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David Park

David Park

Professor of Communication
Chair of 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


“Distinction: Role of Media.” (2017). In The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. New York: Wiley.

The International History of Communication Study. (2015). Edited with Peter Simonson.  New York: Routledge.

“Introduction: On the History of Communication Study.” With Peter Simonson. (2015). In The International History of Communication Study. New York: Routledge.

“International Vectors in US Graduate Education in Communication.” With Meghan Grosse ’08. (2015). In The International History of Communication Study. New York: Routledge.

Pierre Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction to Media and Communication Theory. (2014). New York: Peter Lang.

“Pierre Bourdieu und die Geschichte des Feldes der Kommunikationswissenschaft: Auf dem Weg zu Einem Reflexiven, Verkörperten und Konfliktorientierten Verständnis des Feldes.” (2013). In Pierre Bourdieu und die Kommunikationswissenschaft: internationale Perspektiven. Edited by Thomas Wiedemann, Michael Meyen, & Alexis Mirbach, Köln: Herbert van Halem.

“The History of Communication Research.”(2013).  With Jefferson Pooley. In The Handbook of Communication History. Edited by Robert T. Craig, Janice Peck, John P. Jackson, and Peter Simonson. New York: Routledge.

“Public Media and the Web in the US: The Case of” With Meghan Grosse ’08. (2012). In Histories of Public Service Broadcasters on the Web. Edited by Maureen Burns & Niels Brügger. New York: Peter Lang.

The Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Contextualizing Newness. Edited with Nicholas W. Jankowski & Steve Jones. (2011). New York, Peter Lang.

“Introduction.” With Steve Jones and Nicholas W. Jankowski. (2011). In The Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Contextualizing Newness. Edited with Nicholas W. Jankowski & Steve Jones. New York, Peter Lang.

“The Long History of New Media.” Special issue of New Media & Society 11 (1-2). Edited with Nicholas W. Jankowski & Steve Jones. (2009)

“Critical Concepts: Pierre Bourdieu’s ‘Habitus’ and the Political Economy of the Media.” (2009). Democratic Communiqué, 23 (1), 1-21.

“Blogging With Authority: Strategic Positioning in Political Blogs.” (2009). International Journal of Communication, 3, 250-273.

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

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

“Introduction.” Co-authored with Jefferson Pooley. (2008). In Media The History of Mass Communication Research: Contested Memories. Edited with Jefferson Pooley. New York: Peter Lang.

“The Two-Step Flow vs. the Lonely Crowd: Media and Conformity in the 1950s.” In The History of Mass Communication Research: Contested Memories. Edited with Jefferson Pooley. (2008). New York: Peter Lang.

“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. Edited by Lee Artz, Dana Cloud, & Stephen Macek. New York: Peter Lang.

“Strategic Self-Marginalization: The Case of Psychoanalysis.” (2005). Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 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.” With Barbie Zelizer & David Gudelunas. (2002). Journalism, 3 (3), 283-307. 

“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.” With Joseph Walther [principal author] & Jeffrey Anderson. (1994). Communication Research, 21 (4), 460-487.