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Yoonmo Sang (PhD, The University of Texas at Austin)  is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts & Design at the University of Canberra where he is a member of the News & Media Research Centre. Before joining the University of Canberra, he taught as an assistant professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He researches the intersections of new media technologies and the law, focusing on how socio-cultural and technological changes advantage and/or disadvantage different stakeholders. His research interests also include civic and community engagement through social media and individuals' attitudes and behavioral intentions regarding new media technologies.

He is on the editorial boards of three journals: Social Media + Society, Communication Law Review, and the Journal of Media Law, Ethics, and Policy Research, a journal of the Korean Society for Media Law, Ethics, and Policy Research. His previous positions include Research Associate at the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy, Doctoral Research Assistant at the Technology and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, and Business Banker at Shinhan Bank in South Korea.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Aug 2011Aug 2015

Master, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Aug 2009Aug 2011

Master, Hanyang University

Feb 2007Feb 2009

Bachelor, Hanyang University

Mar 1997Aug 2004

External positions

Secretary, Korean American Communication Association

Aug 2017Aug 2019

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Research Output

  • 23 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

A longitudinal study on the effects of motivational mobile application uses on online news engagement

Kim, J. W., Park, S. & Sang, Y., Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Mobile Communications. 18, 3, p. 327-342 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Copyright Alert System

    Sang, Y. & Popiel, P., 2020, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. United Kingdom: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 394-396

    Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

    Digital News Report: Australia 2020

    Park, S., Fisher, C., LEE, J. Y., Mcguinness, K., Sang, Y., O'Neil, M., Jensen, M., Mccallum, K. & Fuller, G., 16 Jun 2020, Canberra: News Media Research Centre, University of Canberra. 115 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • What Drives Hyper-Partisan News Sharing: Exploring the Role of Source, Style, and Content

    Xu, W. W., Sang, Y. & Kim, C., 20 Apr 2020, In : Digital Journalism. 8, 4, p. 486-505 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 1 Oral presentation

    Engaging the Industry in Research

    Saeed Banihashemi (Speaker), , Ben Ellway (Speaker), , Fanke Peng (Speaker), & Yoonmo Sang (Speaker)

    13 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation