The China Media Centre’s (CMC) research is part of the international work of University’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), rated top in its field in the UK government’s Research Assessment Exercise.

Visiting Fellows come from Chinese institutions to extend their knowledge in fields such as media policy, journalism, broadcasting, new media and media management.

Our post-doctoral research fellows research and publish on the creative and culture industries; the journalism profession, social media and the ‘Going-out Strategy’.

“Cooperation between China Media Centre and between both Tsinghua University (where I worked until recently) and Communication University has been very fruitful. CMC has hosted several hundred students on its summer courses on British Media Creativity; there are constant exchanges between the faculty of the CMC and the two Chinese institutions, with Britons going to learn about China’ media and Chinese to learn about the British media. Together we have organised public meetings and workshops in China and the UK”.

Steven Guanpeng Dong, PhD, Chair and Dean, Institute of Strategic Communications, Communication University of China

PhD candidates’ topics of research

  • BBC and CCTV broadcasting in Africa
  • Financial Journalism
  • Foreign investment in the periodical industry
  • Influence of format processes on television industry management
  • Investigative journalism and governance
  • Media convergence: integrated structures and multi-media strategies in UK and Chinese newspaper groups
  • News production principles and processes
  • Popular TV dramas and their role in the party’s political communication
  • Regulatory policy and practices
  • Representations of protest in the Chinese Press
  • Television drama and national identity

Nick Davies receiving his Honorary Doctorate from Professor Geoffrey Petts, Vice-Chancellor, 2009.

Visiting Fellows

CMC welcomes Visiting Fellows each year, with research in fields relevant to the Centre. Past Visiting Fellows have been from Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, China Institute of Industrial Relations, China Radio International and Oriental Morning Post, as well as the leading universities, including Tsinghua, Peking, Shanghai Jiao Tong, Renmin, Fudan and Wuhan. We admit Visiting Fellows from other European universities, including Oxford, Hamburg, Ca’ Foscari and Barcelona.

Masters degrees

CMC is also the focus for over 100 Chinese master students in any one year who have worked or will work in the Chinese media. They study a range of practical and theory MAs in media subjects. The China Media Centre runs an MA module The Chinese Media in the Emerging World Order.

There is a ‘one plus one’ agreement for MA students with the Communication University of China; other undergraduate and postgraduate agreements are under negotiation.