Our guest speaker for the evening is Associate Professor Sora Park.
Dr. Sora Park is Director of the News and Media Research Centre and Associate Professor in Communication and Media Studies at 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. She has written widely on the economics of television, newspaper markets and other information industries. She is also interested in media user patterns in the digital media environment. She also 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 Institute and American University.