Program schedule

North Korea and Communication
69th Annual ICA preconference
International Ballroom – West (Washington Hilton, Concourse Level)
Washington Hilton
Friday, 24 May, 2019

08:00-08:30 Registration 

08:30-09:30 Keynote Speech: How the News Created Kim Jong-un: Crisis and Media Strategy in North Korea
Speaker: HyunKyung Kim (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation)

09:30-10:45 Session 1: North Korea’s Diplomacy and News Media
Chair: Soomin Seo (Temple University)

Siho Nam (University of North Florida): It Takes Two Wackos to Make History: The U.S. News Media’s Construction of the 2018 North Korea-United States Summit
Esmail Esfandiary (Tuskegee University): (Re)constructions and Deconstructions of Nuclear Diplomacy in President Trump’s Discourse: A Comparative Study of Iranian and North Korean Cases
Kadir Jun Ayhan and Siyeon Jang (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies): Let the Sun Shine? Inter-Korean People-to-People Diplomacy in the Absence of State-based Public Diplomacy
Patricia Riley, Calvin Kim, Jeeyun Baik and Nathaniel Ming Curran  (University of Southern California): Outside Looking In? A Qualitative Analysis of Pro-North Korean Blogspace  
Elizabeth Shim (United Press International): Hyperreal Peninsula: South Korea’s Digital Revolution and North Korea’s Nuclear Cinema, 2012-18

Elizabeth Shim (United Press International): Hyperreal Peninsula: South Korea’s Digital Revolution and North Korea’s Nuclear Cinema, 2012-18

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:15 Session 2: Defector, Diaspora and Intercultural Communication
Chair: Yong-Chan Kim (Yonsei University)

Jiwon Yoon (Northwest University): Influence of South Korean Media on North Korean Defectors During Their Journey from North to South
Yejoo Kim (University of Chicago): Same Sky, Different Horizons: Suspended Division and the Semiotics of Hope in the Jangmadang Generation
Min Sun Kim (University of Hawaii): Intercultural Communication Involving North Korea
Hojeong Lee (Temple University): A Digital Passage of North Korean Diaspora to the Secluded Country
Eunbi Lee and Sangyeon Do (Harvard Graduate School of Education) : Humanizing North Korean Defectors through Alternative Schools for Adolescent North Korean Defectors

12:15-01:15 Lunch Break

01:15-02:45 Session 3: Framing North Korea and Audience Reception
Chair: Seungahn Nah (University of Oregon)

Won Yong Jang (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) and Wan Seop Jung (SUNY Cortland): Covering Singapore: International Media Framing of the 2018 North Korea-United States Summit
Richard Murray (University of Queensland): North Korea and the Journalistic Network: Reporting North Korea for an International Audience
Erik Bucy (Texas Tech University), Sun Young Lee (University of Maryland), and Sojung Claire Kim (George Mason University): Viewer Responses to Consequential News: Visual Framing of North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions, 2006-2019
Kwangmi Ko Kim, Jinhyuck Choi, and Hyun Park (Towson University): North Korea’s News Frame Analysis Using Data Mining
Suk Jin Chae (Seoul National University of Science and Technology):
From ‘Cruel Enemy’ to ‘Intimate Family’: The 2018 Inter Korean Summit as Media Events
Han Woo Park (YeungNam University) and Yon Soo Lim (Hongik University): Social Media Propaganda of North Korea: An Examination of the YouTube Channels Using Social and Semantic Network Analysis

02:45-03:00 Coffee Break

03:00-04:30 Session 4: North Korea, Images and Communication
Chair: Erik Bucy (Texas Tech University)

Sunkyung Choi (University of North Korean Studies): Making a “Socialist State”: Media and Global Imaginary in North Korea
Yong-Chan Kim and Piao Wenling (Yonsei University): Seoul in Pyongyang and Pyongyang in Seoul: How each of the two cities was represented in other Korea’s media?
Jeeyong Shin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology): The Intimate Other: Screening North Koreans in the New Millennium
Seung Yeon Won (Yonsei University): Pyongyang Style: North Korea’s Soft Power Strategy in Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Media Effect
Klive Oh (Pepperdine University): North Korea and Military Affairs as Media Spectacle: A Study of ROKS Choenan and Yeonpyeong Island Events
Nancy Steinhardt (University of Pennsylvania): Why North Korea Matters to an East Asian Art Historian
Yonho Kim (Korea Economic Institute of America): North Korea’s Mobile Telecommunications and Private Transportation Services in the Kim Jong-un Era

04:30-05:00 Closing Plenary Discussion
Chair: Seungahn Nah (University of Oregon)

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