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Jiyoun Kim

Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar


Office: 220 McVey Hall

Phone: 859-323-4335

Email: jiyoun.kim [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/kim

Education
B.A., Korea University; M.A., Korea University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Specialties
Risk-Crisis Communication, Science Communication, Media Effects, New Communication Technology

Bio
Jiyoun Kim is a postdoctoral teaching scholar in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky. She earned her Ph.D. in mass communication from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include emerging communication, strategic communication, risk-crisis communication, and public behavior toward some controversial issues with special emphasis on science issues such as nanotechnology and nuclear energy.

Curriculum Vitae


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Courses Taught

This course examines the relationship between the organization of modern society and its communication media with special emphasis on cultural processes and social change. The social-psychological bases of communication are studied within a context of theory and research.
Intensive study of a specialized topic area in communication.
This course examines strategic risk and crisis communication research, theory, and practices. Special emphasis is placed on crisis planning, media relationships, image restoration, ethical responses, and organizational learning.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS: Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Kim, J., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2016). "Shared" information in the age of big data: Exploring sentiment expression related to nuclear energy on Twitter. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. 93(2), 430-445. DOI: 10.1177/1077699016640715

Kim, J., Yeo, S. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. A. (2014). Disentangling the influence of value predispositions and risk/benefit perceptions on support for nanotechnology among the American public. Risk Analysis, 34(5), 965-980.

Yeo*, S. K., Cacciatore*, M. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Runge, K. K., Su, L. Y-F., Kim, J., Xenos, M., & Corley, E. A. (2014). Partisan amplification of risk: American perceptions of nuclear energy risk in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Energy Policy, 67, 727-736.

Anderson, A. A., Kim, J., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., & Xenos, M. (2013). Whatäó»s in a Name?: How we define nanotech shapes public reactions. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15(2), 1-5.

Runge, K. K., Yeo, S. K., Cacciatore, M., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Xenos, M., Anderson*, A., Choi*, D., Kim*, J., Li*, N., Liang*, X., Stubbings*, M., & Su*, L.Y. (2013). Tweeting nano: How public discourses about nanotechnology develop in social media environments. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 15(1), 1-11.

Kim, J., & Kim, S. (2007). Determinants and satisfaction of online agenda-rippling: Focusing on agenda-rippleräó»s motive, satisfaction and level of participation, Korean Journal of Journalism and Communication Studies, 51(1), 328-354.

Kim, S., & Kim, J. (2006). A Study about determinants of politiciansäó» media coverage, Korean Journal of Journalism and Communication Studies, 50(3), 151-174.

MANUSCRIPT IN PROGRESS: In preparation for publication

Kim, J. (Under Review) Exploring the influence of social cues in online communication: From the news consumers’ perspective.

Kim, J., Akin, H., Brossard, D., Xenos, M., & Scheufele, D. A. (Revise and Resubmit) Selective perception of novel science: How definitions affect information processing about nanotechnology.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: Refereed

Kim, J., & Namkoong, K. (2016, June) Sharing Nuclear Accident Online: A Comparison of Risk Information Sharing between Korea and the U.S. Presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.

Kim, J. (2015, August). Engaging users in the prediction of online news participation: Demonstrating the role of normative social cues in social media. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Kim, J. (2015, August). Exploring the influence of normative social cues in online communication: From the news consumers' perspective. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Kim, J., Runge, K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2014, May). Engaging readers: What makes American to seek particular information during controversial message processing?. Presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Cacciatore, M. A., Yeo, S. K., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., Runge, K., Su, L. Y.-F., Kim, J, Xenos, M. A., & Corley, E. A. (2013, August). Partisan amplification of nuclear energy risk in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Presented at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.

Kim, J. (2012, November). Selective attention, primed-encoding and the role of language in mediated scientific messages processing. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Runge, K., Kim, J., & Su, Y. F. (2012, November). No fallout: Public opinion of nuclear energy risk in the wake of Fukushima Daiichi disaster media coverage. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association of Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Cacciatore, M. A., Yeo, S. K., Su, L. Y-F., Choi, D-H., Xenos, M. A., Scheufele, D. A., Brossard, D., Anderson, A. A., Kim, J., & Corley, E. A. (2012, August). Is Facebook making us dumber? Exploring social media use as a predictor of political knowledge. Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Kim, J., Brossard., D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2012, May). Definitions matter: Selective processing of mediated messages in online environments. Presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Orlando, FL.

Kim, J. (2011, November). How information processing can influence public attitudes toward an emerging technology. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Kim, J., Ladwig, P., Anderson, A. A., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2011, May). The public acceptance of nanotechnology: How ideology and trust in safety systems moderate the effect of benefit perceptions on federal funding support. Presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Phoenix, AZ.

Kim, J. (2010, November). Understanding U.S. opinion on science: What makes the public give support for science?. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Namkoong, K., & Kim, J. (2008, November) User created contents (UCC) in political campaign: Third person perception about the effect of political UCC and official campaign advertisements. Presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Namkoong, K., Kim, J., & McLeod, D.M. (2008, August). The advertising effect of user-created content (UCC) in 2007 Korea presidential election campaign. Presented at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL.

Kim, J., & Kim, S. (2006, October). A study about the online agenda-rippler: Focusing on relations between the online useräó»s motive, satisfaction and level of participation. Presented at the bi-annual conference of Korean Society for Journalism & Communication Studies, Seoul, Korea.

Kim, S., & Kim, J. (2005, May). What are the decisive factors of politiciansäó» media coverage in Korea. Presented at the bi-annual conference of Korean Society for Journalism & Communication Studies, Gyongju, Korea.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: Invited (selected presentations)

Kim, J., Brossard., D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2012, February). Definitions matter: Selective processing of mediated messages in online environments. Presented at the annual meeting of the Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center Advisory Board, Madison, WI.

Kim, J., Liang, X., Brossard, D., Scheufele, D. A., & Xenos, M. (2011, October). How individuals process scientific messages: The role of knowledge and language in interpreting nano messages. Presented to the UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium Annual Meeting, Madison, WI.

Kim, J., Brossard, D., & Scheufele, D. A. (2011, February). Language matters: Defining nanotech for lay audiences impacts attitudes and understanding. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center Advisory Board, Madison, WI.