S. Mo Jang S. Mo Jang CV(PDF)
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- As from August 2014: Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA
- 2008 ~ 2014: PhD Communication Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor Dissertation title: A Click Away: News Choice on the Internet (Chair: W. Russ Neuman)
- 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
- Digital media and public opinion/attention
- Social media and journalism – Big Data
- Science/Political communication
- Media effects 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). The dynamics of public attention. Agenda Setting Theory meets Big Data. Journal of Communication, 64(2), 193-214; doi: 10.1111/jcom.12088 [see abstract] — lead article
- Jang, S. M. (2014). Seeking congruency or incongruency online? Examining selective exposure to four controversial science issues. Science Communication, 36(2), 143-167; doi: 10.1177/1075547013502733 [see abstract] [see author-version paper] — lead article
- 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.
- ICA: 2012(1), 2013(2), 2014(1)
- AEJMC: 2011(1), 2012(1), 2013(1)
- NCA: 2013(1)
- APSA: 2012(1), 2013(1)
- AAPOR: 2012(2)
- WAPOR: 2011(1)
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) (45 students 4.5hrs/week)
Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan:
- Media Effects and Processes (COMM 102) (75 students 3hrs/week).
- Research Methods (COMM 211) (40 students 4hrs/week)
- Visual Culture and Literacy - Upper Level Writing Course (COMM365) (39 students 2hrs/week)
- Media and Individuals – Upper Level Writing Course (COMM381) (40 students 2hrs/week)
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 (9 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 ($4,500 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)
- KACA student representative (elected: 2013 ~ present)
- Ad hoc journal paper reviewer – Political Behavior, Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science
- Conference reviewer – ICA
- Community service – Media engineering director at KCOAA (local church: 2012 ~ 2014)
- International Communication Association (ICA)
- National Communication Association (NCA)
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
- Korean American Communication Association (KACA)