Peer-reviewed Publications

Digital Media in Authoritarian Governance

Chen, A., Lu, Y.*, Chen, K., & Ng, A. (2023). Pandemic Nationalism: Use of Government Social Media for Political Information and Belief in COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories in China. The International Journal of Press/Politics. [∗co-first author] (DOI)

Lu, Y., Schaefer, J., Park, K., Joo, J., & Pan, J. (2022). How Information Flows from the World to China. The International Journal of Press/Politics. Online First in August 2022. (DOI, Replication)

Lu, Y., & Pan J. (2022). The Pervasive Presence of Chinese Government Content on Douyin Trending Videos. Computational Communication Research. 4(1). 68-97. (DOI, Replication)

Lu, Y., Pan J., & Xu Y. (2021). Public Sentiment on Chinese Social Media during the Emergence of COVID-19. Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media. 1, 2021, 1-47. (DOI, Replication)

Lu, Y., & Pan J. (2021). Capturing Clicks: How the Chinese Government Uses Clickbait to Compete for Visiblity. Political Communication. 38(1-2), 23-54. (DOI, Appendix, Replication)

Digital Multimodal Experiences and Effects

Christin, A., & Lu, Y. (2023). The Influencer Pay Gap: Platform Labor Meets Racial Capitalism. New Media & Society. (DOI)

Lu, Y., & Shen, C. (2023). Unpacking Multimodal Fact-checking: Features and Engagement of Fact-checking Videos on Chinese TikTok (Douyin). Social Media + Society. (DOI)

Peng, Y., Lu, Y.*, & Shen, C. (2023). An Agenda for Studying Credibility Perceptions of Visual Misinformation. Political Communication. [∗co-first author] (DOI)

Muise, D., Lu, Y., Pan J., & Reeves, B. (2022). Selectively Localized: Temporal and Visual Structure of Smartphone Screen Activity across Media Environments. Mobile Media & Communication. 10(3), 487–509. (DOI)

Reeves, B., Ram N., Robinson T. N., Cummings J. J., Giles L., Pan J., Chiatti A., Cho M., Roehrick K., Yang X., Gagneja A., Brinberg M., Muise D., Lu Y., Luo M., Fitzgerald A., Yeykelis L. (2021). Screenomics: A Framework to Capture and Analyze Personal Life Experiences and the Ways that Technology Shapes Them. Human-Computer Interaction. 36(2), 150-201. (DOI. New York Times report)

Under Review

Lu, Y., & Peng, Y. (Revise and Resubmit). The Mobilizing Power of Visual Media across Cycles of Social Movements. Political Communication.

Chen, K., Lu, Y.*, & Wang, Y. (Revise and Resubmit). Toward an Evidence-Driven Understanding of Digital Trace Research on China. Chinese Journal of Communication. [∗co-first author]

Qian, S., Lu, Y.∗, Peng, Y., Shen, C. & Xu, H. (Extended Abstract Accepted, Full Manuscript Under Review). Convergence or divergence? A cross-platform analysis of climate change visual categories, features, and user engagement on Twitter and Instagram. Public Relations Review.

Pan, J., Lu, Y.*, & Chen, A. (Extended abstract accepted). Narratives of the Ukraine War on Chinese Social Media. Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media. [∗co-first author]

Selected Working Papers

Lu, Y. (Book project). Performative Propaganda Engagement: How Online Celebrity Fandom Engages with State Propaganda in China.

Lu, Y., Pan, J., Xu, X., & Xu, Y. (Manuscript in preparation). The Evolution of Propaganda in the Digital Age: Chinese Government Mobilization on Douyin.

Lu, Y., Liu, S., & Hancock, J. (Manuscript in preparation). Computational Approaches to Understanding Credibility in Video-Based Misinformation: An Analysis of Covid-19 Content on TikTok.