Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Dr. You Li is an assistant professor of journalism at Eastern Michigan University. Her research interests include media history, media sociology and media management. Her research traces the historical and contemporary evolvement of journalism with a particular emphasis toward the tension between the autonomous and heteronomous forces that shape and challenge journalism's well being. Dr. Li's research draws theories from sociology, management and journalism and uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her current projects examine how the integration of new editorial and business practices in the field of journalism, such as the rise of participatory culture and native advertising, may have affected journalistic autonomy and further blurred the boundaries between journalism and other social institutions. 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 in Columbia, M.O., the Fortune magazine in New York City and the Shanghai Media Group in China.