About

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Jisu Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Her research focuses on how digital technology influences audience engagement, journalism practices, and the business model of news organizations, with an emphasis on computational methods.

Specifically, her research agenda focuses on: (1) exploring the impact of news organizations’ strategies on audiences’ perceptions and behaviors; (2) examining factors that influence the dissemination of news and information on social media through computer algorithms; and (3) examining news commenters’ perceptions and behaviors on news websites and social media and influencing factors.

Thus far, her work has been published in the International Journal of Communication, the Agenda Setting Journal, Social Media + Society, and in an edited book, The Power of Information Networks: New Directions for Agenda Setting, with other papers currently under revision or peer review at journals. She has also presented 10 conference papers at leading conferences, such as ICA and AEJMC.

She received M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication and a B.S. in Political Science from Korea University.