Prof Zhu Keynoted at Largest Communication Conference in China

22 Aug 2017 (Tue)

Prof Zhu Keynoted at Largest Communication Conference in China
 
At the opening session of the 2017 annual conference of Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Mass Communication (CAHJC 2017) on Aug 18, Prof Jonathan Zhu delivered a keynote speech to 1,000-strong attendants on theoretical contributions that computational methods have made to communication research.  “Computational communication research provides large-scale and verifiable behavioral evidence to two core theories of communication – the nature of audience and the size of media effects – which have been debated for more than half a century,” noted Prof Zhu, who is Chair Professor of Computational Social Science and Director of Centre for Communication Research at City University of Hong Kong. 


CAHJC is the parental organization of a dozen journalism/communication associations in the mainland ranging from journalism practice to new media research.  Held on Aug 18-19 in Zhengzhou, CAHJC 2017 was the first time when all of the associations came together to hold their annual conferences under the same roof.  With more than 1,000 scholars and students from the mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, the U. S., and elsewhere, the conference set the record in the discipline in mainland China.  Department of Media and Communication at City University had a visible presence at the event.