Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Edson C Tandoc Jr.
Deputy Chair and Associate Chair, Research
Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Deputy Chair, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI)
Edson C. Tandoc Jr. (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is a Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), where he is the Associate Chair for Research and the 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.
fake news, social media, journalism studies, communication technology, environmental communication
  • AUTOMATING TRUTH & ACCOUNTABILITY? Public Attitudes toward AI and Human-Machine Communication in Singapore
  • Information Fatigue Among Online Information Seekers: Defining It and Exploring Its Impact
  • Is (Real) News Still Important? Assessing News Importance in the era of Fake News
  • Journalism in Crisis : The plight of Filipino journalist in a pandemic
  • Narratives, perceived experience, and false memories of climate change
  • Piloting the Equitable use of Telehealth Technologies Among the Underprivileged in Singapore: A Sustainable Community-Centric Approach
  • Preparing for the Era of AI-powered Synthetic Advertising: Theoretical Development, Practical and Policy Recommendations
  • Project IN-TEL (BCSP Call 3)
  • Southeast Asian Climate Change Communication Checker (SEA4Cs Lab)
  • Supporting Citizens Against Manipulations through Message and Audience Research in Singapore (SCAMMERS)
  • Transnational Networks of Singapore Cinema and Digital Media: Shifting Geographies, Multiplying Media, and Industry Transformations
  • Why don't you fact-check? Investigating how to encourage individuals to use fact-checking sites to fight fake news
2021 Nanyang Young Investigator Award
Courses Taught
A6302 - Communication Research & Data Analysis
A9015 - Advanced Qualitative Research Methods in Communication & Information
CS0204 - Basic Media Writing
CS4020 - Feature Writing
MC6302 - Communication Research & Data Analysis