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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.

Student Projects Available

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):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University

Sept 1993Dec 1998

Award Date: 30 Dec 1998

Master, Master of Arts, Sogang University

Mar 1990Feb 1992

Award Date: 22 Feb 1992

Bachelor, Bachelor of Arts, Yonsei University

Mar 1986Feb 1990

Award Date: 19 Feb 1990


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