Dr. Bess WANG Yue

Senior lecturer
Programme Director of Data and Media Communication Concentration (DMC)
Associate director of HKBU Fact Check

(852) 3411-5907

Dr Bess Wang started her career as a journalist and became an educator after obtaining her PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She commits to exploring changes and innovations in journalistic practices in digital time, such as fact-checking and data-driven storytelling. Her research includes the transforming cultural community of journalists and journalistic practices. She teaches courses on communication theory, communication and globalization, data journalism, fact checking and data visualization.

Dr Wang obtained PhD from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her first degree was a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Language from Peking University. She also holds an MPhil in Journalism from HKBU and a MA in Public Policy and Management from the City University of Hong Kong.

Book Chapter

  • Wang, Y. B. & Wong, T. C. (2018) “The Landscape of Newspapers in Hong Kong” in Y. Huang & Sung, Y. Y. (ed.) The Evolving Landscape of Media and Communications in Hong Kong, p.13-30. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press

Journal Articles

  • Wong, T. C., Huang, Y., Cheung, M. F., & Wang, Y. B. (2021). “The change of journalistic field in a context of technological change – The case of breaking news in Hong Kong”, Communication & Society. (in Chinese)
  • Wang, Y. B., Lee, F. L., & Wang, H. (2013). Technological Practices, News Production Processes and Journalistic Witnessing: Hong Kong journalists in the 2011 Japan earthquake. Journalism Studies, 14(4), 491-506.
  • Wang, H., Lee, F. L., & Wang, Y. B. (2013). Foreign News as Marketable Power Display: Reporting Foreign Disasters by the Chinese Local Media. International Journal of Communication, 7, 19.
  • 王悅、李立峯(2014)。〈記者心中的角色模範及其影響初探:香港個案研究〉,《新聞學研究》, 119: 1-43。

Conference Papers

  • Wang, Y. B., Wong, T. C., & Cheung, M. F. (2020). “The discursive fight over sexual violence in the social movement– The case of Hong Kong”. Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference, Association for Cultural Studies. (Conference postponed due to COVID-19).
  • Wang, Y. B. & Wong, T. C. (2019). “How boundary lines are drawn? – Exploration the changes and dynamics in news practices, perceived role and professional ideals of Hong Kong journalists as a community of practice.” Paper presented at the Guangdong, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau Media Development Conference (Hong Kong, May 2019)
  • Wang, Y. B. & Huang, Y (2016) “When objectivity is suspended: Negotiation of professional norms—The case of Hong Kong journalists’ coverage of June 4th incident”, presented at 5th International Conference of Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World, 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Wang, Y. B. (2013) ‘Cultural domestication of foreign emotions: A cross-cultural comparison over on-site news representation of emotions in 2011 Japan earthquake by journalists from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan’, presented at ICA annual conference, 2013, London, UK.