Margaret Yee Man Ng

Margaret Ng
Assistant Professor of Journalism
234 Gregory Hall
  • PhD in Journalism, 2018, University of Texas
  • MA in Journalism, 2014, University of Missouri
  • BSSc in Journalism and Communication, 2012, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Institute of Communications Research
  • Affiliate Faculty, Department of Computer Science
  • Cline Center for Advanced Social Research 
  • Center for Digital Agriculture 
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications 
  • Center for Social and Behavioral Science
Course Specialties
  • Data Journalism and Data Visualization
  • Multimedia Editing and Design

Ng is a media researcher with certified industrial training (Galvanize) in data science and database tools. Broadly speaking, her research examines technology use, social media, and information diffusion using large-scale, unstructured data and computational methods. Particularly, she explores three distinctive yet interrelated components of the web: user behavior, embedded structures, and content framing. 

She works closely with United Nations Global Pulse, an innovation initiative of the UN Secretary-General to harness big data and emerging communication technologies for sustainable development and humanitarian action. Before earning a Ph.D., she worked as a news artist at National Geographic Magazine and The Seattle Times and a data reporter for The Center for Public Integrity. During her doctoral study, she was an advanced analytics intern at Pew Research Center’s Data Labs. She was born and raised in Hong Kong.