South Korean soldiers stand guard at the joint security area of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone near Paju, South Korea on September 12. File Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- United Press International and the U.S.-Korea Institute are hosting a panel discussion on U.S. and Korean media coverage of Korean issues.
"Challenges of Reporting on Korea: U.S. & Korean Media Perspectives" will focus 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.
As tensions and rhetoric rise worldwide over North Korea, the role of the media is becoming even more important in shaping the public debate. The media's reporting in Korea and the United States is playing an active role in shaping viewpoints and driving public policy discussions.
Michael Marshall, editor emeritus of UPI, will moderate the discussion. Also on the panel: UPI's Chief Asia Writer, Elizabeth Shim; Oren Dorell, foreign affairs correspondent for USA Today; Kang In-Sun, Washington bureau chief for The Chosun Ilbo; and Heejun Kim, Washington correspondent for Korean news channel YTN.
The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Register here.
USKI at SAIS works to increase information and understanding of Korea and Korean affairs. USKI's efforts combine innovative research with a repertoire of outreach activities and events that encourage the broadest possible debate and dialogue on the Korean peninsula among scholars, policymakers, students, NGO and business leaders and the general public.
USKI also sponsors the Korea Studies Program at SAIS, a growing policy studies program preparing the next generation of leaders in the field of Korean affairs.
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