Critical analysis + media production = media literacy
Jiwon's research experiences started since undergraduate days. She was a part of a teamfunded by the LG Company to conduct group research in the UnitedStates, Canada and Korea regarding education program for teenage single parents. In 2001, she wrote a thesis, An Effective Method of Improving Cultural Exchange to Bring North and South Korea Together: Concentrating on Mass Media, for which won an award from the Korean government.
Jiwon'sresearch interests include media literacy, self/identity developmentand cultural learning in multiple media environments, media educationfor social change and administration of media education programs. Inthe future, she wants to apply all these studies to examine media usageof North Korean adolescents and develop media education programs andcurricula.
Some of her recent research is available as part of the Media Education Lab's Working Papers series. of which she serves as Editor.