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Department of Media and Communication Center for Communication Research

Sai WANG 王赛

B.A. (East Tennessee State University), M.A. (The University of Texas at Austin)

Ph.D. Student

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Office: M5013
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Email: saiwang3-c@my.cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • Computer-mediated Communication
  • Media psychology
  • Public opinion
  • Consumer behavior

Education

  • Ph.D., Media and Communication, Sep 2017-Present
    Department of Media and Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Social Science
    City University of Hong Kong
  • M.A. in Advertising (with Thesis), May 2014
    Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations, Moody College of Communication
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. in Mass Communication (Hons), May 2012
    College of Arts & Sciences
    East Tennessee State University

Publications

  • Wang, S. (online first). The influence of anonymity and incivility on perceptions of user comments on news websites. Mass Communication and Society.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2020.1784950 [SSCI]
  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J. (online first). Restrictive and corrective responses to uncivil comments on news websites: The influence of presumed influence. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 64(2), 173-192. https://doi.org/10.1080/08838151.2020.1757368 [SSCI]
  • Wang, S. (online first). Standing up or standing by: Bystander intervention in cyberbullying on social media. New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820902541 [SSCI]
  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J. (2020). Consumer response to negative celebrity publicity: The effects of moral reasoning strategies and fan identification. Journal of Product & Brand Management, 29(1), 114-123. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPBM-10-2018-2064 [SSCI]
  • Wang, S., Cunningham, N. R., & Eastin, M. S. (2015). The impact of eWOM message characteristics on the perceived effectiveness of online consumer reviews, Journal of Interactive Advertising, 15(2), 151-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/15252019.2015.1091755

Selected conference papers

  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J. (2020, May). The influence of presumed influence on user responses to online incivility. Paper to be presented at the 70th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Wang, S. (2020, May). Bystander intervention in cyberbullying on social media. Paper to be presented at the 70th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Wang, S. (2020, May). The roles of anonymity and incivility in perceptions of user comments. Paper to be presented at the 70th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Chu, T. H., Su, Y. Z., Fan, F., Wang, S., & Yeo, T. E. (2019, July). Give boys a shot: Examining Reddit discussions on male HPV vaccination using machine learning. Poster presented at the 2019 International Conference on Social Media and Society (SMSociety), Toronto, Canada.
  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J. (2019, May). How consumers process celebrity transgressions: From a moral reasoning perspective. Paper presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J. (2019, May). How do bystanders cope with cyberbullying? An examination of factors promoting bystanders’ intervening behaviors. Paper presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA), Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Wang, S., Cunningham, N. R., & Eastin, M. S. (2015, August). The Effect of Online Consumer Reviews on Attitude and Purchase Intention - The Role of Message and Source Characteristics, The 2015 American Marketing Association (AMA) Summer Marketing Educators’ Conference, Chicago, IL, USA.

Honors and Awards

  • Top Paper Award, 11th Postgraduate Symposium of the Chinese Journalism and Communication Consortium, Fudan University, Shanghai, 2019.
  • Top Paper Award, 10th Postgraduate Symposium of the Chinese Journalism and Communication Consortium, Communication University of China, Beijing, 2018.
  • 2017-2019, Outstanding Academic Performance Award, City University of Hong Kong
  • 2017-2020, University Grants Council (UGC) Scholarship, Hong Kong
  • 2010-2012, Certificate of Distinction, East Tennessee State University