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Zhaoxi Liu

Assistant Professor
Trinity University

Dr. Zhaoxi (Josie) Liu's is a faculty member in the Department of Communication at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Her main research focus is critical and cultural inquiries of journalism and mass communication. She also studies the intersection between mass media and environmental issues in China. Field work (interviews and observations) is her main approach, supplemented by document research.


Dr. Zhaoxi (Josie) Liu grew up in China and later received a master's degree and a Ph.D. from the United States. She is married with two children.


    Ph.D., University of Iowa
    Master, University of Missouri
    Bachelor, Peking University

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    multimedia journalism, cultural inquiries of journalism and mass communication, environmental communication, critical interpretation of media text

Personal Interests

    movies, tennis, arts, music



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Toward omnipresent journalism: A case study of real-time coverage of the San Ant

Published: Apr 14, 2016 by #ISOJ
Authors: Liu, Zhaoxi

Based on a field study, this paper examines how the San Antonio Express News practiced omnipresent journalism in its coverage of the Spurs’ NBA 2014 championship game. This study refines the concept of omnipresent journalism as having two dimensions: time (real-time coverage) and space (on multiple platforms); and consisting of three rounds of news presentation: live tweets, real-time website updates and print paper.

International Communication Research Journal

Cui Jian: Extolling idealism yet advocating for freedom through rock music in Ch

Published: Apr 01, 2016 by International Communication Research Journal
Authors: Liu, Zhaoxi
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

Through a textual analysis of the revolutionary symbols in four of Cui Jian’s hits, this study finds that the political meaning of Cui’s songs is much more nuanced and complicated than a simple oppositional message, as he simultaneously endorses the communist rule for its idealism and disavows it for its political suppression.