Climbing Mt. Booklist: The 10-Book Challenge

Let me make this clear from the outset. I like learning things. I like digging into books and doing research. I mark up my books when I read them. I love my job as a university professor. I admit, though, as a brand new full-time prof, that my reading list (made up of books I […]

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Promoting English Dailies in South Korea

There’s a restaurant in the Itaewon area of Seoul that I enjoy frequenting about once a week or so. It has a fantastic chicken enchilada. Anyway, it always has the day’s edition of The Korea Times available, so while I wait on my lunch, I scan through the newspaper. In today’s edition (Thursday, Dec. 10th), […]

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Journalism from Inside North Korea

I had the professional pleasure recently of speaking with some members of the online journalism organization Daily NK. Daily NK exists to cover issues related to democracy and human rights inside of North Korea. Though its offices are located here in Seoul, the organization depends on journalists and stringers who reside in North Korea and […]

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Korea’s Court Upholds New Media Bills

A quick scan of The Korea Times on Friday brought some related stories to my attention. South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that the package of highly controversial media reform bills that passed Parliament this summer are valid. The Times quoted the Yonhap News Agency’s report that the reform bills “eliminate ownership restrictions in […]

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