Rosie Jahng



Rosie Jahng joined the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, Fall 16. Her research interests broadly include digital media, crisis management in public relations, activism, and science communication. At Wayne, she teaches public relations campaign, media effects, research methods, and social media campaigns at undergraduate and graduate level.


Awards & Honors

2021-2022 University Research Grant, Wayne State University
2020 Bernard Brock Faculty Research Award, Department of Communication. Wayne State University.

Degrees and Certifications

PhD Journalism, University of Missouri

MA Journalism, University of Texas-Austin

MA Communication, Seoul National University, South Korea

BA Telecommunication, Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea




Recent Publications

Jahng, M. R., Eckert, S., Metzger-Riftkin, J. (2021). Defending the profession: U.S. journalists’ role understanding in the era of fake news. Journalism Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2021.1919177

Jahng, M. R., Stoycheff, E, & Rochadiat, A. (2021). They said it’s ‘fake’: Effects of discounting cues in online comments on information quality judgments and information authentication. Mass Communication & Society. DOI: 10.1080/15205436.2020.1870143

Jahng, M. R. Lee, H., & Rochadiat, A. (2020). Public relations practitioners’ management of fake news: Exploring key elements and acts of information authentication. Public Relations Review 46(2), 101907. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2020.101907

Hong, S., Jahng, M. R., Lee, N. & Wise, K. (2020) Do you filter who you are?: Manipulative self-presentation, social cues, and user evaluations of Instagram selfies. Computers in Human Behavior, 104, 106159.

Jahng, M.R. & Lee, N. (2018). When scientists tweet for social changes: Dialogic communication and collective mobilization strategies by Flint Water Study scientists on Twitter. Science Communication, 40(1), 89-108. doi:10.1177/1075547017751948

Jahng, M.R. & Littau, J. (2016) Interacting is believing: Interactivity, social cue, and perceptions of journalistic credibility on Twitter. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(1), 38-58. (Nominated 2016 Outstanding Article)

Jahng, M. R., Hong, S. & Park, E. (2014). How radical is radical?: Understanding the role of activists’ communication strategies on the formation of public attitude and evaluation. Public Relations Review, 40(1), 119-121.