David W. Park

Associate Professor of Communication
Chair, Department of Communication
Chair, Cinema Studies              


Theories of Mass Communication
New Media
Intellectuals and Experts
Popular Culture
Communication of Authority


Independent Media
Comic Books
Political Cartoons
Popular Psychology
History of Journalism


PhD University of Pennsylvania
MA University of Pennsylvania
BS Northwestern University

Courses Taught

Communication 110: Introduction to Communication
Communication 281: Theories of Mass Communication
Communication 285: Modern Media History
Communication 350: Topics in Comm; Media, Information & Society
Communication 381: History and Theory of Freedom of Expression
Communication 383: New Media & Society
Communication 420: Senior Seminar:  Journalism, Culture, and Society
Communication 420: Senior Seminar: Cultural Theory and Media Studies


 A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory: Pierre Bourdieu (2011), Peter Lang Press, under contract.

The Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Newness in Context. (edited with Nick Jankowski & Steve Jones) (2011), Peter Lang Press, under contract.

 “Public Media and the Web in the U.S.: The Case of,” (w/Meghan Grosse), in Histories of Public Service Broadcasters Online, ed. by Maureen Burns & Niels Brügger, New York: Peter Lang Press, accepted for publication.

“Pierre Bourdieu’s Habitus and Political Economy of the Media,” (2009), Democratic Communique, 23 (1), 1-21.

 “Blogging With Authority: Strategic Positioning In Political Commentary Blogs,” (2009), International Journal of Communication, Vol. 3.

“Networks of the Dead or Alive in Cyberspace: Public Intellectuals in the Mass and Internet Media,” w/James Danowski, (2009), New Media & Society, 11 (3), 337-356.

The History of Media and Communication Research: Contested Memories (edited with Jefferson Pooley), New York. Peter Lang Press, 2008.

“Introduction,” co-authored with Jefferson Pooley, in Media The History of Mass Communication Research: Contested Memories (2008), ed. by David W. Park & Jefferson Pooley, New York:  Peter Lang Press.

 “The Two-Step Flow Vs. The Lonely Crowd:  Media and Conformity in the 1950s,” (2008) in The History of Mass Communication Research:  Contested Memories, New York:  Peter Lang Press.

“Living Up to Media and the American Mind,” (2007), Critical Studies in Media Communication, 24 (5), 466-468.

“Public Intellectuals and the Media: Integrating Media Theory Into a Stalled Debate,” (2006), International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 2 (2), 115-129.

“The Convictions of Reflexivity: Pierre Bourdieu’s Relevance to Marxist Theory in Communication,” (2006) in Marxism and Communication Studies: The Point is to Change It, ed. by Lee Artz, Dana Cloud, & Stephen Macek, Peter Lang Press.

 “Strategic Self-Marginalization:  The Case of Psychoanalysis,” (2005) Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 41 (3), 207-224.  (Portions co-authored with Jaap Bos & Petteri Pietikainen)

“The Couch and the Clinic:  The Cultural Authority of Popular Psychiatry and Lay Analysis,” (2004) Cultural Studies, 18 (1), 109-133.

“How Bias Shapes the News:  Challenging The New York Times’ Status as a Newspaper of Record on the Middle East” (2002) Journalism, 3 (3), 283-307.  (co-authored with Barbie Zelizer and David Gudelunas)

“The Kefauver Comic Book Hearings as Show Trial:  Decency, Authority, and the Dominated Expert” (2002) Cultural Studies, 16 (2), 259-288.

“Picturing the War:  Visual Genres in Civil War News” (1999) The Communication Review, 3 (4), 287-321.

 “Interpersonal Effects in Computer-Mediated Interaction” (1994) Communication Research, 21 (4), 460-487.  (co-authored with Joseph Walther [principal author] and Jeffrey Anderson)