Indiana University

Indiana University Journalism

Jae Kook LeeJae Kook Lee

Associate Professor
EP 110
(812) 855-3466
Office hours: 10:45 to noon. Tuesdays and Thursdays

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Lee has been a member of the Indiana University faculty since 2009. His research focuses on a wide range of issues concerning public opinion and media effects. Lee’s latest question is about how the new media environment influences public opinion and political communication process.
Lee received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Lee worked as a reporter and editor in South Korea and in Chicago.
Lee, Jae Kook (2015). Knowledge as a measure of news reception in the agenda-setting process. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 59(1), 22-40.
Choi, Jihyang & Jae Kook Lee (2015). Investigating the effects of news sharing and political interest on social media network heterogeneity. Computers in Human Behavior, 44, 258-266.
Stroud, Natalie Jomini, Ashley Muddiman, & Jae Kook Lee (2014). Seeing media as out group members: An evaluation of bias perceptions. Journal of Communication, 64(5), 874-894.
Lee, Jae Kook, Jihyang Choi, Cheonsoo Kim, & Yonghwan Kim (2014). Social media, network heterogeneity, and opinion polarization. Journal of Communication, 64(4), 702-722.
Lee, Jae Kook, Jihyang Choi, & Sung Tae Kim (2014). All things considered? Investigating the diversity of public affairs issues that individuals think about in the Internet age. Computers in Human Behavior, 32, 112-122.
Lee, Jae Kook & Renita Coleman (2014). Testing generation, life cycle, and period effects of age on agenda setting. Mass Communication and Society, 17(1), 3-25.
Lee, Jae Kook (2013). The public agenda along the life span: Testing the life-cycle effect of age on the agenda-setting process. In T. Johnson (Ed.), Agenda setting in a 2.0 world: New agendas in communication. New York: Routledge.
Stroud, Natalie Jomini & Jae Kook Lee (2013). Perceptions of cable news credibility. Mass Communication and Society, 16(1), 67-88.
McCombs, Maxwell E. & Lee, Jae Kook (2012). Mapping the psychology of agenda-setting. In E. Scharrer (Ed.), Media Effects/Media Psychology: Blackwell.
Reese, Stephen D. & Lee, Jae Kook (2012). Understanding the content of news media. In H. A. Semetko & M. Scammell (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Political Communication: Sage.
Gil de Zúñiga, Homero, Seth Lewis, Amber Willard, Sebastian Valenzuela, Jae Kook Lee, & Brian Baresch (2011). Blogging as a journalistic practice: A model linking perception, motivation and behavior. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 12(5), 1-21.
Lee, Jae Kook (2007). The effect of the Internet on homogeneity of the media agenda: A test of the fragmentation thesis. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 84(4), 745-760.