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The Centre for Communication Research was founded in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science at the City University of Hong Kong in 2005 ( The center was initially funded by the University, supplemented with external grants from such sources as the Research Grants Committee of Hong Kong, Google, and the Taipei City Government. The core members include all research faculty members of the Department of Media and Communication, a strong international team of scholars who have continuously been receiving grants from various funding sources. With different professional and academic backgrounds, all core members are at the forefront of research and publication in International Communication, Media Effects, New Media, Communication for Social Change, and Political Economy of the Media. Closely affiliated with the Department of Media and Communication, the Centre has collaborated with a wide network of interdisciplinary scholars from around the world. ( more...)

Research Highlight

Internationalizing "International Communication"

Chin-Chuan Lee, editor

A critical intervention in international communications, in which an array of eminent scholars challenge the Western-dominated conceptions of the field.
International communication as a field of inquiry is, in fact, not very “internationalized.” Rather, it has...

Emerging Media: Use and Dynamics

Xigen Li

In the digital age, new media emerge regularly. Communication patterns change along with the rising media channels, innovative ways of information delivery and exchange, and opportunities of online involvement and social interaction. When media change at a fast pace, questions concerning media use, the factors shaping...

What's New?

PhD student Barui K Waruwu publishes on New Media & Society
24 Jun 2020 (Wed)
It is widely known that fake news is dangerous and social media can be hotbeds of disinformation. But why is it so difficult to eradicate fake news even when people know how to identify it? This question motivated...
COM launched a live streaming workshop for BA students
19 Jun 2020 (Fri)
The Department of Media and Communication hosted a live video streaming workshop for the BA students on June 18, 2020. The workshop was taught by Dr. Joe He who pioneered in the transition from live broadcasting to liv...
News Briefing for JUPAS Consultation Session on May 29, 2020
29 May 2020 (Fri)
The last JUPAS consultation session was successfully held today, concluding a series of five online sessions offered by the Department of Media and Communication for the JUPAS Consultation Week (May 25 - May 29). ...
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