Dr. Du is an Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University School of Communication. Before receiving her PhD from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Science from North Carolina State University, she was an award-winning forefront journalist in China. Her areas of interest include data journalism, new media journalism studies, journalism pedagogy, political communication and public opinion, and global media communication. Her research has resulted in multiple international and national Top Paper awards. Dr. Du has published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Global Media and Communication, Newspaper Research Journal, International Communication Research Journal, Electronic Journal of Communication, International Journal of Communication, Asia Pacific Media Educator, among others.