Yu Tian

Yu Tian

Doctoral Advisor: Lars Willnat


B.A., Advertising, Journalism School, Fudan University, China
M.A., Communication, Journalism School, Fudan University, China

Areas of Research: Political communication, online vulnerability

Tian, Y., Yang, J., & Chuenterawong, P. (2021). Share or not? Effects of Stereotypes on Social Media Engagement Using the Stereotype Content Model. Journalism Practice, 1-27.

Yang, J., & Tian, Y. (2021). “Others are more vulnerable to fake news than I Am”: Third-person effect of COVID-19 fake news on social media users. Computers in Human Behavior, 125, 106950.

Tian, Y., & Willnat, L. (2021, August 4-7). Anti-Muslimism in a Partisan Hybrid Media Environment: Examining the Relationships Between Media Exposure, Biased Views, Social Trust and Acceptance of Muslims [Conference presentation]. AEJMC 104th Annual Conference.


Yu Tian is currently a doctoral candidate in the Newhouse School’s Ph.D. program. She holds a B.A. in Advertising and a M.A. in Communications from the Journalism School at Fudan University, China. Tian’s primary research interests lie in the field of political communication, with an emphasis on social media, online vulnerability, journalism, and quantitative methods.