Academic Profile

Edson C. Tandoc Jr. (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Research at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) and Director of the Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet (IN-cube) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

He is also an Associate Editor of Digital Journalism and Associate Editor of Human Communication Research.

His research focuses on the sociology of message construction in the context of digital journalism. He has conducted studies on the construction of news and social media messages. His studies about influences on journalists have focused on the impact of journalistic roles, new technologies, and audience feedback on the various stages of the news gatekeeping process. For example, he has done some work on how journalists use web analytics in their news work and with what effects. This stream of research has led him to study journalism from the perspective of news consumers as well, investigating how readers make sense of critical incidents in journalism and take part in reconsidering journalistic norms and how changing news consumption patterns facilitate the spread of fake news.

He earned his BA in Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines (Summa cum Laude) and his Master of Mass Communication degree from the Nanyang Technological University, where he was awarded the Media Development Authority Award (top MMC graduate). He also worked as a newspaper journalist for six years before pursuing his doctoral studies at the Missouri School of Journalism as a Fulbright Scholar.
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Assoc Prof Edson C Tandoc Jr.
Associate Chair (Research)
Associate Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

fake news, social media, journalism studies, communication technology, environmental communication
  • Defining, Determining, and Dealing with Deliberate Online Falsehoods in Singapore

  • Fake vs. fact: The rise of fact-checking in Asia

  • Is Correction Fluid? How to Make Fact-Checks On WhatsApp More Effective

  • Vaccine communication and messaging: Addressing COVID- 19 vaccine hesitancy and promoting population acceptance
  • Tandoc, E., Thomas, R., Jenkins, J., & Westlund, O. (2021). Critical incidents in journalism (Edited Book). Routledge.

  • Tandoc E and Goh ZH. (2021). Is Facebooking really depressing? Revisiting the relationships among social media use, envy, and depression, Information, Communication & Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2021.1954975

  • Tandoc E, Lee J, Chew M, Tan F, & Goh ZH. (2021). Falling for fake news: the role of political bias and cognitive ability. Asian Journal of Communication, 1-17

  • Tandoc E, Yee A, Ong J, Lee J, Xu D, Han Z, Chew M, Ng J, Lim C, Cheng L, Cayabyab Y. (2021) Developing a Perceived Social Media Literacy Scale: Evidence from Singapore. International Journal of Communication 15, 22

  • Tandoc E and Lee JCB. (2021) When viruses and misinformation spread: How young Singaporeans navigated uncertainty in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak. New Media & Society: 1461444820968212.