Dr. Mariam Alkazemi Presents Two Studies at City University of Hong Kong

Sep 26, 2016
Hong Kong

Dr. Mariam Alkazemi presented two studies dealing with agenda-setting research at a doctoral research seminar at the City University of Hong Kong earlier this month.  The first study examined the role of real world indicators, such as the price of crude oil as well as the production and consumption of oil in the United States, on the discussions of oil in Congress and in U.S. newspapers.  The second study examined the attributes linked to the current U.S. President in Arabic language Twitter messages. Both studies, which were presented at the 2015 Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, are currently under review for reputable mass communication journals.

The seminar was attended by approximately 30 faculty and students. Members of the audience felt comfortable asking questions, many dealing with methodological issues. Dr. Alkazemi and her coauthor, Dr. Wayne Wanta, answered the questions as they related to their role in the paper.

Dr. Wayne Wanta served as Dr. Alkazemi’s doctoral dissertation advisor at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  He is now serving as a Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong. According to topuniversities.com, City University of Hong Kong ranks as the 55th best university in the world in 2016.

In addition to presenting her research, Dr. Alkazemi had the opportunity to explore some of Hong Kong’s most celebrated attractions, including the Tian Tan Buddha of Lantau Island.  She enjoyed local delicacies, including dim sun and red bean ice. These cultural experiences added to the educational value of this cultural exchange.