Edson C. Tandoc Jr. (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is an Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His research focuses on the sociology of message construction. 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 and audience feedback on the various stages of the news gatekeeping process.
His papers have won awards from the International Communication Association (ICA), World Communication Association (WCA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). His research has appeared in the following journals: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking; Computers in Human Behavior; Public Understanding of Science; Social Indicators Research; Health Communication; Digital Journalism; Journalism Practice; Journalism Studies; Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; and New Media & Society, among others.
He earned his undergraduate 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).