Sherry S. Yu

Sherry S. Yu
Associate Professor
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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 at the University of Toronto. 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) and The Handbook of Ethnic Media in Canada (2023, McGill-Queen’s University Press). 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 Global Diaspora & Media, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Canadian Ethnic Studies. 


Research Interests

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




Ahadi, D., Yu, S. S., & Al-Rawi, A. (Eds.). (2023). The handbook of ethnic media in Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 

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. & Parke, J. J. (2023). Research inquiries for digital diaspora and digital diasporic media. Journal of Global Diaspora & Media, 4(1), 79–96,

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., & Ahadi, D. (2023). Researching Canadian ethnic media: Methodological challenges. In D. Ahadi, S. S. Yu, & A. Al-Rawi (Eds.), The handbook of ethnic media in Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 

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. & Matsaganis, M. (2024). Ethnic Media. In Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. Oxford University Press.

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.


For Building an Intercultural Journalism System in Urban Centres: Challenges and Opportunities for Ethnic-Mainstream Media Collaboration  
School of Cities, University of Toronto 

Digital Ethnic Media Hub
Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto 

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Cultural Literacy and Social Integration of Canadians 
2020 – 2023  
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SHRCC)