Research

Research

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., Pang, N. (2016). Social media, political expression, and participation in Confucian Asia. Chinese Journal of Communication. doi:10.1080/17544750.2016.1143378

Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D., & Pang, N. (2015). Social media & citizen engagement: A meta-analytic review. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/1461444815616221

Skoric, M. M. & Zhu, Q. (2015). Social media and offline political participation:  Uncovering the paths from digital to physical. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. doi:10.1093/ijpor/edv027

Park, Y., & Skoric, M. M. (2015). Personalized ad in your glass: Regulating ‘Google Glass’, why? Journal of Business Ethics. (SSCI)

Skoric, M.M., Pan, J., Fu, W. W., Sim, C., & Park, Y. (2015). Getting a job 2.0: The role of mobile and online social networks in promoting entrepreneurship and job mobility. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, 14(1), 5-22.

Skoric, M. M., & Park, Y. J. (2014). Culture, technologies and democracy: A cross-national analysis of political development. Telematics & Informatics, 31(3), 364-375. (SSCI)

Poor, N., & Skoric, M. (2014). Death of a guild, birth of a network: Online community ties within and beyond code. Games and Culture, 9(3), 182-202. (SSCI, IF:0.435)

Skoric, M. M. (2014). The implications of big data for developing and transitional economies: Extending the Triple Helix? Scientometrics, 99(1), 175-186. (SSCI, IF:1.996)

Skoric, M. M. & Poor, N. D. (2013). Youth engagement in Singapore: The interplay of traditional and social media. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 57(2), 1-18. (SSCI, IF:0.892)

Pan J., & Skoric, M.M. (2013). Gender and social resource: Predicting divides of social network site and mobile phone use in Singapore. Chinese Journal of Communication, 6(2), 221-239. (SSCI, IF:0.391)

Huynh, K. P., Lim, S. W., & Skoric, M. M. (2013). Stepping out of the magic circle: Regulation of play/life boundary in MMO-mediated intimacy. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 18(3), 251-264. (SSCI, IF:2.172).

Kwan, G. C. E. & Skoric, M. M. (2013). Facebook bullying: An extension of battles at school. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(1), 16-25. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2012.07.014 (SSCI, IF:2.293)

Chong, G. Y. M, Teng , S. K. Z, Siew, A. S. C., & Skoric, M. M. (2012). Cultivation effects of video games: A longer-term experimental test of first- and second-order effects. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31(9), 952-971. (SSCI, IF:1.356)

Teng , S. K. Z, Chong, G. Y. M, Siew, A. S. C. & Skoric, M. M. (2011). Grand Theft Auto IV comes to Singapore: The effects of repeated exposure to violent video games on aggression. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 14(10), 597-602. (SSCI, IF:2.710)

Skoric, M. M. & Kwan, G. C. E. (2011). Platforms for mediated sociability and entertainment and online social capital:  The case of Facebook and video games. Asian Journal of Communication, 21(5), 467-484. (SSCI, IF:0.407)

Skoric, M. M. & Kwan, G. C. E. (2011). Do Facebook and video games promote political participation among youth? Evidence from Singapore. eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government, 3(1), 70-79.

Skoric, M. M., Chua, J. P, Liew M. A. Wong K. H., Yeo P. J. (2010). Online shaming in the Asian context:  Community empowerment or civic vigilantism? Surveillance & Society, 8(2), 181-199.

Tandoc, E. C. & Skoric, M. M. (2010). The pseudo-events paradox: How pseudo-events flood the Philippine press and why journalists don’t recognize it. Asian Journal of Communication, 20(1), 33-50. (SSCI, IF:0.420)

Skoric, M. M, Sim, C., Han, T. J. & Fang, P. (2009). Podcasting and politics in Singapore: An experimental study of medium effects. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, 8(2), 27-43.

Skoric, M. M., Teo, L. C. T. & Neo, R. L. (2009). Children and video games: Addiction, engagement, and scholastic achievement. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 12(5), 567-72. (SSCI, IF:1.591)

Neo, L. R. & Skoric, M. M. (2009). Problematic instant messaging use among university students. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(3), 627-657. (SSCI, IF:3.639)

Skoric, M. M. & Ng, D. Y. Y. (2009). Bowling online, not alone: Online social capital and political participation in Singapore. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(2), 414-433. (SSCI, IF:3.639)

Skoric, M. M. (2007). Is culture destiny in Asia? A story of a Tiger and a Lion. Asian Journal of Communication, 17(4), 396-415.

Kwak, N., Poor, N., & Skoric, M. (2006). Honey, I shrunk the world! The relationship between Internet use and international engagement. Mass Communication and Society, 9(2), 189-213.

Williams D. & Skoric, M. (2005). Internet fantasy violence: A test of aggression in an online game. Communication Monographs, 72(2), 217-233. (SSCI, IF:0.442)

Kwak, N., Skoric, M. M., Williams, A.E., & Poor, N.D. (2004). To broadband or not to broadband: The relationship between high-speed Internet and knowledge and participation. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 48(3), 420-445. (SSCI, IF:0.461)

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Skoric, M. M. (2015). The leap from the virtual to real: Facebook use and political participation. In T. H. Tan & A. Mahizhnan (Eds.) Impact of new media on Singapore General Election 2011. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Skoric, M. M., Park, Y., Jiang, Y. (2014). Cultural values and digital networks as predictors of sustainable democratic development. In J. Servaes (Ed.) Technological determinism and communication for sustainable social change. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Skoric, M. M. (2014). Social media and youth participation in Singapore. In H. Gil de Zúñiga (Ed.) New agendas in communication: New technologies & civic engagement. New York: Routledge.

Skoric, M. M., Tang, S. W. H. & Liao, Y., & Poor, N. D. (2010). Technology as place. In S. Allan (Ed.) Rethinking communication: Keywords in communication research (pp. 151-164). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Huesmann, L. R., & Skoric, M. (2003). Regulating media violence: Why, how, and by whom? (pp. 219-240). In B. Young & E. Palmer (Ed.) Children and the Faces of Televisual Media: Teaching, Violence, Selling to Children. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Skoric, M., & Furnham, A. (2002). Gender role stereotyping in television advertisements: A comparative study of British and Serbian television. In S. Shohov (Ed.) Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 10, pp. 123-142). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers. * Reprinted in J. Z. Arlsdale (Ed.) Trends in Social Psychology.(2003; pp. 71-90). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Skoric, M.M. (2011, June). [Review of the book Digital origins of dictatorship and democracy: Information technology and political Islam by Philip N. Howard], Asian Journal of Communication, 21(3).

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, REPORTS & PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

Zhu, Q., & Skoric, M. M. (2014). The role of ICTs in adaptive and persistent authoritarianism: A study of China at the administrative division level. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2014.273

Ahmed, S., Skoric, M. M. (2014). My name is Khan: The Use of Twitter in the Campaign for the 2013 Pakistan General Election. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2014.282

Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D, Pang, N. (2013). Does social media promote engagement? A meta-analytic review of the literature. Proceedings of the Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), AAAI (abstract).

Skoric, M. M. & Poor, N. D. (2013). Barriers to entry and online political activism: The hopes and fears around slacktivism. In P. Parycek & N. Edelmann (Eds.), Proceedings of CeDEM 2013 – International Conference on e-Democracy & Open Government, Edition Donau-Universität Krems.

Pan, J., Skoric, M. M. and Poor, N. D. (2012).  Liberating technologies? Perceptions of government control and citizens’ use of social media during the elections. Proceedings of BLED 2012 Conference. http://aisel.aisnet.org/bled2012/35

Skoric, M. M., Pan, J., & Poor, N. D. (2012). Social media and citizen engagement in a city-state: A study of Singapore. Proceedings of the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Dublin, Ireland, June 4, AAAI.

Skoric, M. M., Poor, N. D., Achananuparp, P, Lim, E. P., & Jiang, J. (2012). Tweets and votes: A study of the 2011 Singapore General Election. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2012.607

Jung, Y., Skoric, M. M., Kwon, J. H. & Detenber, B. (2011). Watching vs. playing: Effects of violent media on presence, physiological arousal and aggressive cognitions. Proceedings of the 13th International Society for Presence Research Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 26 – 28, 2011.

Rao, P. & Skoric, M. M. (2011). Web searching for health: Theoretical foundations for analyzing problematic search engine use. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo’11), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6984/2011, 59-66. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24704-0_11

Skoric, M. M., Poor, N. D., Liao, Y., & Tang, S. W. H. (2011). Online organization of an offline protest: From social to traditional media and back. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Washington, D.C.: IEEE Computer Society. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2011.330

Skoric, M. M. & Kwan, G. C. E. (2010). Do Facebook and video games promote political participation among youth? Evidence from Singapore. in A. Prosser & P. Parycek (Eds.) Proceedings of EDEM 2010 – Conference on Electronic Democracy (pp. 79-86). Vienna, Austria: Austrian Computer Society.

Skoric, M. M., Leow, K. L., Lu, J., Tan, X. H., & Tan, G. Y. C. (2009). How social are social media? The relationship between Facebook™ use and online social capital. Telekomunikacije, 2(3), 20-28.

Skoric, M. M. (2008). Political cultures and political technologies of the Western world. In: F. Sudweeks, H. Hrachovec, & C. Ess (Eds.), Proceedings of Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2008 (CATaC’08) (pp. 333-347). Murdoch, Australia: Murdoch University.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS, SEMINARS & COLLOQUIA

Social Media & Public Opinion: What We Already Know and What We Need to Learn. Keynote talk at the Daegu Gyeongbuk International Social Network Conference (DISC), Daegu, South Korea, December 11th, 2014.

Social Media, Social Capital and the Future Health of Civic and Economic Life in Singapore. Invited speaker at the Institute for Policy Studies Colloquium on Social Capital in Singapore, Furama RiverFront Hotel, February 28, 2014. (with Qinfeng Zhu)

Social Media and Citizen Engagement: An Agenda for Future Research. Invited talk at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria, May 31, 2013.

Living in a socially networked world: Opportunities and challenges ahead. Student Peace Lecture, Singapore Soka Association, Singapore Management University, December 8, 2012.

Leveraging social networking for future citizen engagement. Invited speaker at Future Citizen Engagement for Government Forum Asia 2012, Singapore, November 6-7, 2012.

Social media and youth engagement in Singapore. Invited speaker at the New Agendas in Communication: New Technologies and Civic Engagement Workshop, University of Texas – Austin, September 7-8, 2012.

Political polling and elections. Invited speaker at the Elections and Electoral Campaigning Training Session, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore, June 28, 2012.

Social media and citizen engagement in Singapore. Guest speaker at the Asian Journal of Public Affairs panel, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, April 11, 2012.

The 2012 Marketplace – Is it 2008 all over again? Invited panelist at the Asian Financial Services Congress 2012, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, February 23, 2012.

Predicting elections with social media: Opportunities and challenges. Invited speaker at the Political Polling in Asia-Pacific International Conference, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Singapore, January 26, 2012.

The role of new media in today’s world. Invited panelist at the Distinguished Alumni Forum, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, October 15, 2011.

Facebook, mobile phones and political participation during the 2011 Singapore General Election. Invited speaker at the Impact of New Media on General Election 2011 conference, Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore, October 4, 2011.

The social network society: The past, present and future of technology-mediated sociability. Guest speaker at ExCELL day, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore, September 12, 2011.

New media, social capital and youth participation. A colloquium given at the Institute of Prospective Technology Studies, European Commission, Seville, March 15, 2011.

WikiLeaks: To publish or not. Invited panelist at the Singapore Press Club panel, Singapore, February 22, 2011.

Social network sites, social capital and youth participation. Invited speaker at the North East Asian Network (NEAN) Forum 2011, Yonsei University, Songdo, South Korea, January 25, 2011.

Potential of social network sites and mobile phones to promote job mobility and entrepreneurship. Invited speaker at the international conference titled Social Network Sites: The 21st Century’s New Way of Communication, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, South Korea, November 4, 2010.

New media and social capital: Theoretical, methodological and analytical issues. Invited lecture at the Faculty of Policy Studies, Chuo University, Japan, June 10, 2010.

Asia.info: Understanding Asia’s new media environment. Invited speaker at the From Business to Buttons: Designing for Effect conference, Malmo, Sweden, June 12, 2008.

Doing political communication research in Asia. Invited research seminar at the Communications and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore, October 2, 2007.

Assessing demand for virtual worlds. Invited panelist at State of Play V: Building the Global Metaverse conference, Singapore, August 20, 2007.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

Skoric, M. M., Liu, J. & Lampe, C. (2015). Gauging public opinion in the age of social media.  Paper presented at the annual conference of International Communication Association, Puerto Rico, USA, May 24, 2015.

Skoric, M. M., Shen, F.C. & Zhu, Q. (2015). (Not) Under my umbrella: Political engagement and polarization on Facebook and online forums during the 2014 Hong Kong Protests. Paper presented at New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Civic Engagement for Sustainable Development Across the Life Span preconference, International Communication Association, San Juan, USA, May 21, 2015.

Zhu, Q., Skoric, M. M.,& Peng, T. Q. (2014). Internet penetration and public service delivery: A longitudinal study of the first-level administrative divisions in China (1997-2012)”, International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government- Asia 2014, Hong Kong, PRC, 4-6 December 2014.

Skoric, M. M., Park, Y., Jiang, Y. (2014). Cultural values and digital networks as predictors of sustainable democratic development. Paper presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Conference, Chicago, USA, November 11, 2014.

Skoric, M. M., Rojas, H., Zhu, Q., Goh, D., & Pang, N. (2014). The importance of political expression and disagreement on social media for citizen participation: Evidence from Singapore. Paper presented at the Association for Political Communication (ACOP) conference, Bilbao, Spain, July 19, 2014.

Rojas, H., Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D., & Pang, N. (2014.) The Politics of defriending: A comparative study of tolerance on online social networks. Paper presented at the sixth Latin American Congress of the World Association for Public Opinion Research, Santiago, Chile, June 18-20, 2014.

Skoric, M. M. (2014). Social Media and the Public Sphere: An Agenda for Future Research, panel chair and organizer, International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Seattle, USA, May 24, 2014.

Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D, Pang, N. (2013). Does social media promote engagement? A meta-analytic review of the literature. Paper presented at the Seventh International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Boston, USA, July 8-11, 2013.

Skoric, M. M. (2013). Social media and offline political participation: Uncovering the paths from digital to physical. Paper presented at New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Researching the Practices, Functions,and Effects of the New Media in Asian Politics, International Communication Association preconference, London, UK, June 17, 2013.

Poor, N. D., Lampe, C., & Skoric, M. M. (2013). Death of a child, birth of a guild: Rethinking the function of weak ties in online communities. Paper presented at the annual conference of International Communication Association, London, UK, June 17-21, 2013.

Poor, N. D. & Skoric M. M. (2013). Death of a guild, birth of a network: Online community ties within and beyond code. Paper presented at the annual conference of International Communication Association, London, UK, June 17-21, 2013.

Pan, J., & Skoric, M. M., (2013). Schmooze for businesses in digital era: Predicting mediated business networking with incentive and efficacy. Paper presented at the annual conference of International Communication Association, London, UK, June 17-21, 2013.

Skoric, M. M. (2012). Social media use and youth engagement in Singapore. Paper presented at CeDEM-Asia-2012 conference, Singapore, November 14, 2012.

Pan, J., Skoric, M. M., & Poor, N. D. (2012). Liberating technologies? Perceptions of government control and citizens’ use of social media during the elections. Paper presented at the 25th annual Bled eConference, Bled, Slovenia, June 20, 2012.

Skoric, M. M., Pan, J., & Poor, N. D. (2012). Social media and citizen engagement in a city-state: A study of Singapore. Paper presented at the When the City Meets the Citizen Workshop, held in conjunction with the Sixth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM), Dublin, June 4, 2012.

Skoric, M. M. (2012). Social media messages as indicators of public opinion: Opportunities and challenges. Chair and panelist at the Computational Social Science Approaches to Studying Political Communication workshop. New Media and Citizenship in Asia, International Communication Association (ICA) preconference, May 24, 2012, Phoenix, USA.

Pan, J. & Skoric, M.  (2012). Gender and social resource: Predicting divides of SNS and mobile phone use in Singapore. Paper presented at the annual conference of International Communication Association, Phoenix, May 24-28, 2012.

Skoric, M. M., Poor, N. D., Achananuparp, P, Lim, E. P., & Jiang, J. (2012). Tweets and votes: A study of the 2011 Singapore General Election. Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, January 4-7, 2012.

Jung, Y., Skoric, M. M., Kwon, J. H. & Detenber, B. (2011). Watching vs. playing: Effects of violent media on presence, physiological arousal and aggressive cognitions. Paper presented at the International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, October 26 – 28, 2011.

Rao, P. & Skoric, M. M. (2011). Web searching for health: Theoretical foundations for analyzing problematic search engine use. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo’11), Singapore, 6-8 October, 2011.

Skoric, M.M. (2011). WikiLeaks: Musings on the limits of control. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference, Istanbul, 13-17 July, 2011.

Skoric, M.M., Pan, J., Fu, W. W., Sim, C. (2011). Getting a job 2.0: The role of social networks sites and mobile phones in promoting entrepreneurship and job mobility. Paper presented at the Organizations and Social Network Sites Workshop at the 2011 Communities and Technologies Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 29 June-2 July, 2011.

Pan, J., Fu, W. W., & Skoric, M. M. (2011). Learning mediated interaction from networking experiences: How social media promote social capital in a job-related setting. Paper presented at the ITS Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taipei, 26-28 June, 2011.

Skoric, M. M. & Poor, N.D. (2011). Reports of its death are greatly exaggerated: The continued importance of traditional media for political participation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, May 26-30, 2011.

Skoric, M. M. (2011). Media, old and new, and youth participation in Singapore. Paper presented at the WAPOR regional seminar “Transnational Connections-Challenges and Opportunities in Communication and Public Opinion Research”, Segovia, Spain, March 17, 2011.

Skoric, M. M., Poor, N. D., Liao, Y., & Tang, S. W. H. (2011). Online organization of an offline protest: From social to traditional media and back. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, Hawaii, January 4-7, 2011.

Huynh, K. P., Lim, S. W., & Skoric, M. M. (2010). Stepping out of the magic circle: Regulation of play/life boundary in MMORPG-mediated intimacy. Poster presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Denver, August 4-7, 2010.

Ahmed, S. & Skoric, M. M. (2010). Media portrayals of Islam and their impact on Indian youth: An empirical study. Paper presented at the annual Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) conference, Singapore, June 21-23, 2010.

Chong, G. Y. M, Teng , S. K. Z, Siew, A. S. C., & Skoric, M. M. (2010). Cultivation effects of video games: A longer-term experimental test of first- and second-order effects. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore, June 22-26, 2010.

Skoric, M. M. & Kwan, G. C. E. (2010). Platforms for mediated sociability and entertainment and online social capital: The role of Facebook and video games. Paper presented at the Online Social Capital: An Agenda for Future Research ICA preconference, Singapore, June 22, 2010.

Skoric, M. M. & Kwan, G. C. E. (2010). Do Facebook and video games promote political participation among youth? Evidence from Singapore. Paper presented at EDEM10–Conference on Electronic Democracy, Krems, May 6-7, 2010.

Teng , S. K. Z, Siew, A. S. C., Chong, G. Y. M, & Skoric, M. M. (2009). Grand Theft Auto IV comes to Singapore: The effects of repeated exposure to violent video games on aggression. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Boston, August 6, 2009.

Skoric, M. M., Liao, Y. & Tang, S. W. H. (2009). How do new media technologies promote political engagement? An anatomy of a student protest in Singapore. Paper presented at the annual Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) conference, New Delhi, India, July 15, 2009.

Skoric, M. M., Tang, S. W. H. & Liao, Y. (2009). The social World of Warcraft. Paper presented at the annual Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) conference, New Delhi, India, July 14, 2009.

Skoric, M. M. (2009). Cultural trajectories of freedom in Central and Eastern Europe: Between past and future. Paper presented at the Beyond East and West: Two Decades of Media Transformation after the Fall of Communism, Budapest, Hungary, June 27, 2009.

Skoric, M. M., Teo, L. C. T. & Neo, R. L. (2009). Children and video games: Addiction, engagement, and scholastic achievement. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, May 24, 2009.

Skoric, M. M., Chen, Y., Li, Y., Mokhtar, N., Yap, E. C. S. (2009). “Mainstreaming” and “nonmainstreaming” of Muslim minority audiences: The role of identification with Muslim community. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, May 22, 2009.

Poorisat, T., Chen, P. Q., Nofrina, H., Viswanathan, V. & Skoric, M. M. (2008). Why do we trust wikis? The Impact of collaborative cues on the perceived credibility of websites. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 16-18, 2008.

Yeo, Y. L. K., Tay, X., Kwan, G. C., Koh, S. W. A. & Skoric, M. M. (2008). The use of online deliberation to increase political engagement among Singaporean youths. Paper presented at the annual Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) conference, 14-17 July, Manila, Philippines.

Tandoc, E. C. & Skoric, M. M. (2008). The pseudo-events paradox: How pseudo-events flood the Philippine press and why journalists don’t recognize it. Paper presented at the annual Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC) conference, 14-17 July, Manila, Philippines.

Skoric, M. M. (2008). Political cultures and political technologies of the Western world. Paper presented at the Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication conference (CATaC’08), Nimes, France, June 24-27.

Neo, L. R. & Skoric, M. M. (2008). Problematic instant messaging use among university students. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal, 22-26 May, 2008.

Ng, D. Y. Y. & Skoric, M. M. (2008). Bowling online, not alone: The role of online social capital in promoting political participation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal, 22-26 May, 2008.

Koh, G. Q., Lim, M. P., Mohammed, J. J., Teh, J. L., Detenber, B. H. & Skoric, M. M. (2007). Presence and podcasting: The role of contextual and formal attributes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association in San Francisco, CA, USA, May 28, 2007.

Skoric, M. M, Sim, C., Han, T. J. & Fang, P (2007). Podcasting and politics: Is medium the message? Paper presented at the Living the Information Society conference in Makati City, Philippines, 23 April, 2007.

Skoric, M. M. (2006). Culture and communication technology development in Central and Eastern Europe: Revisiting the “fault line” thesis. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Dresden, Germany, June 19, 2006.

Skoric, M. M. & Wong, H. V. (2006). The coverage of video games and video gamers in The Straits Times, 1995-2005. Presented at the Chinese Internet Research Conference, Nanyang Technological University, July 21, 2006.

Skoric, M. M. & Park, Y. J. (2005). Communication technologies and political development: Cultures matter, vertical media don’t. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, San Antonio, August 11, 2005.

Kwak, N., Poor, N. D. & Skoric, M. M. (2004). Honey, I shrunk the world! The relationship between Internet use and international engagement. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Toronto, August 5, 2004.

Skoric, M. M. (2004). Studying communication technologies and democracy using a cultural zone paradigm: An exploratory study. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, May 31, 2004.

Jankovic, A. V. & Skoric, M. M. (2003). The effects of observing thin media images on body satisfaction: A cross-cultural comparison of Serbian and American women. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Miami Beach, FL, November 21, 2003.

Kwak, N., Skoric, M. M., Williams, A. E., & Poor, N. D. (2003). The faster, the better? Assessing the impact of broadband technologies on knowledge and participation. Presented at the Association of Internet Researchers Conference, October 18, 2003.

Kwak, N., Skoric, M. M., Williams, A. E., & Poor, N. D. (2003). To broadband or not to broadband: The impact of high-speed Internet on knowledge and civic participation. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Kansas City, July 30, 2003.

Williams D. & Skoric, M. M. (2003). Massively multiplayer mayhem: Aggression in an online game. Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Kansas City, July 30, 2003.

Skoric, M. M. (2003). A study of new communication technologies and civic engagement: A time to reconceptualize research constructs. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 24, 2003.

Skoric, M. M. (2002). Framing in foreign news reporting: An experimental study of the template model of framing. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Seoul, South Korea, July 16, 2002.