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Minchul Kim

PhD Student
The Media School
kimminc 'at' indiana 'dot' edu


I am a Ph.D. student at the department of Telecommunications here at Indiana University Bloomington. I graduated from Chung-ang University (Seoul, South Korea) in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. I also earned my master’s degree in Mass Communication from my alma mater in 2011 before getting a second master’s degree at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2013.

As a doctoral student I want to understand how people receive political information from media and translate the information into their opinions. Specifically, I want to focus on the cognitive and emotional processing of political information and the roles that media play in the process. I have presented several papers at national and international conferences including ICA and AEJMC, and co-authored two peer-reviewed articles published in a Korean journal.