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Month of International Academic Exchanges Held by School of Journalism and Communication
DateandTime: 2018-05-17 05:19:20

Lecture on Media Convergence and Deconvergence

Speaker: Gabriele Balbi, Assistant Professor, Universitàdella Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Date: May 16, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Location: 606 Meeting Room, Block A, Zhixin Building, Central Campus


Gabriele Balbi is an assistant professor in Media Studies at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, USI Universitàdella Svizzera italiana (Switzerland). He is also director of the China Media Observatory, vice director of the Institute of Media and Journalism, responsible for the "communication and media" minor at the BA level, and member of USI Senate at the same institution. He is Vice-Chair of ECREA Communication History Section.



Series of Lectures by Distinguished Professor of SDU Wei Ran

Speaker: Wei Ran, Professor, University of South Carolina, USA

Date: May 16 - June 30, 2018

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1.Researches on New Media

2.Theories on Communications and Some Research Fronts

3.Academic Writing and Publication on International Journals


Wei Ran is a professor from the School of Journalism and Communications, University of South Carolina, USA. He is also a visiting professor in the Chang Jiang Scholars Program as well as a distinguished professor of Shandong University.

Series of Lectures by Professor Joanna Zylinska

Speaker: Joanna Zylinska, Professor, University of London, UK

Date: May 19 - June 2, 2018

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1. Media Industry in the Digital Age

2. Theories on Media and Communications

3. Media Art, Photography and Photomedia

4. Special Subject on UAV Photography


Joanna Zylinska is a professor of new media and communications, and the co-head of the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Series of Courses by Professor Andrew Blanton

Speaker: Andrew Blanton, Professor, San Jose State University, USA

Date: May 27 - June 27, 2018

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Visual Art Communication (36 periods)

1. Media Art and Science

2. Digital Media Art Language

3. Data Pattern and Postmodernism

4. The Art of Multimedia


Andre Blanton is a professor from the Department of Digital Media Art at San Jose State University, and is also a world-renowned media artist.


Teaching Week and Workshop for "Media Convergence: How to Appreciate It and How to Put It into Practice"

Speaker: Amy Simons, Assistant Professor and Dr. Zhang Yuyan, Missouri University, USA

Date: May 28 - June 1, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: 620 Meeting Room, Block A, Zhixin Building, Central Campus


1. New Trend of the Development of Media Convergence: New Practices and Curricula

2. Where Would the Media Convergence Go

3. Media Convergence and News Editing at the School of Journalism, Missouri University

4. The Principles and Operations on Media Convergence

5. Report and Editing of Mobile Media News


Amy Simons is an assistant professor at the School of Journalism, Missouri University, working in the areas ofmedia convergence.

Zhang Yuyan is currently the director of the China program at the Missouri School of Journalism with research interests focusing on media management, media economics, and international communication.

Edited by: Zhang Beibei, Zhang Xinyuan

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