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Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Dr. You Li is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Eastern Michigan University. Her research interests include media history, media sociology, media management, and global journalism. Her research traces the historical and contemporary evolvement of journalism with a particular emphasis on the autonomous and heteronomous forces that shape the journalism boundaries.
Dr. Li’s research draws theories from sociology, management, and journalism, and uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her recent projects examine the renegotiation of journalism boundary in the face of native advertising and participatory culture, the application
of journalistic storytelling to data literacy education, and journalists’ roles and experiences in covering the Covid-19 pandemic around the world. With these projects, Dr. Li hopes to help preserve the public service mission of quality journalism in the digital age.
Before coming to Eastern, Dr. Li worked at the newsrooms of The Columbia Missourian at the Missouri School of Journalism, the Fortune magazine in New York City, and the Shanghai Media Group in China.
Conference Presentations (Peer-reviewed)