Jiafei Yin, journalism professor at Central Michigan University, worked for the China Daily before coming to America to pursue a doctorate in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her teaching and research interest include world press systems, particularly press freedom and responsibility around the world, coverage of world news, media reforms in China and data journalism. Of her scholarship, she is most proud of her critical review of the four theories of the press and her proposed new model for the Asian and the world press published in the Journalism & Communication Monographs. She recently published a book chapter on professional views of Chinese journalists in comparison with those of American/Western journalists. She is also very proud of starting in 1999 an exchange program between CMU and the China Daily in Beijing, where she has been sending her students to intern and hosting visiting journalists from the paper at CMU.
M.A. School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1987
B.A. Department of English, College of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University, China, 1982
Courses Taught• Data Journalism
• International and Cross-cultural Communication
• Asian Media and Cross-cultural Communication
• Information Gathering for the Mass Media
• Writing for the Mass Media
• News Editing
• History of American Mass Media
• Mass Media in Contemporary Society – Intro to mass communication.