S. Mo Jang Jang CV(see PDF)
firstname.lastname@example.org updated on Feb 2014
- 2008 ~ 2014 (May. expected): PhD Candidate (ABD) /Graduate Student Instructor, Communication Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA
- Dissertation title: A Click Away: News Choice on the Internet (Chair: W. Russ Neuman; committee: Nojin Kwak, Scott W. Campbell, and Christian Sandvig)
- 2004 ~ 2006: Television Reporter, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS, one of three major networks in S. Korea)
- 2004: BA with honors, Magna Cum Laude, Communication, Seoul National University, South Korea
- Information choice, selection, and attention in digital interaction
- Social media Big Data analysis
- Science/Risk communication
- Journalism, and media psychology.
Top Paper Awards
- 2013: ICA Top Student Paper Award from the Mass Communication Division
- 2012: ICA Top Student Paper Award from the Mass Communication Division
- 2011: AEJMC Moeller Research Competition Paper Award (First Place) from the Mass Communication & Society Division
- 2013: The Macdonald Graduate Student Instructor Award: Annually awarded to an instructor who received the best teaching evaluations in the department
- Jang, S. M., Lee. H., & Park, Y. J. (2014). The more friends, the less political talks? Predictors of Facebook discussion among college students. Cyberpsycology, Behavior, and Social Networking. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2013.0477 [see abstract] [see author-version paper]
- Jang, S. M. & Lee, H. (2014). When pop music meets a political issue: Examining how “Born This Way” influences attitudes toward gays and gay rights policies. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 58(1), 114-130; doi: 10.1080/08838151.2013.875023 [see abstract][see author-version paper]
- Neuman, W.R., Guggenheim, L., Jang, S. M., & Bae, S. (2014). Theorizing the dynamics of public attention. Journal of Communication.
- Jang, S. M. (2014). Seeking congruency or incongruency online? Examining selective exposure to four controversial science issues. Science Communication. doi: 10.1177/1075547013502733 [see abstract] [see author-version paper]
- Jang, S. M. (2014). Challenges to selective exposure: Examining selective seeking and avoidance in a multitasking media environment. Mass Communication and Society.
- Jang, S. M. (2013). Framing responsibility in climate change discourse: Ethnocentric attribution, perceived causes, and policy attitudes. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36. 27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2013.07.003 [see abstract] – SSCI 5yr Impact Factor: 3.29 (19 of 126 psychology) [see author-version paper]
- Jang, S. M., & Park, Y. J. (2013). The citizen as issue specialist: Issue publics in a changing media environment. Future Internet. 5(4), 568-579; doi:10.3390/fi5040568 [see article]
- Jang, S. M. & Park, Y. J. (2012). The Internet, selective learning, and the rise of issue specialists. First Monday, 17(5). [see article]
Manuscripts Revised and Resubmitted
- Pasek, J., Jang, S. M., Cobb, C., DiSogra, C., & Dennis, J. M. (R and R to Public Opinion Quarterly). Can micro-targeting improve survey sampling? An assessment of accuracy and bias in consumer file marketing data.
Manuscripts Under Review
- Jang, S. M., & Pasek, J. (invited for a special issue by the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media). Reconsidering agenda-setting in the digital era: Evidence from big social data
- Jang, S. M., & Oh, Y. W. (under review). News selection in campaign coverage.
- Park, Y. J. & Jang, S. M. (under review). Mobile knowledge and privacy literacy.
Manuscripts in Progress
- Framing analysis with Big Data (with W. Russell Neuman, Lauren Guggenheim, and Sooyoung Bae) – invited to ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
- The importance of issue public (with W. Russell Neuman and Lauren Guggenheim) – data collection stage
- Does Twitter discussion predcits legalization of same-sex marriage? Evidence from big geographic data – data analysis stage
- Neuman, W. R., Guggenheim, L., Jang, S. M., & Bae, S. Y. (2014). Agenda-setting in social media & traditional media: A time series analysis of big data. Paper will be presented at the Political Communication Division, ICA, Seattle, WA.
- Jang, S. M. (2013). Selective exposure in science communication. Paper was presented at the Environmental Communication Division, NCA, Washington, D.C.
- Jang, S. M. (2013). Selective exposure without avoidance. Paper was presented at the Mass Communication Division, ICA, London, UK. * Top Student Paper, Mass Communication Division
- Jang, S. M., & Oh, Y. W. (2013). News selection in campaign coverage. Paper will be presented at the Political Communication Interest Group, AEJMC, Washington D. C.
- Neuman, W. R., Guggenheim, L., Jang, S. M., & Bae, S. Y. (2013). Big Data on Public Attention. Paper was presented at the preconference of the APSA, Chicago, IL.
- Jang, S. M. & Lee, H. (2012). Song that matters. Paper was presented at the Mass Communication Division, ICA, Phoenix, AZ. * Top Student Paper, Mass Communication Division
- Pasek, J., Jang, S. M., Cobb, C., Disogra, C. A., & Dennis, J. M. (2012). How Accurate is Micro-Targeting? An Assessment of Marketing Data Bias for Political and Survey Purposes. Annual Meeting of the APSA, New Orleans, LA.
- Jang, S. M. (2012). Reassessing issue publics with a new method. Paper was presented at the Political Communication Division, ICA, Phoenix, AZ.
- Jang, S. M. (2012). Framing climate change. Paper was presented at the ComSHER Division, AEJMC, Chicago, IL.
- Jang S. M., Pasek, J., Cobb, C., DiSogra, C., & Dennis, J. M. (2012). Sampling from the abyss? Exploring biases inherent in address-based sampling with marketing data. Paper was presented at the AAPOR, Orlando, FL.
- Pasek, J., Jang, S. M., Cobb, C., DiSogra, C., & Dennis, J. M. (2012). The public according to marketers: imputing national demographics from marketing data linked to address-based samples. Paper was presented at the AAPOR, Orlando, FL.
- Jang, S. M. (2011). The rise of specialists and the fall of generalists. Paper was presented at the Mass Communication and Society Division, AEJMC, St. Louis, MO. *First-Place Moeller Research Competition, Mass Communication & Society Division.
- Jang, S. M. (2011). The role of the Internet in the formation of issue publics. Paper was presented at the WAPOR, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2004~2006: Television Journalist in Seoul Broadcasting System
- Produced more than 200 television news reports that were aired throughout the nation, South Korea. (Production includes interviews, writing reports, editing news clips, recording voices/appearances).
- Worked as a program director of sports news show.
- Made various appearances on TV news shows and talkradio as a journalist panel.
Course Instructor, University of Michigan:
- Managing the Information Environment (COMM 111) – taught a digital media design/storytelling course where students publish a story in digital format, using text, graphics, audio, video, and interactivity.
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan:
- Media Effects and Processes (COMM 102 with Dr. Nojin Kwak and Dr. Emily Falk) – taught a large introductory course (75 students per instructor/300 students in total), three hours per week.
- Research Methods (COMM 211, with Dr. Mike Traugott and Dr. Nick Valentino) – taught research methods, including research design, sampling, and hands-on statistical analysis, four hours per week.
- Visual Culture and Literacy - Upper Level Writing Course (COMM365, with Dr. Megan Ankerson) taught an intensive writing course two hours per week, and advised students to start and finish a 12-page research paper.
- Media and Individuals – Upper Level Writing Course (COMM381, with Dr. Kristen Harrison) taught an intensive writing course, two hours per week, and advised students to start and finish a 12-page research paper.
Advising Undergraduates’ Research, University of Michigan:
- Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program - involved undergraduate students in a research project and creating research partnerships with first and second year students.
Fellowships and Grants
- 2013: ICA Paper Award ($500)
- 2012: ICA Paper Award ($500)
- 2012: ICA Travel Grant ($700)
- 2011: AEJMC Moeller Competition ($200)
University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School
- 2011~12: Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant ($4,400 total)
- 2012: Research Grant w/ Dr. Pasek ($9,000 total)
- 2011~13: Rackham Travel Grant ($2,400 total)
University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies
- 2008~2014: Teaching Assistantship (10 terms: $85,000 total)
- 2008~2014: Research Fellowship (2 terms: $17,000 total)
- 2009~2011: Summer Research Grant ($13,000 total)
- 2011~2013: Travel Grant ($3,600 total)
Seoul National University, Department of Communication
- Merit Scholarship for Top1 GPA Student (1 term: 2/3 tuition waived)
- Merit Scholarship for Top10 GPA Student (6 terms: 1/3 tuition waived)
- ICA Conference Paper Reviewer (Mass Communication Division, Environmental Communication Interest Group)
- KACA student representative (elected: 2013 ~ present)
- Ad hoc journal paper reviewer
- International Communication Association (ICA)
- National Communication Association (NCA)
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
- World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR)
- Korean American Communication Association (KACA)
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