Jinha Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in the SJMC at UW-Madison. Her research is on the direct and indirect media effects of the ways in which controversial facts are communicated, focusing on the audience (particularly partisans’) psychology regarding the communication itself and its effects on public opinion. Most of her current research is set in the context of health and science issues, in the broader inquiry of how ordinary people make sense of facts. She also studies how ‘formal’ facts and knowledge are constructed, drawing on science and technology studies.
Prior to SJMC, she earned both her B.A. and M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Korea University, where she doubled majored in Political Science. Before graduate school, she interned at TV broadcasting systems in Korea (KBS and CBS) and the UNHCR office in Israel.