E-mail address: jinjb@tsinghua.edu.cn


School of Journalism & Communication, Tsinghua University

Office Address

School of Journalism and Communication,

Tsinghua University,

Beijing, China, 100084

Contact Information

010 -62794429

010 -62771410 (fax)



2002 Ph.D. Hong Kong Baptist University (Communication)

1997 M.A. Tsinghua University (Engineering Management)

1992 B.A. Tsinghua University (Literature)

1991 B.A. Tsinghua University (Materials)

Professional Positions

2020.6-, Member of Academic Committee, Tsinghua University;

2019.11-, Director of Academic Committee, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University;

2017.10-, Executive Editor of Global Media Journal;

2016.12-2019.11, Deputy Director of Academic Committee, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University;

2007.12-, Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University;

2006.5- 2007.1, Visiting Scholar, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford;

2002.12- 2007.12, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University;

2002.1- 2002.12, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University;

2001.9.- 2001.12, Senior Research Associate, Department of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong;

2000.2- 2000.8, Visiting Scholar & Exchange Student of Simon Fraser University, B.C. Canada;

1992.8.- 1998.1, Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Tsinghua.


Media research and statistics (undergraduate course)

Communication research methods (graduate course)

Special Issues in communication research methods (doctoral course)

Courses I used to teach

Media and society (undergraduate course)

Editing principle and practices (undergraduate course)

Social science research methods (undergraduate course)

Principles of communication theory (undergraduate course, co-teaching)

Introduction to new media (undergraduate course, co-teaching)

Online Journalism (undergraduate course, co-teaching)

Internet and communication studies (graduate course)

Media Research Methods (Global Business Journalism program course)

New media studies (graduate course)

Other Professional Appointments and Affiliations

2008- 2017, Vice President, Association of History of Computer-mediated Communication, Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Communication;

2015-, Associate Director, Chinese Society for Science and Technology Journalism; and Vice Chairman,

Technology Communication Theory Committee;

2018-,Council member, Beijing Science and Technology Journalists and Editors Association;

2016-,Council member, Chinese Association of Communication

2015-,Council member, Beijing Internet Media Association

Editorial Advisory Board memberships

Asian Journal of Communication, 2013-

Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 2016-

Chinese Journal of Communication, 2018.1.1- 2020.12.30

Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research, member, Editorial Advisory Board, 2013-

Global Media & China, member, 2016-

Observatorio (OBS*,http://obs.obercom.pt/index.php/obs), 2009-

Asia Review (Seoul National University Asia Center), 2017.2.2-

Journal of Information Society (official publication of Taiwan Academy for Information Society), 2018.1-

Journal of Huazhong Agricultural University (official publication of Huazhong Agricultural University), 2020.1-

Studies on Science Popularization (official publication of China Research Institute for Science Popularization), 2020.1-

Selected Grants

Jan. 2016- Dec. 2020. “Science Popularization and Risk Communication of Transgenic Biotechnologies (转基因生物技术发展科普宣传与风险交流)”.

State Major Research Projects on Breeding New Varieties of Genetically Modified Organisms (国家转基因生物新品种培育重大专项重大课题计划).

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国农业农村部). 2,228,700 RMB

May. 2011- May.2014. “Research on the Evolution Mechanism of Public Opinion on Social Networks (社会网络中的舆情演变机制研究)”.

The National Social Science Fund of China (国家社科基金). 150,000 RMB

Selected publications

[Selected Authored books]

Jin, J, (2018). Science Communication: The Formation and Evolution of Public’s Perceptions of Controversial Technologies. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press (《科学传播:争议性科技的社会认知及其改变》,北京:清华大学出版社,2018年);

Jin, J. (2002). A study of household Internet adoption in urban China. Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press (《我国城市家庭的上网意向研究》,杭州:浙江大学出版社,2002年).

Jin, J. (2000). Technology communication: A perspective of innovation diffusion. Haerbin: Heilongjiang People Press (《技术传播:创新扩散的观点》. 哈尔滨:黑龙江人民出版社,2000年);

[Selected Chapters in books]

Jin, J., Cheng, X., Yang, J., & Wang, H. (forthcoming). “Adopting the Internet in Urban China.” In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.990

Jin, J., Meng, F., Chen, A., Shi, L., & Wang, T. (2018). Mapping the evolutive trajectories of China's digital divide: A longitudinal observation. In Massimo Ragnedda & Bruce Mutsvairo (Eds). Digital Inclusion: An International Comparative Analysis. Maryland: Lexington Books, pp. 75-94

Hou, L., Li, J., Li, X. & Jin, J. (2016). Detecting public influence on news using topic-aware dynamic granger test. Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Volume 9852 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp331-346.http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-46227-1_21

Cheong, A. & Jin, J. (2009). The evolving pattern of digital divide: An investigation of individual level of divides. G. Cardoso & A. Cheong (eds). World wide Internet: Changing societies, economies and cultures. Macau: University of Macau. Pp.129-145.

Griffy-Brown, C., Zhu, B., & Jin, J. (2009). Information Technology and Changing Institutional Systems as They Shift from an Industrial to an Information Society: An Initial Comparative Analysis of the USA, Japan, and China. M. V. Van Geenhuizen et al., (eds). Technological Innovation Across Nations, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009, pp.95-119

[Selected Journal Articles]

Cheng, X., Jin, J.*, Zhang, R., Zhao, Y. (2020). Changes in the Media Image of Chinese Medicine during the Fight Against Novel Coronavirus. Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Social Sciences), 40 (4): 61-70. (抗疫背景下中医媒介形象之变化. 西安交通大学学报(社会科学版),40(4):61-70)

Yuan, Y., Jin, J.* (2020). “The Influence of Narration on The Effect of The Third Party in Controversial Scientific Issues”. Future Communication, 27(02): 9- 18+132. (争议性科学议题中叙事对第三人效果的影响. 未来传播(浙江传媒学院学报),27(2):9-18)

You, C. & Jin, J. (2020). “The Impact of Scientific Knowledge on Attitudes towards Controversial Technology in China: A Case Study on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)”. Chinese Journal of Journalism & Communication, 42 (05): 81-98. (新媒体环境下科学知识对争议性科技态度的影响——以转基因为例. 国际新闻界,2020年第5期,81-98页)

Jin, J. & Li, Z. (2020). “Cross-disciplinary collaborative studies in the field of social computing: a social networking analysis based on two primary databases”. Journal of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (Social Science), 22 (02): 38-54+84. (社会计算领域的跨学科合作研究:基于两大文献数据库的社会网络分析. 南京邮电大学学报(社会科学版),22(2):38-54页)

Wang, C. & Jin, J. (2020). “‘Mr. Science’ coming to the public -- communication effects and influencing factors of TV popular science programs”. Modern Science, (01): 70-77 + 91. (走向公众的“赛先生”——电视科普节目的传播效果及其影响因素. 今日科苑,2020年第1期,70-77页+91页)

Yang, J. & Jin, J. (2020). “The Dislocation Between Sending and Receiving: Content Analysis of the Comments of an Online Science Popularization Article”. Journal of Huazhong Agricultural University (Social Sciences Edition), (01): 143-152. (传播与解读的博弈:基于转基因科普文本的评论分析. 华中农业大学学报(社会科学版),总第145期,143-152页)

Jin, J. (2020) “The issues of Scientific Consensus and Balanced Narrative in Science Communication”. Chinese Editors Journal, (Z1): 32-38. (科学传播中的科学共识与平衡叙事问题. 中国编辑,总第122-123期,32-38页.)

Ruan, Y., Yang, J. & Jin, J.*(2019). One issue, different stories: The construction of GMO issues on Chinese, American and British mainstream media portals. Culture of Sciences, 2(4): 255-275

Cheng, X., Jin, J. (2019). “How Public’s Attitudes toward Genetic Modification Technologies are Formed? A Literature-based Theoretical Framework”. Global Media Journal, 6 (04): 18-43. (公众对转基因技术的态度形成:基于文献的理论框架梳理. 全球传媒学刊,2019年第4期,18-43页)

Wang, H. & Jin, J. (2019). “Media Exposure and Subjective Well-being: An Empirical Study on Political Trust as a Mediator”. Journalism Research, (07): 1- 15+ 120. (媒介接触与主观幸福感——以政治信任为中介变量的实证研究. 新闻大学,2019年第7期,1-15+120)

Chen, A., Jin, J., & Luo, C. (2019). “Reward and punishment: the dual structure of online user identity and emotional expression in social media”. Journalism and Mass Communication Monthly, (04): 27-44. (奖赏与惩罚:社交媒体中网络用户身份与情感表达的双重结构. 新闻界,2019(4):27-44)

Li, Y. & Jin, J. (2019). “Polarization of Internet Public Opinion and Researchers’ Participation in Science Communication”. Modern Communication (Journal of Communication University of China), (03): 32-37+42. (. 网络舆论极化与科研人员对科学传播活动的参与. 现代传播,2019年第3期,32-37,42)

Jin, J. & Li, Y. (2019). “Self-media practitioners as citizen editors: the ideal and practice of editorial professionalism”. Publishing Research, (03): 9-15. (作为公民编辑的自媒体人:编辑专业主义的理想与实践. 出版发行研究,2019(3):9-15)

Jin, J., Wu, O., Chu, Y., Lin, C., & Zhang, X. (2018). ?Exploring the Discrepancy of Scientists' Attitudes and Behaviors on Science Communication: The Role of Institutional Policy and Community Value Orientation”. Journalism and Communication, 25 (02): 20-33. (科学家参与科学传播的知行反差:价值认同与机构奖惩的角度. 新闻与传播研究,2018年第2期,20-33页。)

Jin, J. & Cheng, X. (2018). “The influence of media consumption on the evolution of scientific knowledge gap”. News and Writing, (02): 32-38. (媒介消费对科学知识沟演变的影响. 新闻与写作,2018年第2期,总404期:32-38页)

Jin, J. & Li, C. (2018). “‘Citizen-Editor’ in the Age of Social Media: Concept and Forms”. Editorial Friend, (01): 69-74. (社会化媒体时代的“公民编辑”:概念与形态. 编辑之友,2018年第1期,69-74页)

Lin, Chenglong, Fang, Wei, & Jin, Jianbin* (2017). You are what you post in "circle of friends" of WeChat: Self-presentation and identity production from a personality perspective. Global Media & China, 2(2), 138-152

Jin, J. & Chen, A. (2017). “The popularity of network events and topics: Operationalization based on communication effects”. Modern Communication (Journal of Communication University of China). 39(05): 71-75. (网络事件和话题的热度:基于传播效果的操作化测量设计. 现代传播,2017年第5期(总250期),71-75)

Jin, J. & Xu, Y. (2017). “Scientists' Online Public Participations and Deliberativeness of their Behaviors”. Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), 17 (03): 97-108. (科学家网络公共参与行为模式及其公共协商程度.中国地质大学学报(社会科学版), 17(3):97-108)

Jin, J., Jiang, S., Chen, A., Shen, Y. (2017). “Science Communication Effects on New Media Platforms:Based on the Case of WeChat”. Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition), 17 (02): 107-119. (新媒体平台上的科学传播效果:基于微信公众号的研究. 中国地质大学学报(社会科学版).2017(2):107-119.)

Chen, A. & Jin, J. (2017). “Symphony of "Internet celebrities" and the changes of China's Internet in 20 years”. Journal of Education and Media Studies, (01): 33-37. (“网红”与中国互联网20年变迁的交响. 教育传媒研究,2017年第1期,33-37页)

Zhang, Z. & Jin, J. (2017). “Features and trends of western media fact-checking news”. Chinese Journalist, (01): 121-123. (西方媒体事实核查新闻的特点与趋势. 中国记者,2017年第1期,121-123)

Xu, Y., & Jin, J. (2017). The hierarchy of influences on professional role perceptions among Chinese online journalists: A multilevel analysis. Digital Journalism, 5:2, 192-212

Fang, W. & Jin, J. (2016). A short history of new media studies in China: Practices and identity construction, 1980s-today. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 7(3)345-360

Chhachhar, A., Chen, C., & Jin, J. (2016). Mobile phone impact on agriculture and price information among farmers. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 9(39), DOI: 10.17485/ijst/2016/v9j39/98432

You, C., Jin, J., & Xu, Y. (2016). “Public Attitudes towards Scientists' Roles in Policy Making: An Analysis from the Perspective of Science Literacy, Social Network and Trust”. Journalism Research, (06): 77-86 + 149-150. (公众如何看待科学家参与政策制定:从科学素养、社会网络和信任的角度. 新闻大学,2016年第6期(总第140期):77-86页)

Jin, J. (2016). “Data Media and Digital Mud: News Literacy in the Age of Big Data”. News and Writing, (12): 29-32. (数据媒体与数字泥巴:大数据时代的新闻素养. 新闻与写作,2016年第12期,29-32)

Chu, Y., Zhang, Y., & Jin, J. (2016). “ The Choice Preference of Contemporary College Students' Opinion Expression Channels”. Youth Exploration, (04): 59-65. (当代大学生意见表达渠道的选择偏好. 青年探索. 2016年第4期,59-65)

Jin, J. & Chu, Y. (2015). “Scientific Literacy, Media Use and Social Networks: Understanding Public Trust towards Scientists”. Global Media Journal, 2 (02): 65-80. (科学素养、媒介使用、社会网络:理解公众对科学家的社会信任. 全球传媒学刊,2(2):65-80)

Xiang, Q., Chu, Y., & Jin, J. (2015). “Scientists in the public trust landscape: an empirical study”. Modern Communication (Journal of Communication University of China), (06): 46-50. (公众信任格局中的科学家:一项实证研究. 现代传播,2015年第6期,46-50)

Jia, H. & Jin, J. (2015). “The tension and fusion of citizen journalists and scientific reports”. Shanghai Journalism Review, (050): 12-18. (公民记者与科学报道的张力与交融. 新闻记者,2015,(050):(12-18)

Special Section Editor

2019, Guest editor of the issue, Culture of Sciences, 2 (4)

2014, Special Section Editor, "Social Media and Social Participation", Asian Journal for Public Opinion Research, (01),http://ajpor.com/