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Public Relations


Dr. Heesook Choi

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication
P.O. Box PF
McComas Hall, Room 200-F
Phone: (662)-325-7951
Mississippi State, MS 39762


  • BA : Gangneung-Wonju National University in South Korea, English Language and Literature
  • MA : The University of Texas at Austin, Journalism
  • PhD : The Missouri School of Journalism, Journalism

Research Interests

  • Media Effects
  • Media sociology
  • Political Communications
  • New Media
  • Race and Media

Refereed Publications

  • Ferrucci, P., Russell, F. M., Choi, H., Duffy, M. E., & Thorson, E. (2015). Times are a changin’: How a merger affects the construction of news processes.Journalism Studies, 1-18, 1-18.
  • Russell, F. M., Hendricks, M., Choi, H., & Stephens, E. C. (2014). Who sets the news agenda on Twitter? Digital Journalism, 1-19.

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Southern States Communication Association

Book Chapter

  • Choi, H., Warner, B. R., & Jennings, F. J. (2018). What mobilizes partisans? Exploring the underlying pathways between partisan media and political participation. In B. R. Warner, D. G. Bystrom, M. S. McKinney, & M. C. Banwart (Eds.), An unprecedented election: Media, communication, and the electorate in the 2016 campaign (pp. 40-60). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.