庄迪澎博士 Dr. Chang Teck Peng
(English profile after Mandarin)
庄迪澎博士获得马来西亚理科大学（USM）传播学院的传播学（荣誉）学士学位，后来以题为《大众媒体和国阵文化霸权：主流媒体在1997年马来西亚金融危机期间之角色研究》获得马来西亚国民大学（UKM）马来西亚与国际研究所的哲学硕士学位（Master of Philosophy, M.Phil）。后来，他获颁台湾教育部奖学金赴台湾深造，考获世新大学传播学博士学位，其博士论文《互联网媒体治理术：马来西亚与新加坡的比较研究》荣获台湾东南亚学会授予博士论文奖第二名。
Dr. Chang Teck Peng, a journalist-turned-communication academic by training, has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of communication and media. His observation and research focused on political economy of communication, communication law and policies, new media, journalism as well as information and communication technologies. He is also one of the few experts on Chinese-medium media in Malaysia and Singapore.
Dr. Chang obtained his first degree, Bachelor of Communication (Honours), from the School of Communication, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), and Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil) from the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), with his research thesis, Mass Media and the Hegemony of Barisan Nasional: A Case Study of the Role of the Mainstream Media During the 1997 Financial Crisis in Malaysia. With scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, Dr Chang earned his doctoral degree in communication studies under the Ph.D Program in Communication Studies, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan. His doctoral thesis, The Governmentality of Internet Media: A Comparative Study on Malaysia and Singapore, was well-received during the viva voce and was awarded The Best Doctoral Thesis Award (second place) by the Taiwan Association of Southeast Asian Studies.
Dr. Chang has under his belt several books, journal articles and chapters in books, of which one of his important publications was Strong PM vs. Weak-kneed Media: Taking Stock of Mahathir’s Media Manipulation (2004). He is also a regular columnist and contributor for various media in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with more than two hundred articles that have been published over the years, providing insightful analyses on the state of affairs in communication and media. The latest collection of his selected articles, Criticism and Reform: A Collection of Essays on Malaysian Media and Communication, was published in 2016.
In his early years, Dr. Chang’s passion for communication studies enabled him to be entrusted with the honorable job of the Founding Departmental Head for New Era College (now New Era University College), Malaysia, in which he established, led and developed the Department of Media Studies. Not resting on his laurels, he went on to become the Founding Editor of merdekareview.com, a Chinese-medium news portal that existed from 2005 to 2012, during which time the online newspaper proved itself to be a popular channel with the Chinese-speaking community in Malaysia, as it provided considerable in-depth as well as insightful news reports and analyses to readers, playing a pivotal role at a critical juncture of Malaysia’s political trajectory.
Through these writings, publications and positions, Dr. Chang has demonstrated his abilities as a well-rounded media practitioner, educator and institutional leader. With these achievements, he has been appointed by several local and foreign institutions for advisory roles, namely, Academic Adviser to Department of Journalism and Communication, Southern University College (Malaysia, 2005 and 2012), Advisory Committee Member to Global Citizenship Education Center, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan, 2016-2020), Curriculum Reviewer to Malaysia University of Science and Technology (Malaysia, 2017-2021), as well as External Assessor to One World Hanxing College (Malaysia, 2018-2019).