Rebecca Ping Yu
Assistant Professor

Ext.: 58725

Office: HK219B

Email: rpyu@nctu.edu.tw


Education

2015 Ph.D. Communication Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2008 M.S. School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2003 B.A. Journalism, National Chengchi University

Experience

2015-2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Chengchi University

Expertise

New media and social media
Computer-mediated interpersonal communication
Public opinion and political communication

Publications, Projects and Honors

Journal Articles


Yu, R. P., Ellison, N. B., & Lampe, C. (Forthcoming). Facebook use and its role in shaping access to social benefits among older adults. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.[SSCI]

Yu, R. P. (2016). The relationship between passive and active non-political social media use and political expression on Facebook and Twitter. Computers in Human Behavior58, 413-420. [SSCI]

Yu, R. P., Ellison, N. B., McCammon, R. J., & Langa, K. M. (2016). Mapping the two levels of digital divide: Internet access and social network site adoption among older adults in the USA. Information, Communication & Society19(10), 1445-1464.DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2015.1109695 [SSCI]

Yu, R. P., McCammon, R. J.,Ellison, N. B.,& Langa, K. M. (2015).The relationships that matter: social network site use and social wellbeing among older adults in the United States of America. Ageing and Society, Advanced online publication. doi:10.1017/S0144686X15000677 [SSCI]

Conference Papers (Selected)


Yu, R. P.(2016). Two paradigms of citizenship in the Internet age: Expressive and receptive political Internet use and political engagement. Paper presented at the Chinese Communication Society (CCS) conference in Chiayi, Taiwan.

Yu, R. P., Ellison, N. B., & Lampe, C. (2016). Facebook use and its role in shaping access to social benefits among older adults. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in Fukuoka, Japan.

Yu, R. P. (2015). The personal is the political?: Examining the relationship between passive and active non-political and political social media use. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in San Francisco, CA. 

Yu, R. P., Ellison, N. B., McCammon, R. J., & Langa, K. M. (2015). Mapping the two levels of digital divide: Internet access and social network site adoption among older adults in the USA. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Yu, R. P., McCammon, R. J.,Ellison, N. B.,& Langa, K. M. (2015).The relationships that matter: social network site use and social wellbeing among older adults in the United States of America. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA) conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Yu, R. P. & Oh, Y. W. (2013).‘Citing’ the Other Side: The Nature of Engaging Political Messages from the Opposing Camp in the Political Blogosphere. Paper presented at the National Communication Association (NCA), Washington, D.C.

*Awarded the Top Student Paper from the Political Communication Division.

Oh, Y. W. & Yu, R. P. (2013). What is Hot Online: Originality, Traditional Media Attention, and Agenda-Setting Time Lags Across Topics. Paper presented at the International Communication Association (ICA), London, U.K.

Yu, R. P. Oh, Y. W.(2012). Being Selective: The Potential for Exposure to Dissonant Political Information on Non-Political Blogs. Paper presented at the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Hong Kong, China.

Oh, Y. W. & Yu, R. P. (2012). What We See Online: A Forerunner or Echo of the Traditional Media Messages? Paper presented at the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Hong Kong, China.

*Awarded the 2012 Naomi C. Turner Prize for Best Student Paper.

Yu, R. P. (2011). An Investigation of the Interplay Between Mobile Communication, Network Ties, and Civic Engagement: Implications for Trust in Others. Paper presented at the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Awards


2015 Top Student Paper Award from the Political Communication Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

2013 Top Student Paper Award from the Political Communication Division, National Communication Association (NCA)

2010 Naomi C. Turner Prize (Top Student Paper Award), World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) 

Research Grants


Political implications of generic expressive and receptive social media use, 2016-2017, Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) (PI).