播
數碼流行文化


出版著作

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

19. Zhang, X. & Li, W. (in press). From social media with news: Journalists’ social media use for sourcing and verification. Journalism Practice. [SSCI]

18. Zhang, X. (2019). Effects of freedom restoration, language variety, and issue type on psychological reactance. Health Communication. Online first. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1631565.

17. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., & Cao, B. (2018). How do new media influence youths’ health literacy? Exploring the effects of media channel and content on safer sex literacy. International Journal of Sexual Health, 30(4), 354-365. doi: 10.1080/19317611.2018.1509921.[SSCI]

16. Zhang, X. (2018). Visualization, technologies, or the public? Exploring the articulation of data-driven journalism in the Twittersphere. Digital Journalism. 6(6), 737-758. doi: 10.1080/21670811.2017.1340094. [SSCI]

15. Lin, F. & Zhang, X. (2018). Movement-press dynamics and news diffusion: A typology of activism in digital China. China Review, 18(2), 33-63. Link: muse.jhu.edu/article/696528. [SSCI]

14. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2018). Hanging together or not? Impacts of social media use and organisational membership on individual and collective political actions. International Political Science Review, 39(2), 273-289. doi: 10.1177/0192512116641842.

13. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2018). Stoking the fires of participation: Extending the Gamson Hypothesis on social media use and elite-challenging political engagement. Computers in Human Behavior. 79, 217-226. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2017.10.036 [SSCI]

12. Zhang, X. (2017) Exploring the country co-occurrence network in the Twittersphere at an international economic event. In: Cheng X., Ma W., Liu H., Shen H., Feng S., Xie X. (eds) Social Media Processing. SMP 2017. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 774, 308-318. Springer, Singapore. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6805-8_25 [EI].

11. Lin, W.-Y., Cao, B., & Zhang, X. (2017). To speak or not to speak? Predicting college students’ outspokenness in the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. International Journal of Communication, 11, 3704-3720. [SSCI]

10. Cui, L., & Zhang, X. (2017). What happened to those fans several years later?: Empowerment from Super Girls’ Voice for girls in China (2007-2015). Critical Studies in Media Communication. 34(4), 400-414, doi: 10.1080/15295036.2017.1319070. [SSCI]

9. Zhong, Z.-J., & Zhang, X. (2017). A mediation path to Chinese netizens’ civic engagement: The effects of news usage, civic motivations, online expression and discussion. China: An International Journal, 15(2), 22-43. [SSCI].

8. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Song, H.-Y., & Omori, K.  (2016). Health information seeking in the Web 2.0 age: Trust in social media, uncertainty reduction, and self-disclosure. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 289–294. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.055. [SSCI].

7. Zhang, X. (2015). Voting with dollars: A cross-polity and multilevel analysis of political consumerism. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 39(5), 422-436. doi: 10.1111/ijcs.12181. [SSCI].

6. Lin, F., Chang, T.-K., & Zhang, X. (2014). After the spillover effect: News flows and power relations in Chinese mainstream media. Asian Journal of Communication, 25(3), 235-254. doi: 10.1080/01292986.2014.955859. [SSCI].

5. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2014). Political participation in an unlikely place: How individuals engage in politics through social networking sites in China. International Journal of Communication, 8, 21-42. Link to the Article: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2003/1047. [SSCI].

4. Liu, N. & Zhang, X. (2014). The influence of group communication, government-citizen interaction, and perceived importance of new media on online political discussion. Policy & Internet, 5(4), 444-461. doi: 10.1002/1944-2866.POI348. [Scopus/ProQuest Journal].

3. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., & Lee, F. L. F. (2013). Making the world a distant place? How foreign TV news affects individual cynicism in post-colonial Hong Kong. International Communication Gazette, 75(8), 715-731. doi: 10.1177/1748048513497160. [SSCI].

2. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Jung, J.-Y., & Kim, Y.-C. (2013). From the wired to wireless generation: Investigating teens’ internet use through the mobile phone. Telecommunications Policy, 37(8), 651-661. doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2012.09.008. [SSCI].

1. Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2012). Seeking the “invisible youth”: Examining the Otaku’s online-offline social capital construction in Hong Kong (「隱形少年」現形記:香港御宅族網際網路使用與社會資本建構初探). Mass Communication Research (新聞學研究), 2012(7), 233-270. Link to the Article: http://mcr.nccu.edu.tw/word/1314522013.pdf. [TSSCI Journal, Taiwan].

 

Selected Professional Contributions

5. Zhu, J. J. H., Huang, Y., & Zhang, X. (2018). Dialogue on computational communication research: Origins, theories, methods, and research questions. Communication & Society, 44, 1–24. [祝建華、黃煜、張昕之(2018)。〈對談計算傳播學:起源、理論、方法與研究問題〉。《傳播與社會學刊》,第44 期,頁1–24]. Full text: http://cschinese.com/word/15554202018.pdf


4. Wang, Q., Zhang, X., & Man, Z. (2018). Survey of content production in Hong Kong Media. In Li, R. & Huang, Y. (eds), Hong Kong digital media development report 2018 (pp. 224–247). Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Press. [王祺樂、張昕之、滿子梵(2018)。〈香港媒體內容生產調查〉。 李文、黃煜主編: 《香港媒體數碼發展報告 2018》, 2018年,頁224 – 247。 香港:中華書局。

3. Zhang, X. (2013). Four interpretive frames to make sense of Snowden incident: Government-citizen relation, political expression, international relation, and privacy. Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2013(7), 4-5. Full text: http://rthk.hk/mediadigest/20130715_76_123002.html. [張昕之 (2013)。〈斯諾登事件之四重邏輯:政府-公民關係,政治表達,國際關係,與隱私權利〉。 香港電台《傳媒透視》,2013年第7期,頁4-5]

2. Wang, C., & Zhang, X. (2011). The rising cacophony or dominated opinions? Public discussions about Gaddafi on micro-blog. Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2011(9), 12-13. Full text: http://rthk.hk/mediadigest/20110915_76_122789.html. [王成軍,張昕之 (2011)。〈「眾說紛紜」抑或「一言九鼎」〉。 香港電台《傳媒透視》,2011年第9期,頁12-13]

1. Zhang, X. (2010). A review on the media’s performance during Manila hostage incident. Media Digest [Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong], 2010(9), 3-4. Full text: http://www.rthk.org.hk/mediadigest/20100914_76_122652.html. [張昕之 (2010)。〈媒體、挾持者、政府 ─ 「8•23」菲律賓人質事件反思〉。 香港電台《傳媒透視》,2010年第9期,頁3-4] Note: After the publication of this contribution, this article was featured and cited extensively in a popular deliberation radio program of Radio-1, Radio Television Hong Kong, the Millennium, on September 21, 2010.

 

Selected Peer-reviewed Major International Conference Presentations (since 2012)

22. Zhang, X. (2019). Data, coders, and designers in the newsrooms: The adoption of data-driven journalism in Hong Kong’s local news organizations. Paper to be presented at the 69th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Washington DC, USA, 24 – 28 May 2019.

21. Ho, J. C. F. & Zhang, X. (2019). Marketing virtual reality games with text: A text mining analysis of game descriptions on Steam. Paper to be presented at the 69th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Washington DC, USA, 24 – 28 May 2019.

20. Zhang, X., Zhang, L., Zhang, M., Liu, Y., He, W., & Zhou, W. (2018). Monkey King, Naruto, and Mickey Mouse: Mapping the co-consumption network of animation protagonists in mainland China. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, The Czech Republic, 24 – 29 May, 2018.

19. Zhang, X. (2017). Exploring the country co-occurrence network in the Twittersphere at an international economic event. Paper to be presented at the 6th China National Social Media Processing Conference (SMP 2017), Beijing, China, 14 – 17 September, 2017.

18. Zhang, X. (2017) Visualization, technologies, or the public? – A text mining analysis of the articulation of data-driven journalism in the Twittersphere. Paper to be presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, 25 – 29 May, 2017.

17. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2017). Extending the Gamson hypothesis on social media use and elite-challenging political participation: A cross-polity study. Paper to be presented at the 67th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, USA, 25 – 29 May, 2017.

16. Zhang, X. (2016). The impact of freedom restoration, message frames, and language variety on psychological reactance. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.

15. Cui, L., & Zhang, X.  (2016). What happened to those tomboys several years later?: Empowerment from Super Girls’ Voice for girls in mainland China (2007-2015). Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.

14. Lin, W.-Y., Cao, B., & Zhang, X. (2016). To speak or not to speak: Predicting college students’ outspokenness in the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 9-13 June, 2016.

13. Zhang, X. & Zhong, Z.-J. (2015). Mapping the boundary of media effects on environmental concerns: Evidence from 37 societies. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.

12. Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2015). From spectators to participants: A study of affective intelligence, media uses, and political participation in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.

11. Wang, C.J., Chen, H.X., & Zhang, X. (2015) The landscape of information diffusion on Sina Weibo: Investigating the rich-club effect. Paper presented at the 65th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May 2015.

10. Lin, W.-Y. & Zhang, X. (2014). How young adults engage in online health information discussion and sharing: Examining the role of trust in Health 2.0.  Paper presented at the Annual Convention of Chinese Communication Society (CCS). Taipei, Taiwan, 24-26 June, 2014.

9. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2014). The cynics in action: Social networking sites use, political attitudes, and political participation in mainland China and Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014.

8. Zhang, X. & Lin, W.-Y. (2014). Bowling alone or together? Social media uses, organizational membership, and political actions. Paper presented at ICA 2014 Pre-conference: New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Values, Digital Politics, and Civic Well-Being, Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014.

7. Zhong, Z.-J. & Zhang, X. (2014). Media and psychological predictors of civic engagement: Uses of news, motivation, political efficacy, and relative deprivation. Paper presented at the 64th Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Seattle, Washington, the U.S., May 2014.

6. Zhang, X. & Zhang, F. (2013). Powered by Democracy? – A multilevel model of media uses and political participation across Asian countries. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), D.C., the U.S., Aug 8 – 11, 2013. [McCombs Shaw Award for Best Student Paper in Political Communication, AEJMC, 2013]

5. Zhang, X. & Zhang, W. (2013). The willingness to fight for the People’s Republic of China? The individual determinants of political support in the post-colonial Hong Kong. Paper accepted to be presented at the 99th Annual Conference of National Communication Association (NCA), 21 – 24 Nov, 2013.

4. Zhang, X. (2013). The myth of “voting with dollars”: A cross-polity and multilevel analysis of political consumerism. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). London, England, June 17-21, 2013.

3. Lin, W.-Y., Zhang, X., Lee, F. L. F. (2013). Making the world a distant place? How foreign TV news affects individual cynicism in post-colonial Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). London, England, June 17-21, 2013.

2. Liu, N. & Zhang, X. (2012). Talking as communicators: Effects of group communication, government-citizen interaction, and perceived media importance on online political discussion. Paper presented at the 100th Annual Convention of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Chicago, United States, Aug 9-12, 2012.

1. Lin, F. & Zhang, X. (2012). Contextualizing inter-media influence: Diffusion of online news about three collective actions in china. Paper presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of International Communication Association (ICA). Phoenix, Arizona, United States, May 24-28, 2012.

 

研究項目

3. 2019 – 2021. Principal Investigator (PI), General Research Fund (GRF), the Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong SAR. The Making and Unmaking of the Public Sphere: Outcomes of Political Disagreement, Expression Avoidance, and a Filtered Information Repertoire. [445,520 HKD] (on-going)

2. 2018 – 2019. Principal Investigator (PI). Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University. Codes and Coders in the Newsrooms: New Technology Adoption and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Hong Kong’s Local News Organizations. [44,100 HKD] (completed)

1. 2017 – 2018. Principal Investigator (PI), Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University. Effects of Freedom Restoration, Language Variety, and Issue Type on Psychological Reactance: An Experimental Study of Health Promotion Messages in Hong Kong. [49,752 HKD] (completed).

 

專業服務

Sep 2019 – Present. Programme Director, MSc in AI and Digital Media, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Sep 2018 – Aug 2019. Programme Director, The Concentration of “Data and Media Communication,” Department of Journalism & Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University.

May 2017 – Aug 2018. Associate Programme Director and Programme Planning Committee, The Concentration of “Data and Media Communication,” Department of Journalism & Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University.

2017 – Present. Committee Member. The Committee on the Use of Human & Animal Subjects in Teaching and Research (HASC), Hong Kong Baptist University.

2017 – Present. Committee Member. The E-learning Committee. Centre of Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL), Hong Kong Baptist University.

Jan 2017. Selection Panel Member. Commercial Radio 50th Anniversary Scholarship, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University.

Aug 2015 – Mar 2016. Member. Program Planning Committee, BA (Hons) in Bilingual Studies, School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Jun 2015 – Aug 2016. Subject Leader. School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Jan 2015 – Aug 2016. Co-convener. The Academic Discipline of Humanities, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Aug 2010 – Aug 2011, Member. The Graduate Study Committee (Student Representative), College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Served as research article reviewer for the following journals:
American Journal of Political Science (SSCI);
International Journal of Public Opinion Research (SSCI);
Political Communication (SSCI);
New Media & Society (SSCI);
International Political Science Review (SSCI);
Youth & Society (SSCI);
International Journal of Communication (SSCI)
Information, Communication, and Society (SSCI);
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly (SSCI);
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (SSCI);
Telematics and Informatics (SSCI);
Chinese Journal of Communication (SSCI);
International Communication Gazette (SSCI)

 

ADVICE TO STUDENTS

“Be joyful in hope, patient in trouble, and persistent in prayer” (Romans 12:12).