Dr Joyce Nip

Senior Lecturer

Member of China Studies Centre

A14 - The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney

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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.
Joyce has been a judge for a number of 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.

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.

Teaching and supervision

Consultation times:
Tuesdays 2-4 pm by appointment

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

Postgraduate teaching:
Chinese media studies in global contexts

Past research students:

  • Liang Xia. A Study of translation practices of References News (Cankao Xiaoxi) in China, PhD (auxiliary supervisor with Dr Wei Wang)
  • Weiwei, Xu. Social Media Networks and the Distribution of News in China, PhD (auxiliary supervisor with Dr Timothy Dwyer, Professor Gerard Goggin)

Current research students

Project title Research student
The Central-local Relationship in China�s Press Control since the 1980s Rose LAN

Current projects

  • Online public opinion in Greater China
  • China’s external news communication

Associations

  • Editorial board member, Journalism Practice
  • Editorial board member, Digital Journalism
  • Member, China Studies Centre, the University of Sydney

Selected grants

2015

  • Online public opinion in Greater China: Similarities, differences, and mutual influences; Nip J; Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

  • Liberal Studies on News and Reporting [Chinese]

    Liberal Studies on News and Reporting [Chinese] (明窗出版社(Crystal Window Books), 2011)

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Books

  • Nip, J., Mak, Y., Wong, L. (2011). Liberal Studies on News and Reporting [Chinese]. Hong Kong: 明窗出版社(Crystal Window Books).

Book Chapters

  • Nip, J. (2019). Dissenting media in post-1997 Hong Kong. In Teresa Wright (Eds.), Handbook of Protest and Resistance in China, (pp. 394-404). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]
  • Nip, J. (2017). Social Media Transforming News: Increasing public accountability in China - within limits. In Bob Franklin, Scott A. Eldridge II (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies, (pp. 511-519). Oxford: Routledge. [More Information]
  • Nip, J. (2012). Changing connections: The news media, the government and the people in China's SARS epidemic. In Michael Bromley and Angela Romano (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 42-54). London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]
  • 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

  • Nip, J., Sun, C. (2018). China's News Media Tweeting, Competing With US Sources. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 13(1), 98-122. [More Information]
  • Nip, J., Fu, K. (2016). Challenging Official Propaganda? Public Opinion Leaders on Sina Weibo. The China Quarterly, 225, 122-144. [More Information]
  • Nip, J., Fu, K. (2016). Networked framing between source posts and their reposts: an analysis of public opinion on China's microblogs. Information, Communication and Society, 19(8), 1127-1149. [More Information]
  • Maras, S., Nip, J. (2015). The Travelling Objectivity Norm: Examining the case of the first Chinese journalism handbook. 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, 138, 112-127. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

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.

2019

  • Nip, J. (2019). Dissenting media in post-1997 Hong Kong. In Teresa Wright (Eds.), Handbook of Protest and Resistance in China, (pp. 394-404). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. [More Information]

2018

  • Nip, J., Sun, C. (2018). China's News Media Tweeting, Competing With US Sources. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 13(1), 98-122. [More Information]

2017

  • Nip, J. (2017). Social Media Transforming News: Increasing public accountability in China - within limits. In Bob Franklin, Scott A. Eldridge II (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies, (pp. 511-519). Oxford: Routledge. [More Information]

2016

  • Nip, J., Fu, K. (2016). Challenging Official Propaganda? Public Opinion Leaders on Sina Weibo. The China Quarterly, 225, 122-144. [More Information]
  • Nip, J., Fu, K. (2016). Networked framing between source posts and their reposts: an analysis of public opinion on China's microblogs. Information, Communication and Society, 19(8), 1127-1149. [More Information]

2015

  • Maras, S., Nip, J. (2015). The Travelling Objectivity Norm: Examining the case of the first Chinese journalism handbook. 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). Changing connections: The news media, the government and the people in China's SARS epidemic. In Michael Bromley and Angela Romano (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 42-54). London: Routledge. [More Information]
  • 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, 138, 112-127. [More Information]
  • Nip, J., Mak, Y., Wong, L. (2011). Liberal Studies on News and Reporting [Chinese]. Hong Kong: 明窗出版社(Crystal Window Books).

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. [More Information]
  • 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. [More Information]

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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