Thursday, May 22, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, May 22 2008] Conference Addresses Future of Korean Journalism

Keeping commercial interests from dominating journalism was the theme of a conference held in Seoul Wednesday.

Experts at the conference, hosted by the National Union of Media Workers, expressed concerns over large business groups trying to create mega-enterprises that combine newspapers with radio and TV.

Panelists including professors and producers said journalism is the public's window on society so it should not tinted by commercial and other powerful interests.

From Wednesday's venue of ChungAng University the conference moves to the National Assembly's library on Thursday and Friday to address, among others, the direction of Korean journalism under the new administration.

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