• Contact Info
Publications in VIVO

Kim, Hun Shik Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Dr. Hun Shik Kim's research areas include broadcast and multimedia journalism, international communication, war and conflict reporting, and media performances in Asia-Pacific nations. Dr. Kim has researched the transformation of the news media environment during and after wartime in the Middle East. He has worked on a series of research projects to investigate how journalists cover military conflicts and political upheavals in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya through empirical surveys. Dr. Kim's ongoing research focuses on public diplomacy and news media performances during global crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Kim's research has appeared in numerous scholarly journals, including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Mass Communication and Society, and Journalism Studies.


  • broadcast news, multimedia storytelling, international communication, war and conflict reporting, news media in social and political transitions, emerging telecommunication technologies, public diplomacy, global journalism


selected publications


courses taught

  • JRNL 3401 - Sociology of News
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    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
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    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
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2022
    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
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
    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.
  • JRNL 4931 - Internship
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2022
  • JRNL 5011 - Newsgathering and Multimedia Storytelling
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Develops skills in research and reporting on public issues and news events, and in the construction of narrative in the journalistic and documentary traditions, using a variety of media platforms.
  • JRNL 5851 - Graduate Professional Project
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021


International Activities