Dr Joyce Nip

Senior Lecturer

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2432
Fax +61 2 9351 5444

Biographical details

Joyce joined the University of Sydney in 2010 and is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications as well as Department of Chinese Studies. Before coming to Sydney, she has had more than 20 years of experience in journalism teaching, research and practice as assistant professor and journalist (in television, radio, newspapers and magazine) mainly in Hong Kong. In 2013-4, Joyce was visiting associate professor at the University of Hong Kong, collaborating on research on China’s social media. In 2004-5, she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park, US, researching on public journalism.

Research interests

Joyce’s research focuses on media in Chinese societies, particularly the political and social implications of the Internet and social media. Her interest is in journalism studies, civic uses of media, and community and ethnic media.

Joyce has been a judge for a number or journalism awards for over 20 years, including the Awards for Editorial Excellence organized by the Society of Publishers in Asia, the Human Rights Press Awards, the Consumer Rights Reporting Awards in Hong Kong, and the Web Citizen Awards of Hong Kong.

Teaching and supervision

Consultation times:
Tuesdays 3 - 5pm

Undergraduate teaching:
Communication and social change in China
Understanding news about China

Postgraduate teaching:
Chinese media studies in global contexts

Current research students:

  • Zhi Qiao. Identity formation of Chinese Weibo intellectuals, MPhil (research supervisor).
  • Liang Xia. A Study of translation practices of References News (Cankao Xiaoxi) in China, PhD (auxiliary supervisor with Dr Wei Wang).
  • Weiwei Xu. News distribution and social media in China, PhD (auxiliary supervisor with Dr Tim Dwyer and Professor Gerard Goggin).

Current projects

  • Public opinion on China’s Sina Weibo
  • Government information dissemination in post-handover Hong Kong

Associations

  • Editorial board member, Journalism Practice
  • Editorial board member, Digital Journalism

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Nip, J., Wong, L., Mak, Y. (2011). Xin Wen Yu Bao Dao Tong Tong Shi (Liberal Studies on News and Reporting). Hong Kong: Ming chuang Press.

Book Chapters

  • Nip, J. (2010). Routinization of Charisma: The Institutionalization of Public Journalism Online. In Jack Rosenberry, Burton St John III (Eds.), Public Journalism 2.0: The Promise and Reality of a Citizen Engaged Press, (pp. 135-148). New York, United States: Routledge.
  • Nip, J. (2009). Citizen Journalism in China: The Case of the Wenchuan Earthquake. In Stuart Allan, Einar Thorsen (Eds.), Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives, (pp. 95-105). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Nip, J. (2005). Changing connections: The news media, the government and the people in China's SARS epidemic. In Angela Rose Romano, Michael Bromley (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 28-40). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Nip, J. (2004). The Queer Sisters and its electronic bulletin board: a study of the internet for social movement mobilization. In Wim van de Donk, Brian D. Loader, Paul G. Nixon, Dieter Rucht (Eds.), Cyberprotest: New Media, Citizens and Social Movements, (pp. 233-258). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Maras, S., Nip, J. (2015). The Travelling Objectivity Norm. Journalism Studies, 16(3), 326-342. [More Information]
  • Nip, J. (2012). Friends Versus Strangers: Understanding news interactions in Hong Kong. Australian Journal of Communication, 39(3), 117-134.
  • Nip, J. (2011). A Meta-review of Chinese Media Studies, 1998-2008. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 138, 112-127.
  • Nip, J. (2008). The Last Days of Civic Journalism: The case of the Savannah Morning News. Journalism Practice, 2(2), 179-196. [More Information]
  • Nip, J. (2006). Exploring the Second Phase of Public Journalism. Journalism Studies, 7(2), 212-236.
  • Nip, J. (2004). The Queer Sisters and its Electronic Bulletin Board: A study of the Internet for social movement mobilization. Information, Communication and Society, 7(1), 23-49.
  • Nip, J. (2004). The Relationship between Online and Offline Communities: The Case of the Queer Sisters. Media Culture and Society, 26(3), 409-428.

Conferences

  • Nip, J. (2002). Technology and Contingent Conditions in Community Formation on the Internet. 3rd Annual Media Ecology Association Convention MEA 2002, United States: Media Ecology Association.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Nip, J. (2012). Weibo and Tencent Suspensions Show Government Still in Control of Social Media in China. The Conversation.
  • Nip, J. (2006). Venturing into the Future of News [Chinese]. Media Digest.
  • Nip, J. (2005). People's Voices in the Mainstream: The Practice of Public Journalism [Chinese]. Media Digest.

Other

  • Nip, J., Qiu, Z. (2012), A Meta-Review of Chinese Media Studies: 1998-2008 [Chinese Translation]: China Media Report.
  • Nip, J. (2010), 'Remembering Tibet' [Chinese] in So. Y.K. et al. (Eds.), Stories Behind the News, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions (pp. 377-380). Hong Kong: Cosmos Books.
  • Nip, J. (2010), Thick Congee, a Translation of Wang Meng's 'Jianying de Xizhou', reprinted as 'Hard Porridge', 8 November 2010 iPad edition: The New Yorker.

Research Reports

  • Nip, J. (2006). Projecting a Future for RTHK, (pp. 12 - 17). Hong Kong (SAR of China): Hong Kong Journalists Association.

2015

  • Maras, S., Nip, J. (2015). The Travelling Objectivity Norm. Journalism Studies, 16(3), 326-342. [More Information]

2012

  • Nip, J., Qiu, Z. (2012), A Meta-Review of Chinese Media Studies: 1998-2008 [Chinese Translation]: China Media Report.
  • Nip, J. (2012). Friends Versus Strangers: Understanding news interactions in Hong Kong. Australian Journal of Communication, 39(3), 117-134.
  • Nip, J. (2012). Weibo and Tencent Suspensions Show Government Still in Control of Social Media in China. The Conversation.

2011

  • Nip, J. (2011). A Meta-review of Chinese Media Studies, 1998-2008. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 138, 112-127.
  • Nip, J., Wong, L., Mak, Y. (2011). Xin Wen Yu Bao Dao Tong Tong Shi (Liberal Studies on News and Reporting). Hong Kong: Ming chuang Press.

2010

  • Nip, J. (2010), 'Remembering Tibet' [Chinese] in So. Y.K. et al. (Eds.), Stories Behind the News, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions (pp. 377-380). Hong Kong: Cosmos Books.
  • Nip, J. (2010). Routinization of Charisma: The Institutionalization of Public Journalism Online. In Jack Rosenberry, Burton St John III (Eds.), Public Journalism 2.0: The Promise and Reality of a Citizen Engaged Press, (pp. 135-148). New York, United States: Routledge.
  • Nip, J. (2010), Thick Congee, a Translation of Wang Meng's 'Jianying de Xizhou', reprinted as 'Hard Porridge', 8 November 2010 iPad edition: The New Yorker.

2009

  • Nip, J. (2009). Citizen Journalism in China: The Case of the Wenchuan Earthquake. In Stuart Allan, Einar Thorsen (Eds.), Citizen Journalism: Global Perspectives, (pp. 95-105). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

2008

  • Nip, J. (2008). The Last Days of Civic Journalism: The case of the Savannah Morning News. Journalism Practice, 2(2), 179-196. [More Information]

2006

  • Nip, J. (2006). Exploring the Second Phase of Public Journalism. Journalism Studies, 7(2), 212-236.
  • Nip, J. (2006). Projecting a Future for RTHK, (pp. 12 - 17). Hong Kong (SAR of China): Hong Kong Journalists Association.
  • Nip, J. (2006). Venturing into the Future of News [Chinese]. Media Digest.

2005

  • Nip, J. (2005). Changing connections: The news media, the government and the people in China's SARS epidemic. In Angela Rose Romano, Michael Bromley (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 28-40). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Nip, J. (2005). People's Voices in the Mainstream: The Practice of Public Journalism [Chinese]. Media Digest.

2004

  • Nip, J. (2004). The Queer Sisters and its Electronic Bulletin Board: A study of the Internet for social movement mobilization. Information, Communication and Society, 7(1), 23-49.
  • Nip, J. (2004). The Queer Sisters and its electronic bulletin board: a study of the internet for social movement mobilization. In Wim van de Donk, Brian D. Loader, Paul G. Nixon, Dieter Rucht (Eds.), Cyberprotest: New Media, Citizens and Social Movements, (pp. 233-258). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Nip, J. (2004). The Relationship between Online and Offline Communities: The Case of the Queer Sisters. Media Culture and Society, 26(3), 409-428.

2002

  • Nip, J. (2002). Technology and Contingent Conditions in Community Formation on the Internet. 3rd Annual Media Ecology Association Convention MEA 2002, United States: Media Ecology Association.

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