Soomin Seo
Soomin Seo
Assistant Professor
Departments: Journalism, Media & Communication
Office: 215-204-6228
Annenberg Hall, Room 319

Biography

Soomin Seo is an assistant professor of journalism in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. She received her PhD in communications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and studied public policy at Harvard University. Her work looks into news institutions and journalistic practices in North America and East Asia. Seo has also written about international reporting, news agency journalism, journalism history and news policy. She is the co-editor of a special issue of International Journal of Communication on North Korea and Communication. Seo’s work has appeared in publications such as Journalism Studies and Columbia Journalism Review. She is also a former journalist who worked for international news outlets including the Hankyoreh and Korea Times.  

Education

Degree

Field

School

PhD

Communications

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

MA

Public Policy

Harvard

BA

German Literatures

Seoul National University

 Publications

Seo, S. (2019). ‘We See More Because We Are Not There’: Sourcing Norms and Routines in Covering Iran and North Korea. New Media & Society.

Seo, S. (2019). Blue Collar Witnesses to Power: Culture of Photographers at the Associated Press. Journalism Studies.

Seo, S. (2018). Covering the Hermit Regime: A Comparison of North Korea Coverage at the Associated Press and NK News. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 19 (9-10), 1363-1379.

Seo, S. (2016). The Marginal Majority at the Postcolonial News Agency: Foreign Journalistic Labor at the Associated Press. Journalism Studies 17 (1), 39-56.

Courses Taught

Courses Taught

JRN

5306

Journalism and the Public Interest

JRN

3704

Ethical Issues in Journalism

JRN

2704

News Literacy

JRN

1196

Writing for Journalism

Awards

Top Poster Paper, International Communication Association Journalism Division, 2017
Top Student Paper, Association for Education in Media and Communication KACA Session Research, 2015
Jane Mansbridge Research Award, Harvard Kennedy School Research, 2010

Expertise

  • Sociology of news
  • Global media
  • East Asia
  • Korea
  • Journalism history
  • Qualitative methods