DMRC researcher named an international visiting scholar

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China’s School of International Communications recently announced Dr TJ Thomson, a chief investigator in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre, has been awarded a visiting scholar position at the School from October 2022 through January 2023.

During his residency, Dr Thomson will embark on a research project, A Four-Way Examination of Local Visual News in China, with A/Prof Shixin Ivy Zhang. The project aims to measure the volume and quality of visual content on a Chinese regional news platform, and, in doing so, to generate important insights into how news industry disruptions are impacting journalistic quality.

As part of his residency responsibilities, Dr Thomson will also deliver one lecture for the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate students and will give one presentation to the wider University on their research as part of the University’s Invited Speakers programme.

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign University to open its doors in China. This award-winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of 8,000 in just 15 years. The School of International Communications is the largest school in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and is affiliated to the Department of Culture, Media and Visual Studies at the Nottingham campus.

The QUT School of Communication and Digital Media Research Centre are ranked first in Australia and 15th globally for media and communication studies, according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings.