Yuanyi Chen

Areas of Expertise Media Effects/Psychology, Computer/AI-mediated Communication, Social Media, Polarization and Social Change Research interests Yuanyi Chen is a doctoral candidate in the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research agenda centers on how different people process information, and how media technology interacts with individual characteristics to influence information processing, with a special focus on social … Continued

Mengyao (Michelle) Xu

MENGYAO XU is a first-year doctoral student at the Missouri School of Journalism with a concentration in strategic communication. Her research focuses on conflict management within the theoretical framework of moral foundation theory, especially as it relates to governmental organizations and international corporations’ public reputations. After working as a production director/producer in the event and … Continued

Diamond Stacker

Diamond Stacker studies media sociology at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research interests draw upon a critical/cultural approach to examine mediated phenomena such as sports and entertainment, digital media, race, gender and audience research. She has studied how Black audiences interpret and interact with media constructions of Blackness in popular culture (i.e. sports advertising). … Continued

Yoorim Hong

Yoorim’s research interests lie in the area of strategic communication with a focus on public relations, crisis and risk communication, and social media. She received both her B.A. and M.A. in journalism and mass communication from Korea University. Yoorim also worked on staff for the technology planning team at KEPCO E&C, a nuclear and thermal … Continued

Evgeniia Belobrovkina

Evgeniia Belobrovkina is a doctoral student and graduate research assistant at the Missouri School of Journalism. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Russian State Social University in Russia and master’s degree in public health with the concentration on health promotion and policy at the University of Missouri. Within the doctoral program, Evgeniia focuses on … Continued

Chad Stuart Owsley

Chad Stuart Owsley is a doctoral student in journalism studying media history. Owsley’s interest focuses on emerging digital innovative technology in journalism communication and the impact this has on how journalism is produced and consumed. He is currently writing his dissertation on the impact of Artificial Intelligence operationalized as the journalist on human journalists and the … Continued