My name is Minchul Kim and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in The Media School at Indiana University. My research investigates the political and psychological processes underlying the reception of news content. I am primarily interested in whether and how political and psychological differences at the individual level such as political affiliation and personality traits influence comprehension of news content and subsequent behavioral outcome. I use a wide range of methodological approaches including but not limited to experiments, surveys, content analysis, and secondary data analysis. My research has appeared in the International Journal of Communication and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
Kim, M. (in press). Parental influence on adolescent preference for television public affairs content: A South Korean panel study. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. doi:10.1177/1077699018754910 [pdf]
Grabe, M. E., Kleemans, M., Bas, O., Myrick, J. G., & Kim, M. (2017). Putting a human face on cold-hard-face: Effects of personalizing social issues on perceptions of issue importance. International Journal of Communication.11, 907-929. [pdf]
Kim, M., & Cao, X. (2016). The impact of exposure to media messages promoting government conspiracy theories on distrust in the government: Evidence from a two-stage randomized experiment. International Journal of Communication, 10, 3808-3827. [pdf]