Associate Professor Ki-Sung Kwak

MA (Canberra), PhD (Victoria, Melbourne)
Chair of Department

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4490

Research interests

  • Media policy and regulation in East Asia.
  • Comparative media

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • Mass Media in East Asia (ASNS2670)
  • Media Industries in East Asia (ASNS6908)
  • Mass Media in Korea (KRNS2680)

Supervision Areas

  • Comparative media
  • New Media in Asia
  • Media Policy and Regulation in Asia
  • Press Freedom in Asia
  • Role of Internet in Political Communication

Current projects

  • New media policy in East Asia
  • The role of online media in political communication in Asia
  • Journalism practice in South Korea

Selected grants

2007

  • The Role of Online Media in Democratising Korea; Kwak K; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2006

  • University of Sydney - Near Miss Scheme; Kwak K; University of Sydney (CHASS)/Bridging Support.

2001

  • The Politics of New Media Policy in East Asia; Tiffen R, Kwak K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Kwak, K. (2012). Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea. New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2003). Public Service Television in South Korea. Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Kwak, K. (2002). New Broadcast Media in South Korea: Vol 3, No 4 2002. Australia: University of New South Wales.
  • Kwak, K. (2001). Mass Media in Australia. Seoul, South Korea: K'omyunik'eisyon Buksu.

Book Chapters

  • Kwak, K. (2010). Deregulation of broadcasting and its implications for public service broadcasting in South Korea. In Hyuk-Rae Kim (Eds.), Korean Studies Forum 4, (pp. 137-156). Seoul: Yonsei Unversity Press.
  • Kwak, K. (2008). Freedom of information in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), Freedom of information and media, (pp. 255-283). Seoul: Communication Books.
  • Kwak, K. (2008). Privacy and media in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), Privacy and media, (pp. 294-324). Seoul: Commbooks Publishing.
  • Kwak, K. (2007). Copyright in News in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), Media Law and Regulation, (pp. 160-193). Seoul, South Korea: Communication Books.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). Media Reform and Digital Challenge in Australia. An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 169-202). Seoul: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). Media Reform in Digital Age in Australia. In Korean Press Foundation (Eds.), Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 169-202). Seol, Korea: Communication Books.
  • Kwak, K. (2005). Anti-Siphoning Rule in Australia. An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 38-60). Seoul: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Tiffen, R., Kwak, K. (2005). Cable Television and Democracy in Taiwan and South Korea. In Angela Rose Romano, Michael Bromley (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 135-147). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2005). Converging Communications, Converging Regulation: The Case of ACMA in Australia. An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 214-238). Seoul: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2005). Democratisation and Changing State-Media Relations in South Korea. In Angela Rose Romano, Michael Bromley (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 123-134). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2004). Media Convergence and Emerging Regulatory Issues in Australia. An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 99-120). Seoul: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2004). Media Ownership & The Birth Of Australia Communication And Media Authority In Australia. In Not known (Eds.), An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 99-120). 'Seoul, Korea': Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2003). Civil society as the fifth estate: Civil society, media reform and democracy in Korea. In Kitley (Eds.), Television, Regulation and Civil Society in Asia226, (pp. 226-246). London and New York: Routledge Curzon imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2003). Television Profile in South Korea. In Philip Kitley (Eds.), Television, Regulation and Civil Society in Asia, (pp. 46-48). United Kingdom: Routledge Curzon imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2002). Internet Regulation in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), Internet and its Regulation, (pp. 241-274). Seoul 2002: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2001). Press Ethics and Management in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), An Overview of Media Relation in the World, (pp. 190-206). Seoul, South Korea: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Kwak, K. (2013). Media Regulatory Reform in Australia: Policy Implication of Content Regulation. Content+Future, 13, 94-105.
  • Kwak, K. (2012). Australian Content Rule in Converged Media Landscape. World Broadcasting Review, (765), 1-6.
  • Kwak, K. (2011). From 'Revolutionary Changes' to 'Things as Usual': The Political Role of Online Media in South Korea. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 141, 87-97.
  • Kwak, K. (2010). Broadcasting deregulation in South Korea. On Korea, 3(6), 81-93.
  • Kwak, K. (2008). Restructuring the satellite television industry in Japan. Television and New Media, 9(1), 62-84. [More Information]
  • Kwak, K. (2007). The Regulation of Pay Television in East Asia: A Comparative Study. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 4(3), 88-107.
  • Kwak, K. (2004). Charles K. Armstrong (ed). Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State. Asian Studies Review, 28(2), 195-196.
  • Kwak, K. (2002). Book Review of 'Transnational Asia Pacific'. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(1), 199-120.
  • Kwak, K. (2001). Tax Deduction for Journalists in Australia. Analysis of Media Management, (December), 154 & 187-188.

Conferences

  • Kwak, K. (2012). Watchdog Journalism in South Korea: Reporting Economic Corruptions. The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2012, http://iafor.org/mediasia_proceedings.html: The International Academic Forum.
  • Kwak, K. (2011). Comparative Communication Policy Research in Asia. 60th Annual International Communications Association Conference (ICA 2010), Singapore: International Communications Association.
  • Kwak, K. (2011). The Political Role of Online Media in South Korea. 19th IAMCR (International Association for Media & Communication Research), Turkey: International Association for Media and Communication Research.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). Emerging New Broadcast Media in East Asia: A Comparative Study. Internationalising Media Studies: Imperatives and Impediments.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). Pay Television in Japan and South Korea. The New Economics of Culture in East Asia.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). The Australian Media Coverage of South Korea. Symposium on the Future of Korea.
  • Kwak, K. (2005). Pay Television in Hong Kong SAR: Expanding or Shrinking? 14th AMIC Annual Conference.
  • Kwak, K. (2004). Satellite Television in Multi-channel Age in Japan. The 2nd Global Conference: New Media and Technological Culture.
  • Kwak, K. (2003). Australia's Foreign Policy and Reunification of Korea, Korea's Peace, Prosperity and the Role of Overseas Koreans. Proceedings of the 13th Korean Reunification Symposium.
  • Kwak, K. (2002). Restructuring Television Industry in South Korea. 5th World Media Economics Conference.

Reference Works

  • Kwak, K. (2002). Media in South Korea. In Levinson, David and Karen Christensen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Modern Asia Vol.4. (pp. 112-114). New York: Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing.

Other

  • Kwak, K. (2006), Commented on Implications of North Korea's Missile Test Launch. TV.
  • Kwak, K. (2006), Phoenix Nightly News, 7 July 2006. TV Interview.

2013

  • Kwak, K. (2013). Media Regulatory Reform in Australia: Policy Implication of Content Regulation. Content+Future, 13, 94-105.

2012

  • Kwak, K. (2012). Australian Content Rule in Converged Media Landscape. World Broadcasting Review, (765), 1-6.
  • Kwak, K. (2012). Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea. New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2012). Watchdog Journalism in South Korea: Reporting Economic Corruptions. The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2012, http://iafor.org/mediasia_proceedings.html: The International Academic Forum.

2011

  • Kwak, K. (2011). Comparative Communication Policy Research in Asia. 60th Annual International Communications Association Conference (ICA 2010), Singapore: International Communications Association.
  • Kwak, K. (2011). From 'Revolutionary Changes' to 'Things as Usual': The Political Role of Online Media in South Korea. Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 141, 87-97.
  • Kwak, K. (2011). The Political Role of Online Media in South Korea. 19th IAMCR (International Association for Media & Communication Research), Turkey: International Association for Media and Communication Research.

2010

  • Kwak, K. (2010). Broadcasting deregulation in South Korea. On Korea, 3(6), 81-93.
  • Kwak, K. (2010). Deregulation of broadcasting and its implications for public service broadcasting in South Korea. In Hyuk-Rae Kim (Eds.), Korean Studies Forum 4, (pp. 137-156). Seoul: Yonsei Unversity Press.

2008

  • Kwak, K. (2008). Freedom of information in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), Freedom of information and media, (pp. 255-283). Seoul: Communication Books.
  • Kwak, K. (2008). Privacy and media in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), Privacy and media, (pp. 294-324). Seoul: Commbooks Publishing.
  • Kwak, K. (2008). Restructuring the satellite television industry in Japan. Television and New Media, 9(1), 62-84. [More Information]

2007

  • Kwak, K. (2007). Copyright in News in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), Media Law and Regulation, (pp. 160-193). Seoul, South Korea: Communication Books.
  • Kwak, K. (2007). The Regulation of Pay Television in East Asia: A Comparative Study. Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, 4(3), 88-107.

2006

  • Kwak, K. (2006), Commented on Implications of North Korea's Missile Test Launch. TV.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). Emerging New Broadcast Media in East Asia: A Comparative Study. Internationalising Media Studies: Imperatives and Impediments.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). Media Reform and Digital Challenge in Australia. An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 169-202). Seoul: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). Media Reform in Digital Age in Australia. In Korean Press Foundation (Eds.), Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 169-202). Seol, Korea: Communication Books.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). Pay Television in Japan and South Korea. The New Economics of Culture in East Asia.
  • Kwak, K. (2006), Phoenix Nightly News, 7 July 2006. TV Interview.
  • Kwak, K. (2006). The Australian Media Coverage of South Korea. Symposium on the Future of Korea.

2005

  • Kwak, K. (2005). Anti-Siphoning Rule in Australia. An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 38-60). Seoul: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Tiffen, R., Kwak, K. (2005). Cable Television and Democracy in Taiwan and South Korea. In Angela Rose Romano, Michael Bromley (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 135-147). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2005). Converging Communications, Converging Regulation: The Case of ACMA in Australia. An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 214-238). Seoul: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2005). Democratisation and Changing State-Media Relations in South Korea. In Angela Rose Romano, Michael Bromley (Eds.), Journalism and Democracy in Asia, (pp. 123-134). United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2005). Pay Television in Hong Kong SAR: Expanding or Shrinking? 14th AMIC Annual Conference.

2004

  • Kwak, K. (2004). Charles K. Armstrong (ed). Korean Society: Civil Society, Democracy and the State. Asian Studies Review, 28(2), 195-196.
  • Kwak, K. (2004). Media Convergence and Emerging Regulatory Issues in Australia. An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 99-120). Seoul: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2004). Media Ownership & The Birth Of Australia Communication And Media Authority In Australia. In Not known (Eds.), An Overview of Media Regulation in the World, (pp. 99-120). 'Seoul, Korea': Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2004). Satellite Television in Multi-channel Age in Japan. The 2nd Global Conference: New Media and Technological Culture.

2003

  • Kwak, K. (2003). Australia's Foreign Policy and Reunification of Korea, Korea's Peace, Prosperity and the Role of Overseas Koreans. Proceedings of the 13th Korean Reunification Symposium.
  • Kwak, K. (2003). Civil society as the fifth estate: Civil society, media reform and democracy in Korea. In Kitley (Eds.), Television, Regulation and Civil Society in Asia226, (pp. 226-246). London and New York: Routledge Curzon imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Kwak, K. (2003). Public Service Television in South Korea. Sydney: University of New South Wales.
  • Kwak, K. (2003). Television Profile in South Korea. In Philip Kitley (Eds.), Television, Regulation and Civil Society in Asia, (pp. 46-48). United Kingdom: Routledge Curzon imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2002

  • Kwak, K. (2002). Book Review of 'Transnational Asia Pacific'. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 5(1), 199-120.
  • Kwak, K. (2002). Internet Regulation in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), Internet and its Regulation, (pp. 241-274). Seoul 2002: Korea Press Foundation.
  • Kwak, K. (2002). Media in South Korea. In Levinson, David and Karen Christensen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Modern Asia Vol.4. (pp. 112-114). New York: Charles Scribners & Sons Publishing.
  • Kwak, K. (2002). New Broadcast Media in South Korea: Vol 3, No 4 2002. Australia: University of New South Wales.
  • Kwak, K. (2002). Restructuring Television Industry in South Korea. 5th World Media Economics Conference.

2001

  • Kwak, K. (2001). Mass Media in Australia. Seoul, South Korea: K'omyunik'eisyon Buksu.
  • Kwak, K. (2001). Press Ethics and Management in Australia. In Korea Press Foundation (Eds.), An Overview of Media Relation in the World, (pp. 190-206). Seoul, South Korea: Sage Publications.
  • Kwak, K. (2001). Tax Deduction for Journalists in Australia. Analysis of Media Management, (December), 154 & 187-188.

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