Dani Madrid-Morales
Researcher, observer, journalist, educator

Trained as a journalist and ‘Asianist’, my vocation is being curious. I am currently a HK PhD Fellow at City University of Hong Kong. I previously worked for almost a decade as a scriptwriter, reporter and editor at Televisió de Catalunya. I have also taught media-related and East Asia-related courses at City University of Hong Kong, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

My academic interests lay at the crosspoint of communications, politics and popular culture. Geographically, my work focuses on East Asia, where I have lived and studied for several years. Thematically, my work crosses different areas, including international communication, popular culture in East Asia, media representations and portrayals of contemporary Asia, as well as computational social sciences.

Most recent updates:

× 15 December 2017: We presented our book Comunicación y poder en Asia orientla in Barcelona and Madrid. Check the media coverage or listen to the presentation (in Catalan) here.
× 29 September 2017: I talked about Japan's upcoming elections on Radio France Internationale Espagnol (in Spanish). Listen to my contribution here.
× 6 September 2017: I shared my views on the 2017 BRICS Summit on a live interview for RT (in Spanish). The full interview is here.
× 26 August 2017: I appeared on the China in Africa podcast to discuss StarTimes operations in Africa. Listen to the full podcast here.
× 20 August 2017: A new blog entry about some of the teaching innovations that were presented at AEJMC 2017 is available. You can read the new post here.
× 10 August 2017: I was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times report on China's StarTimes operations in Kenya. Read the article by Jonathan Kaiman here.
× 29 July 2017: A new open access journal article based on my fieldwork at CGTN Africa, in Spanish, has been published in Communication Papers. Download a copy here.
× 29 May 2017: The slides from my two ICA 2017 presentations are now online. Download them here.
× 19 May 2017: Earlier this year I was awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Teaching Innovation Award for Research Degree students. I was invited to give a talk about my experience. Watch the talk here.
× 6 May 2017: New blog post on Chinese media's struggle with finding an audience in Africa. Read it here.

Other updates:

× 1 May 2017: My new edited book Comunicación y poder en Asia oriental published by Editorial UOC is (finally) out. Get a copy from here.
× 21 August 2017: Live interviews on RT and HispanTV in which I analyze the situation in the Korean Peninsula and the conflicting narratives in North Korea and the US (in Spanish) Watch the interviews here.
× 20 April 2017: Live interview on RT (in Spanish) on the political situation in the Korean Peninsula. Watch it here.
× 15 April 2017: New blog post discussing my online crisis simulation project for COM5403 at City University of Hong Kong. Read it here or have a look at the simulation here.
× 6 April 2017: Commentary for RT (in Spanish) on the first meeting between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Watch it here.
× 10 March 2017: Course materials for my class "Crisis Communication and Management" at City University of Hong Kong uploaded. Browse them here.
× 13 February 2017: Commentary for RT on Trump's Asia policy and the US-Japan alliance. Watch it here.
× 25 January 2017: New blog entry (in Spanish) on recent changes in North Korean media system. Read it here.
× 31 December 2016: New blog post on the rebranding of CCTV into CGTN. Read it here.
× 26 November 2016: New paper accepted in Journalism Studies with Herman Wasserman. Read the latest draft.
× 20 November 2016: Uploaded materials for the course "Video Production" that I taught at City University of Hong kong. See them here.