Visual Communication & Multimedia Production- Biography




Yung Soo Kim is an associate professor in visual communication at the School of Journalism & Media, University of Kentucky. He holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri- Columbia, and a B.A. in law from Pusan National University, Korea.

He has extensive professional experience as a photojournalist. His journalism career began almost two decades ago as he joined the Pusan National University Weekly. He also worked for the Pusan Ilbo Daily News from 1994 to 2001 after he got his bachelor’s degree. In 2001, he came to U.S. to study advanced photojournalism and mass communication. After he got his master’s degree, he moved to Los Angeles, CA and worked for the Korea Times LA until he began his doctoral study.

Since he began his graduate studies, he has been engaged to teach various classes and to research projects. His research/teaching interests include visual communication, international communication, and multimedia productions. Dr. Kim has regularly presented his studies at the prestigious conferences such as AEJMC and ICA. His recent studies appeared in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Visual Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, International Journal of Communication, and International Communication Gazette, among others.


Contact Info

School of Journalism and Media
University of Kentucky

214 Grehan Building, Lexington, KY 40506
Tel: (859) 257-9466, Fax: (859) 323-3168

E-mail: kim.s.eye(at) or kimseye(at)

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