Talk, Buzz, Attention
This page features some of attention, e.g., media coverage, other scholars' incorporation (quotes, references or citations), policy report, etc, on my works. To see their original pieces, please click the links below.
| I try to keep the list chronologically. Please email me for more info about each piece.|
My co-authored paper earned a recognition of Top Paper Award (3nd place), International Social Network Conference held in Daegu, Korea (DISC, proceedings of TRIPLE HELIX). The paper titled "How social network sites and mobile phones promote the acquisition of job-related information, job mobility and entrepreneurship" is the outcome of the collaboration with many scholars from NTU, Singapore, City University of HK, and more. I am so delighted with this honor because this is the second Top Paper Award that I happened to earn in 2014.
All the hard works and insights to my coauthors - the abstract of the paper is:
This study examines how different uses of social network sites (SNS) and mobile phones (MP) to communicate with friends and business associates are related to the acquisition of job-related information, job mobility, and entrepreneurial intentions, using social capital as its main theoretical lens. To this end, a nationally representative, random digit dialing (RDD) survey was conducted in Singapore. Path analyses show that SNS interactions with friends are positively related to both bonding and bridging social capital. The former is linked with greater job mobility, the latter with entrepreneurship, and both are associated with more job-related information. SNS interactions with business contacts are directly positively related to job-related information and entrepreneurship. For mobile phones, interactions with friends are positively related to social capital, job information and entrepreneurship. Professional networking is associated with more bridging social capital, job information and job mobility. Bonding capital is found to be linked with greater job mobility, while bridging capital has a positive relationship with both entrepreneurship and job mobility.
As a social scientist who also has ongoing interests in communication policy research, I do strongly believe in the importance of the actual engagement with the industry and policy communities such as the FCC and the FTC. I tend to be hesitant about the scholarship who stays aloof from those engagements. Yes, we need some isolated time for writing, analysis, etc., while sitting down for searching for best ideas. But I do think those isolated moments should be used ultimately to generate practical values of our research -
Some scholars have done excellent jobs in this regard. My mentor Prof W. Russ Neuman at NYU has been engaged with policy and industry organizations over the years. Prof. Philip Napoli at Rutgers has been at the very front of policy-related works. Eszter Hargittai at Northwestern is also one who frequently provides consulting works to the industry.
My involvement in Howard Media Group (HMG) gives a brief but meaningful moment of the real-world engagements. HMG members including myself have written many policy comments, been invited to the FCC panel discussion, and engaged in empirical policy analysis. My involvement in Critical Information Needs / FCC panel generated some of the attention from the NGOs who deeply involve in the policy advocacy - which I share here.
It is somewhat unfortunate that the citations in policy reports or comments are rarely recognized as many social science index services exclude those important contributions.
A great work on the gender skill gap in contribution to Wikipeida by Hargittai and Shaw was out in the journal Information, Communication and Society.
In the upcoming NCA, Chicago 2014, my co-authored work is recognized as one of the top three faculty papers in Human Comm. & Technology Division.
The paper is the outcome of years of collaboration with my colleague Dr. Marko Skoric, City University of Hong Kong ....
Cultural Values and Digital Networks as Predictors of Sustainable Democratic Development.
Skoric, Park, & Jiang. (2014), NCA, Human Comm. Technology.
Our paper deals with our lasting question about the relationships between technology and cultural values and also the political development of formal and informal democracy. Our findings are exciting in that we have empirical evidence that ties the cultural values (that emphasize traditional hierarchy) and types of technologies developing in different nations. We also conducted Sobel test to empirically observe the mediating role of technology and found that the effect of culture on democracy is in fact mediated through technology!
We are very proud that we are presenting our paper as part of Top Paper Panel which includes stellar scholars like Craig Scott, Joseph Walters, and others.
Another work co-authored by my stellar Univ of Michigan colleagues (Dr. S. Mo Jang and Dr. Hoon Lee) was extensively covered in Huffintonpost Live. Please check out the superb panel discussion by our first author Dr. Jang here:
More to come ....
My co-authored work, published in International Journal of Communication, has been extensively covered in Columbia Journalism review, September/October 2012
| So how much information does surround us? Authors W. Russell Neuman, Yong Jin Park, and Elliot Panek tried to find out by extending a pioneering effort of MIT media scholar Ithiel de Sola Pool (1917-1984) to measure information overload. Their results appear in the International Journal of Communication.|
Neuman and his colleagues believe that while supply had already dwarfed demand in 1960, consumers were able to manage their media choices well enough: “It was relatively easy to find the country music station, the public broadcasting station, and the rock station on the radio dial.” What looked daunting to Pool in the early 1980s looked to Neuman, et. al., in retrospect, to be a cakewalk. But by 2005, the number of choices had become frustratingly unwieldy. As a result of such abundance, they argue, the consumption of information has shifted from “ ‘push’ to ‘pull’ media dynamics.” That is, we no longer wait for the morning paper or the nightly news broadcast to push information upon us—we can now pull in information whenever and wherever we want.
Mobile Phone Usage and Awareness of Health Related Issues Among the Male Science Students
Studies in Sociology of Science, 2012, Vol 3, No 3
Aanchal Vasudev, Manmeet Kaur, Harsh Kumar, Rini Chaturvedi,
Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures
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How are we managing the daily flood of information?
By Michael Schudson and Katherin Fink
Also more on this, in CJR site
Modèle d'affaires numériques, données personnelles et sites web
G Cecere, F Rochelandet - , 2012, Revue française de gestion
2012/5 (N° 224), citing my work on online privacy
How Cyberspace Age Shaped the Political Party's Identity
G Priyowidodo - Journalism and Mass Communication, 2011 p. 104
e Metaphysics of Communications Overload
Richard Harper, Microsoft Research Cambridge
citing my co-authored info flow piece
Global Geographies of the Internet
Barney Warf, SpringerBriefs in Geography, 2013, Volume 1, 139-166
Mobile Augmented Reality & Absent Presence
M Pots - 2012 - igitur-archive.library.uu.nl
Mapping the Dimensions and Characteristics of the World’s Technological Communication Capacity During the Period of Digitization (1986-2007/2010)
Martin Hilbert, 9th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Meeting, International Telecommunication Union
Sent from My iPhone: The Medium and Message as Cues of Sender Professionalism in Mobile Telephony
Caleb T. Carr* & Chad Stefaniak, Journal of Applied Communication first published: 06 Aug 2012, citing my mobile piece
|I was kindly invited for a talk, "New Digital Divide? Answers Through Two Empirical Studies," School of Communications, Northwestern University,|
August 9 2012
I am very thankful to Professor Hargittai for this kind invitation! - I was so happy to have a talk for wonderful faculty members and amazing grad students at Northwestern.
|I was awarded "Top Three Faculty Paper Award" in Communication Technology Division, AEJMC, 2012 (2nd place honor)|
"My Whole World's in My Palm!: Teenagers' Mobile Use and Skill."
AEJMC Comm Tech Division had the second highest submission of 144 papers in 2012
This is the second time I was honored at the Comm. Tech Division
- first, as the first place winner of Jung Sook Lee Top Paper Competition (for a grad student) and, as the second place winner of Top Faculty Paper this year!
Comm. Tech Division Newsletter
| I was honored to be invited in the FCC expert-panel review, June 26 2012 |
FCC Brief on Critical Info Need for the American Public
USC Annenberg Research Team in collaboration with University of Wisconsin (Dr. Friedland) and Fordham University (Dr. Napoli) presented an excellent review of major studies on "Critical Information Needs among the American Public"
USC Annenberg School Info - Dr. Ernest Wilson and Dr. Carola Weil
FCC Public Event Site FCC event, including my review, live-cast and available online
The USC Annenberg report also cites two of my co-authored studies - one for health information seeking and the other for news media institution/system.
More on this by Katherine Ognyanova
Young Adults' Evaluation of Cell Phone Manners.
Mikiyasu Hakoama & Shotaro Hakoyama The American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal (The AABSS Journal, 2012, Volume 16) (p. 141 / 152)
Adolescent mediated social connection and neural responses to social exclusion
Dr. Falk and her colleagues at Univ of Michigan/ICA 2012 paper (p.3, citing young people's use of mobile devices):
Please check this research at the very forefront of comm. neural research that links online social network activities such as social inclusion and exclusion, with brain activities
| News! |
I was very honored to receive James Carey Urban Foundation Communication Grant and recognized at the annual award ceremony at ICA, Phoenix, Arizona 2012.
My proposal, ‘online news frame, deliberation, engagement’, is a study on (1) online news frame and (2) effects of online deliberation. At heart is the informational and technological wellbeing of urban and metropolitan populations in the United States. The data from this study has the potential for understanding consequences of changes in urban media environments and how a multitude of online media channels are framed to affect the creation of public policy issues salient in diverse metropolitan areas.
The investigation will be undertaken in the context of anti-immigration policy issues that epitomize the complex interracial dynamics of urban environments in the construction (or elimination of alternative views) of ‘others’. With the explosion of urban media environment, the citizens rely on a multitude of information channels for decisions. Thus intrinsic part of designing vibrant urban spheres involves understanding how complex and multifaceted public issues are staged and framed by new forms of information environment.
The support is for a year-long study and the preliminary results will be available in this website. I am very grateful for the generosity of the Urban Communication Foundation and ICA Grant Award Committee.
Please visit the Urban Communication Foundation for related info.
Also see ICA News June-July 2012 for this grant award.
One in a Million: Information vs. Attention
Dr. Lesk, IJOC (p. 918)
Becoming a Functioning Member of the Collegiate Culture
Dr. Miyazaki (p. 194), Wayne State Digital Commons
Las cuentas pendientes de la teoría de la comunicación
Edison Otero Chileno, docente de la Universidad Única (p.15)
Introduction to Information Science and Technology
Davis and Shaw, ASIS&T: Chapter 1: Our World of Information (p.2/7)
Neuman, Park, and Panek (2010) extended Pool’s work to cover the period
Mapping the Dimensions and Characteristics of the World’s Technological Communication Capacity During the Period of Digitization (1986-2007/2010)
Martin Hilbert - (p.4/29): USC Annenberg School for Communication; United Nations ECLAC, 9th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Meeting, International Telecommunication Union
Mass media, lifestyle and young adults’ (un)reflexive negotiation of social and individual identities in Windhoek
Dr. Thomas Fox p.132
|Telephones are becoming central to questions of culture and are argued to entail cultural change. Campbell and Park (2008) refer to the recent global adoption of mobile comm. technology as having marked social consequences including the merging of private and public sphere, new forms of social interaction and self-negotiations which are argued to represent a new form of global culture. While offering increased flexibility, cell phones extend body and mind beyond immediate spaces, enhancing urban identity and individualization.|
La evaluación de la actividad científica: desde la indagación sociológica a la burocratización. Dilemas actuales
My co-work recognized in international report
Dr. Pablo Kreimer 2012 (p. 74)
Personalized Communications in Political Campaign
Dr. Rasmus Nielsen, Princeton University Press 2012
Google book preview Excellent work in the field of political sociology noting digitally saturated info environmentdocumented in my co-work
Call for Power? Mobile Phone as Facilitators of Political Activism
Dr. Fabien Miard
Chapter 8: Cyberspace and Global Affairs 2012 (p. 142)
Bedside Information Technology to Support Patient-Care
Medical Field Scientists (Caligtan et al) cited my co-authored mobile piece: International Journal of Medical Informatics Jan 27, 2012
Cracking Open the Black Box of the Manuscript Review Process
My co-authored work on comm. theories cited in a field of criminal justice
Journal of Criminal Justice Education Jan 23, 2012
FCC Policy Comment (with Dr. Byerly and Howard Media Group): Media Coverage
Extensively covered in Communications Daily Feb 12, 2012, p. 7
Comm. Daily is one of the most widely circulated policy news service in DC-policy circle
When Atoms Meet Bits: Social Media, the Mobile Web and Augmented Revolution
Cited in the field of Sociology
Future Internet 2012, 4(1): Nathan Jurgenson - p.90
Privacy in Digital Age
Cited in the field of Computer Interaction
MIS Quarterly, 35(4) 2011 Belanger and Crossler - A9
Location Privacy: Who Protect?
Cited in the field of Urban Planning
URISA Journal 23(2) 2011/2012 p. 54/59
Dr. Caitlin Cottrill - Computational Transportation Science/Urban Planning Public Affairs
Sociological Research Online 2011
Preconditions for Citizen Journalism: A Sociological Assessment Hayley Watson
|In relation to the construction of news, developments in technology have previously pushed the news media away from print-based production in the form of newspapers, magazines and pamphlets, and forced the media into what Campbell and Park (2008) refer to as the "virtual age", which made mass consumption of the media feasible via television, radio and film. Today, the construction of news in society has once again been influenced by developments in technology: for Campbell and Park (2008), this means that we have now entered a new age that revolves around personal communication, or what Castells (2001) refers to as the "information society".|
Computers in Human Behavior
Keeping in constant touch: the predictors of young Australians' mobile involvement
Walsh, White, Cox, & Young 2011 p.9/39
Generation Disconnections: Youth Culture and Mobile Communication
Dr. Goggin and Dr. Crawford (2011) P.265
UBA Sociales 2011
El poder de la Atencion. Dr. Mariano Zukerfeld. p.98/113
Attention to Digital Information
Proceeding of the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management 2011
Cited in the field of behavioral management
Effect of Email Use Strategies on Perceived Productivity and Communication Effectiveness
Dr. Katuin and Millstone, p163
Technology and Culture
Machine-Age Communication: Media, Transportation, and Contact in the Interwar United States. Technology and Culture, 52(3), July 2011.
The London Bombings: Mobile Witnessing, Mortal Bodies and Globital Times. Memory Studies, July 2011
Sate, Danwei, and Knowledge Production in China: A Study of Academic Journals in Communication
Internet Security Issues
ArticlesBase July 23 2011
Understanding Digital Culture
Vincent Miller, Sage Publications 2011
Sage Book: contents: Google Scholar: Social Implications of Mobile Communication
Predictors of Localism in Public Television Scheduling in the United States
Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 55(1): Smallwood & Moon 2011
ICA Proceeding, Singapore: Abstract
Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in its national print
Feb 19 2011, page. A2
WSJ reporter Carl Bialik citing Digital Information Flow study by myself and co-authors wrote:
|What is less ambiguous is that each piece of information, on average, gets less exposure today than in the past. W. Russell Neuman, professor of media technology at the University of Michigan, is leading a study that quantifies information in terms of minutes—how much time Americans devote to consuming information, and how much time it would take to consume all the available information. In preliminary results, published online in 2009, the researchers found that in 2005 people spent about one minute consuming media for every 1,000 minutes available—a ratio that has grown roughly tenfold since 1960.|
Please check the WSJ site and blog by Mr. Bialik (Numbers Guy)
University of Michigan Communication Studies site
The World's Technological Capacity to Process Information
Science/Express research project 2011 by Martin Hilbert and Priscila Lopez
Digital Information Flow: Neuman, Park, and Panek
The Profile of Spanish Journals in the Field of Communication (2007-2008)
Revista Espanola de Documentacion Cientifica, 33(4) 2010 Octubre-diciembre
Communication Theories and Practices (p.556/p.575)
Mobile Communication and Civic Life:
Linking Patterns of Use to Civic and Political Engagement
Journal of Communication, 60(3) 2010: abstract, Dr. Campbell and Dr. Kwak
Univ. of Michigan
Future of Media
Communications Daily Oct, 2010 (p. 14): Media Coverage
New and Traditional Media in Access, Equalities, & Diversity
Communication Daily is one of the most widely read policy trade magazines in the FCC
|"Both traditional and new media continue to fail in representing Americans equally," four professors in the field of communications told the FCC's Future of Media inquiry. "Bearing the brunt are minority and female populations that are both underrepresented and underserved by both the nation’s media and by the regulatory bodies," and academic studies show the Telecom Act "exacerbated" the problem, they said. "The gateway to the Internet is presently controlled by only a few powerful ISPs, none with significant minority ownership interest or demonstrated commitment to under-served communities." Professors Chuka Onwumechili, Carolyn Byerly, Reggie Miles and Yong Jin Park asked the commission to consider their comments, posted Wednesday in docket 10-25, though they were made after a deadline.|
Policy Report, June 2010 (p.13) by Samuel Kang
Empirical Evidence Questioning Purported Benefits, as discussed in Yan & Park 2009
Report was made to US House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary
Digital Information Flow into Home
Huffington Post, Oct, 2009: Media Coverage
Neuman, Park, & Panek, 2009 TPRC proceedings
Huffington Post is an American news site, ranked 37 in traffic/Alexa
|In 1960, if someone had a minute of attention to give to consuming media, there were 98 one-minute alternatives available. In other words, as Neuman and his co-authors Yong Jin Park and Elliot Panek write, "the ratio of supply to demand in 1960...is 98." And "that represents the fundamental metric of choice." Thus, "It is a human scale choice." And so, the authors write, "humans will inevitably turn to the increasingly intelligent digital technologies that created the abundance in the first place for help in sorting it out." That is the challenge for a new generation of media consumers.|
New Media User Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior
Digital Privacy, Digital Literacy: Dr. McArthur Queens University of Charlotte
NCA Nov, 2010
FCC Minority Media Ownership Workshop
Gender and Race Conscious Research:
Dr. Carolyn Byerly, representing Howard Media Group Jan, 2010 (time: 20:00)
The policy comment made at FCC Media Bureau Washington DC simultaneously webcast.
Personalization through Information Communication Technology
2009 Holy Cross Survey, in Application of Campbell & Park (2008), of Young Adults' Use of the ICT
|Scott Campbell and Yong Jin Park (2008) maintain that we are entering a new age of communication technology. Previously the development of print created the visual age; radio, film, and television moved society into the mass age; and computers and the Internet brought about the network age. Now we are shifting to an age of personal communication in which “space and time are personalized through mobile communication.” What Campbell and Park see as distinctive about mobile telephones in particular is that they give rise to personalization in terms of “how [the technology] looks, sounds, and operates,” “what it means to the user,” and how it “fosters selectivity of network ties and cohesion within groups.”|
Social Psychology: Kids Tomorrow
Increased Mobility via New Technology: Jan, 2010 Media Coverage
Harvard Berkman Center
Radio Berkman Interview
Dr. W. Russell Neuman, University of Michigan
Digital information explosion, coauthored with myself and Elliot Panek
Berkman is a research center, at Harvard Law School
Journal of Media Economics: Dr. Yanich 2010
Localism, Content, and Federal Communications Commission
Facebook's Effect on Subtle Emotion Decoding, Academic Performance,
and Identity Protection
Malynda Bjerregard April, 2010 (p.51): Southern Utah University
Mobile as Facilitators of Political Activism
University of Oslo, Fabien Miard: thesis (for discussion, 38/40)
UCSD Policy Report: 2009/2010 (p.36) Global Information Industry Center
GIIC is the leading policy research center in the field of International Relations & Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
Attention from Other Blogs Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
A Critical Transition in Political Communication: From Push to Pull Media
Neuman and Gregorowicz 2010
Trade Magazine Headlines, Oct, 2009: Cybertelecom Media
Digital Television Market
German Tech Report, Bucher, Furrer, & Locher (p.198):
Digital TV Solutions and Markets
McGannon Communication Research Center: Dr. Napoli and Dr. Karaganis
Toward A Federal Data Agenda For Communications Policymaking (p.83)
McGannon Center founded at Fordham University in 1986 is a highly acclaimed communication policy research center (directed by Dr. Napoli)
Media Concentration & Ownership Debates
Consumer Federation of America: Dr. Mark Cooper
Case Against Media Consolidation (for extensive discussion, p.242-245)
FCC Media Ownership Proceeding MB Docket No. 06-121
FCC Improperly Narrowed the Scope of Diversity Policy: Dr. Mark Cooper (p.306)
Report on Broadcast Localism and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Todd Urick (p.13)
Local TV News: Media Project University of Delaware: Dr. Yanich (p.5)
Benjamin Compaine's Perspective on Duopoly Debate
|A team of researchers from the University of Michigan also presented an empirical analysis, “Duopoly Ownership and Local Informational Programming on Television.” This study showed that in markets where one broadcast company owns two stations (usually one affiliated with a major broadcast network combined with one affiliated with a small, minor network or an independent station) the combined stations aired “significantly less local news programming than their same market non-duopoly counterparts.” The measurements were taken in 1997 and 2003. This study is important for policy because one of the arguments of the broadcasters who favored the change in FCC rules allowing duopoly was that the combination of stations would allow more resources to go to news and information. In fact there was more news in such combinations in 2003 than in 1997—but less of an increase than on the stations that were not part of duopolies. Moreover, almost all the increase was on only one of the two stations—the “major” station.|
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization (AFL-CIO):
Policy Report (p.25)
Mobile Use & Social Implications
Other Academic Scholars' Citations: Click on Google Scholar
Mobile Witnessing: Ethics and Camera Phone in the 'War on Terror'
Adolescent Girls' Use of Cell Phones in Cape Town
Referenced in Sociology Lens: 'Liquid Charity'
Referenced in Sociology Eye: 'Is Your Email Really Necessary?'
APEC Privacy Initiative Piece: Chinese Academic Article 2009
Attention on Seven Sins Article
Text Materials: (1) Political Science Course (2) Research Method Course
(3) Journalism Research Method Course - all Ph.D. Levels
Attention: Global Blogsphere 2009
Kappa Tau Award 2005:
National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication