Xinlu Yu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Xinlu Yu


Xinlu Yu is an associate professor of communication. She teaches in the areas of communication theory, media and multiculturalism, public relations, advertising, and intercultural communication. Her study abroad trip to China explores the underlying traditions of the country and their relevance to the changes occurring in Chinese society and examines the impact of transformational change on China and its people.

A native of China, Yu worked as a journalist for China Radio International (CRI), China’s state-owned international radio broadcaster before coming to the United States to pursue further education. During those six years at CRI, she worked as an anchorwoman, producer and writer for the English Language Service.


  • M.S., Ph.D., E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University
  • B.A., Beijing Foreign Studies University

Research Interests

  • Intercultural and international communication
  • Media and multiculturalism
  • Media in China
  • China’s Cultural Revolution

Selected Publications

  • Yu, X. (under review). Newspaper and magazine research and methodology. In J. H. Hong (Ed.), Foundations of Communication Research. Beijing: Peking University Press (in Chinese).
  • Yu, X. (2007). Print media research. In S. M. Lu, & J. H. Hong (Eds.), Frontiers and Critiques of Mass Communication Research in the West. Series on Western Research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Beijing: People’s University Press (in Chinese).
  • Yu, X. (2001). The role of Chinese media during the Cultural Revolution (1965-1969) (Doctoral dissertation). E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, OH.
  • Yu, X. (1996). What does China want the world to know: A content analysis of CNN World Report sent by the People’s Republic of China. Gazette, 58(3), 173-187.
  • Yu, X. (1994). Chinese students in the United States: The effects of American mass media on their perceptions of the U.S. (Master’s thesis). E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Fun Facts

  • She is an avid soccer and college football fan.
  • Yu played violin for 15 years.