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Sherry S. Yu


Associate Professor

Phone: 416-208-5177
Location: HW 411


Journalism; Media, Journalism and Digital Culture


Sherry S. Yu is Associate Professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, and the Faculty of Information. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Simon Fraser University. Her research explores multiculturalism, media, and social integration. She is the author of Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora: Korean Media in Vancouver and Los Angeles (2018, UBC Press) and the co-editor of Ethnic Media in the Digital Age (2019, Routledge). She is currently working on her second co-edited volume, The Handbook of Ethnic Media in Canada. Her research also has been published in scholarly journals such as Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Journalism Studies, Television & New Media, Canadian Journal of Communication, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Canadian Ethnic Studies.

Research Interests

Ethnic/diasporic media; multiculturalism and media policies; comparative journalism; representation of diversity in media; new media and digital storytelling 



Yu, S. S., & Matsaganis, M. D. (Eds.). (2019). Ethnic media in the digital age. New York; London: Routledge.

Yu, S. S. (2018). Diasporic media beyond the diaspora: Korean media in Vancouver and Los Angeles. Vancouver; Toronto: UBC Press.

Yu, S. S. (2021). Cultural diversity in Canadian television: The case of CBC's Kim's ConvenienceTelevision & New Media

Yu, S. S. (2018). Multi-ethnic public sphere and accessible ethnic media: Mapping English-language ethnic media. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(11), 1976-1993.

Yu, S. S. (2018). The commercialization of journalism: Ethnic media, news production, and business strategies in the digital era. Journalism Studies, 19(16), 2433-2450.

Yu, S. S. (2017). Ethnic media as communities of practice: The cultural and institutional identities. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 18(10), 1309-326.

Yu, S. S. (2017). Women in ethnic news media. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 18(4), 425-445.

Yu, S. S. (2016). Instrumentalization of ethnic media. Canadian Journal of Communication, 41(2), 343-351.

Yu, S. S., & Ahadi, D. (2010). Promoting civic engagement through ethnic media. PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication, 2(2), 54-71.

Yu, S. S., & Murray, C. (2007). Ethnic media under a multicultural policy: The case of the Korean media in British Columbia. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 39(3), 99-124.

Yu, S. S., & Daniels, G. (2023). Journalism and ethnoracial minorities. In S. Allan (Ed.), The Routledge companion to news and journalism (pp. 412-420). Routledge.

Kim, A. N., & Yu, S. S. (2022). The Other at home: A comparative analysis of coverage of an exiled Korean American K-pop star. In D. Oh (Ed.), Mediating the South Korean Other: Representations and discourses of difference in the post/neocolonial nation state (pp. 197-215). University of Michigan Press.

Yu, S. S. (2020). Beyond the Third Space: New communicative space in the making on YouTube. In K. Smets, K. Leurs, M. Georgiou, S. Witteborn, and R. Gajjala (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of media and migration (pp. 526-536). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Yu, S. S. (2017). Ethnic media: Moving beyond boundaries. In C. Campbell (Ed.), The Routledge companion to media and race (pp. 160-172). New York; London: Routledge.

Yu, S. S. (2022, September 15). Ethnic media: a reflection and outlook on ethnic media research. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Last modified (blank).

Yu, S. S. (2019). Ethnic journalism and the ethnic press. In T. P. Vos, F. Hanusch, D. Dimitrakopoulou, M. Geertsema-Sligh, and A. Sehl (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of journalism studies (pp. 561-568). Boston: Wiley Blackwell.