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New Korea Economic Slice - "A Paper-Thin Defense Against Political Hobgoblins in Korea" - Korea Business Central

An interesting topic for discussion.  I don't have a major opinion, but I felt this was worth sharing.  There is lots of talk these days about the attack of the big box stores.  On a very personal level...I never go a week without supporting the family-owned stores.  Yet I need to big box stores in order for me to purchase deodorant for under $20.

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The Who, What, Why, & How of this site.

The Who, What, Why, & How of this site. | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it




Quick link to daily English newspapers: 

http://english.chosun.com/
http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr

and a list of more: http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/skorea.htm

 

Quick link to KBS World live stream (including news some hours): http://kbsworld.kbs.co.kr/vod/onair.php?code=PLMf7VY8La5RGmsvYsFO6AG0EGDSozoN1d&video_id=RJ-iC_kLxbU ;


Arirang TV is not my favorite (by a long shot), but Arirang TV will give a quick glimpse of what is on the minds of many in Korea. note that Arirang TV is a government-sponsored network so it is a very polished, happy-happy, life is amazing view of the news. http://www.arirang.com/News/News_Vod.asp ;



Link to 30-minute weekly news show about Asia

http://www.linktv.org/linkasia


Only business news:

http://koreabizwire.com/breast-cancer-campaign-2015-pink-ribbon-marathon-to-start-in-busan/34014

 


WHO

My name is Ken Morrison. For five years, I primarily taught media courses within the communication department of Linton Global College (Hannam University) in Daejeon South Korea. I currently teach media classes at an Busan Foreign School, an Advanced Placement school.

WHAT & WHY 

I am not an expert, but I do enjoy using my communications background and experience as a reporter and TV producer in the USA to analyze global news. This site is created primarily as an extension of my interests and hobby of staying up to date on important news surrounding me. I am hopeful that it will also be helpful to Korean students or newcomers to Korea, as well as those observing from a distance.


HOW 

I do not intend on sharing daily news nor even weekly news. Yet, when recurring news maintains near the top of peoples' minds for extended periods of time, I will share a few different professional perspecives as well as my own.
 

I will do my best to strike a nice balance between critical thinking and respectful understanding of the many pressures that Korea faces in this rapidly changing era.

I highly encourage and embrace feedback and suggested additions to this site!

 

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Song Ik-june(Gerrard)'s comment, August 4, 2012 12:58 PM
Amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!! ^ㅁ^!!!!
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How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea – Laya Maheshwari | Aeon Ideas

How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea – Laya Maheshwari | Aeon Ideas | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
The 2,000-seat auditorium was packed. Well-dressed women rushed to their seats; the clacking of their heels reverberated around the hall. Men, scrambling in front of different stalls to buy beer and chocolates, became rowdier as the start of th

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[Business Daily(Ep.499)] China's THAAD retaliation _ Full Episode HD

China's THAAD retaliation China is escalating its economic retaliation against South Korea's decision to host the THAAD missile defense system on its soil
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I don't love ArirangTV--Korea's nationalized news network--but it is an adequate bird's eye view of what people are talking about at any moment.
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Ban Ki-moon's brother and nephew charged with bribery - BBC News

Ban Ki-moon's brother and nephew charged with bribery - BBC News | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
The ex-UN secretary general's brother and nephew allegedly offered money to a Middle Eastern official.
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The sentimental side of me 100% hopes that these allegations are false as he has provided hope and pride for a generation of young adults and current students. It was fun to see the social media stream of a former student this weekend helping to welcome Ban Ki-Moon to a hero's welcome in Seoul this past week.
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Japan Recalls Ambassador to South Korea to Protest ‘Comfort Woman’ Statue

Japan Recalls Ambassador to South Korea to Protest ‘Comfort Woman’ Statue | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
The statue, commemorating Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II, was installed by activists last week near Japan’s consulate in the city of Busan.
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Exactly one year after the landmark agreement on the topic, a private South Korea group erected this statue which caused Japan to pull their ambassadors.  
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Why South Korea's corruption scandal is nothing new - BBC News

Why South Korea's corruption scandal is nothing new - BBC News | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Why is the Asian country constantly mired in allegations of political dishonesty?
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I completely agree with the commentary on the contradiction of preserving lost cameras vs deep corruption in some very specific areas.  On my second-to last night of my first trip to Korea, I lost my camera during a major international festival. The next morning, it was sitting exactly where I left it---simply moved a bit to make it more obvious for the owner to find it.
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Hallyu falls victim to Korea-China diplomatic row

Hallyu falls victim to Korea-China diplomatic row | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
China has strengthened its regulations against Korean stars performing on the mainland and appearing on TV series in retaliation to Korea’s continued pledge to deploy a U.S. missile defense system in the country.
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Knowing how much influence celebrities have in Korea, The Chinese government chose to take action that will help polarize their political views regarding the South Korea/US THAAD agreement. As regular citizens take so much pride in the 'Korean Wave' of other countries paying attention to Korea drama, music, etc., banning Korean stars from performing in China will get their attention.

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TV What's on This Episode | The World On Arirang

TV What's on This Episode | The World On Arirang | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
The World On Arirang, Arirang TV is a public service agency that spreads the uniqueness of Korea to the world through cutting-edge broadcasting mediums.
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Thomas Hoeker grew up in East Germany and took many of the historic photos of divided Berlin that you have seen in history books, etc. He came to Korea to take photos in 2015. Here is a 1 hour show of his experience.

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How gold helped South Korea repay its debt

How gold helped South Korea repay its debt | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
This is thanks to South Korean households and big-name corporations.
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I sometimes forget about how Korean citizens worked together to pull the country out of debt by handing in their family gold.
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Getting your drivers license in Busan, Korea

Getting your drivers license in Busan, Korea | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
I recently went through the stressful experience of obtaining a drivers license in Busan, without trading in my US driver’s license. If you want to trade in your driver’s license, that process is explained on another blog.
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North Korea Nukes US In Propaganda Video

North Korea Nukes US In Propaganda Video | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Kim Jong-Un lays waste to Washington with a submarine-launched nuclear missile in Pyongyang's latest menacing video.
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Academic Pressure Pushing S. Korean Students To Suicide

Gangnam Style Education: South Korea battling world's highest teen suicide rates South Korea's Suicide Epidemic - Preview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC-...
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Portrait of a Modern Korean Marriage

Portrait of a Modern Korean Marriage
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South Koreans Feel Cheated After U.S. Carrier Miscue

South Koreans Feel Cheated After U.S. Carrier Miscue | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
News that the Carl Vinson strike group was thousands of miles from the Korean Peninsula rather than headed toward it drew accusations of bluffing and manipulation.
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A week after the hype, here is a measured look back.
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Seoul Had the Second-Worst Air Quality in the World This Morning | ké radar

Seoul Had the Second-Worst Air Quality in the World This Morning | ké radar | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Spring in South Korea means cherry blossoms and terrible air quality. Who is to blame?
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At one point last week, Seoul had the worst air quality in the world.  
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Chinese protest against South Korea's Lotte

Chinese protest against South Korea's Lotte | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Dozens of people holding Chairman Mao posters protested in China's Jilin province on Sunday, calling for a boycott of South Korean goods as part of a backlash against the country's Lotte Group.
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Words of Warning and Encouragement to South Korean Student Protesters - FPIF

Words of Warning and Encouragement to South Korean Student Protesters - FPIF | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Young people are at the forefront of change in South Korea. What can they learn from the past?
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interesting long view message for students in Korea. I agree that the humanities have been systematically stripped from universities as institutions fight for government money to streamline programs to consolidate departments and prepares students (themselves) for good job placement numbers.
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President Park will let the National Assembly decide if she should continue to be president.

President Park will let the National Assembly decide if she should continue to be president. | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
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Ask Ajumma : Virtual Concierge Service

Ask Ajumma : Virtual Concierge Service | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Ask Ajumma is dedicated to assisting foreigners in Korea. Need tickets, reservations, dinner, or a housekeeper? Just send your request to Kakao ID: askajumma.
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not really news, but a valuable resource for living in Korea.
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Economy of deceit: How North Korea funds its nuclear weapons program | Loopholes

Economy of deceit: How North Korea funds its nuclear weapons program | Loopholes | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Kim Jong Un has tested nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate since he came into power. Yet, the country is under some of the toughest sanctions ever. This is how the regime is able to funnel billions of dollars into its nuclear program.
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An Epic Battle Between Feminism And Deep-Seated Misogyny Is Under Way In South Korea

An Epic Battle Between Feminism And Deep-Seated Misogyny Is Under Way In South Korea | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Seoul, South Korea
Last September, the Korean edition of Maxim, a men’s magazine, ran a cover showing Kim Byeong-ok, an actor who starred in cul
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Michael Philip Atkins Travel Blog: Search results for korea

Michael Philip Atkins Travel Blog: Search results for korea | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
This is a photo blog about my personal travels through our fascinating world.
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Nice photos (mostly stolen) from around Korea.
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Bunny-Care in Korea

Today is April 1st which marks the 4-year anniversary of Bunny and I meeting. :) Ah, has it been four years already? It was love at first sight, and since then, we’ve been like two peas in a …
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Korea has Asia's Highest Income Inequality and 78% Want to Leave - Branding in Asia Magazine

Korea has Asia's Highest Income Inequality and 78% Want to Leave - Branding in Asia Magazine | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
South Korea is home to the worst income inequality in Asia. And 78% of South Koreans say they want to leave the country if they can.
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The South Korean Businesses That Ban Foreigners

The South Korean Businesses That Ban Foreigners | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
South Korean businesses that bar foreigners from entry are facing increasing scrutiny.
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