Hong Tien Vu

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


Summary

Hong Tien Vu receives his PhD from University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on global/development communication and digital media.

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

Education

Research Interests

  • International Communication
  • New media
  • Communication for social change

Selected Publications

Vu, H. T., & Lynn, N. (2020). When the News Takes Sides: Automated Framing Analysis of News Coverage of the Rohingya Crisis by the Elite Press from Three Countries [Journal Articles]. Journalism Studies. Published. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2020.1745665
Duong, H. T., Vu, H. T., & Nguyen, L. V. T. (2020). Influenced by Anonymous Others: Effects of Online Comments on Risk Perception and Intention to Communicate [Journal Articles]. Health Communication. Published.
Seo, H., & Vu, H. T. (2020). Social Media & Global Activism: A Survey of Transnational Nonprofits [Journal Articles]. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Published.
Vu, H. T., Do, H. V., Seo, H., & Liu, Y. (2019). Who Leads the Conversation on Climate Change?: A Study of the Global Network of NGOs on Twitter [Journal Articles]. Environmental Communication. Published.
Duong, H. T., Nguyen, L. T., & Vu, H. T. (2019). With Whom Do Consumers Interact? Consumers’ Online Feedback, Source Credibility, and Risk Perception [Journal Articles]. Journal of Social Marketing. Published.
Duong, H. T., Nguyen, L. V. T., Vu, H. T., & Trinh, A. T. (2019). Association Between Online Social Influence and Corporal Punishment: An Experimental Study [Journal Articles]. Child & Adolescent Social Work Journal. Published.
Vu, H. T. (2019). Female Leadership in Vietnam: Traditional Gender Norm, Quota and Media [Book Chapters]. In Asian Women Leadership: A Cross-National and Cross-Sector Comparison.
Chen, Y., & Vu, H. T. (2019). The Role of Structural Factors in Antibiotic Use Among European Union Citizens: A Multilevel Analysis [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Communication. Published.
Vu, H. T., Liu, Y., & Tran, D. V. (2019). Nationalizing a global phenomenon: A study of how the press in 45 countries and territories portrays climate change [Journal Articles]. Global Environmental Change, 58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.101942
Nguyen, A. D., & Vu, H. T. (2019). Testing popular news discourse on the “echo chamber” effect: Does political polarisation occur among those relying on social media as their primary politics news source? [Journal Articles]. First Monday, 24(3). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v24i6.9632
Duong, H. T., Vu, H. T., & Nguyen, N. (2019). Activists’ Strategic Communication in an Authoritarian Setting: Integrating Social Movement Framing into Issues Management [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Strategic Communication. Published.
Vu, H. T., Barnett, B. A., Duong, H. T., & Lee, T. T. (2019). “Delicate and Durable”: An Analysis of Women’s Leadership and Media Practices in Vietnam [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Media &  Cultural Politics, 15(1), 87–108.
Nguyen, A. D., & Vu, H. T. (2019). Numbers Behind the News: Audience Metrics and the Changing Nature of Gatekeeping [Book Chapters]. In News, Numbers and Public Opinion in a Data-Driven World - 9781501330353.
Vu, H. T., Jiang, L., Chacon, L. M. C., Riedl, M. J., Tran, D. V., & Bobkowski, P. S. (2018). What Influences Media Effects on Public Perception? A Cross-national Study of Comparative Agenda Setting [Journal Articles]. International Communication Gazette. Published.
Guo, L., & Vu, H. T. (2018). Media vs. Reality: Who Sets the Public Agenda on Health? [Journal Articles]. The Agenda Setting Journal, 2(1), 3–24.
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 [Journal Articles]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 95(3), 565–587.
Vu, H. T., Duong, H. T., Barnett, B. A., & Lee, T.-T. (2017). A Role (In)congruity Study on Vietnamese Journalists’ Perception of Female and Male Leadership [Journal Articles]. Asian Journal of Communication, 27(6), 648–664. https://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 [Journal Articles]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Published. https://doi.org/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 [Journal Articles]. Journalism Studies. Published. https://doi.org/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 Articles]. Journal of Information Technology & Politics. Published. https://doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2014.951137
Vu, H. T. (2013). Factors Influencing Journalists’ Gatekeeping Role [Book Chapters]. In Journalism: Theories and Practice. Department of Journalism and Communications, Hanoi National University.
Vu, H. T., & Lee, T. T. (2013). Soap Operas as A Matchmaker: A Cultivation Analysis of the Effects of South Korean TV Dramas on Vietnamese Women’s Marital Intention. [Journal Articles]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 90(2), 308–330. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699013482912
Vu, H. T. (2013). The online audience as gatekeeper: The influence of reader metrics on news editorial selection [Journal Articles]. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism. Published. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884913504259
Guo, L., Vu, H. T., & McCombs, M. (2012). An Expanded Perspective on Agenda-Setting Effects Exploring the Third Level of Agenda Setting [Journal Articles]. Revista de Comunicación, 11, 51–68.
Vu, H. T. (2012). International reporting [Book Chapters]. In T. Long & H. Thu (Eds.), Handbook for Journalism: Skills in Collecting Information and Writing for the Media. Thong Tan Publishing House.
Vu, H. T. (2012). Multimedia: the media trend [Book Chapters]. In T. Long & H. Thu (Eds.), Handbook for Journalism: Skills in Collecting Information and Writing for the Media. Thong Tan Publishing House.
Vu, H. T., & Lee, T. T. (2012). State-Press Relations Revisited: A Case Study of How U.S. Media Portray Postwar Vietnam [Journal Articles]. Asian Journal of Communication, 22(6), 549–565. https://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2012.717093
Vu, H. T. (accepted/in press). Agenda building [Book Chapters]. In The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology.
Vu, H. T., McCombs, M. E., Russell, A., & Pain, P. (accepted/in press). Deepening the concept of ‘compelling arguments’: Linking the substantive and affective dimensions of attributes in assessing the effects of climate change news on public opinion [Journal Articles]. The Agenda Setting Journal.

Selected Presentations

Nguyen, L. V. T., Duong, H. T., Vu, H. T., & Nguyen, T. (12/3/2018 - 12/5/2018). Online Social Influence and Social Marketing. ANZMAC. Adelaide, Australia
Duong, H. T., Vu, H. T., & Nguyen, N. (8/5/2018 - 8/9/2018). 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. (8/5/2018 - 8/9/2018). 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. (8/5/2018 - 8/9/2018). 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. (5/22/2018 - 5/29/2018). Social media and global activism: A survey of transnational nonprofits. International Communication Association. Prague, Czech
Chen, Y., & Vu, H. T. (5/22/2018 - 5/29/2018). 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. (9/14/2017 - 9/15/2017). 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. (5/25/2017 - 5/29/2017). A pearl dropped in the ocean: Reappraising compelling argument in agenda setting from the affective dimension. International Communication Association. San Diego, CA
Vu, H. T. (6/30/2016). 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
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
Stephens, M., Yoo, J., Mourao, R., Vu, H. T., Baresch, B., Lee, E. J., ...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. (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

Digital Media, Social Support and Adjustment: Effects of Digital Literacy on Immigrants' and Refugees' Integration to New Communities in the U.S.. Russell Sage Foundation. $131444.00. Submitted 8/21/2017 (6/1/2018 - 5/31/2020). Foundation. Status: Proposal Submitted
Research on media portrayal of women leadership. $39694.00. Submitted 8/1/2015 (9/1/2015 - 3/31/2016). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
The Diversity and Inclusion Action Group - Summer Applied Research Award. Submitted 1/1/2017. University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
International Travel Fund. $1000.00. Submitted 5/1/2018 (5/1/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Developing courses to engage students. $1000.00. Submitted 4/1/2017 (9/1/2017). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Farmers' use of information and their beliefs, concerns and adoption of climate change measures. $7960.00. Submitted 1/1/2018. University (KU or KUMC). 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

Become a Jayhawk - Apply Today