China media masterclass and panel 7 September

The Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network has organised two events during the British Association for Chinese Studies conference at the University of Glasgow from 7-9 September 2017.

Chinese media masterclass with Professor Daniela Stockmann
University of Glasgow, room tbc
7 September 2017, 10.00-12.00

In this masterclass, Professor Stockmann will provide advice on conducting research on the Chinese media, including research design, data, methods and relevant software. The masterclass is aimed at early career researchers, particularly PhD students who are doing research on the Chinese media. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions, including discussing issues related to their own research. There will a maximum of 10 participants.

Daniela Stockmann is Professor of Digital Politics and Media at the Hertie School. Her current research focuses on trends towards digitalisation of societies across the globe and their challenges for policymakers and citizens. Her most recent research project, funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council, explores the impact of social media on citizen participation.

Her book, Media Commercialization and Authoritarian Rule in China (Cambridge University Press, 2013), received the 2015 Goldsmith Book Prize awarded by the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy. The book explores the effects of media marketisation on the production of news and media credibility among audiences. To study the consequences of media marketisation in China, she used diverse research methods to capture the degree of media marketisation, the production of news, and media credibility. These included a focused study of newspapers in Beijing and Chongqing based on open-ended interviews with media practitioners and content analysis, which uncovered patterns of political control over newspaper content.

If you are interested in taking part in the masterclass, please contact Paul Gardner at Glasgow University, with details about your research.


Panel on ‘China’s traditional and social media: Changing Media, Changing China?’
Room 355, Main Building, University of Glasgow,
7 September 2017, 13.30-15.00

In the afternoon, Professor Stockmann will chair a panel discussion on developments in traditional Chinese media and social media. The panel has been organised by the Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network, as part of the British Association for Chinese Studies conference in Glasgow. The speakers will be:

Vincent Weifeng Ni who is a journalist at the BBC and previously a foreign correspondent for Caixin, where he spearheaded the publication’s coverage of the Arab Spring
Xin Xin who is Reader in International Media at the University of Westminster. She is the author of How the Market is Changing China’s News: The Case Xinhua News Agency and she worked at Xinhua earlier in her career
Dr Jonathan Sullivan, the Director of the China Policy Institute at Nottingham University and his expertise includes the Chinese Internet and media

All welcome.

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