College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Hong Tien Vu

School of Journalism and Mass Communications - Journalism
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism, Moody College of Communications
Primary office:
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Room 207D
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


International communication, development communication and changes in newsroom practices amid the rise of technological innovations

Education

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism, Moody College of Communications

M.S., University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Bachelors, Linguistics, Hanoi National University

Research Interests

  • International Communication
  • New media
  • Communication for social change

Selected Publications

Vu, H. T, Duong, H. T, Barnett, B. A, & Lee, T. (in press). A role (in)congruity study on Vietnamese journalists’ perception of female and male leadership. Asian Journal of Communication. DOI://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2017.1318155

Nguyen, A. D, & Vu, H. T (in press). Numbers Behind the News: Audience Metrics and the Changing Nature of Gatekeeping. In . (Ed.), News, Numbers and Public Opinion in a Data-Driven World - 9781501330353.

Vu, H. T, Lee, T. T, Duong, H. T, & Barnett, B. A (in press). Gendering leadership in Vietnamese media: A role congruity study on news content and journalists’ perception of female and male leaders
. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Vu, H. T., Guo, L., & McCombs, M. (2014). "The world outside and the pictures in our heads": A network agenda setting study. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. DOI:10.1177/1077699014550090

Guo, L., Chen, K. Y., Vu, H. T., Wang, Q., Aksamit, R., Guzek, D., Jachimowski, M., & McCombs, M. (2014). Coverage of the Iraq War in the United States, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Poland: A Transnational Network Agenda-Setting Study. Journalism Studies. DOI:10.1080/1461670X.2014.885198

Stephens, M., Yoo, J., Mourao, R., Vu, H. T., Baresch, B., Lee, E. J., Gutierrez, F. M., & Johnson, T. J. (2014). How app are people to use smartphones, search engines and social media to gather news?: Examining alternative means to gather news and their influence on political attitudes & behaviors. Journal of Information Technology & Politics. DOI:10.1080/19331681.2014.951137

Vu, H. T. (2013). Factors influencing journalists’ gatekeeping role. In . (Ed.), Journalism: Theories and Practice. Department of Journalism and Communications, Hanoi National University.

Vu, H. T. (2013). The online audience as gatekeeper: The influence of reader metrics on news editorial selection. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. DOI:10.1177/1464884913504259

Vu, H. T. (2012). International reporting. In T. Long & H. Thu (Eds.), Handbook for Journalism: Skills in Collecting Information and Writing for the Media. Hanoi: Thong Tan Publishing House.

Vu, H. T. (2012). Multimedia: the media trend. In T. Long & H. Thu (Eds.), Handbook for Journalism: Skills in Collecting Information and Writing for the Media. Hanoi: Thong Tan Publishing House.

Guo, L., Vu, H. T., & McCombs, M. (2012). An expanded perspective on agenda-setting effects exploring the third level of agenda setting. Revista de Comunicación, 11, 51-68.

Vu, H. T., & Lee, T. T. (2012). State-Press relations revisited: A case study of how U.S. media portray postwar Vietnam. Asian Journal of Communication, 22(6), 549-565. DOI:10.1080/01292986.2012.717093

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Selected Grants

Vu, Hong T, (Principal), Seo, Hyunjin, (Co-Investigator), Britton, Hannah, (Co-Investigator), Chikanda, Abel, (Co-Investigator), The Diversity and Inclusion Action Group - Summer Applied Research Award, . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Vu, Hong T, (Principal), Lee, Tien T, (Co-Investigator), Barnett, Barbara, (Co-Investigator), Duong, Hue T, (Co-Investigator), Research on media portrayal of women leadership, $39,694, Submitted 08/01/2015 (09/01/2015 - 03/31/2016) . Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded.

Selected Awards & Honors

Bess Heflin Fellow
University of Texas at Austin Graduate School
2014

Maxwell McCombs Graduate Student Award
2014

Travel Award
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
2014

Continuing Scholarship
University of Texas, School of Journalism
2013

Top Faculty Paper Award
Political Communication Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington DC
2013

Nettie Doscher More Fellowship in Journalism
University of Texas at Austin
2012

Travel Award
University of Texas at Austin, School of Journalism
2012

Calder Pickett Award
University of Kansas
2011

Honors for Thesis Defense
University of Kansas
2011

Fulbright Scholarship
U.S. Department of State
2009


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