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Vickie Chen

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University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism 

Ph.D.   

Dissertation committee: George Sylvie (chair), Alan, Albarran, Iris Chyi, Maxwell McCombs, Thomas Johnson. 

 

National Taiwan University, Institute of Journalism 

Master of Arts   

Thesis: The Study of News Homogeneity, From aOrganization Perspective      

Graduation in Dec 2008 

 

National Cheng-Chi University, Department of Journalism 

Bachelor of Arts, Major in journalism; minor in law 

Graduation in June 2005 

 

HONORS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS 

 

Academic awards 

 

Outstanding young scholar researach award. National Chung Cheng University, 2020 
 

Visiting scholar. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK,  2019 

 

Maxwell McCombs Graduate Student Research Publishing Award, UT Austin, 2017 

 

Travel grant: $1,000, School of Journalism, UT Austin, 2016 

 

Travel grant: $1,000, School of Journalism, UT Austin, 2015 

 

Travel grants: $750, School of Journalism, UT Austin, 2014 

 

College Recruitment Award: $10,000, School of Journalism, UT Austin, 2013 

 

Graduate Dean's Prestigious Fellowship Supplement Award: $1000, School of Journalism, UT Austin, 2013

 

Dr. Sun Yat-sen Scholarship: $ 87,000, Kuomintang, 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TV Show Director, Sanlih E-television, Taipei, Taiwan.

TV show: Stories in Taiwan (nominated Best Travel show in Golden Bell Award).

Journalist, American ICN TV Network, Los Angeles, U.S.

 

SERVICE

Journal article reviewer

Chinese Journal of Communication

International Journal of Public Opinion Research

Asian Journal for public Opinion Research

The Agenda Setting Journal

Mass Communication Research (in Chinese)

Chinese Journal of Communication Research

Journal of Communication Research and Practice (in Chinese)

Journal of Communication and Culture (in Chinese)

The Journal of Information Society (in Chinese)

Audience research, social media, news consumption behavior, digital journalism

Peer-reviewed journal articles 

 

Chen, V. Y., & Lin, T. M. (2020).  To Be or Not To Be? The Media Tragedy of Attentional Commons on Facebook. Mass Communication Research144: 1-47. DOI: 10.30386/MCR.202007_(144).0001 (In Chinese) 

 

Chen, V. Y. (2020). Examining news engagement on Facebook: Effects of news content and social networks on news engagement. Mass Communication and Society. (SSCI)Impact Factor: 1.79 (2019: 37/92)    

 

Chen, V. Y., & Chen, G. M. (2020). Shut down or turn off? The Interplay Between News Overload and ConsumptionAtlantic Journal of Communication, 28(2). 1-13. Online First

 

 

Masullo Chen, G., Ng, Y. M. M., Riedl, M. J., & Chen, V. Y. (2020). Exploring how online political quizzes boost interest in politics, political news, and political engagement. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 17(1), 33-47. (SSCI), Impact Factor: 1.771 (2019: 40/92)

 

Chen, V., & Pain, P. (2019). News on Facebook:  How Facebook and newspapers build mutual brand loyalty through audience engagement Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly(SSCI), Impact Factor: 2.03 

 

Holton, A., Lee, A. M., & Chen, V. Y (2019). Unpacking overload: Examining the impact of content characteristics and news topics on news overload.  Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies. 

 

Pain, P., & Chen, V. (2019). This Reporter is so Ugly, How can She Appear on TV? Negotiating gender online and offline in Taiwanese media. Journalism Practice, 13(2), 140-158.
(SSCI), Impact Factor: 2.124 (2018: 26/88)
(The study is covered by Journalism Research News http://journalismresearchnews.org/article-taiwanese-female-journalists-face-online-harassment/)

Chen, V. Y., & Pain, P. (2018). What changed public opinion on the same-sex marriage issue? New implications of attribute measures and attribute priming in media agenda setting. Newspaper Research Journal, 39(4), 453-469.

Chen, G. M., Pain, P., Chen, V. Y., Mekelburg, M., Springer, N., & Troger, F. (2018). ‘You really have to have a thick skin’: A cross-cultural perspective on how online harassment influences female journalists. Journalism, 1464884918768500. (SSCI), Impact Factor: 2.119 (2017: 17/84)

Chen, V. Y. & Pain, P. (2017). News Sources and The Same Sex Marriage Issue: Through The Lens of The Agenda Setting Theory. The Agenda Setting Journal, 1(2), 158-179.

 

Peer-reviewed academic conference papers

Chen, V. Y. (2020, June). News platforms and news ecosystems: The impact of news aggregators. Paper accepted for presentation at biennial conference of the International Telecommunications Society. Gothenburg, Sweden.

Chen, V. Y. (2019, Jan)Framing analysis in social media: The case of same-sex marriage movement and public participation in Taiwan. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK.

Chen, V. Y. & Pain, P (2018, November) News on Social Media: Engaging Readers and Building News Brands. Paper presented at Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.  

Pain, P & Chen, V. Y. (2018, November) Reaching Diverse Audiences: LGBT Activists on Social Media in Taiwan and India. Paper presented at Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Pain, P & Chen, V. Y. (2018, August) The LGBT activist on social media: Analyzing LGBT activism online in India and Taiwan. Paper accepted for presentation at AEJMC Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Holton, A., Lee, A. M., & Chen, V. Y. (2018, August). Re-examining news overload: Effects of content characteristics and news topics on selective scanning and avoidance. Paper accepted for presentation at AEJMC Annual Conference. Washington, DC. (3rd Place Top Faculty Paper in Newspaper and Online News Division)

Chen, V. Y. (2018, May). The tensions between news content providers and distribution platforms? Paper accepted for presentation at ICA Annual conference. Prague, Czech Republic.

Chen, V. Y. & Lin, T. M. (2018, May). The dilemma that news publishers face on Facebook. Paper presented at the World Media Economics and Management Conference. Cape Town, South Africa.

Chen, V. Y. & Pain, P. (2017, November). Mediating the media: Facebook and the dissemination of news online. Paper presented at Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Chen, V. Y. & Pain, P. (2017, August). Facebook and newspapers online: Competing beings or complimentary entities? Paper presented at AEJMC Annual Conference. Chicago. (Top student paper in Media Management, Economics and Entrepreneurship Division)

Chen, V. Y. & Pain, P. (2017, May). This reporter is so ugly, how can she appear on TV? ” Negotiating gender online and offline in Taiwanese media. Paper presented accepted at the ICA Annual Conference. San Diego.

Chen, V. Y. & Pain, P. (2017, March). Gendered practices in Taiwanese newsrooms: An exploratory study. Paper presented at AEJMC Mid-Winter Conference, Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Oklahoma) in Norman, Oklahoma. (Top abstract from the Commission on the Status of
Women)

Pain, P. & Chen, V. Y. (2016, November). Who told you that? Examining the agenda setting power of sources in mainstream and alternative media. Paper presented at Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Pain, P. & Chen, V. Y. (2016, August). When I ask a question, they look at me strangely. Paper presented at the AEJMC Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Ng, M., Chen, G. M., & Chen, V. Y. (2016, August). Quizzical Attraction of Online Personality Quizzes: A Uses and Gratifications Perspective. Paper presented at the AEJMC Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN. (3rd place, 2016 Gene Burd
Faculty Research Paper Competition)

Chen, V. Y., & Pain, P. (2016, June). What changed public opinion on the same sex marriage issue? New implications of attributes in media agenda setting. Paper presented at the ICA Annual Conference. Fukuoka, Japan.

Holton, A., Lee, A. M., & Chen, V. Y. (2016, June). Extending explications of news overload: Effects of content and topic specific factors on selective scanning and news avoidance.” Paper presented at the ICA Annual Conference. Fukuoka, Japan.

Chen, V. Y., & Pain, P. (2016, May). Media sources and the same sex

The influence of social media on news brands, news engagement and willingness to pay. (PI). NO. MOST 109 - 2410 - H - 194 – 022. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. USD 3,0000. 

 

Another look at when correction fails: The backfire effects of misperception on social media. (PI). NO. MOST 108-2410-H-194 -082. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. USD 2,8360. 

 

The beauty or the threat? The impact of social media on news content providers. (PI). NO. MOST 107-2410-H-194-002. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. USD 2,8360. USD 2,1100. 

Undergraduate level

Basic Writing 

Basic Information Production   

News Writing       

         

Graduate level

Communication Research Method

Social Media Marketing 

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