Watch: UPI, U.S.-Korea Institute discuss Korea media coverage

By UPI Staff  |  Updated Nov. 15, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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Nov. 15 (UPI) -- United Press International and the U.S.-Korea Institute are hosting a panel discussion Wednesday on U.S. and Korean media coverage of Korean issues.

"Challenges of Reporting on Korea: U.S. & Korean Media Perspectives" focuses on U.S. and South Korea-based media coverage of the growing threats from North Korea and sheds light on the contrasting perspectives between U.S.-based media and those on the ground in South Korea.

Watch a livestream here. (Use username JHU, password guest).

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, moderates 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 begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Rome Auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

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