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Challenges of Reporting on Korea: U.S. & Korean Media Perspectives

Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho covered by media outlets in New York.

United Press International (UPI) and the US-Korea Institute invite you to a panel event at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) addressing the state of U.S. and Korean media on issues specific to the Koreas.

The event will center on U.S. and South Korean-based media coverage of the growing threats from North Korea and shed light on the contrasting perspectives between U.S.-based media and those on-the-ground in South Korea.

Featured Speakers
Michael J. Marshall
Editor Emeritus, UPI
Elizabeth Shim
Elizabeth Shim
Chief Asia Writer, UPI
Elizabeth Shim is Chief Asia Writer at United Press International in New York, where she writes news stories on the Koreas and U.S.-Asia relations. Shim is also an independent scholar who has written editorials for the South China Morning Post on the connection between South Korean media flows and North Korea’s representations of nuclear power. She previously worked at The Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Associated Press in Seoul, and is a member of the U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholars Program, an initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and the University of Southern California’s Korean Studies Institute. Shim received a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from Wellesley College and a joint M.A. degree in Global Journalism and East Asian Studies from New York University, where she was a Departmental Fellow at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Oren Dorell
Oren Dorell
Foreign Affairs Correspondent , USA Today
Oren Dorell covers foreign affairs at USA TODAY, the United States’ largest circulation newspaper. His focus has been national security, democratic movements and international conflicts in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and East Asia. Based in Washington, he covers the U.S. State Department and has written about the Iran nuclear deal, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the North Korea nuclear program, and rising tensions in the East China Sea and South China Sea. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia, and is an avid hiker and ocean swimmer. He lives with his wife, two boys and a Belgian Malinois dog in Washington DC.
Kang In-Sun
Kang In-Sun
Chosun Ilbo
Ms. Kang In-Sun is Washington bureau chief and a former member of the editorial board at the Chosun Ilbo. Prior to this role, she was the editor of international news and weekend news. She was a Washington, D.C. correspondent from 2001 to 2006 and embedded as a war reporter with a U.S. Army division during the war in Iraq in 2003. She has been covering North Korean issues, international affairs, and Korean politics. She also had her own TV interview show, "Kang In-Sun Live." She is the author of “Harvard Style”, “Leadership Code” and a few more books. She received a bachelor’s degree and an M.A. from Seoul National University. She also holds an M.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Heejun Kim
Heejun Kim
Heejun Kim is Washington Correspondent at YTN (Korean news channel) since June 2016. Ms. Kim started her career as a journalist at YTN in 1994 and has covered issues on unification, foreign affairs, and defense. She was a professional fellow of Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, New York 2011-2012. She received an M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Ewha Womans University.