In January 2020, the Department of Communication and Media warmly welcomed Professor Yi-Hui Christine Huang as Chair Professor of Communication and Media. Professor Huang also began service that month as Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Relations Research. The most recent impact factor for the Journal is 2.125; its five-year impact factor is 3.442; and it now ranks 25th out of 88 journals in the communications category – and first in the field of public relations and strategic communication.
Prior to joining the Department, Professor Huang served as Judge and Chief Commentator for the September 28, 2019, finals of the National Public Relations Case Award in mainland China. More than 1,400 teams participated in the competition, which was sponsored by the Chinese International Public Relations Association.