• Journalism

Myojung Chung

Assistant Professor

Myojung Chung is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University. Her primary research focuses on the intersection of new media, public opinion, and policy making. She is particularly interested in the spread and consequences of misinformation as well as countermeasures to combat misinformation. Dr. Chung’s research has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals including New Media & Society, Digital Journalism, Human Communication Research, and Computers in Human Behavior. Her research has also been recognized at prestigious conferences and won top paper awards from ICA, NCA, and AEJMC.

Dr. Chung is serving as an advisory board member at the Harvard Rappaport Institute and a safety council advisory member at Naver Z, a global metaverse company. Before joining academia, Dr. Chung worked as a journalist at Yonhap News Agency, Korea’s leading news outlet. She also has first-hand experience working at the UN Headquarters and the Korean National Commission to UNESCO.


  • Ph.D. Syracuse University
  • M.A. Harvard University
  • B.A. Seoul National University

Professional Experience

  • Staff Reporter, Yonhap News Agency
  • Manager, SK Telecom
  • Advisor, Permanent Mission of Korea to the UN Headquarters
  • Program Coordinator, Korean National Commission for UNESCO

Research Interests

  • Digital journalism
  • Media psychology
  • New media
  • Strategic communication