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internet studies, youth and media, digital inclusion, digital news and information, media industries and policy


Sora Park is the Associate Dean of Research and Associate Professor of Communication at the Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra. Her research focuses on the digital media, media markets and media policy, with a special focus on digital and social exclusion and the impact of technology on the distribution of opportunities and privileges in society.

Sora was the former Director of the News & Media Research Centre at the University of Canberra. She is currenlty the Chair of Media Industry Studies Interest Group, International Communication Association (ICA) and President of Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)

She has extensive experience in policy research and consultancy regarding digital media in South Korea. In the private sector, she has had various consultancy experiences for major internet and media companies such as KBS, NHN Corp and MBC. Previously she taught at Hanyang University, where she was the Director of the Interdisciplinary Program of Women's Studies. From 2005~2006, she was the Chair of the School of Communication Arts at Kwangwoon University, Seoul, Korea. Her previous positions include Research Fellow at Korea Press Foundation and Visiting Scholar at the University of California San Diego, Oxford Internet Insttiute and American University.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

Sep 1993Dec 1998

Award Date: 30 Dec 1998

Master, Sogang University

Mar 1990Feb 1992

Award Date: 22 Feb 1992

Bachelor, Yonsei University

Mar 1986Feb 1990

Award Date: 19 Feb 1990

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    News and loneliness: Older people’s news consumption and wellbeing

    Fisher, C., Park, S. & LEE, J. Y., 2020, p. 1-1. 1 p.

    University of Canberra

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

    Digital inequalities in rural Australia: A double jeopardy of remoteness and social exclusion

    PARK, S., 2017, In : Journal of Rural Studies. 54, p. 399-407 9 p.

    University of Canberra

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Effects of home environment on internet use and dependence of children and adolescents

    Park, S., 2011, Selected Papers of Internet Research 12.0. Fragoso, S. (ed.). Online: Association of Internet Researchers, Vol. 1. p. 1-18 18 p.

    University of Canberra

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