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Dr Sora Park is Professor of Communication and Professorial Research Fellow at the News & Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra. She is internationally recognised as an expert in digital media users and media policy, with a special focus on news consumers and digital inclusion. She has an outstanding record of grants management and research translation, producing more than 200 academic publications (4 books, 10 book chapters, 4 edited volumes, 80+ journal articles, 50+ refereed conference papers, 40+ research reports, 5 public submissions and 2 other publications) and over 70+ invited talks and presentations.
Sora is a major contributor to the field of Communication and Media Studies in Australia and internationally, notably as the former Associate Dean of Research at the Faculty of Arts & Design, Director of the News & Media Research Centre, the Chair of Media Industry Studies Interest Group, International Communication Association (ICA) and the President of Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (2019-2021).
As an experienced academic leader, she has implemented and administered complex curriculum development and led research groups. She received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence UC (2016) and Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Team Achievement (2018), as recognition of her excellence and leadership in research.
She has extensive global experience in government and private sector consulting and has a broad range of research expertise ranging from large-scale surveys to in-depth qualitative methods. As the Project Leader of the Digital News Report: Australia, she has an ongoing collaboration with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford tracking digital news consumers through annual surveys of 40+ countries.
She has over 2,500 Google Scholar citations, with an h-index of 25 and i-10 index of 58.
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internet studies, media literacy, youth and media, digital inclusion, digital news and misinformation, media industries and policy
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University
Sep 1993 → Dec 1998
Award Date: 30 Dec 1998
Master, Master of Arts, Sogang University
Mar 1990 → Feb 1992
Award Date: 22 Feb 1992
Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts, Yonsei University
Mar 1986 → Feb 1990
Award Date: 19 Feb 1990
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Australia Council for the Arts Quantitative Research Support
Park, S., Cunningham, S., LEE, J. Y., Curll, S. & McCutcheon, M.
1/01/23 → 31/12/23
VDNN: Valuing Diversity in News and Newsrooms
Mcguinness, K., Park, S. & LEE, J. Y.
15/06/22 → 15/06/23
Valuing News: Aligning Individual, Institutional and Social Perspectives
Park, S., Fisher, C., Flew, T., Wilding, D., Dwyer, T. & Schapals, A.
1/01/22 → 31/12/24
The rise of mistrust: Digital platforms and trust in news media
Park, S., Fisher, C., Flew, T., Dulleck, U., Fletcher, R., Tandoc, E. & Oh, S.
1/12/21 → 1/12/24
Mapping DEI Across News in APAC
Park, S., Mccallum, K. & Fulton, J.
20/04/22 → 30/04/22
ANZCA 2021 President's welcoming addressPark, S., 15 Apr 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Communication Research and Practice. 8, 2, p. 117-120 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial
Australian regional journalists' role perceptions at a time of upheavalFisher, C., Nolan, D., McGuinness, K. & Park, S., Aug 2022, In: Media International Australia. 184, 1, p. 92-105 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
COVID-19: Australian News & Misinformation Longitudinal StudyPark, S., Mccallum, K., Holland, K., Mcguinness, K., LEE, J. Y., Fisher, C. & John, E., 9 Mar 2022, Canberra: University of Canberra. 148 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Reports › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Downloads (Pure)
Digital News Report: Australia 2022Park, S., Mcguinness, K., Fisher, C., LEE, J. Y., Mccallum, K. & Nolan, D., 15 Jun 2022, Canberra: News Media Research Centre, University of Canberra. 142 p.
Research output: Book/Report › ReportsOpen Access
Economic and Existential Challenges Facing JournalismFisher, C. & Park, S., 23 Nov 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) The SAGE Handbook of the Digital Media Economy. Flew, T., Holt, J. & Thomas, J. (eds.). London: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 1-26 26 p.
Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in Book › Chapter › peer-review
News, Trust & Misinformation: Evidence and Strategies webinar
Kerry Maria Mccallum (Speaker), Caroline Fisher (Speaker), Sora Park (Speaker), Kieran Mcguinness (Speaker) & Mathieu O'Neil (Speaker)27 Oct 2022
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Australian Media Literacy Research Symposium
Caroline Fisher (Speaker), Sora Park (Speaker) & Kerry Mccallum (Speaker)13 Apr 2021
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Facebook Content Policy Research Initiative Workshop
Sora Park (Participant)6 Nov 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
Measuring the Availability of Local News in Australia
Caroline Fisher (Participant) & Sora Park (Participant)23 Sep 2019
Activity: Expert Advice and Other › Advisory Panel
Vernieuwingsimpuls Innovational Research Incentives Scheme
Sora Park (Participant)1 Sep 2019 → 27 Sep 2019
Activity: Expert Advice and Other › Expert Review
Evidence provided to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters: Inquiry into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2016 federal Election and matters related thereto
Mathieu O'Neil (Participant), Sora Park (Participant), Caroline Fisher (Participant), Glen Fuller (Participant), Michael Jensen (Participant) & Jee Young LEE (Participant)
Impact: Social impacts