Associate Professor

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. (Communications, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
MA (Communication Policy, University of Westminster, U.K.)
BA (Journalism, Fudan University, China)

Editorial Board Membership

  • Digital Journalism (SSCI)
  • Journalism Studies (SSCI)
  • Media, Culture and Society (SSCI)
  • Feminist Media Studies (SSCI)

Current Research

The impact of digitalization on media and journalism
Women and news media

Research Publications


Wang, H. (2016). The Transformation of Investigative Journalists in China: From Journalism to Activism. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Selected Journal Articles

  • Wang, H. (2021) Generational change in Chinese journalism: Developing. Mannheim’s theory of generations for contemporary social conditions. Journal of Communication, Vol.71(2): 104-128.
  • Wang, H. (2021) Transformation or continuation? Comparing journalism in digital and legacy media in China. Journalism Practice (in press).
  • Márquez-Ramírez,M., Mellado,C., Humanes,M.L., Amado,A., Beck,D., Davydov,S., Mick, J., Mothes, C., Olivera, D., Panagiotu, N., Roses, S., Silke, H., Sparks, C., Stepińska, A., Szabó, G., Tandoc, E., & Wang, H. (2020) Detached or Interventionist? Comparing the Performance of Watchdog Journalism in Transitional, Advanced and Non-democratic Countries. The International Journal of Press/Politics, Vol. 25(1) 53–75.
  • Wang, H. (2020). The changes and non-changes of digital news: Comparing news in mobile APPs and printed papers in 10 Provincial press titles數字新聞創新的變與不變——基於十家省報客戶端新聞與紙媒報道的對比分析, Journalism Review新聞記者, (9):102-112.
  • Wang, H. & Liu, X. (2020). De-professionalization of news in the digital era: Content analysis of newspaper news in China in 2018 and 2012數字化環境下的新聞「去專業化」研究:基於2018與2012年我國報紙新聞的比較內容分析, Journalism Research新聞大學, (7):79-93.
  • Wang, H. & Sparks, C. (2019). Chinese newspaper groups in the digital era: the resurgence of the party press. Journal of Communication, Vol.69 (1):94-119.
  • Wang, H. & Sparks, C. (2019). Marketing Credibility: Chinese newspapers’ responses to revenue losses from falling circulation and advertising decline. Journalism Studies, Vol. 20(9):1301-1318.
  • Wang, H. (2019). Accelerated journalism: the changing temporality of news work and its influence on journalists in the digital era加速的新聞:數字化環境下新聞工作的時間性變化及影響, Journalism and Communication新聞與傳播研究,(10):37-56.
  • Wang, H., Sparks, C., & Huang, Y. (2018) Popular Journalism in China: A study of China Youth Daily. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Vol. 19(9-10):1203–1219.
  • Wang, H., Sparks, C., & Huang, Y. (2018) Measuring differences in the Chinese press: A study of People’s Daily and Southern Metropolitan Daily. Global Media and China, Vol. 3(3) 125–140.
  • Wang, H., Sparks, C., & Huang, Y. (2018). Media Credibility as a Marketing Tool: How the mainland Chinese press copes with technological challenges and economic crisis作為市場工具的傳媒公信力:新媒體技術衝擊與經濟下滑雙重壓力下中國紙媒的正當性困境. Communication and Society傳播與社會學刊(香港), (43):123-154.
  • Wang, H. & Fan, J. (2018). The changing temporalities of journalism: Production, content and consumption新聞的時間性變遷:生產,文本與消費. Journalism Review新聞記者, (10):70-76.
  • Yin, L. & Wang, H. (2018). Undefended boundaries: the changing professional discourse of journalists’ interpretive community in China失守的邊界—對我國記者詮釋社群話語變遷的分析. Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication國際新聞界, (8):6-24.
  • Wang, H., Sparks, C., Lu, N., & Huang, Y. (2017). Differences within the mainland Chinese press: a quantitative analysis. Asian Journal of Communication, 27(2):154-171.
  • Mellado, C., Hellmueller L., Márquez-Ramírez, M., Humanes, M.L., Sparks, C., Stepinska, A., Pasti, S., Schielicke, A. M., Tandoc, E., & Wang, H. (2017). The Hybridization of Journalistic Cultures: A Comparative Study of Journalistic Role Performance. Journal of Communication, Vol. 67(6), pp.944-967.
  • Wang, H., Sparks, C., Huang, Y. & Lu, N. (2017). A content analysis of the news reporting models in Chinese Press中國傳統媒體新聞報道模式分析. Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication國際新聞界, 39 (6):105-123.
  • Wang, H. (2016). “Naked Swimmers”: Chinese women journalists’ experience of media commercialization. Media, Culture & Society, 38(4) 489–505.
  • Wang, H. (2016). Intellectual-run-newspapers Versus Statesman-run-newspapers: Wrestling between two journalistic paradigms in pre-reform China, 1949–1978. Journalism Practice, Vol.10(5): 663-679.
  • Sparks, C., Wang, H., Huang, Y., Zhao, Y., Lu, N. & Wang, D. (2016). The impact of digital media on newspapers: Comparing responses in China and the United States. Global Media and China, 1(3) 186–207.
    Lee, F., Wang, H. & Zhang, F. (2016). Are Foreign Publics Interested in News about China? Analysis of a Cross-National Survey. China: An International Journal, 14 (4):1-21.
  • Wang, H. (2016). The Gendered Myth of Women Investigative Journalists: From the Perspective of Construction of Social Stereotypes女性調查報道記者的性別迷思:社會刻板印象建構的視角. Journalism Research新聞大學, (4):19-24.
  • Wang, H. & Fang, R. (2016). The role and strategy of media diplomacy in the Snowden event: An empirical research based on four newspapers in China我國媒體的外交角色與外交策略—以斯諾登事件相關報道為例. Modern Communication現代傳播, (5): 51-58.
  • Wang, H. (2015). Journalists as Alternative Interpretive Community: An Ethnographic Study of an Extra-organizational Journalist Space in China記者的另類詮釋社群:對一個組織外新聞空間的民族志研究, Communication, Culture & Politics傳播文化與政治 (台灣), (2): 1-26.
  • Wang, H. (2015). Globalization, Localization and Investigative Journalism Studies in China: An Analysis of the Research Articles in Four Academic Journals 全球化,在地化與中國調查報道研究:基於四本專業學術期刊論文的分析. Journalism Review新聞記者, (4): 79-85.
  • Wang, H. & Lee, F. (2014). Research on Chinese Investigative Journalism, 1978–2013: A Critical Review. The China Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Greater China, 14(2): 215–250.
  • Wang H., Lee, F.& Wang, B. (2013). Foreign News as a Marketable Power Display: Foreign Disasters Reporting by the Chinese Local Media. International Journal of Communication, 7: 884-902.
  • Wang, B., Lee, F., & Wang, H. (2013). Technological Practices, News Production Processes, and Journalistic Witnessing: Hong Kong Journalists in the 2011 Japan Earthquake. Journalism Studies, 14 (4): 491-506.
  • So, C., Wang, H., Lu, C., Mao, Z., Ou, J., Cheng, X., Huang, P., Zhang, J., Dong, Z., Zhao, M., Zheng, P., Deng, H., & Tan, L. (2013). The field of Chinese Communication: Who Writes What and Cites Whom中華傳播學術界的現況:誰做什麼和引用誰. Communication and Society傳播與社會學刊(香港), (23):31-80.
  • Wang, H. (2012). Autonomy and Heteronomy: Three Zones in the Chinese Journalistic Field自治與他治:中國新聞場域的三個空間. Chinese Journal of Journalism and Communication 國際新聞界, (5): 14-20.
  • Wang, H. (2012). Media Commercialization and “Journalism Feminization”: Career Opportunities of Chinese Women Journalists對媒體商業化環境下「新聞業女性化」的質疑—探究女性新聞工作者追求性別平等的障礙. Journalism Review新聞記者, (12): 26-33.
  • Wang, H. (2010). How Big is the Cage—An Examination of Local Press Autonomy in China. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, Vol. 7(1): 56-72.
  • Yin, L. & Wang, H. (2010) People’s Myth: A Discourse Analysis of Wenchuan Earthquake in China Daily. Discourse and Communication, Vol. 4(4): 383-398.


  • Wang, H. (2010). Investigative Journalism and Political Power in China, Oxford: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Book Chapters

  • Wang, H. & Fan, J. (2021). “Investigative journalism in China in the Digital Era”, in de Burgh, H. (ed.) (3rd ed.) Investigative Journalism. London: Routledge.
  • Wang, H. (2019) “Obstacles to Chinese Women Journalists’ Career Advancement”, in Cindy Carter, Linda Steiner and Stuart Allan (eds.) Journalism, Gender and Power. London and New York: Routledge. Pp.279-294.
  • Wang, H. & Fang, R. (2017). “Media Diplomacy and the NSA: Making the Case at Home and Abroad for Chinese National Interests”, in Kunelius, Risto et al. (eds.) Journalism and the NSA Revelations: Privacy, Security, and the Press, London & New York: I B Tauris, pp.126-142.
  • Sparks, C., & Wang, H. (2017). “A General Crisis of the Print Media? Comparing China with U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Sweden, Japan and South Korea紙媒的普遍危機? 中國與美國、英國、法國、德國、瑞典、日本和韓國的比較”, in Zhang, Zhian. (ed.) An Annual Report on Chinese Journalism 2017中國新聞業年度觀察報告2017, Beijing: People’s Daily Press, pp. 31-44.
  • Svensson, M., & Wang, H. (2014). “Gendering Investigative Journalism: Norms and Practices Inside and Outside the Newsroom”, in Svensson, M. et al. (eds.) Chinese Investigative Journalists’ Dreams: Autonomy, Agency, and Voice, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, pp. 91-110.
  • Wang, H. (2011). “What Spaces for Chinese Reporters”, in Lloyd, J. and Winter, J. (eds.) Media, Politics and the Public, Stockholm: Axess Press, pp.209-222.


Introduction of News and Journalism
News Interviewing and Writing
International News Comparison and Analysis
Global Communication
Journalism Theories
Advanced Journalism Research

Contact Details

Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Humanities & Social Sciences Building (E21B), 2045
Tel: 8822 8348
Email: haiyanwang@um.edu.mo