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Jieun Shin

Department of Telecommunication 

College of Journalism and Communications 

University of Florida 


Twitter: @Jieun____Shin




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

Journalist, 2004-2009

   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

Book Chapters                                                                                                                                  


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


Book Review                                                                                                                                     


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.

Teaching Experience                                                                                                                          


  Health Communication Directed Research (B.A. Level) Spring, 2017

  Strategic Communication – Brand Strategy (M.A. Level) Spring & Fall, 2011

Teaching assistant

  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

Guest Lectures

  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


Professional Affiliations                                                                                                                       

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

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