Dr. Hun Shik Kim's main areas of research include broadcast journalism, international communication, war and conflict reporting, and journalism practices in Asia-Pacific nations. Since 2007, Kim has conducted research on Iraqi journalists and their changing journalistic environment in the post-Iraq War era. He has worked on a series of research projects to investigate on how American and international journalists cover the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through surveys of and depth interviews with journalists. Currently, Kim's ongoing research focuses on journalists' perceptions of rogue nations, including North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. Kim's research has been published in a number of journals, including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Mass Communication and Society, Journalism Studies, and Asian Journal of Communication.
broadcast news, international communication, war and conflict reporting, news media in social and political transitions, emerging telecommunication technologies
JRNL 3401 - Sociology of News
Provides students with an introduction to the factors that shape news reporting and production, including gatekeeping, intermedia agenda setting, pack journalism, beat structures, news values and issues unique to the various platforms on which news is delivered.
JRNL 4351 - Reporting Wars, Conflict and Peace
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
Explores how journalists report international breaking news with a focus on war, disaster and peace and how these news events affect peoples' lives, governmental decisions and news media operations.
JRNL 4354 - TV Reporting
Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
Students learn basic broadcast reporting skills -- where to find news and how to cover it, how to analyze and organize news stories. Skills are linked with advanced concepts of shooting and editing videotape in order to produce news stories on deadline.
JRNL 4411 - International Media and Global Crises
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
Investigates how media organizations, audiences and other international organizations function during various global crises, such as national disasters, climate change and health epidemics, due to imbalanced distribution of wealth and resources, ethnic tensions and diplomatic failures.