Myojung Chung

Myojung Chung is an assistant professor of journalism and media innovation at Northeastern University. Her primary research focuses on the intersection of digital media, misinformation, and policy making. She particularly aims to understand the spread and consequences of misinformation and develop effective countermeasures, ranging from fact-checking to literacy initiatives to regulatory measures.

Her research has appeared in leading social science journals, including New Media & Society, Digital Journalism, Human Communication Research, and Computers in Human Behavior. Her work has also earned recognition with top paper awards from prominent conferences such as the International Communication Association (ICA), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the National Communication Association (NCA).

She is currently expanding her research to address the intricate balance between achieving the desired outcomes of interventions targeting misinformation while also minimizing unintended side effects. Additionally, she is exploring how enhancing algorithmic literacy can empower individuals to counter misinformation, hold algorithmic power accountable, and reduce digital divides in the post-truth era.