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Education

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Professional Position

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Other Professional Experience

  • Consulting
    - Hyundai Motors in Alabama
    - Korea Central Daily (Los Angeles)
    - LA Connect (multilingual help-line service for families with young children in Los Angeles)
    - LA Commons (Community Partner¡¯s project)
    - LA Department of Health
    - LA Children Planning Council
    - Korea Department of Defense
    - Several political candidates in Korea for their media strategies.
  • Correspondent. Korean Broadcasting Institute (KBI): 2002-2003

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Research Grants

  • Co-Investigator. Internet Use among Adolescents in Five East Asian Cities?Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo. Research Grant from City University of Hong Kong. 2006-2007 ($5,000)
  • Principal Investigator. Community Relations: Montgomery Community and Hyundai Motors. Research grant from Hyundai Motors Manufacturing in Alabama (HMMA). 2006 ($35,000)
  • Principal Investigator. Building a Communication Infrastructure for Storytelling Health Stories: A Community-Based Approach to Improving Health Literacy in the Black Belt Counties in Alabama. Research Grant from the NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparity Export pilot program. 2005-2006 ($12,500)
  • Principal Investigator. Legacy storytelling online for improving quality of life of palliative care recipients. Research Grant from National Institute of Health. Sub-awarded from Technology Enhancing Cancer Communication (TECC), University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2005-2006 ($19,000)
  • Principal Investigator. Communication behaviors during hurrican Ivan in Tuscaloosa. Research Grant from the College of Communication and Information Sciences at University of Alabama 2004-2005 ($5,000)
  • Principal Investigator. Better Connections for Better Communities in Tuscaloosa County. Research Grant from the University of Alabama RAC program: 2004 - 2005 ($5,000)
  • Principal Investigator. The Digital Divide in East Asian Cites. Research Grant from the Asia Research Fund: 2001 -2002. ($10,000)
  • Annenberg Graduate Research Fund, 2002.
  • Annenberg Graduate Research Fund, 1998.
  • Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2002.
  • Annenberg Student Travel Grant, 2000-01, 2001-2002.

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Other Research Experience

  • Research Associate. "Metamorphosis: Transforming the Ties that Bind¡± Research Project conducted by the Communication Technology and Community Program funded by the Los Angeles County Proposition 10 Commission: Family and Children First and the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California: Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, Principal Investigator. http://www.metamorph.org. 2002 - 2003.
  • Research Assistant. "Metamorphosis Project" conducted by the Communication Technology and Community Program funded by the Annenberg School for Communication and the Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Southern California: Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, Principal Investigator. http://www.metamorph.org. 1998 - 2002.
  • Research Assistant. Integrated Media Systems Center, University of Southern California. Interactive (virtual) Museum project at the USC Fisher Gallery: Margaret McLaughlin, Principal Investigator. 1997-1998.
  • Research Supervisor: Factors in Cable Television Subscription. Kumkang Communications (Seoul, Korea). 1993.
  • Assistant Researcher. Institute for Mass Communication Research, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. 1992-1994.
  • Visiting Assistant Researcher. Korean Broadcasting Policy Center, Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), Seoul, Korea. 1993-1994.
  • Project Supervisor. Korean Broadcasting Policy Center, Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), Seoul, Korea. 1990-1993.
  • Assistant Researcher. Sisa Journal, Seoul, Korea. 1992-1993.

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Teaching

At the University of Alabama

  • Communication and Community (Graduate)
  • New Communication Technologies and Society (Graduate)
  • Communication Theory (Graduate)
  • Internet and Society (Graduate)
  • Mass Communication Research Methods (Undergraduate)

At the University of Southern California

  • Communication in the Virtual Group (Undergraduate)
  • Research Methods in Communication (Undergraduate)

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Services

  • Knox Hagood Committee at the College of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Alabama (2005-2006)
  • Faculty Committee at the College of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Alabama (2005-2006)
  • Advisor. Korea Central Daily (2003)
  • Advisor. LA Common¡¯s Taking Flight: Migration Dreams Project. (2003)
  • Technical Advisor. First 5 LA Connect (www.first5Laconnect.org) (2002-2003
  • Committee member. Los Angeles Children Planning Council¡¯s School Readiness Indictor Committee (2002-2003)
  • Advisor. Los Angeles County Health Department (2002-2003)
  • Outside Reviewer of First 5 LA Connect Evaluator Applicants, First 5 LA (www.first5LA.org) (2002)
  • Manuscript Reviewer for:
    - New Media & Society
    - Journal of Computer Mediated Communication
    - Mass Communication and Society
    - Communication Research
    - Media Psychology
    - International Communication Association
    - National Communication Association

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Honors & Awards

  • Top Four Paper. Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May, 2003.
  • Top Four Student Paper: Political Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May, 2003
  • Top Four Student Paper. Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association Conference, Seoul, Korea, July, 2002.
  • Graduate Student Research Award. for the best paper in mass media, new technology, and public policy, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, 2002.
  • Outstanding Student Paper. Rochester Institute of Technology Conference, Rochester, NY, USA, August, 2000.
  • Graduate Student Research Award. for the best paper in mass media, new technology, and public policy, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, 2000.
  • Graduate Fellowship. The Graduate School, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1990-1992.
  • Outstanding Student Scholarship. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1986-1990.
  • Magna cum Laude. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1990.

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Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Kim, Y. C. & Ball-Rokeach (2006). Community storytelling network, neighborhood context, and neighborhood engagement: A multilevel approach. Human Communication Research, 32 (3), 411-439.

Kim, Y. C., Jung J. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Geo-ethnicity and civic engagement: From a communication infrastructure perspective. Political Communication, 23 (3).

Kim, Y. C. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Civic engagement from a communication infrastructure Perspective. Communication Theory, 16, 1-25.

Kim, Y. C. & Kim, K.-S. (2006). Online storytellers: Bloggers in South Korea. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 7 (1), 9-16.

Jung, J.-Y., Kim, Y.-C., Lin, W.-Y., & Cheong, P. H. (2005). The influence of social environment on internet connectedness of adolescents in Seoul, Singapore and Taipei. New Media & Society, 7(1), 64-88.

Kim, Y. C., Jung, J., Cohen, E. & Ball-Rokeach, S. (2004). Internet connectedness before and after September 11, 2001. New Media & Society, 6 (5).

Cohen, E., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Jung, J., & Kim, Y. C. (2002). Civic actions after September 11th: Exploring the role of multilevel storytelling. Prometheus, 20 (3), 221-228.

Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Kim, Y. C., & Matei, S. (2001). Storytelling neighborhood: Paths to belonging in diverse urban environments. Communication Research, 28 (4), 392-428.

Jung, J., Qiu, J., & Kim, Y. C. (2001). Internet connectedness and inequality: Beyond the digital divide. Communication Research, 28 (4), 507-535.

Kim, Y. C. (1991). The legitimation structure of Yong Bi O Chon Ga: A discourse analysis. Communication, Society, & Culture, 1, 240-270. (Written in Korean)

Book Chapters

Jung, J.-Y., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Kim, Y.C. & Matei, S. (forthcoming). Network and community. In Mansell, R., Ciborra, C., & Quah, D. (eds.). Oxford handbook on information & communication technology. Oxford University Press.

Gibbs, J., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Jung, J., Kim, Y. C., & Qiu, J. (2004). The globalization of everyday life: Visions and reality. In M. Sturken, D. Thomas, & S. J. Ball-Rokeach (Eds.). Reinvention of technology: Cultural narratives of technological change. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Cohen, E. L., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Jung, J., & Kim, Y. C. (2003). Civic actions after September 11th: A communication infrastructure perspective. In. M. Noll (ed.). Crisis Communications: Lessen from September 11th (pp. 31-44). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Kim, Y. C., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Cohen, E. L., & Jung, J. (2002). Metamorphosis of civic action: From local storytelling to national action. In B. Greenberg (ed.). Communication and terrorism. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. (2002). Digital divide in a high Internet penetration society: Multi-dimensional examination of adolescents' Internet connectedness in Seoul, Singapore and Taipei. in J. Hwang, J. Yu, & J. Lee (Eds.), The digital divide of the youth (pp.219-247). Seoul, Korea: Korea Institute for Youth Development.

Kim, Y. C. (2001). Excellence in organizational culture: An audit of a Korean multinational corporation. In D. P. Cushman, & S. S. King (Eds.). Excellence in organizational performance (pp. 57-80). Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Book Review

Kim, Y. C. (2006). Sustaining urban networks: The social diffusion of larger technical systems. New York: Routledge by Coutard, O., Hanley, R. E. & Zimmerman, R. New Media & Society, 8, 521-524.

Manuscripts in Revision

Kim, Y. C., Jung, J., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (In Revision). Ethnicity, place, and communication technology: Geo-ethnic effects on multidimensional Internet connectedness in various urban communities. Communication Research.

Manuscripts under Review

Kim, Y. C., Cheong, P., Jung, J., & Lin, W. (Under Review). Internet connectedness and reproduction of social inequalities: A structural model. Information Society.

Lin, Y., Kim, Y. C., Jung, J.-Y. & Cheong, P. H. (Under Review). The Internet and civic engagement of youth: A case of East Asian Cities. Political Communication.

Kim, K. S. & Kim, Y. C. (Under Review). New and old media uses and political
engagement among Korean adolescents: An ecological perspective. Asia Journal of Communication.

Manuscripts In Process

Kim, Y. C. (in preparation). Trust in local media and political participation: A moderating role of integrated connection to community communication resources. In preparation for submission to Mass Communication and Society.

Kim, Y. C. (in preparation). Storytelling network, neighborhood characteristics, and civic engagement among Korean immigrants in Los Angeles. In preparation for submission to Political Communication

Kim, Y. C. & Carpenter, C. (in preparation). Connecting to multiple local places: Internet connectedness and community connectedness of college students as ¡°hybrid¡± migrants. In preparation for submission to New Media & Society.

Kim, Y. C., Ahn, S. K., Woo, C. W., Kim, K. S., & Ahn, D. H. (in preparation). Social capital and participation in networked website. In preparation for submission to Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.

Kim, Y. C., Kang, J. & Ahn, S. K. (in preparation). Community based approach to health literacy: Assessing a Health Information and Communication Competence measure (CICC). In preparation for submission to Health Communication

Kim, Y. C. & Kang, J. (in preparation). Community attachment and disaster preparedness. In preparation for submission to The Southern Communication Journal.

Cho, S. H. & Kim, Y.C. (In preparation). Public responses to negative news about ¡°socially responsible¡± local private organizations. In preparation for submission to Journal of Public Relations Research

Kim, Y. C. (In preparation). Internet connectedness and civic engagement. In preparation for submission to Political Communication

White Papers

Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Kim, Y. C., Loges, W. H., & Jung, J. (2002). The well-connected community: A New tool for planning to use the Internet to build community. Communication Technology and Community Program. Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California.

Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Kim, Y. C., & Matei, S. (2001). Community storytelling, storytelling community: Paths to belonging in diverse Los Angeles residential areas. Communication Technology and Community Program. Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Released on June, 12, 2001.

Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Gibbs, J., Jung, J., Kim, Y. C., & Qiu, L.J. (2000). Globalization of everyday life: Visions and reality. Communication Technology and Community Program, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California.

Newspaper & Magazine Articles

Kim, Y. (2004). Internet broadcasting. Trend (Korean Broadcasting Institute), 190.

Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. (2001, July 23). Building a civic community in Los Angeles Koreatown in the new millennium. Korea Central Daily, 3.

Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. (1999, December 31). Survey on media use, fears of Y2K bugs, and intention for preventive actions. Online Journalism Review. Available at: http://www.ojr.org/ojr/business/1017966428.php

Kim, Y. C. (1996). Developing a survival plan: Framebreaking leadership underlies future success for the E-Land. Focus on Change Management, 26, 44-50.

Reports

Kim, Y. C. & Ball-Rokeach, S, J. (2004). Community and Market: A Survey of Korean-Americans in Southern California. Los Angeles: Korea Central Daily.

Lee, S., & Kim, Y. (1994). Factors of cable television adoption in Korea, Seoul: Kumkang Communications.

Conference Presentations

Kim, Y. C. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2006). Community storytelling network, neighborhood context, and neighborhood engagement: A multilevel approach. Paper presented at the American Education for Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. San Francisco, CA.

Kim, Y. C. (2006). A storytelling model of civic engagement in a multi-ethnic urban space. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. Dresden, Germany.

Kim, Y.C. & Kang, J. (2006). A Community-based approach to health literacy: From a communication infrastructure perspective. Kentucky Conference on Health Communication.

Kim, Y. C (2005). Population, geography, and resources: Factors in the digital divide among 50 states in the United States. Paper presented at National Communication Association Annual Conference. Boston, November 16-20, 2005.

Kim, Y. C. & Carpenter, C. (2005). Connecting to multiple local places: Internet connectedness and community connectedness of college students as ¡°hybrid¡± migrants. Paper presented to Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Chicago. October 5-9, 2005.

Lin, Y., Kim, Y. C., Jung, J.-Y. & Cheong, P. H. (2005). The Internet and civic engagement of youth: A case of East Asian Cities. Paper presented to Association of Internet Researchers Conference. Chicago. October 5-9, 2005.

Kim, Y. C. (2005). Storytelling network, neighborhood characteristics, and civic engagement among Korean immigrants in Los Angeles. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. New York, May 26-30, 2005.

Lin, W., Kim, Y. C., Jung, J.-Y. & Cheong, P. H. (2005). Growing up digital: Exploring youth¡¯s civic uses of the Internet in digital cities of East Asia. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. New York, LA. May 26-30, 2005.

Kim, Y. C. (2004). Internet connectedness and civic engagement: A multilevel approach. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. New Orleans, LA. May 28-30, 2004.

Kim, Y. C., Cheong, P. H., Jung, J., & Lin, W-Y. (2004). The Internet and reproduction of social inequalities: Human, social, and cultural capital as factors in East Asian Adolescents¡¯ quality Internet connectedness. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. New Orleans, LA. May 28-30, 2004.

Kim, Y. C. & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2004). Communication infrastructure theory: An ecological approach to civic engagement. Voice and Citizenship Conference. University of Washington. Seattle, WA, April 23-24, 2004.

Kim, Y. C. & Jung, J. (2003, May). "Geo-ethnicity" and neighborhood engagement: A communication infrastructure perspective. Top 4 student paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. San Diego, CA. May 23-27, 2003.

Kim, Y. C. (2003, May). The Internet and traditional media in "geo-ethnic" urban communities: A contextual approach. Top 4 paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. San Diego, CA. May 23-27, 2003.

Kim, Y. C. (2003, May). Communication resources, urban space, and civic engagement. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. San Diego, CA. May 23-27, 2003.

Kim, Y. C., Jung, J., Cohen, E. L., & Ball-Rokeach, S. J. (2003, May). Internet connectedness before and after September 11th: Higher connectors connect more. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference. San Diego, CA. May 23-27, 2003.

Kim, Y. C., & Jung J. (2002, August). Geo-ethnicity and civic engagement: From a communication infrastructure perspective. Annual Conference of American Sociological Association. Chicago, IL.

Kim, Y. C., Jung, J., Ball-Rokeach, J., & Loges, W. E. (2002, July). Ethnicity, places, and communication technology: Geo-ethnic effects on multidimensional Internet connectedness in various urban communities. International Communication Association Conference. Seoul, Korea.

Jung, J., Kim, Y. C., Lin, W., & Cheong, P. (2002, July). Social context and Internet connectedness: An examination of the digital divide in adolescents of Seoul, Singapore and Taipei. International Communication Association Conference. Seoul, Korea.

Kim, Y. C., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Jung, J., & Cohen, E. (2002, April). Internet connectedness before and after September 11th: The role of the Internet in crises. Annual Conference of Broadcasting Education Association. Las Vegas, NV.

Ball-Rokeach, S.J., Kim, Y. C., Loges, W.E., & Jung, J. (2001, November). Measuring ecological relationship between the Internet and individuals: Revisiting the Internet Connectedness Index. IAMCR and ICA Symposium on the Digital Divide. Austin, TX.

Kim, Y. C., Jung, J., Lin, W., & Cheong, P. (2001, November). Internet connectedness of the teenagers in three East Asian metropolitan cities: Seoul, Singapore and Taipei. IAMCR and ICA Symposium on the Digital Divide. Austin, TX.

Ball-Rokeach, S. J., & Kim, Y. C. (2001, August). Storytelling neighborhood: Paths to Belonging in Diverse Urban Environments. American Sociological Association Conference. Annaheim, CA.

Jung, J., Qui, J., & Kim, Y. C. (2001, August). Beyond the "digital divide": Internet connectedness and inequality. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. Washington D.C.

Kim, Y. C., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., & Matei, S. (2001, May). Communication infrastructure and neighborhood belonging. International Communication Association Conference. Washington D.C.

Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. (2001, May). Perception of Y2K risks and individual communication connectedness. International Communication Association Conference. Washington D.C.

Jung, J., Qui, J., & Kim, Y. C. (2001, May). Internet connectedness and inequality: Beyond the "divide". International Communication Association Conference. Washington D.C.

Gibbs, J., Ball-Rokeach, S. J., Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. (2000, August). The Globalization of everyday life: Visions and realities of social justice in the Internet age. Rochester Institute of Technology Conference. Rochester, NY.

Kim, Y. C. (2000, July). Media as environment: Ecological view on the relationship between media technology and individuals. Media Ecology Association Conference. New York, NY.

Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. (2000, June). Were you prepared for the Y2K bugs?: Individual communication connectedness, technology connectedness, and risk perceptions. International Communication Association Conference. Acapulco, Mexico.

Kim, Y. C., & Jung, J. (2000, April). Individual communication connectedness, technology connectedness, and risk perceptions. Broadcast Education Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Kim, Y. C. (1999, August). Supplier-buyer relationship in the global news value-chain in the Internet age. American Education for Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Kim, Y. C. (1996, May) Excellence in organizational culture. International Conference on Excellence in Organizational Performance. Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Professional Membership

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • National Communication Association (NCA)
  • American Education for Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • Internet Researchers
  • American Sociological Association (ASA)
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