Guest Lecture in SMC: Fei SHEN
Problem Consciousness in Journalism and Communication Studies: Mechanism and Explanation
Dr Chris Fei SHEN 沈菲
Associate Professor in Department of Media and Communication,
City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Fei Shen ('Chris') is a keen observer of the social and political impacts of new media technologies. His empirical work examines how people make use of new media technologies in different settings and how the internet helps reshape people's behavior and redistribute power in societies, in particular, in authoritarian regimes. He wrote extensively on the topic of the internet and China: online political discussions, opinion climate in the cyberspace, the Great Firewall, censorship patterns of news portal sites, circumvention tools use, and ordinary citizen running social media campaigns for local congress elections, etc. He has published articles in such journals as Communication Theory, Journal of Communication, Communication Research, the International Journal of Press/Politics, and International Journal of Public Opinion Research.
Dr. Shen won the Google Faculty Research Award in 2014 and was a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University during 2015-2016. He is currently the associate editor of 'Communication Methods and Measures' - a methodology journal in the field of media and communication. For more information about the journal, see: www.tandfonline.com/loi/hcms20