About Dam Hee Kim
Dam Hee Kim (Ph.D., University of Michigan, Homepage) is an Assistant Professor of Communication. With her cross-disciplinary background in communication and business, Dam Hee Kim’s 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.
In addition, Dam Hee Kim explores the practical implications of media diversity policies as well as strategies in the news and entertainment industries. At the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in summer 2011, she examined the nexus among minority ownership, employment and content. Her on-going research topics involve social media strategies of news media outlets, specifically predicting user engagement, and brand extension strategies involving sequels across genres and adaptations in the U.S. and South Korea.
- Engagement with (inaccurate) news and politics on social media
- Exposure to/avoidance of news from diverse perspectives
- The business of news and entertainment media
Kim, D. H., & Kwak, N. (2022). When does incidental exposure prompt political participation? Cross-national research on the importance of individualism and collectivism. International Journal of Communication.
Kenski, K., Kim, D. H., Jones-Jang, S. M. (Accepted). Candidate evaluations and social media following during the 2020 presidential campaign. Journal of Political Marketing.
Jones-Jang, S. M., Kim, D. H., & Kenski, K. (2020). Perceptions of mis- or disinformation exposure predict political cynicism: Evidence from a two-wave survey during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. New Media & Society.
Kwak, N., Lane, D. S., Weeks, B. E., Kim, D. H., Lee, S. S., & Bachleda, S. (2018). Perceptions of social media for politics: Testing the Slacktivism hypothesis. Human Communication Research, 44(2), 197-221.
Kim, D. H., & Kwak, N. (2017). Media diversity policies for the public: Empirical evidence examining exposure diversity and democratic citizenship. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 61(4), 682-702.
Weeks, B. E., Lane, D. S., Kim, D. H., Lee, S. S., & Kwak, N. (2017). Incidental exposure, selective exposure, and political information sharing: Integrating exposure patterns and expression on social media. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22(6), 363-379
Ph.D. Communication from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- COMM 309 Introduction to Mass Media Effects
- COMM 311 Communication Technology Theory
- COMM 696E Social Media Theories and Research: New vs. Enduring Principles