Wayne State University

Rosie Jahng



Rosie Jahng joined the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, Fall 16. She holds a PhD in Journalism from the University of Missouri, MA from the University of Texas-Austin (Journalism), and Seoul National University (Communication) and her BA from Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea. 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.


Recent Publications

Jahng, M. R. (2018) From reading comments to seeking news: Exposure to disagreements from online comments and the need for opinion-challenging news. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 15(2), 142-154. doi: 10.1080/19331681.2018.1449702

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. & Hong, S. (2017). How should you tweet?: The effect of crisis response voices, strategy and prior brand attitude in social media crisis communication. Corporate Reputation Review, 20, 147-157. doi: 10.1057/s41299-017-0022-7.

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)

Kim, Y. & Jahng, M. R. (2016) Who frames nuclear testing?: Understanding frames and news sources in the U.S. and South Korean news coverage of North Korean nuclear testing. Journal of International Communication, 22(1), 126-142.

Littau, J. & Jahng, M. R. (2016) Interactivity, social presence, and journalistic use of Twitter. #ISOJ Journal, 6(1), 71-90.

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.

Jahng, M. Meyer, H., & Thorson, E. (2016). Adolescent development of political efficacy and its mediating role in political socialization. In E. Thorson, M. McKinney, & D. Shah (Eds.), Youth Political Socialization in Digital/Traditional Media Worlds. New York: Peter Lang.

Jahng, M. McKinney, M., & Thorson, E. (2016). Peer influence in adolescent political socialization: Deliberative democracy inside and outside the classroom. In E. Thorson, M. McKinney, & D. Shah (Eds.), Youth Political Socialization in Digital/Traditional Media Worlds. New York: Peter Lang.