Wednesday, May 14, 2008

[The Hankyoreh, May 2 2008] U.S. scholar urges Korean media to diversify, and quickly

Korean media can’t keep up with rapidly changing media environment, professor says

Randy Covington, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism at the University of South Carolina in the United States, speaking at a recent seminar in Korea, remarked that changes in the South Korean media are slow compared with changes in its rapidly-developing IT industry. He was in Korea on April 30 at the invitation of The Hankyoreh Economic Research Institute.

Professor Covington observed that the Korean media was unable to keep up with the demands of the general public. Traditional media, including newspapers and television, should change their newsrooms to survive in today’s rapidly changing media environment, the professor added.

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