First of all, I would like to thank ESPP for supporting my trip to the conference at San Juan, Puerto Rico!
The International Communication Association’s (ICA) annual meeting is one of the biggest conferences in our field. It includes research, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication. The association has more than 4,500 members in 80 countries.
My presentation was titled, “Examining international news flow: a comparative study of American and Chinese newspaper coverage of Beijing’s air pollution.” By content analyzing 234 newspaper articles from 2008 to 2013 in both Chinese and American media, I discussed how a local environmental problem became an international news topic under the globalization.