Hong Tien Vu

School of Journalism and Mass Communications - Journalism
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Room 207D
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Summary

Hong Tien Vu’s research focuses on: (1) The influence of technologies in the global information flow and the implications it has on multiple groups, and; (2) Development communication.

He teaches media writing, international journalism, information management and international strategic communication.

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., Jiang, L. Chacon, L. C., Riedl, M. J., Tran, D. V., & Bobkowski, P. S. (in press). What influences media effects on public perception? A cross-national study of comparative agenda setting. International Communication Gazette.

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. (2018). Gendering leadership in Vietnamese media: A role congruity study on news content and journalists’ perception of female and male leaders . Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(3), 565-587.

Guo, L. & Vu, H. T. (2018). Media vs. reality: Who sets the public agenda on health? The Agenda Setting Journal, 2(1), 3-24.

Vu, H. T., Duong, H. T., Barnett, B. A., & Lee, T. (2017). A role (in)congruity study on Vietnamese journalists’ perception of female and male leadership. Asian Journal of Communication, 27(6), 648-664. DOI://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2017.1318155

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

Selected Presentations

Nguyen, L. V., Duong, H. T., Vu, H. T. & Nguyen, T. . (12/03/2018 - 12/05/2018). Online Social Influence and Social Marketing. ANZMAC. Adelaide, Australia

Duong, H. T., Vu, H. T. & Nguyen, N. . (08/05/2018 - 08/09/2018). A grassroots Social Movement in an Authoritarian Setting: Examining Activists' Strategic Communication in Issues Management. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington D.C.

Seo, H. Vu, H. T., Aromona, S. Liu, Y. & Shayesteh, F. . (08/05/2018 - 08/09/2018). Hashtag feminism around the world: A comparative analysis of #MeToo tweets. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington D.C.

Vu, H. T., Do, H. V., Seo, H. & Liu, Y. . (08/05/2018 - 08/09/2018). Who leads the conversation on climate change?: A study of the global network of NGOs on Twitter. AEJMC. Washington DC

Seo, H. & Vu, H. T. (05/22/2018 - 05/29/2018). Social media and global activism: A survey of transnational nonprofits. International Communication Association. Prague, Czech

Chen, Y. & Vu, H. T. (05/22/2018 - 05/29/2018). The role of structural factors in antibiotic use among European Union Citizens: A multilevel Analysis. International Communication Association. Prague, Czech

Vu, H. T. & Nguyen, A. . (09/14/2017 - 09/15/2017). Public uses and attitudes to political news on social networking sites: A comparative European study and its implications for the future of political news learning and engagement on social media. Future of Journalism. Cardiff, UK

McCombs, M. Vu, H. T. & Lu, S. . (05/25/2017 - 05/29/2017). A pearl dropped in the ocean: Reappraising compelling argument in agenda setting from the affective dimension. International Communication Association. San Diego, CA

Vu, H. . (06/30/2016). Partisan media and their climate change agenda setting effects on partisan publics: Testing the compelling arguments concept in the age of polarization. International Association Communication. Japan

Vu, H. T. (12/31/2014). Nationalizing a global phenomenon: A study of how the press portrays climate change in four different countries. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada

Vu, H. T., Yoo, J. Stephens, M. Baresch, B. Mourao, R. & Johnson, T. J. (12/31/2013). Communication’s Next Top Model: Comparing the Differential Gains and Communication Mediation Models as predictors of political participation and knowledge. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference. Washington, DC

Stephens, M. Yoo, J. Mourao, R. Vu, H. T., Baresch, B. Lee, E. J., Gutierrez, F. M. & Johnson, T. J. (12/31/2012). 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. Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference. Chicago, IL

Vu, H. T., Guo, L. & McCombs, M. . (12/31/2012). "The world outside and the picture in our head”: A network agenda setting study. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference. Chicago, IL

Vu, H. T. & Gupta, A. . (12/31/2012). A study of how online social networking influences people’s involvement in humanitarian work. Corporate Communication International Conference. New York, NY

Vu, H. T. (12/31/2011). Soap operas as a matchmaker: A cultivation analysis of the effects of South Korean TV dramas on Vietnamese women’s marital intention. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference. Saint Louis, MO

Vu, H. T. (12/31/2011). State-Press relations revisited: A case study of how American media portray postwar Vietnam. International Communication Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA

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