Rosie Jahng

Rosie Jahng

Associate Professor

525 Manoogian Hall

Rosie Jahng


Rosie Jahng (PhD, University of Missouri) studies digital media, crisis management in public relations, media effects, and science communication. She teaches public relations campaign, new media communication, media effects, quantitative research methods, and social media campaigns at undergraduate and graduate level. She has published in many peer-reviewed journals such as Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, Public Relations Review, Computers in Human Behavior and Journalism Practice. Her work has received external funding by Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in addition to many internal funding from Wayne State University. She was selected as the 2023 AEJMC Senior Scholar to study different social media messaging strategies to correct anti-Asian racist beliefs, increase ethnocultural empathy, and empower general Twitter users with upstander actions against racist disinformation.


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




Primary Research Interest

 Media Effects, Digital Media, Misinformation/Disinformation, AI and Ethics, Computational Research Methods

Recent Publications

Jahng, M. R., Eckert, S., Metzger-Riftkin, J. (2022). 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.

Courses taught by Rosie Jahng

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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