Two Meetings and a Funeral by Turner Prize finalist Naeem Mohaiemen will be screened in the gallery of our CVA Building from Thursday 25 to Monday 29 November. > MORE

Welcome to the research events portal of the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University. Here is where you will find information about upcoming and recent talks, seminars and other public events related to journalism, communication studies, and film, organised by our departments and centres, and/or featuring our researchers. To find out more about our work, please visit our main Research site.

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On Friday 28 January, Weiyu Zhang (Associate Professor, National University of Singapore) discusses the concepts, theories and general history of civic tech research, and introduces three cases of civic tech development in Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. .> MORE

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On Monday 29 November, Xinzhi Zhang (Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University) shares his research project which explores the possibility of establishing constructive and deliberative public communication among different social groups from a socio-psychological perspective.> MORE

On Friday 26 November, Colin Sparks (Emeritus Chair Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University) discusses various ways of undertaking comparative studies and review the strengths and weaknesses of some of the most impressive contemporary examples. > MORE

On Friday 26 November, Keonyoung Park (Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University) examines the way corporate social advocacy (CSA) generates brand loyalty. She will introduce two studies focusing on different mediators (i.e., social media community engagement, CSR scepticism) on the relationship between CSA and brand loyalty. > MORE

Noshir Contractor (Northwestern University) presented empirical examples ranging from corporate enterprises to simulated long duration space exploration to demonstrate how we can leverage people analytics–and in particular relational analytics—to mine “digital exhaust”—data created by individuals every day in their digital transactions. > MORE

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Cold War, the half-century of US-Soviet superpower rivalry that left few societies untouched. Our conference will interrogate dominant frames of Cold War thinking, examining how these frames are constructed, circulated, mobilised and contested through media and culture. > MORE

Elina R. Tachkova (Department of Communication Studies) discussed about crises that emerge when organizations violate stakeholder expectations and place both stakeholders and the organization at risk of harm. Most crises are more regular than extreme in nature, but organizations often are entangled in extreme crises. > MORE

Shuhua Zhou (Missouri School of Journalism) examines the affordances provided by print newspapers and digital news sites based on the perspectives of Gibson’s ecological psychology and his conceptualizations of affordances. > MORE

Colin Sparks calls for a reflexive approach to making theoretical choices. He reviews the supposed opposition between social scientific and humanities inspired research; between administrative and critical research; and the claims of different methodological approaches to data and evidence. > MORE

Damian Tambini discusses his new book, Media Freedom. This lecture on 15 October looks at the history and emergence of two key theories of media freedom, focusing on the US and the UK, and argues that media freedom should be a core value that shapes media systems but that it needs to be fundamentally redefined. > MORE

On Friday 29 October, Kenny K. K. Ng (Academy of Film) discussed his latest book, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: Hong Kong Cinema with Sino-link in Politics, Art, and Tradition. After 1949, Hong Kong Cinema became an ideological battleground. This talk highlighted controversial cases involving Hollywood, British, and Chinese-language film productions. > MORE

As the deluge of disinformation becomes a tsunami—creating real societal problems and stoking divisions—how do we combat it? Should government pass laws to regulate so-called “fake news”? This symposium on 7 July 2021 was organized by the HKU journalism centre in collaboration with CUHK and HKBU. > VIEW

In her book talk on Thursday 17 June, 7pm, Dorothy Lau introduced her new monograph, Reorienting Chinese Stars in Global Polyphonic Networks: Voice, Ethnicity, Power, offering an exposition of the methodological shift from the visual-based to aural-based vectors of studying Chinese stars and reimagining Chineseness. > MORE

June 30 marks the first anniversary of Hong Kong’s new national security law. A roundtable of academic experts attempts to make sense of the tectonic shifts in Hong Kong’s media environment, placing the tumultuous events of recent months in a broader political and global context, and contemplating how journalists and their publics might adapt to — and shape — the emerging media and communication terrain. > MORE