Top Paper Awards at #AEJMC21

The Department of Communication proudly congratulates Dr. Dam Hee Kim for receiving two top paper awards and graduate student Josh von Herrmann, who co-authored on one of these, from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication at the 2021 annual conference..

Best Faculty Paper Award

Predicting Twitter Engagement with the Oscar-Winning Parasite: Through the Theoretical Lens of Country-of-Origin

   Dam Hee Kim, Arizona
   Kyung Jung Han, California State, Bakersfield
   and Sungchul Lee, Grand Valley State

Top Paper Award

Portals as a gateway to civic engagement: The case of South Korea

   Dam Hee Kim, Arizona
   Joshua von Herrmann, Arizona
   Seungahn Nah, Oregon

Dam Hee Kim (Ph.D., University of Michigan) research focuses on the social, political and economic implications of individuals’ engagement with news and entertainment content in the evolving media environment.  With an emphasis on social media, she investigates news sharing and political engagement.  On media diversity, she empirically examines the normative claim that individuals who value and consume news from diverse viewpoints will become highly-aware and involved democratic citizens. To learn more about Dr. Kim, visit:

Joshua von Herrmann (B.A., University of Southern Mississippi) is a second year Master's student at the University of Arizona.  Josh plans to pursue a PhD and a career in academia and has a strong passion for instruction and pedagogy as well as research in the areas of new and emerging media. To learn more about Josh, visit:

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Published Date: 

08/11/2021 - 1:33pm

Related Topic(s): 

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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