Heesook Choi

  • Research Area: Political Communication, New Media, Public Journalism
  • Entered Doctoral Program: 2013
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HEESOOK CHOI is a Ph.D. candidate at the Missouri School of Journalism. Her research involves media effects, media sociology, political communication, new media, and race and media. Choi is broadly interested in audience selectivity in media consumption in the high-choice media environment, specifically related to political and civic effects of news media, political entertainment programming and new communication technologies. Her two primary programs of research are the impact of new technologies on newsrooms and the capacity of the Internet, more specifically social media, in interpersonal and mass communication to encourage engagement in civic and political life.

Publications

  • Ferrucci, P., Russell, F. M., Choi, H., Duffy, M. E., and Thorson, E. (2015). Times are a changin’: How a merger affects the construction of news processes. Journalism Studies, 1-18.
  • Russell, F. M., Hendricks, M., Choi, H., and Stephens, E. C. (2014). Who sets the news agenda on Twitter? Digital Journalism, 1-19.

Book Chapters

  • Choi, H., Warner, B. R., and Jennings, F. J. (in press). What mobilizes partisans? Exploring the underlying pathways between partisan media and political participation. In Warner, B. R., Bystrom, D. G., McKinney, M. S., and Banwart, M. C. (Eds.), An unprecedented election: Media, communication, and the electorate in the 2016 campaign. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Choi, H. (2017). Participatory effects of political satire in the age of digital media. Paper presented at the Journalism Studies Division Graduate Student Colloquium at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Choi, H. (2016). Questionable democratizing soft news effects on political knowledge. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Choi, H., and Warner, B. R. (2016). Role of racial attitudes in selective news reading and evaluation. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Hawthorne, J., Smith-Frigerio, S., Choi, H., Coker, C., and Jennings, F. (2016). When politics fail, violence is sometimes necessary: The potential consequences of in-group bias and political trust. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Choi, H., Lee, S., and Russell, F. M. (2015). The effects of race cue and emotional content on processing news. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ferrucci, P., Russell, F. M., Choi, H., Thorson, E., and Duffy, M. E. (2015). Times are a changin’. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Russell, F. M., Roth, A., Duffy, M. E., Thorson, E., and Choi, H. (2015). #FergusonOctober: Gatekeeping and civic engagement in St. Louis news media tweets. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Thorson, E., Duffy, M. E., Kim, E., Choi, H., Karaliova, T. and Kwon, E. (2015). A mutualist theory of processing PSAs and ethically problematic commercials. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Duffy, M. E., Thorson, E., Karaliova, T., and Choi, H. (2015). How do ads mean? A mutualist theory of advertising ethics. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Russell, F. M., Thorson, E., Duffy, M. E., and Choi, H. (2014). Converging on quality: Integrating the St. Louis Beacon and St. Louis Public Radio newsrooms. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Russell, F. M., Hendricks, M., Choi, H., and Stephens, E. C. (2014). Who sets the news agenda on Twitter? Journalists’ posts during the 2013 government shutdown. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • Karaliova, T., Choi, H., Christensen, M., Russell, F. M., and Thomas, R. (2014). Picturing health and community: A visual perspective of Photovoice Missouri. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada (*Second Place Student Paper within the Visual Communication Division).

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