Yiben Benetta Liu, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Multimedia Journalism
206E Paul Miller Journalism Building



Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Information Sciences, The University of Alabama (2021)

Doctor of Philosophy in Broadcasting and Television Art, Beijing Normal University (2014)

Master of Arts in Theatre, Film, and TV Literature, Beijing Normal University(2011)

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Film, and TV Literature Communication, University of China (2007)

Professional Experience

05/2017 - 05/2021:  Media Journalist, Photographer, News and PR Video Producer, News Reporter; Center for Community-Based Partnership, Division of Community Affairs, University of Alabama

08/2011 - 07/2013: Freelance Journalist; Beijing Education Television, Beijing, China

07/2008 - 01/2010: Associate Director, Assistant Videographer; Beijing Education Television

07/2007 - 08/2008Associate Director, Assistant Videographer; Documentary film Sustainable Agro-Biodiversity Management in the Mountain Areas of Southern China
(Funded by EU -China Biodiversity Program)

07/2007 - 08/2008: Associate Director, Screenwriter
Chanel of TV Drama, Shenzhen Media Group, Shenzhen, China

Main Work:  Batong Street (TV sitcom)


Courses Taught
Data Journalism (Fall 2021)
Media Effects, News Writing, Digital Photography, Video Production, New Media and Society, Research
Methods, Screenwriting, Short Drama Writing, Film and Television Critics