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.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Seoul National University
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.
Journalism and the Public Interest
Ethical Issues in Journalism
Writing for Journalism
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
- Sociology of news
- Global media
- East Asia
- Journalism history
- Qualitative methods