Chang Sup Park

Chang Sup Park
University at Albany, The State University of New York | UAlbany · Department of Communication

Doctor of Philosophy

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The growing phenomenon of media cross-ownership and its impact on news content is receiving international attention. This study tests one-owner-one-voice thesis, which posits that a single owner represents a single voice regardless of how many media outlets the owner operates, in the context of South Korea. To do this, the current study analyzed 18...
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This study content analyzed 3,300 user comments from the 11 most-viewed YouTube videos about climate activist Greta Thunberg. The analysis reveals that about 4 in 10 comments contained some form of incivility. Moreover, 40% of the uncivil comments reflected ageism, slightly more than one third sexism, and just less than one quarter ableism. The ana...
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Drawing upon the newsworthiness model that posits that media outlets rely on criteria (news values) to determine which stories are newsworthy and deserve prominence and the media coverage predicts audience attention to the event, this study examines the news values that lead social media users to like, comment on, and share mainstream news stories...
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This article provides a framing analysis of media coverage of minimum wage between public and commercial broadcasters in South Korea. To do this, the current study content analyzed 1505 news reports about “minimum wage” aired by two public television broadcasters and two commercial television broadcasters in 2018. The analysis finds that both publi...
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To examine whether mass media and social media relate to political knowledge, the study draws upon an original survey of adults from 11 countries, the 2014 CESifo DICE Report on public service broadcasting, and the 2015 Press Freedom Index by Freedom House. Findings reveal that news use via television, newspapers, online news sites, and social medi...
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This article examines the effects of trust versus doubt news frames during the 2018 denuclearization summit between the United States and North Korea in June 2018, an issue that is characterized by negative media coverage about North Korea and its leader Kim Jong Un. An experimental study conducted in 2018 at a public university in the United State...
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This study examines how a diaspora of Korean Americans connected online perceived the homeland disaster of the sinking of the Sewol ferry, which took 304 lives, and to what extent their perceptions relate to ethnic identity. Results are drawn from 1,000 comments posted on MissyUSA, the largest online community for Korean Americans. Additionally, 70...
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The prevalence of news on social media significantly increases opportunities for people to encounter news incidentally as a byproduct of their online activities. This study explores the influence of incidental exposure to news via social media on the news-finds-me perception, news efficacy, and news consumption. Findings from a two-wave survey of S...
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Drawing upon Bandura’s self-efficacy theory, this study conceptualizes “social media news efficacy” and examines how news efficacy connects perceived news overload on social media to news avoidance and social filtering. Findings from a two-wave panel survey of South Korean adults show that news overload is significantly related to a decrease of new...
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Social media have opened up new possibilities for news engagement, and one of the important possibilities is news curation, which is defined as the reconstructing, reformulating, repurposing, reframing and sharing of news through social media. Focusing on this news curation concept, this study extends the Cognitive Mediation Model and the Communica...
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Retweeting is not simply to get messages out to new audiences, but also to validate and engage with others. Using a content analysis of 3,429 tweets about the South Korean Anti-Terrorism Act of 2016, this study finds that the tweets created by civil society, political actors, and mass media/journalists are more likely to be retweeted than the tweet...
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This study examines how media use for news can relate to expressive and collective participation through the mediating role of political talk and internal and external political efficacy. Based on two cross-sectional analyses and one autoregressive analyses of the data obtained from a two-wave panel survey during the 2012 presidential campaign in S...
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Drawing on a national survey of 1,157 South Korean adults, the present study finds that social media use for political news is positively associated with knowledge about political issues, but not with knowledge about political processes. Professional media use for political news is significantly associated with both political issue knowledge and po...
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This research examined how partisan media as a campaign ad platform affect voters, focusing on partisanship, ad platforms, and ad platform credibility. In a 3 (conservative party supporters, liberal party supporters, nonpartisans) × 2 (conservative and liberal ad platforms) × 2 (a high level and a low level of ad platform credibility) factorial des...
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Based on a nationally representative survey (N = 1,540) of mobile phone users, this study investigates how diverse types of mobile phone use relate to exposure to different political and social views (i.e., crosscutting exposure), attributes of people’s discussion network (i.e., weak-tie contacts), and civic engagement. Results indicate that using...
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The smartphone, through its small size, ease of use, proliferation of free or cheap apps, and constant connectivity, changes our life in a way that goes well beyond what we experienced with previous media. This study examined smartphone users' perception and evaluation of their dependent behavior during the 2014 communication blackout (March 20) th...
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This study compares the news consumption, sharing and curating behavior on Twitter between Twitter opinion leaders and traditional opinion leaders, based on an online survey of 1,005 South Korean adults. The results indicate that both traditional opinion leadership and Twitter opinion leadership are significantly related to a high level of news use...
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This paper focuses on the blurring boundary between the "human self" and the smartphone, using interviews with 60 heavy smartphone users. The interview responses reveal three types of self-extension via the smartphone-functional extension, anthropomorphic extension, and ontological extension. Smartphone users assert that their phone has become an i...
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The prime objective of this chapter is to investigate the trends and implications of political communication research about Korea since the 2000s. To do this, the current chapter collected articles that we believe represent the overarching trend of political communication research about Korea from major communication journals in English, such as Ne...
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Social media allow users not only to read news, but also to evaluate, reconstruct, and share it. This study conceptualizes curatorial news use via social media as an important news use behavior, which involves evaluating the existing news, adding new values by reconstructing it, and then sharing it with other social media users. An analysis of surv...
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This study examines what roles citizen news podcasts of South Korea play, based on two unique concepts—carnivalism and engaging journalism. To this end, the current study content analysed the content of 11 citizen news podcasts that are most popular in this country and conducted interviews with 10 professional journalists. The findings reveal that...
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This paper investigates whether Twitter use motivations relate to exposure to discordant information. To this end, this research conducted an online survey of 1,350 adults of South Korea. The results reveal that using Twitter for information-seeking, public-expression and leisure-seeking purposes help users to encounter crosscutting exposure while...
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This study, based on a survey of 1,260 mobile phone users, investigates the relationships among patterns of mobile phone use, network size, and civic engagement. It finds that informational uses of mobile phones are positively associated with civic engagement – engagement in informal socializing and engagement in organized groups or clubs. On the o...
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This study, drawing on journalistic role conceptions and media systems theory, investigates the different perceptions of news users in the United States and South Korea toward citizen-run news podcasts. The findings reveal that Americans view citizen podcasts performing the role of interpreters of social issues more than other journalistic roles, w...
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This study utilizes the beheading of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2014. The content analyses of 980 comments from three political blogs (Townhall - conservative, Daily Kos - liberal, and The Moderate Voice - moderate) reveal that the majority of blog users exhibited their subj...
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Civil libertarian doctrine which was dominant during the twentieth century argued that the main goal of freedom of speech was to ensure that the public would be well-informed and actively engage in public deliberation. A literal extension of this claim to the Internet age often justifies the regulation of online speech under the assumption that har...
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Popular women's magazines have gone online and are gaining increased readership because of their interactive content, videos, and discussion forums. This study examines women's perceptions and behaviors toward online women's magazines based on an online survey of 257 female magazine readers. We found that, compared with their print counterparts, on...
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This study examined effects of negative news on Twitter users’ emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses. Four hundred twenty subjects participated in an online experiment and read 10 news stories, modified as Twitter newsfeed. The results show that news negativity had a significant effect on anger and disgust. A significant link was found betw...
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This study assesses differences in use of social networking sites (SNSs) and relates them to different patterns of political participation, media use motivations, and political efficacy. Based on a Web survey of 1,230 South Korean voters, it finds that informational uses of SNSs are positively associated with expressive participation both online an...
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A framing analysis of South Korea’s three major newspapers and two television networks reveals that coverage of presidential election polls was heavily biased toward the ruling party and its candidate. The Korean mainstream media stories more often focused on the race between candidates than on political issues of the campaign.
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This study was designed to test the influence of social information sources on individuals’ beliefs about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. Specifically, we compared how numerous sources such as traditional media, online and offline social interaction, government agencies, religious organizations, health professionals, and activist organizations...
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This paper assesses how use of smartphones relates to exposure to heterogeneity, political efficacy, and political engagement and suggests a new mediation model that can be applied to mobile communication. Drawing on online survey data collected during the 2012 presidential election in South Korea, this study finds that exposure to heterogeneity an...
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Twitter has been cited as a key factor behind a number of recent protest movements. Through interviews with heavy users of the #wiunion hashtag, this study examines the motivations and perceptions behind its usage during the 2011 Wisconsin labor protests. Findings suggest these users see a blurred boundary between citizen journalism and activism, b...
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Media diversity is an essential policy goal in achieving democracy. This study deals with how the press covered the issue of media cross-ownership which was recently allowed in South Korea. To this end, it analysed 210 news articles from two newspapers that have contrasting political stances, using critical discourse analysis. The analysis compared...
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Carnivals are not only social gatherings for celebration but also arenas where people can resist dominant power with free expression of non-legitimate voices. The 2011 Seoul mayoral election has shown how political carnivalism manifests itself. During the campaign, Twitter was rife with carnivalistic postings that included humour, satire, and parod...

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