Jae Kook Lee

Associate professor

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Franklin Hall M030C
  • Office Hours:
    TR 2:15 to 3 p.m., and by appointments
  • Email:
  • Phone:

  • Research and Creative Interests

    Media and public opinion,


    Lee has been a member of the Indiana University faculty since 2009. His research focuses on a wide range of issues concerning public opinion and media effects. Lee’s latest question is about how the new media environment influences public opinion and political communication process.

    Lee received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Lee worked as a reporter and editor in South Korea and in Chicago.


    Lee, Jae Kook & Eunyi Kim (in press). Incidental exposure to news: Predictors in the social media setting and effects on information gain online. Computers in Human Behavior.

    Heatherly, Kyle, Yanqin Lu, & Jae Kook Lee (in press). Filtering out the other side? Cross-cutting and like-minded discussions on social networking sites. New Media & Society.

    Kim, Cheonsoo & Jae Kook Lee (2016). Social media type matters: Investigating the relationship between motivation and online social network heterogeneity. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

    Lu, Yanqin, Kyle Heatherly, & Jae Kook Lee (2016). Cross-cutting exposure on social networking sites: The effects of SNS discussion disagreement on political participation. Computers in Human Behavior, 59, 74-81.

    Lee, Jae Kook (2015). Knowledge as a measure of news reception in the agenda-setting process. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 59(1), 22-40.

    Choi, Jihyang & Jae Kook Lee (2015). Investigating the effects of news sharing and political interest on social media network heterogeneity. Computers in Human Behavior, 44, 258-266.

    Stroud, Natalie Jomini, Ashley Muddiman, & Jae Kook Lee (2014). Seeing media as out group members: An evaluation of bias perceptions. Journal of Communication, 64(5), 874-894.

    Lee, Jae Kook, Jihyang Choi, Cheonsoo Kim, & Yonghwan Kim (2014). Social media, network heterogeneity, and opinion polarization. Journal of Communication, 64(4), 702-722.

    Lee, Jae Kook, Jihyang Choi, & Sung Tae Kim (2014). All things considered? Investigating the diversity of public affairs issues that individuals think about in the Internet age. Computers in Human Behavior, 32, 112-122.

    Lee, Jae Kook & Renita Coleman (2014). Testing generation, life cycle, and period effects of age on agenda setting. Mass Communication and Society, 17(1), 3-25.