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Nieman Fellowship in Journalism

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism has hosted more than 1,500 accomplished journalists from 94 countries since 1938. The fellowship has expanded in recent years to include new collaborative and experimental programs. In addition to taking classes during their time at Harvard, fellows attend Nieman seminars, workshops and master classes and work on their research with Harvard scholars and other leading thinkers in the Cambridge area. Korean journalists in the Nieman Fellowship are sponsored by The Asia Foundation with support from the Sungkok Journalism Foundation and YBM, Inc.

Korea Elections: A Shocking Eruption of Public Dissatisfaction

April 27, 2016

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Voting officially closed at 6 p.m. for Korea’s April 13 general elections, but 30 minutes earlier, I received the early exit poll results from a joint poll conducted among three major national networks including my company, MBC, where I head the evening news desk. The poll surveyed 800,000 voters in 2,600 balloting stations across the country. As w… Read more


A Conversation with Korea Journalist and Nieman Fellow Seung Ryun Kim

March 18, 2015

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Veteran Korean journalist Seung Ryun Kim, assistant editor at Channel A’s political desk, prime-time host, and 2014-15 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, recently visited Asia Foundation headquarters in San Francisco. Kim is the 27th Asian journalist sponsored by The Asia Foundation for this fellowship program since 1956.


Korean Journalist, Nieman Fellow Seung Ryun Kim to Speak at Asia Foundation Headquarters

February 18, 2015

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Prominent Korean journalist and 2015 Harvard Nieman Fellow, Seung Ryun Kim, will speak and take questions at Asia Foundation headquarters in San Francisco on February 26.  Formerly a print journalist with the Dong-A Ilbo daily, Kim is now assistant editor on Channel A’s political desk and hosts a daily show and a Sunday evening show in prime-time…. Read more


SBS Shakes up Voter Malaise in Korea

March 13, 2013

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The inauguration ceremony of South Korea’s new president, Park Geun-hye, was held on February 25 with mixed feelings among Koreans about her election. She is the daughter of the controversial former president, Park Chung Hee…