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Red Eye Blasts PSY: If ‘He Had Been Rapping Against Gay Marriage, There Would Be No Forgiveness’ | Mediaite

Red Eye Blasts PSY: If ‘He Had Been Rapping Against Gay Marriage, There Would Be No Forgiveness’ | Mediaite | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Red Eye panelists took on the controversy surrounding South Korean rapper PSY's anti-American lyrics and Ann Coulter added a bit of fuel to the fire with her remark that had he been rapping against gay marriage, there would be no forgiveness.
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I DO NOT ENDORSE THESE IMMATURE COMMENTS.

 

I am sharing this to share how ignorant some people are about South Korea.

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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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Julianna Haahs - Mobile Uploads | Facebook

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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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Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt

Heavy Police Presence At Ferry Demonstrations Bring Seoul To A Halt | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Thousands of police formed a perimeter around the heart of South Korea's capital Saturday, in an effort to dampen a third day of protests over the government handling of a ferry disaster one year ago.
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Glutted with graduates

Glutted with graduates | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
THE vast majority of South Korean youngsters graduate from high school, and of these, 82% go on to university. This is the highest rate in the OECD and, for a...
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This topic never ends. Small and medium companies can't fill positions.  Yet, 200,000  students apply for the conglomerates or take 'time off' to prepare for taking government exams in hopes of getting a chance for an interview at a government job. 

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The Happiness Survey speaks for the South Korean Students, “They’re Unhappy.”

The Happiness Survey speaks for the South Korean Students, “They’re Unhappy.” | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it

THereinvigilator’s phone vibrating during the listening section of the CSAT.

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The part about ISIS is new to me.

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The 25 Best Films of The South Korean New Wave

The 25 Best Films of The South Korean New Wave | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
The South Korean New Wave began in 1998 when, for the first time, nine home-grown films made it into the top 20 at the South Korean box office. The release of Shiri in 1999 put the South Korean Ne
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Kim Jong-un ‘Snubs China’ and Accepts Putin’s Invite to Moscow

Kim Jong-un ‘Snubs China’ and Accepts Putin’s Invite to Moscow | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
North Korea's leader will go to Russia and not China in his first foreign visit according to South Korean press.
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Will Kim Jong-Un choose Russia as his first international visit after becoming the North Korea leader? This will be an interesting story to follow.

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South Korean Survey on Cosmetic Surgery Raises Eyebrows

South Korean Survey on Cosmetic Surgery Raises Eyebrows | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Almost a third of cosmetic-surgery patients in South Korea aren’t happy with the results, according to a recent poll.
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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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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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​The chaebols: The rise of South Korea's mighty conglomerates - CNET

​The chaebols: The rise of South Korea's mighty conglomerates - CNET | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
They are cornerstones of the economic, political and social landscape: Part one of a series looks at how these conglomerates -- like Samsung, LG and Hyundai -- saved South Korea from crushing poverty and defined a country's role on the global stage.
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[Weekender] Burden of wedding expenditure weighs heavily on Korean parents

[Weekender] Burden of wedding expenditure weighs heavily on Korean parents | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
In Korea and elsewhere, couples tend to rely on the kindness of their parents to pay for a wedding. But the burden is increasingly getting heavier for Korean parents, who are culturally and traditionally obligated to pay for an expensive wedding ceremony and, in many cases, chip in to buy a house for the newlyweds. It is a baffling situation for most Korean parents, many of whom have retired or are retiring in a coup...
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TV bans new trot song for explicit satire

TV bans new trot song for explicit satire | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Trot singer Yoon Soo-hyun’s new music video “Cheon-Tae-Man-Sang” has been banned from Korea’s three major TV networks - even though it is meant to be a satire.
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I won't pretend what all of it means.  Some are saying that there is a big double-standard. Psy's satire was widely promoted, but the media is strongly against Yoon Soo Hyun's thoughts. I am surprised that there are not more translations of the lyrics available online.  Feel free to share a link if you have any.

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Kim Jong-un ‘Snubs China’ and Accepts Putin’s Invite to Moscow

Kim Jong-un ‘Snubs China’ and Accepts Putin’s Invite to Moscow | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
North Korea's leader will go to Russia and not China in his first foreign visit according to South Korean press.
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Will Kim Jong-Un choose Russia as his first international visit after becoming the North Korea leader? This will be an interesting story to follow.

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South Korean president voices wish to meet with North’s Kim

South Korean president voices wish to meet with North’s Kim | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Park’s olive branch comes after Kim says “there is no reason not to hold the highest-level talks”.
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North Korea, Open for Business

North Korea, Open for Business | Korean News & Media Trends | Scoop.it
Life in Rason, a special economic zone far from the police state in Pyongyang, is ... well ... almost normal.
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