Department of Telecommunication
College of Journalism and Communications
University of Florida
Ph.D., Communication 2016
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Dissertation: Social Diffusion & Hostility: How social media users react to political fact checking messages
Committee: Lian Jian (Chair), Margaret McLaughlin, Francois Bar, & Kjerstin Thorson
M.C.M., in Communication Management, 2010
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
B.A., in Mass Communications, 2003
School of Media & Communication, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
Assistanat Professor, 2018-present
Department of Telecommunication
College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida
NIH T32 Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016-present
Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
Chosun Daily, Seoul, Korea.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
Shin, J., & Valente, T. (2020). Algorithms and health misinformation: A case study of vaccine book on Amazon. Journal of Health Communication. [ PDF ]
Liu, W., & Shin, J. (2019). Convergence or divergence: Exploring different mechanisms driving children’s rights organizations’ offline versus online interorganizational alliance building. Telematics and Informatics, 42. [ PDF ]
Shin, J., Jian, L., Driscoll, K., & Bar, F. (2018). The diffusion of misinformation on social media: Temporal
pattern, message, and source. Computers in Human Behavior, 83, 278-287. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2018.02.008 [ PDF ]
Lee, C., Shin, J., & Hong, A. (2018). Direct and indirect effects of social media use on political news consumption: Does social media really make people polarized? Informatics and Telematics, 35(1), 245-254. doi: 10.1016/j.tele.2017.11.005 [ PDF ]
Shin, J., & Thorson, K. (2017). Partisan selective sharing: The biased diffusion of fact-checking messages on social media. Journal of Communication. doi :10.1111/jcom.12284 [ PDF ]
Shin, J., Jian, L., Driscoll, K., & Bar, F. (2016). Political Rumoring on Twitter During the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election: Rumor Diffusion and Correction, New Media & Society. [ PDF ]
Jian, L., & Shin, J. (2015). Motivations behind readers’ donation to crowd-funded journalism, Mass Communication and Society, 18(2), 165-185. doi:10.1080/15205436.2014.911328 [ PDF ]
Shin, J., & Park, J.H. (2008). The Change of the Future. Seoul, Korea: Ilsongbook
Shin, J. (2010). Developing tomorrow’s leaders today: Insights from CCL. In Weekly Biz (Ed.)., Seoul, Korea: Book21.
Shin, J. (2008). Consumption of luxury brands. In J. S. Park (Ed.), Meet the CEO of the 21st Century. Seoul, Korea: Kim-YoungSa.
Journal Papers Under Review
Shin, J., Valente, T., Ritt-Olson, A., Ruckstuh, K., Brito, S., Riggs, N., & Pentz, M. Diffusion of an innovative school-based mindfulness intervention program: Teachers leadership as predictor of likely program adoption and implementation.
Projects in Progress
Shin, J., & Valente, T. Vaccination misinformation online: How recommendation algorithms fuel vaccine hesitancy.
Shin, J., & Valente, T. Diffusion of social media among public health non-profit organizations: Opinion leadership and social contagion in new media adoption.
Pentz, M.A., & Shin, J. The role of teachers’ social networks on the success of school-based health promotion programs
Shin, J. (2013). Digital development in Korea: Building an information society, International Journal of Communication, 23(7), 1490- 1493.
Selected Conference Presentations
Shin, J., Jian, L., Driscoll, K., & Francois, B. The Diffusion of Misinformation on Social Media: Temporal Pattern, Message, and Source. Paper accepted for presentation to Mass Communication division at the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL. November, 2017. (* Top Paper Award, Mass Communication Division)
Shin, J., Jian, L., Driscoll, K., & Francois, B. Lifecycle analysis of rumors: Insights from the meme concept. Paper presented at Information Systems division at the International Communication Association. San Diego, CA. May, 2017.
Shin, J., Park, M., & Liu, W. Diffusion of Social Media Among International Nonprofit Organizations. Paper presented at the Communication Networks division at the XXXVI Sunbelt Social Networks Conference. Newport Beach, CA. March, 2016.
Liu, W., Shin, J. & Fulk, J. Convergence or Divergence: Exploring different mechanisms driving NGOs’ cross platform inter- organizational networks. Paper presented at International Communication Association Conference. Fukuoka, Japan, May, 2016.
Shin, J., Jian, L., Driscoll, K., & Bar, F. Diffusion and correction of misinformation. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers IR16 Conference. Phoenix, AZ, October, 2015.
Shin, J., Jian, L., Driscoll, K., & Bar, F. Network structure of rumor-tellers and debunkers: Exploring diffusion of political rumors during the 2012 US presidential election. Paper presented in the Communication Networks division at the XXXV Sunbelt Social Networks Conference. Brighton, UK, June, 2015.
Shin, J., Jian, L., Driscoll, K., & Bar, F. Diffusion of misinformation in social networking sites: using big data approaches. Paper presented at the International Symposia of Green, Smart, Development and Vision (GSDV). Seoul, Korea, December, 2014.
Shin, J. The role of online-devices in non-verbal politeness. Paper presented in the Communication and Technology Session at the International Communication Association. Seattle, WA, May, 2014.
Shin, J. Information diffusion and the two-step flow theory. Paper presented in the Online Networks division at the XXXIV Sunbelt Social Networks Conference. St. Petersburg, FL, February, 2014.
Shin, J. Driving force behind readers’ donation to crowd-funded journalism. Paper presented in the Mass Communication division at the International Communication Association Conference. Phoenix, AZ, May 2012.
Shin, J. Emoticons as Politeness Functions: The impacts of non-verbal cues on perceived politeness in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented in the Nonverbal Communication division at the National Communication Association Conference. New Orleans, LA, November, 2011
Shin, J. Social Media and Investigative Journalism: How the Internet contributes to the distributed reporting. Paper presented in the Journalism Division at the Annual Asia Society Summit. Singapore, October, 2007.
Health Communication Directed Research (B.A. Level) Spring, 2017
Strategic Communication – Brand Strategy (M.A. Level) Spring & Fall, 2011
Communication and Mass Media (B.A. Level) Spring 2016
Communication and Technology (B.A. Level) Fall 2015; Spring 2013
Communication and Social Science (B.A. Level) Fall 2014; Spring 2015
Understanding Social Science Research (B.A. Level) Fall, 2013
Social Network Analysis, USC Preventive Medicine Spring, 2017
Topic: Social network analysis and social media
Health Communication, California State University LA Spring, 2017
Topic: Vaccine misinformation online
Health Communication, California State University LA Fall, 2016
Topic: Online health communities and social support
Health Communication, California State University LA Spring, 2016
Topic: Role of social media in health communication
Understanding Social Science Research, USC Annenberg Spring, 2014
Topic: How to conduct lab experiments
New Media and Journalism, USC Annenberg Spring, 2011
Topic: Data Journalism in the newsroom
Awards and Honors
NWS Dissertation Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2017
Top Paper Award, Mass Communication Division, National Communication Association (NCA), 2017
Selected for 21 Young Leaders, Summit of Asia Society, 2010-2012
Citibank City Journalistic Excellence Award, 2008
Chosun Daily Feature of the Year Award, 2007
Grants and Fellowship
NIH (National Institutes of Health) - NCI T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2016-present
Graduate Student Travel Grants, University of Southern California, 2015-2016
Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme, University of Oxford, 2014
Doctoral Student Research Grant, University of Southern California, 2013
The Annenberg Program on Online Communities Research Grant, 2011
Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) Fellowship Recipient, 2010
Asia Society, Association of Internet Researchers, International Communication Association, International Network for Social Network Analysis, National Communication Association, Oxford Internet Institute, Society for Health Communication
Computational Techniques & Skills
Programming Languages: Python, Java, SQL, JSON
Database Management Systems: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite
Statistics: R, SPSS, SAS, LISREL, UCInet, NodeXL, NetLogo
Journal Manuscript Reviewer: Communication Monographs, International Journal of Communication, Journal of Communication, Mass Communication and Society, New Media & Society, Social Networks
Conference Referee: International Communication Association Conference (ICA), National Communication Conference (NCA), International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Alumni Mentor: USC Annenberg Communication Management Program