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 International Journal of Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Mass Communication & Society.
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]
Kim. M., & Kim, C. (2018). Personality-basis for partisan news media use: Openness to experience and consumption of liberal news media. Mass Communication & Society, 21(6), 814-833. doi:10.1080/15205436.2018.1506035 [pdf]
Kim. M. (2018). Neuroticism and information seeking surrounding the 2014 U.S. Ebola outbreak: Evidence from Internet panel study and Internet search trend data. International Journal of Health and Media Research, 2(2), 77-100. [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]