Hyungjin Gill

Hyungjin Gill

Assistant Professor, Communication, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

About Me

Hyungjin Gill (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison) is an Assistant Professor of Communication who teaches in the Multimedia Journalism option. He earned his B.A. in journalism and mass communication (with a focus on strategic communication) from UW-Madison, and his M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Gill worked as a reporter for local radio and TV stations.


His research centers on political communication and employs survey, qualitative content analysis and experimental methods to examine: (1) the influence of digital media interactions on political information evaluations and behavioral intentions; (2) the capacity of online news consumption habits to affect citizens’ political knowledge and participation; and (3) the association between interactive media technology use and social perceptions in a variety of cultural contexts.

Sample Publications

Gill, H., Dávalos, C. & Rojas, H. (2024). From hostile media perceptions to action: The role of racial empathy in the Black Lives Matter movement. Communication Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2024.2355688


Gill, H., Choi, M., & Tay, S. K. (2023). Fake news and partisan blame attribution: Exploring the mediating role of self-enhancing perceptual bias among young adults. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/15456870.2023.2191202 


Gill, H. (2022). Testing the Effect of Cross-cutting Exposure to Cable TV News on Affective Polarization: Evidence from the 2020 US Presidential Election. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media66(2), 320-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/08838151.2022.2087653 


Gill, H., & Rojas, H. (2022). Perceiving Immigrants as a Threat: A Motivational Approach to False Consensus. Communication Research49(8), 1148-1175. https://doi.org/10.1177/00936502211043699 


Gill, H. & Rojas, H. (2021). Communication Mediation Model Predicting Political Participation Among Instant Messaging App Users: An OSROR approach. Communication Studies, 72(3), 490-512. https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2021.1899008


Gill, H. & Rojas, H. (2020). Chatting in a Mobile Chamber: Effects of Instant Messenger Use on Attitudes Toward Political Misinformation Among South Koreans. Asian Journal of Communication30(6), 470-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2020.1825757


Tong, C., Gill, H., Li, J., Valenzuela, S., & Rojas, H. (2020). “Fake News is Anything They Say!”–Conceptualization and Weaponization of Fake News Among the American Public. Mass Communication and Society23(5), 755-778. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2020.1789661