Global Communication Research in the 21st Century 

A Symposium at the Penn Wharton China Center, Beijing, China
Beijing Conference Annenberg School for Communication ASC UPenn
Date: 
16 Jun 2015 - 9:00am to 6:30pm
Location: 
Penn Wharton China Center, Beijing, China
Audience: 
Invitees Only
Type: 
Conference

Over the last decade the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication (ASC) has built strong ties to communication graduate students, scholars, practitioners, and programs in China. Through Fulbright Fellowships, the China Scholarship Council, and our own Center for Global Communication Studies we have been fortunate to have a number of visitors to ASC as well as ASC faculty and student visitors to China. We have also been fortunate to have a growing number of PhD students who are from China and/or interested in its study. These relationships have paid numerous dividends in the form of China-specific, comparative and global scholarship, as well as cross-national institution building. This day-long symposium celebrates these ties by bringing together scholars engaged in global communication research and exploring the future of such research in and about China, the U.S., and the world.

Global Communication Research in the 21st Century runs across three panels and ends with a closing reception. The symposium is being co-directed by Michael Delli Carpini and Guobin Yang. The program runs from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM and includes breakfast, lunch and an evening reception.

Please email your RSVP to pwccbeijing@asc.upenn.edu by June 1, 2015.

9:00AM - 10:00AM
Registration & Breakfast

10:00AM - 10:20AM    
Welcomes & Opening Remarks
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Walter H. Annenberg Dean
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

10:30AM - 12:00PM
Global Perspectives on Social Media and Sociopolitical Engagement
Increasing globalization coupled with the rapid growth in social media and other new forms of information and communication technologies have presented both opportunities and challenges, with governments and citizens struggling to address the impact of these changes on their relationship with each other and the larger world. This panel will focus on current theorizing, research and practices of collective action in the new information environment, as well as opportunities for future collaboration. 

Panelists
•    Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania (CHAIR)
•    Marwan Kraidy, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
•    Isaac Mao, The Social Brain Foundation
•    Lokman Tsui, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
•    Guobin Yang, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
•    Weiyu Zhang, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore
•    Xiaoying Zhang, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University
•    Baohua Zhou, School of Journalism, Fudan University

12:00PM - 1:15PM
Lunch & Informal Conversation​

1:15PM - 2:45PM
Global Perspectives on Journalism in the 21st Century
The practices, people, institutions, mediums and even vocabulary of journalism have been rapidly changing. Are these changes and their implications radically different in different societies? This panel will explore how scholars are thinking about and studying these changes, with a particular focus on China.

Panelists
•    Monroe Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania  (CHAIR)
•    Joseph M. Chan, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
•    Ying Chan, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong
•    Kecheng Fang, Annenberg School for Communication
•    Xin Zhong, School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University
•    Yun Long, The National Centre for Radio & Television Studies, Communication University of China
•    Chris Fei Shen, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong

2:45PM - 3:00PM
Break

3:00PM - 4: 30PM
Future Directions for Communication Studies in China & the U.S.
China has seen a growth in the number of schools of communication, media, and journalism studies in the last decade. With this has come an increased emphasis on research and scholarship. Journalism studies elsewhere in the world have transformed as well, sensitive to new realities such as globalization, economic and democratic development, new media technologies, the use of “big data,” and pervasive surveillance. This panel seeks to consider how the field of communication studies adjusts to these and other substantial changes in the media and communication environment in which it functions.

Panelists
•    Michael X. Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania  (CHAIR)
•    Anthony Y.H. Fung, School of Journalism and Communication, Hong Kong University
•    Marwan Kraidy, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
•    Monroe Price, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania  
•    Fei Wu, School of Media and Intercultural Communication, Zhejiang University
•    Jing Wu, School of Journalism, Peking University 
•    Guoming Yu, School of Journalism and Communication , Renmin University

4:30PM - 4:45PM
Closing Remarks
Michael X. Delli Carpini, Walter H. Annenberg Dean
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

4:45PM - 6:30PM
Closing Reception
 
YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. 
 
Please email your RSVP to pwccbeijing@asc.upenn.edu by June 1, 2015.

Penn-Wharton China Center 
World Financial Center
West Building, 16F; No. 1 East Third
Ring Middle Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China, 100020

 

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Disclaimer: 
This event may be photographed and/or video recorded for archival, educational, and related promotional purposes. We also video stream many of these video recordings through the Annenberg web site. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and/or video recorded and you are waiving any and all claims regarding the use of your image by the Annenberg School for Communication. The Annenberg School for Communication, at its discretion, may provide a copy of the photos/footage upon written request.