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‘N.K. erects first stage of rocket on launch pad’

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North Korea plans on launching a rocked in the week leading to South Korea presidential elections.

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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 news video: 
http://english.kbs.co.kr/vod/player_news_world.html

 

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

 

 

Link to 30-minute weekly news show about Asia

http://www.linktv.org/linkasia

 


WHO

My name is Ken Morrison. I primarily teach media courses within the communication department of Linton Global College (Hannam University) in Daejeon South Korea. I have enjoyed teaching in South Korea enough to stay for more than three years. Some of my students amaze me every week.

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!

 

P.S.  If you (or a high school student who you care about) is considering attending a university where all instruction and homework is in English, you might consider watching these student-produced videos by my students about life at Linton Global College.

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Full Length North Korea Documentary 2015: Revealed the Secrets of North Korea.

North Korea Full Length Documentary 2015: Revealed the Secrets of North Korea. North Korea is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peni...
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Podcast: Key takeaways from Asean and Apec summits

Podcast: Key takeaways from Asean and Apec summits | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Leaders from around the globe descended on Asia. This week, Asia News Weekly host speaks with Milken Institute's Curtis S Chin and EastWest Institute's Jonathan Miller to unpack the Apec and Asean summits, and glean their key takeaways. . Read more at straitstimes.com.
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Seoul by subway: 25 stations, 25 neighbourhoods – in pictures

Seoul by subway: 25 stations, 25 neighbourhoods – in pictures | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Seoul's underground system is a great way to see firsthand the city's remarkable urbanist legacy, from markets to 'moon villages'
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Deconstructing the Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Deconstructing the Dongdaemun Design Plaza | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
The Dongdaemun Design Plaza celebrates its first anniversary. But I cannot help but think of it as state-imposed plastic surgery on the face of Seoul.
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I simply love Dongdaemun Plaza. It is a shame that this foreigner is the only person to properly document the old stadium before it was demolished.  

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U.S. Military Used Christian NGO as Front for North Korea Espionage

U.S. Military Used Christian NGO as Front for North Korea Espionage | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Leaving his own employees in the dark, the leader of an award-winning Christian NGO helped the Pentagon conduct espionage in North Korea while hiding the source of the organization's funding, according to sources interviewed for this special investigation.
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Seoul restarts propaganda broadcasts to N. Korea over mines

Seoul restarts propaganda broadcasts to N. Korea over mines | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea restarted propaganda broadcasts across the border with rival North Korea on Monday for the first time in 11 years in retaliation for the North allegedly planting land mines last week that maimed two South Korean soldiers.
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Where has Korea's beauty gone?
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My name is Julianna Haahs. I'm Korean-American, 24-years old,...
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A passionate plea from a young Korean-American adult on beauty standards in Korea

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S. Korea fires warning shots at North soldiers

S. Korea fires warning shots at North soldiers | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
South Korean troops fired warning shots at North Korean soldiers who intruded on the buffer zone marking their heavily armed border, Seoul said Sunday, in the first such skirmish this year. The incident occurred Saturday morning when 10 North Korean soldiers crossed the border of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, which remain technically at war, the South's defence ministry said. The demilitarised zone, or DMZ, despite its name, is one of the world's most heavily militarised frontiers, bristling with watchtowers and landmines.
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South Korea hospital 'is source of many Mers cases' - BBC News

South Korea hospital 'is source of many Mers cases' - BBC News | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
A hospital in Seoul suspends services after being identified as the source of almost half the cases in the outbreak of the Mers virus.
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S. Korea, Japan to hold talks over UNESCO world heritage next week - The Korea Observer

S. Korea, Japan to hold talks over UNESCO world heritage next week - The Korea Observer | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
SEOUL, June 6 (Yonhap) — South Korea and Japan have agreed to hold a second round of talks next week to resolve a row over Tokyo’s push to win world heritage status for industrial facilities linked to wartime Korean slave labor, the Seoul government said Saturday. Japan has applied to list a package of 23 …
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Koreans paid £2.5m to makers of Avengers to make Seoul look

Koreans paid £2.5m to makers of Avengers to make Seoul look | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Much of the film was shot in Seoul, South Korea and the government agreed to cover a third of filming costs. Scarlett Johansson's character Black Widow is pictured riding in the Sangam-dong district.
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The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - None of the Richest Koreans Are Self-Made

The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - None of the Richest Koreans Are Self-Made | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
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China up close: Beijing played unwitting role in North Korea's latest political kabuki- Nikkei Asian Review

China up close: Beijing played unwitting role in North Korea's latest political kabuki- Nikkei Asian Review | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- Choe Ryong Hae, a secretary of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party of Korea and the reclusive state's point man on relations with China, has
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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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The 4 Facets of Information Literacy

The 4 Facets of Information Literacy | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
When talking to instructors about what information literacy is, I'm not the biggest fan of referring to its commonly accepted definition: "Information literacy is the ability to recognize when info...

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Collaboration with teachers is essential
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Plastic fantastic, say celebrities who went under knife

Plastic fantastic, say celebrities who went under knife | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Comedian Park Na-rae, actress Shin Yi and singer Sol Bi were not shy about revealing their plastic surgery on Korean TV this week. They said it improved their self-esteem by opening up a new chapter in their lives, allowing them opportunities that were previously unthinkable.
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Terrible journalism on an ugly two-decade trend of compulsive cosmetic surgery.

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English slogans of Korean cities: the complete list

English slogans of Korean cities: the complete list | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
An almost exhaustive list of the English language slogans of Korean cities – from Fantasia Bucheon to Just Sangju.
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Talented foreign students to get favors in naturalization

Talented foreign students to get favors in naturalization | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Talented foreign students studying engineering and natural science will be given a chance to be naturalized.
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Cellphone culture’s impact on the East

Cellphone culture’s impact on the East | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Just walk down the street and you'll see people, young and old, with their faces glued to mobile phones. What are the consequences of a cellphone culture?
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Although this is not their best post, Asia News Weekly has been improving their coverage lately.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, July 15, 2015 8:33 PM

Very brief overview of the cellphone nations of Asia.

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Follow these Instagram accounts for a look inside the real North Korea | Asian Correspondent

Follow these Instagram accounts for a look inside the real North Korea | Asian Correspondent | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
North Korea watchers breathed a sigh of relief this week as a block on Instagram accounts within the reclusive state was lifted.
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American Dreamers: Foreign Born Women Making Fortunes In U.S.

American Dreamers: Foreign Born Women Making Fortunes In U.S. | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Thirty percent of America's richest self-made women were born outside the U.S. but came here to build their fortunes. They are part of a bigger trend toward self-employment.
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MERS, the Korean Government and Its 'Ghost Stories'

MERS, the Korean Government and Its 'Ghost Stories' | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Let's create a South Korea that respects science, protects human rights, conquers authoritarianism, and maintains hygiene and cleanliness. Let's use this crisis as an opportunity. We demand the release of the government's about-face decision and detailed information.
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South Korean N.Y.U. Student Held by North Says He Wanted to Make a Point

South Korean N.Y.U. Student Held by North Says He Wanted to Make a Point | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
The 21-year-old Joo Won-moon told CNN that he hoped “some great event could happen and hopefully that event could have a good effect on the relations.”
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19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker

19 Writing Tips From Writers And Editors For The New Yorker | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Secrets on reporting and storytelling from some of the best in the business.

Via Full Coverage Writers, Lynnette Van Dyke
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