School of Journalism and Communication, CUHK - 楊天





B.E., B.A.
Tsinghua University

National University of Singapore

University of Pennsylvania


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 icon research Research Interests:

  • Digital media
  • Computational social science
  • Political communication
  • Digital inequalities

icon research Teaching Interests:

  • New media and society
  • Computational social science

icon researchAdvice to students: 

  • Be serious.


icon researchProfessional Awards: 

  • Top Student Paper Award, Communication Methods Division, ICA, 2022
  • Top Student Paper Award, Mass Communication Division, NCA, 2018


icon researchPublication List:

Huang, S., & Yang, T.(co-first author) (2022). No Trade-offs between Online News and Entertainment: Evidence from Online Engagement Data. New Media & Society.

Mukerjee, S., Yang, T., Stadler, G., & González-Bailón, S. (2022). What Counts as a Weak Tie? A Comparison of Filtering Techniques to Analyze Co-Exposure Networks. Social Networks, 68, 386–393.

Yang, T., Ticona, J., & Lelkes, Y. (2021). Policing the Digital Divide: Institutional Gate-keeping & Criminalizing Digital Inclusion. Journal of Communication, 71(4), 572–597.

Yang, T., & Fang, K. (2021). How Dark Corners Collude: A Study on an Online Chinese Alt-Right Community. Information, Communication & Society.

Peng, Y., & Yang, T. (corresponding author) (2021). Anatomy of Audience Duplication Networks: How Individual Characteristics Differentially Contribute to Fragmentation in News Consumption and Trust. New Media & Society.

Zhang, W., Yang, T., & Perrault, S. (2021). Nudge for Reflection: More than Just a Channel to Political Knowledge. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference Full Papers on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021), Yokohama, Japan.

Yang, T., Wang, Y., & Zhang, W. (2021). Effects of Knowledge and Reflection in Intrapersonal Deliberation. Journal of Deliberative Democracy, 17(1), 134–148.

Mukerjee, S., & Yang, T. (co-first author) (2021). Choosing to Avoid? A Conjoint Experimental Study to Understand Selective Exposure and Avoidance on Social Media. Political Communication, 38(3), 222–240.

Yang, T., Majó-Vázquez, S., Nielsen, R., & González-Bailón, S. (2020). Exposure to News Grows less Fragmented with Increase in Mobile Access. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(46), 28678–28683.

Yang, T., & Peng, Y. (2020). The Importance of Trending Topics in the Gatekeeping of Social Media News Engagement: A Natural Experiment on Weibo. Communication Research.

Zhang, W., & Yang, T. (2020). The Interaction between Perceived Procedural Fairness and Perceived Disagreement in Deliberation. Acta Politica, 55(2), 199–220.