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Jihyang  ChoiJihyang Choi

Doctoral candidate

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Jihyang Choi is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism at Indiana University. Her primary research focus is on the effects of new media technologies on political communication. Before starting a doctoral program, she has worked as a journalist at the Hankookilbo, a national newspaper in Seoul, Korea.


- Lee, J-.K., Choi, J., & Kim, S-.T. (forthcoming). All things considered? Investigating the diversity of public affairs issues that individuals think about in the Internet age. Computers in Human Behavior.
- Lee, J.-K., Choi, J., Kim, C., & Kim, Y. (forthcoming). Social media, network heterogeneity, and opinion polarization. Journal of Communication.
- Choi, J., & Shim, J. (forthcoming). New media and participatory politics: The case of South Korea. In L. Willnat & A. Aw (Eds.) Social Media, Culture and Politics in Asia. New York: Peter Lang.
- Weaver, D. H. & Choi, J. (forthcoming). The media agenda: Who (or what) sets it? In Kate Kenski & Kathleen Hall Jamieson (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Willnat, L., Weaver, D. H., & Choi, J. (2013). The global journalists in the 21st century: A cross-national study of journalistic competencies. Journalism Practice, 7(2), 163-83.
- Son, Y., Kim, S., & Choi, J. (2012). Korean journalists in the 21st century. In D. H. Weaver & L. Willnat (Eds.), The Global Journalists in the 21st Century (pp. 66-77). New York, NY: Routledge.
- Choi, J. (2009). Diversity in foreign news in US newspapers before and after the invasion of Iraq. International Communication Gazette, 71(6), 525-42.


- Top Faculty Paper Award, Political Communication Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Washington D.C.(2013, August).
- Frances Wilhoit Research Award, School of Journalism, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2012, April).
- Chaffee-McLeod Top Student Paper Award, Communication Theory and Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), St. Louis, MO (2011, August).
- Kappa Tau Alpha research award, for top division student papers at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Kappa Tau Alpha, National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO (2011, August).