Korea’s news industry is prolific, but the most common observation from international journalists working with South Korean media is its lack of professionalism and ethics. The ruling party is about to pass an unpopular “fake news” law.
A mainstay in the English media in South Korea, Yoo Jee-ho has been a sports writer for Yonhap News for around a decade now, covering everything from baseball to football, including four Olympics. He’s been featured on ESPN, talking about the KBO, and just recently returned from covering Team Korea in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
(He’s also a former co-worker of Emma’s, who is still a massive fan of his baseball coverage.)
KDCA on some foreigners not being able to reserve vaccine: “Foreigners who have an ARC (Alien Registration Card) can reserve vaccine same as Korean nationals. But names are processed as initially registered for ARC” In other words, take out the spaces & look closely at card.
The Seoulite’s Sean Lim joins us for our first ever mukbang while regaling us with his stories of suing the Korean government and his journeys as an expat entrepreneur in Korea.
Sean Lim is the founder of The Seoulite blog (theseoulite.com) and YouTube channel (youtube.com/theseoulite) focused on news, politics, opinion, business, fiction, and style from the lens of modern Seoul, a useful peek into the Korean mindset for expats and fans of K-culture.