NU-Q’s faculty will expand in 2019 to include several new professorship roles in new media. S. Venus Jin has been named professor in residence for digital media studies and Eddy Borges-Rey has been named associate professor in residence for digital journalism and emerging media. Both appointments begin on August 1, 2019.

Jin brings substantive knowledge, experience, and research achievement with a digital media focus to support growth in emerging areas. Her research focuses on digital media, social media marketing, and branding, while her teaching areas include new and emerging media, entrepreneurship, and communication research methods.

She has taught at the University of Southern California, Boston College, and Emerson College, where she earned tenure as an associate professor in marketing communication. Her most recent experience is as a tenured associate professor of marketing at Sejong University, an AACSB accredited business school. 

Her publications have appeared in more than 60 refereed articles, journals, peer-reviewed book chapters, and peer-reviewed papers in published conference proceedings, including the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Journal of Advertising, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Interactive Marketing, New Media & Society, Computers in Human Behavior, and Telematics & Informatics, among others.

Jin received a PhD and MA degree in communication at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication, and a BA in mass communication and media arts at Yonsei University in South Korea. 

Borges-Rey previously served as associate dean for research and knowledge exchange at the University of Stirling in Scotland and director of it's master’s program in communication and media management. He holds a PhD and an MA from the University of Malaga, Spain, and BA from the University of Zulia, Venezuela. 

An expert on the interplay between media, technology, and freedom of information with specific emphasis on data journalism, Borges-Rey has authored more than a dozen articles in publications such as Digital Journalism, Convergence, Comunicar, Telos, Journalism Practice, and the International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics. He has also authored two books, Automated Journalism, Algorithms, Bots and Computational Cognition and Journalism and Data: Tensions and Intersections.