The first Online Media and Global Communication Master Class was held at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) from July 3 to July 9, 2023. The Master Class was organized by the English journal Online Media and Global Communication (OMGC) and the School of Journalism and Communication, SISU. Scholars and experts from countries such as the United States, Austria, Germany, the Philippines, and editors-in-chief of international journals, discussed cutting-edge topics on global communication and international publishing with more than 20 young scholars and students from all over China.
The Master Class aimed to provide an exchange platform to promote academic dialogues and boost international research cooperation.
Prof. Louisa Ha from Bowling Green State University, Prof. Jason Cabañes from De La Salle University-Manila, the Philippines, Prof. Veronika Karnowski from Ludwig-Universität München, Germany, Prof. Jörg Matthes from University of Vienna, Austria, Prof. Juan Meng from University of Georgia, USA, Prof. Yuping Mao from California State University-Long Beach, USA, Prof. Ke Guo, Prof. Peiqin Chen, and Prof. Yining Yan from Shanghai International Studies University, and Prof. Ji Pan of Fudan University shared their expertise and research with participating young scholars and students on cross-cultural communication, national images, communication theories, public relations, research methodologies and international journal publishing.
Prof. Jörg Matthes, Professor of Communication Science at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria; board member of OMGC
Prof. Jason Cabañes, Associate Professor of the Department of Communication, De La Salle University-Manila, the Philippines; board member of OMGC
Prof. Veronika Karnowski, Ludwig-Universität München, Germany; board member of OMGC
In addition, the Master Class also organized a field trip to the Shanghai headquarters of Bilibili, a social media giant in China, to experience its working atmosphere and company culture.
Participating members said that the one-week Master Class has not only expanded their academic horizons, but also provided opportunities and platforms for future international academic exchanges. During the end-of-course debriefing, participating members also expounded upon revisions and future ideas for their pre-submitted research plans based on the discussions during the Master Class.
Prof. Louisa Ha, Prof. Peiqin Chen, and Prof. Yining Yan awarded certificates of completion to the Master Class participants, signaling the end of a fruitful learning journey.
Master Class participants with Prof. Ke Guo, Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication at Shanghai International Studies University.