Awards & Grants

Third Place, News Audience Research Paper Award (with Angela M. Lee), Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August 2014

Second-Place Faculty Paper Award, Online News and Newspaper Division, Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, August 2013

Top Rated Research Paper Award, the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, Texas, April 2012

“News across the Great Wall: Analyzing Taiwan, Asian, and Western news media’s Web strategies for Internet users in China,” Primary Director, Research Grant ($34,955) from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, 2011-2013

Barry Sherman Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of media management and economics, Media Management & Economics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, August 2011

University of Texas at Austin College of Communication Faculty Research Award, 2010

“News on new devices: Examining the multiplatform news experience in the digital age,” University Research Grant ($5,986), UT Austin, 2009-2010

Big XII Faculty Fellowship (with invitation from Kansas State University), UT Austin, 2009-2010

The Dean’s Fellowship, College of Communication, UT Austin, spring 2010

Top Paper Award, Newspaper Division, Annual Convention of Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, August 2006

International Newspaper Marketing Association Award for Research with Industry Relevance, August 2006

Honorable mention, Kyoon Hur Dissertation Award, Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2000

Professional Development Award, UT Austin, 1999

Kappa Tau Alpha, National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1998

Top paper Award, Communication Technology & Policy Division, the mid-winter conference of Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, 1998

Award for Excellence in Scholarship, The Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication, 1997