Lei Guo

Doctoral Student

LEI GUO is a doctoral student in the Missouri School of Journalism. Lei’s research interest is the dynamic among the adoption of new technology, political pressure, and journalists’ news production routine, especially in Mainland China and Hong Kong context. For example, her latest research is using job characteristic theory and job demands-resources model to analyze Chinese newspaper reporters’ job satisfaction and turnover intention in the new technology era.

As a former political journalist at China Desk in Ming Pao (明報), Lei is also interested in the influences of political news on audiences’ attitudes toward the government and their political participation. Currently, she is working on the impacts of news coverage regarding some hot issues that have happened in China such as anti-corruption movement and South China Sea dispute on audiences.

Before coming to the U.S., Lei worked as a journalist in Hong Kong and Beijing for more than 5 years in different media. Previously, she received her B.A. degree in rural communication from China Agriculture University in China and M.A. and Mphil degrees in journalism and mass communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Journal Articles

  • Li, X. Q., and Guo, L. (Under Revision). Media exposure, nationalism, and policy evaluation on South China Sea news: Examining the mediation role of third-person effect and online participation.
  • Guo, L., Su, C., and Li, H. (Under 3rd Round Review). Issue involvement, news attention, perceived knowledge, and third-person effect of news about mainland China’s anti-corruption movement. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
  • Xu, D. and Guo, L. (Accepted). Effects of narcissism, para-social interaction, and gratifications sought on Chinese audiences of singing-competition reality shows. Mass Communication and Society.
  • Guo, L., Su, C., and Li, H. (2016). The attitudes of Chinese students toward anti-corruption movement and reporting in Mainland. Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, 158, 67-85.
  • Lo, V. H., Wei, R., Zhang, X., and 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] (Minor Revision)

Conference Presentations

  • Li, X. Q., and Guo, L. (2017). Media exposure, nationalism, and policy evaluation on South China Sea news: Examining the mediation role of third-person effect and online participation. Paper presented at the 100th Annual Conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, U.S.

Updated: August 7, 2019