School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK - LO, Ven-hwei

LO, Ven-hwei

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LO, Ven-hwei
Research Professor

National Chengchi University, Taiwan

University of Oregon

University of Missouri-Columbia


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 icon research Research Interests:

  • Media effects
  • News media performance
  • Political Communication
  • Social Impact of the Internet

 icon research Current Research:

  • Third person effects
  • The social Impact of Internet
  • Comparative Foreign TV News around the World

 icon researchTeaching Interests:

  • Communication Statistics
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Journalism Theories and Analysis

 icon aboutAdvice to students: 

Statistics can be made to prove anything—even the truth.

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Journal Articles

Wei, R., Lo, Ven-hwei, Golan, G. (2017). Examining the relationship between presumed influence of U.S. News about China and the support for Chinese government’s global public relations campaigns. International Journal of Communication, 11, 2964-2981.

Liu, H. & Lo Ven-hwei (2017). Journalists’ use of social media as reporting tools. Mass Communication Research, 132: 107-150.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Liu, H., & Pan, J. (2017). The social economic background and working conditions of Taiwan journalist: A comparative study of 1994, 2004 and 2014. China Media Research.

羅文輝 (2016). <第三人效果:一個新興的媒介誒效果理論>,《媒介效果與社會變遷》魏然、周樹華、羅文輝編。第一版,頁101-116。北京:中國人民大學出版社,

Lo, Ven-hwei (2016). <傳播調查資料庫與網路使用研究>, Chinese Journal of Communication Research 30.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Wei, R., Zhang X., Guo, L. (2016). Theoretical and methodological patterns of third-person effect research: A comparative thematic analysis of Asia and the World. Asian Journal of Communication. 26 (6), 583-604. (SSCI)

Lo, Ven-hwei, Wei, R., & Lu, H. Y. (2016). Issue importance, third-person effects of protest news and participation in Taiwan's Sunflower movement. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. first published online on September 20, 2016 as doi:10.1177/1077699016670122 (SSCI)

Lo, Ven-hwei, Wei, R., Lu, H. & Hou, H. (2015). Perceived issue importance, information-processing and third-person effect of news about the imported U.S. beef controversy. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. 27(3), 341-360. (SSCI).

Wei R. & Lo, Ven-hwei (2015). News on the move: Predictors of mobile news consumption and engagement among Chinese mobile phone users. Electronic News, 9 (3), 177-194.

Leung, J. & Lo, Ven-hwei (2015). Perceived harm of online drug-encouraging messages: Third-person effect and adolescents' support for rectifying measures. Youth & Society, 47(6), 850-872. (SSCI)

Wei, R., Lo, Ven-hwei, Lu, H. & Hou, H. (2015). Examining multiple behavioral effects of third-person perception: Evidence from the news about Fukushima nuclear crisis in Taiwan. The Chinese Journal of Communication, 8(1), 95-111. (SSCI)

Zhang, X., Lo, V. H., Guo, J., Wang, J., Xu, C., Yu, S. and Zhang, F. (2015). A crisis of journalism education? Career decision of journalism students in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Chinese Journal of Communication Research, 28, pp.123-154.

Wei, R., Lo, V. H. and Chang, C. (2015). Endorsements move students to choose candidate. Newspaper Research Journal vol. 36 no. 4, pp.482-494.

Lo, V. H., Li, M., & An, X. (2015). Research in Journalism Ethics. New trends in communication studies. J. Hong (ed.). Beijing: Tsinghua University Press. pp.200-215, Press of Renmin University of China.

Lo, V. H., Liu, B. & Lu, H. (2014). Party identification, exposure and attention to polling news, and support for restricting news about presidential election polls. The Journalist Forum 13, pp.3-34.

Wei, R., Lo, V. H., Lu, H. & Hou, H. (2014). Examining multiple behavioral effects of third-person perception: Evidence from the news about Fukushima nuclear crisis in Taiwan. The Chinese Journal of Communication (SSCI), doi: 10.1080/17544750.2014.972422.

Chang, C., Wei. R., & Lo, V. H. (2014). Ambivalent versus univalent voters: Perceived media influences and third-person perceptions. Media Psychology 00:1-31.

Chen, Y., Lo, V. H., Wei, R., Xu, X. & Zhang, G. (2014). A comparative study of the relationship between mobile phone use and social capital among college students in Shanghai and Taipei. International Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication 1:105-113.

Liu, X, & Lo, V. H. (2014). Media exposure, perceived personal impact, and third-person effect. Media Psychology 00:1-19.

Wei, R., Lo, V. H., Xu, X., Zhang, G., & Chen, Y. (2014). Predicting mobile news use among college students: The role of press freedom in four Asian cities. New Media and Society 16 (4): 637-654.

Lo, V. H., Kong, Y., Wong, I., Liu, S., Gao, L., & Fan, F. (2013). "A comparative study of television news anchors' credibility in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan". Communication and Society 24:93-118.

Lo, Ven-hwei (2013). "Perceived credibility of newspaper and television news: 1998, 2003 and 2008". Social change in Taiwan, 1985-2005: Mass communication and political behavior ed. by M. Chang, Lo, Ven-hwei & H. Shyu. pp.65-91. Taipei: Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica.

Wei, R. and Lo, Ven-hwei (2013). "Perceived poll bias and inference of biased poll Impact in the 2010 U.S. midterm elections: Media performance in the eyes of the beholder". The Open Communication Journal. 7: 12-20.

Willnat, L.; Weaver, D.; Stepinska, A. and Lo, Ven-hwei (2013). "Who sues news, how much, and why?". Foreign news on television: Where in the world is the global village? ed. by A. Cohen. pp.41-62 Foreign news. New York: Peter Lang.

Swert, K; Belo, A; Kamhawi, R; Lo, Ven-hwei (2013); MUJICA C and PORATH W. "Topics in foreign and domestic television news". Foreign news on television: Where in the world is the global village? ed. by A. Cohen. pp.41-62. New York: Peter Lang. Peter Lang.

Chang, M.; Lo, Ven-hwei and Shyu, H (2013). ed. Social change in Taiwan, 1985-2005: Mass communication and political behavior. Taipei: Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica.

Lo, V. H., Wei, R., So, Y. K. and Zhang, G (2013). The influence of third-person effects on support for restrictions of Internet porngraphy among college students in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Frontiers in new media research ed. by Francis L.F. Lee, Louis Leung, Jack L. Qiu and Donn S. C. Chu. pp.191-204. New York & London: Routledge.

Wei, R.; Lo, Ven-hwei; Xu, X.; Zhang, G. and Chen, Y (2013). "Predicting mobile news use among college students: The role of press freedom in four Asian cities". New Media and Society 0 (0): 1-18 (SSCI).

Wei, R. & Lo, Ven-hwei (2013). Examining sexting's effect among adolescent mobile phone users". International Journal of Mobile Communication 11(2): 176-193 (SSCI).

Lo, Ven-hwei, Ran Wei, & Herng Su (2013). Self-efficacy, information processing strategies and acquisition of knowledge. Asian Journal of Communication, 23(1):54-67.

Lo, Ven-hwei (2012). "Journalists in Taiwan". The Global Journalist in the 21st Century ed. by David H. Weaver & L. Willnat. pp.104-112. New York: Routledge.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Chen, Hai-nan, & Herng Su (2012). Third-person effect of news about importation of US beef in Taiwan. Communication and Culture, 11: 61-95.

羅文輝、 蘇鑰機 及 張國良 (2012). <個人主義/集體主義與網絡色情的第三人效果>. 《華人傳播想像》 馮應謙、黃懿慧編. 頁265-292. 香港:香港中文大學香港亞太研究所, 2012.

Lin, Wan-Ying, Lo, Ven-hwei, & Jacobs, K. (2012). To view or not to view: The influence of social networks and subjective norms on online pornography consumption. International Journal of Cyber Society and Education. 5(1):81-84, 2012.

Lo, Ven-hwei & Cheng, Daisy (2012). Perception of media influence and support for Internet censorship: Third-person effect of news about Google pulling out of China. Journal of Cyber Culture and Information Society. 23:66-095, 2012.

Willnat, L, Lo, Ven-hwei, & Aw, A (2012). The good, the bad and the ugly: Public opinion polling in Taiwan. In C. Holtz-Bacha & J. Stromback (Eds.), Opinion polls and the media: reflecting and shaping public opinion (pp. 198-222), 2012, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chu. L., Lo, Ven-hwei, & Su, H (2012). <新聞傳播學>《中華民國發展史》(pp. 487-510), 2012, 台北: 國立政治大學.

LO Ven Hwei; CONG J and ZHANG G (2011). "Exposure of Chinese college students to Internet pornography and the third-person effect". Journal of Radio and Television Studies 33, 89-110. 2011.

Wei, R., Lo, Ven-hwei, Lu, H. Y. (2011). Examining the perceptual gap and behavioral intention in the perceived effects of polling news in the 2008 Taiwan presidential election, Communication Research, 38(2): 206-217.

Lee, P., Leung, L., Lo, V. H., & Xiong, C. Y. (2011). Internet Communication Versus Face-to-face Interaction in Quality of Life. Social Indicators Research, 100(3):375-389.

Lo, Ven-hwei and Herng Su (2011). Media exposure, information processing strategies, and knowledge about H1N1 flu. Mass Communication Research, 107, 173-206.

Wei, R., Chia, S. & Lo, Ven-hwei, (2011). Influence of the third-person effect and hostile media perception on voter attitudes toward polls in the 2008 U. S. Presidential Election. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 23(2): 169-190.

Lo, Ven-hwei, So, Clement, & Zhang, Guoliang (2010) , The influence of individualism and collectivism on Internet pornography exposure, sexual attitudes and sexual behavior among college students. The Chinese Journal of Communication, 3(1):10-27.

Lin, Y. C., & Lo, Ven-hwei (2010). Partisan bias in Taiwan Television Enterprise's coverage of the four presidential elections in Taiwan: 1996-2008. Journal of Electoral Studies, 17(1):55-90.

Wang, T. L., Chow, R., & Lo, Ven-hwei (2010). The tabloidization in Taiwan's foreign television. Communication and Society, 13,75-108.

Chen, Y. & Lo, Ven-hwei (2010) Media Use and Political Capital in Northern and Southern Taiwan. Issues and Studies, 46(3): 187-225.

Wei, R., Lo, Ven-hwei, Lu, H. Y. (2010). The third-person effect of tainted food product recall news: Examining the role of credibility, attention, and elaboration for college students in Taiwan. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 87(3/4):598-614.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Wei, R. & Wu S. M. (2010). Examining the First, Second and Third Person Effects of Internet Pornography on Taiwanese Adolescents: Implications for the Restriction of Pornography. Asian Journal of Communication, 20,1, 90-103

Lo, Ven-hwei & Wei, R. (2010). New media and political communication in Asia: A critical assessment of research on media and politics, 1988-2008. Asian Journal of Communication, 20,2,264-275.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Huang, Y. C. (2010). Television coverage of the 2008 presidential election in Taiwan. Communication & Society, 11: 165-189.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Lin H. M., & Wu, H. (2009). Impact of Internet pornography on Taiwanese adolescents'sexual attitudes and perceptions: The Cultivation perspective. Communication & Society, 10, 59-99.

羅文輝、李偉儂 (2009). 台灣新聞人員對爭議性編採手法的態度:1994年與2004年的調查研究。傳播與社會。第8期。頁 75-108.

張卿卿 羅文輝 (2009) 。政論性談話節目影響之探討。新聞學研究,第98期。頁 47-91.

Wei, R. & Lo, Ven-hwei (2008). News media use and knowledge about the 2006 U.S. Midterm elections: Why exposure matters in voter learning. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 20(3):347-362.

Wei, Ran, Lo, Ven-hwei, & Lu, Hung-Yi (2008). Third-person effects of health news: Exploring the relationship among media exposure, presumed media influence and behavioral intentions. American Behavioral Scientist, 52(2): 261-277.

Lee, P., Leung, L., Lo, V. H., & Xiong, C. Y. (2008). The perceived role of ICTs in quality of life in three Chinese cities. Social Indicators Research, 88:457-476.

羅文輝、吳筱玫、向倩儀、劉蕙苓(2008) 網路色情與互動行活動對青少年性態度與性行為影響研究。傳播與社會。第5期,頁 35-69。

Lo, Ven-hwei & Ran Wei (2008). Ethical risk perception of freebies and effects on journalists' ethical reasoning. The Chinese Journal of Communication. 1(1): 25-37.

羅文輝、王慧馨、侯志欽 (2007) 2004年台灣報紙總統選舉新聞的政治偏差。選舉研究。第14-2期。頁 95-120。

Wei, Ran, Lo, V. H., & Lu, Hung-Yi (2007). Reconsidering the relationship between the third-person perception and optimistic bias. Communication Research. 34(6): 65-684.

張卿卿 羅文輝 (2007) 追求知識、認同或娛樂?政論性談話節目的內容與閱聽眾收視動機的探討。新聞學研究,第93期。頁 83-139.

張寶芳 羅文輝 鄧麗萍 (2007) 新聞人員的電腦採用與使用行為研究-1994與2004年的比較。廣播與電視,第2集。頁 1-18.

羅文輝 張凱蒂 張寶芳 (2007) 新聞記者之網路使用與預測。傳播與社會學刊,第2集。頁 51-83.

Wei, Ran & Lo, Ven-hwei (2007) The third-person effects of political attack ads in the 2004 U. S. presidential election. Media Psychology. 9(2): 367-388

Lo, Ven-hwei & Chang, Chingching (2006) Knowledge about the Gulf Wars: A theoretical model of learning from the news. The Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. 11(3):135-155.

羅文輝 劉蕙苓 (2006) 置入性行銷對新聞記者的影響。新聞學研究,第89期。頁 81-125

陳憶寧 羅文輝 (2006) 媒介使用與政治資本。新聞學研究, 第88期。頁 83-134. (TSSCI)

Wei, Ran & Lo, Ven-hwei (2006) Staying connected while on the move: Cell phone use and social connectedness. New Media and Society. 8(1):53-72.

Lo, Ven-hwei & Ran Wei (2005) Perceptual differences in assessing the harms of patronizing adult entertainment clubs. International Journal for Public Opinion Research. 18(4): 475-485.

Lo, Ven-hwei & Ran Wei (2005) Effects of Internet Pornography on Taiwanese Adolescents' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior. Journal of Broadcasting & electronic Media. 49(2):221-237.

羅文輝 李郁青施盈廷楊秀娟 (2005) 網路採用、使用與獲得之滿足。新聞學研究 第83集,頁 127-165.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Chan, J., & Pan, Z. (2005) Ethical attitudes and perceived practice: A comparative study of journalists in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Asian Journal of Communication, 15(2):154-172.

羅文輝 侯志欽 (2004) 2004年電視總統選舉新聞的政黨偏差。廣播與電視。第23集,頁 1-21.

羅文輝 (2004) 選擇可信度:1992及2002年報紙與電視新聞可信度的比較研究。新聞學研究 80集,頁 1-50.

陳文、羅文輝、潘忠黨(2003)新聞傳播教育對新聞人員的影響: 大陸、香港與台灣新聞人員的比較研究。傳播研究集刊,第 8集。

羅文輝、牛隆光 (2003) 自尊、第三人效果與支持限制媒介。新聞學研究第 75集,頁 141-167.

羅文輝、牛隆光、林文琪、蔡卓芬 (2003) 媒介依賴與媒介使用對選舉新聞可信度的影響:五種媒介的比較。新聞學研究 第 74集

羅文輝、牛隆光、蔣傳寅(2002)台灣青少年的媒介使用行為:1991及2001的比較。國立政治大學學報,第84期。頁 183-202.

羅文輝、陳文、潘忠黨(2002)大陸、香港、台灣新聞人員工作滿意度之比較研究。中國大陸研究,45(1)頁 1-18.

汪琪、沈清松、羅文輝 (2002) 華人傳播理論: 從頭打造或逐步融合? 新聞學研究 第 70集,頁 1-14.

Lo, Ven-hwei & Wei, Ran (2002) Third-person effect, gender and support for Restriction of pornography on the Internet. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 46(1):13-33.

Lo, Ven-hwei (2001) Sexual Strategies Theory, gender, exposure and support for restriction of pornography on the Internet. Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education,1(4)


羅文輝、陳文、潘忠黨(2000)大陸、香港與台灣新聞人員對新聞倫理的態度與認知。新聞學研究 第59集,頁 67-90.

Lo, Ven-hwei & Anna R. Paddon (2001) The third person perception, gender difference, pornography exposure and support for restriction of pornography. Asian Journal of Communication, 11(1): 120-142.


Lo Ven-hwei, Adda R. Paddon & Wu, Hsiaomei (2000) Front Pages of Taiwan Daily Newspapers 1952-1996: How ending martial law influenced publication design. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 77(4): 880-897.

羅文輝、黃葳威 (2000) 2000年總統選舉公民營報紙新聞之比較研究,選舉研究。7(1), 頁 1-20.

羅文輝(2000)媒介負面內容與社會距離對第三人效果認知的影響, 新聞學研究。第65集,頁.95-129.

Lo, Ven-hwei & Anna R. Paddon (2000) The third person perception and support for restriction of pornography: Some methodological problems. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 12(1):80-89.

羅文輝 (2000) 性策略理論、性別、第三人效果與支持限制色情媒介。新聞學研究。第63集,頁.201-222.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Neilan, E., Sun, M. P. & Chiang, S. I. (1999) Exposure of Taiwan Adolescents to Pornographic Media and Impact on Sexual Attitudes and Behavior. Asian Journal of Communication, 9(1): 50-71.

羅文輝、吳筱玫、Anna R. Paddon(1999)台灣報紙頭版設計的趨勢分析:1952-1996。新聞學研究 第59集,頁67-90.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Neilan,E., & Pu-tsung King (1998) Television Coverage of the 1995 Legislative election in Taiwan. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 42(3):340-355.

羅文輝、蘇蘅、林元輝 (1998)如何提昇新聞的正確性:一種新查證方法的實驗設計。新聞學研究第56集,頁 269-296.


羅文輝(1997)台灣新聞人員的專業倫理:1994年的調查分析。新聞學研究,第55集,頁 271-290.


Zhu, Jian-hua, David Weaver, Ven-hwei Lo, Chongchan Chen and Wei Wu (1997) Individual, Organizational and Societal Constraints on Media Professionalism:A Comparative Study of Journalists in the U.S., China and Taiwan. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 74(1):84-96.

羅文輝、金溥聰、陳清河、黃惠鈴(1996)總統選舉新聞的政治偏差:無線與有線電視台的比較分析。選舉研究. 2(2), 頁 37-62.

Neilan,E. Sun, M. P. & Ven-hwei Lo (1996) Dateline Taipei: Foreign Journalists Coverage of Taiwan's First-Ever Presidential Election. Asian Journal of Communication. 6(2):133-50.

Lo, Ven-hwei, Pu-tsung King, Huang Hwei-lin(1996)Television Coverage of Taiwan's First-Ever Presidential Election, Asian Journal of Communication. 6(2);43-64.

羅文輝(1996)台灣新聞人員背景及工作概況之研究。國立政治大學學報,第73期。頁 29-67.

潘家慶、羅文輝、臧國仁(1996)傳播教育核心課程規劃。新聞學研究,第53集,頁 85-106。


羅文輝 (1995)新聞記者選擇消息來源的偏向,新聞學研究,第50集,頁1-13。

Lo, Ven-hwei, Jei -cheng Cheng & Chin-chuan Lee(1994)Television News is Government News in Taiwan: Patterns of Television News Sources Selection and Presentation, Asian Journal of Communication. 4(1): 99-110.

Lo, Ven-hwei(1994)Media Use, Involvement and Knowledge of the Gulf War, Journalism Quarterly. 71(1): 45-56.


Lo, Ven-hwei & Leonard L. Chu(1993)News Coverage of Pre-trial Crime Stories in Hong Kong and Taiwan Newspapers, Asian Journal of Communication. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 19-36.

羅文輝、朱立(1993)台港審判前犯罪新聞之比較研究,新聞學研究,第47集,頁 85-106。(TSSCI)


Wei, R. and Lo, V. H. (2016). The third-person effect. International Encyclopedia of political communication. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons ed. by Gianpietro Mazzoleni. DOI: 10.1002/9781118541555.wbiepc030.

Wei, R., Zhou, S. and Lo, V. H. (2016). Media effects and social change Renmin University of China Press.

Leung, Louis, Lo, Ven-hwei, Lee, Paul, Xiong, C. Y. (2009). The use of the Internet in four Chinese cities. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Asian Pacific Studies.

羅文輝、蘇蘅、林書煒 (2009) 電視主播與電視新聞。台北:商務。


羅文輝 (1994) 無冕王的神話世界。台北:天下文化。

羅文輝(1993)新聞理論與實證。台北:黎明文化。 羅文輝(譯作)(1992)信差的動機:新聞媒介的倫理問題。台北:遠流書局。