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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.

Student Projects Available

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

Sep 1993Dec 1998

Master, Sogang University

Mar 1990Feb 1992

Bachelor, Yonsei University

Mar 1986Feb 1990

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Research Output

COVID-19: Australian news and misinformation

Fisher, C., Park, S., LEE, J. Y. & Mcguinness, K., 6 May 2020, Canberra: News Media Research Centre, University of Canberra. 36 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReports

Open Access
  • Making sense: data, publics and storytelling

    Holland, K. & Park, S., 2 Jan 2020, In : Communication Research and Practice. 6, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
  • Trust and Mistrust in Australian News Media

    Flew, T., Dulleck, U., Fisher, C., Park, S. & Isler, O., 27 Mar 2020, Brisbane, Australia: BEST Centre, Queensland University of Technology. 21 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReports

    Open Access
  • Engagement with news on Twitter: insights from Australia and Korea

    Ackland, R., O'NEIL, M. & PARK, S., 4 May 2019, In : Asian Journal of Communication. 29, 3, p. 235-251 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Facebook Content Policy Research Initiative Workshop

    Sora Park (Participant)
    6 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating 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 OtherAdvisory Panel

    Cultural Diversity and International Trade in Cultural Products

    Sora Park (Examiner)
    1 Sep 201930 Oct 2019

    Activity: Examination

    Vernieuwingsimpuls Innovational Research Incentives Scheme

    Sora Park (Participant)
    1 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

    Activity: Expert Advice and OtherExpert Review

    ACMA advisory workshop on news diversity

    Caroline Fisher (Participant), Sora Park (Participant)
    8 Aug 2019

    Activity: Expert Advice and OtherOther