Jisu Kim

Jisu Kim is a doctoral candidate in the Hubbard School of Journalism & 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.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Journalism and Mass Communication, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014.
  • B.A.: Political Science and International Relations, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea, 2011.


  • Journalism studies
  • Computational Journalism
  • Participatory journalism
  • Digital technologies and Social media
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Audience engagement
Courses Taught
  • JOUR3751 New Media and Culture (Instructor of Record), Summer 2016, Fall 2016
  • JOUR1001 Introduction to Mass Communication (Teaching Assistant)
  • JOUR1501 Digital Games, Sims, and Apps (Teaching Assistant)
  • JOUR3004 Information for Mass Communication (Teaching Assistant)
  • JOUR3552 Internet and Global Society (Teaching Assistant)
  • JOUR3745 Mass Media and Popular Culture (Teaching Assistant)
  • JOUR4551 New Media and Culture (Teaching Assistant)
  • Rim, H., Kim, J., & Dong, C. (2019). A Cross‐National Comparison of Transparency Signaling in Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting: The United States, South Korea, and China cases. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/csr.1766
  • Kim, J., Lewis, S. C., & Watson, B. R. (2018). The Imagined Audience for and Perceived Quality of News Comments: Exploring the Perceptions of Commenters on News Sites and on Facebook. Social Media + Society, 4(1), 1–12. doi: 10.1177/2056305118765741
  • Kim, J., Park, K., & Rim, H. (2018). Does the Engaged Public’s Evaluation of Networking Practices Matter? The Effects of Polarized Attitudes and the Reputation of Networking on Individuals’ WOM Behaviors. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 23(4), 1–8. doi: 10.1002/nvsm.1624
  • Kim, J. (2018). One Name Can Change Many Things: Influences of Mentioning Political Candidates on Network Agenda-Setting Effects in the 2016 U.S. Election. The Agenda Setting Journal, 2(1), 41–63. doi: 10.1075/asj.17009.kim
  • Kim, J., & Park, S. –Y. (2017). The Effects of Generational Identification Accessibility and Normative Fit on Hostile Media Perceptions. International Journal of Communication, 11, 2115–2135.
  • Kim, J., & Min, Y. (2016). An Issue Attention Cycle Analysis of the Network Agenda Setting Model: A Case Study of the Nuclear Issue in South Korea. In L. Guo & M. McCombs (Eds.), The Power of Information Networks: New Directions for Agenda Setting (pp.132-143). New York: Routledge.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota Graduate School, 2018-2019 ($25,000)
  • Top Student Paper Award, Participatory Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2016
  • Third Place Student Paper Award, Minorities and Communication Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2015
  • Graduate Research Partnership Program, University of Minnesota, 2015 ($4,000)