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News industry urged to adopt ICT to fully go digital
The newspaper industry is at the top of the list when it comes to industry sectors that have been negatively affected by the rapidly-growing digital transformation trend. Just as many other industries are working to speed up digital transformation efforts, the traditional newspaper industry is also advised to change its print-first workflow to a digital-first one. People stil...
Newspaper industry to fully rely on digitization in the future
The Korea Times marks its 70th anniversary on Nov. 1, having made substantial contributions in the field of journalism over the years. The paper was founded five months into the 1950-53 Korean War, and started its publication by delivering news on the latest developments in the war and the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula to U.S. troops who were stationed here.
Korean banks set for fiercer rivalry in Southeast Asia
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major difficulties to the nation's four largest banking groups' foreign operations because overseas business trips and face-to-face transactions have been restricted throughout this year. But at the same time, they have discovered new opportunities from this ongoing crisis through further expansions in the Southeast Asian market and efforts fo...
Archive invites readers to dive deep in The Korea Times history
In a walk-in closet at The Korea Times office, large bound tomes containing archives of The Korea Times' past published newspapers are preserved. I am pretty sure I am one of the few people who look in them, but every time I do, I find something highly entertaining, relevant or just plain trippy worth sharing. So I decided to add The Korea Times Archive to our newspaper's soc...
How early movers get into digital news and stay profitable
Not only The Korea Times but also a slew of other “legacy” media outlets are striving to adapt to the digital platform, but most of them are facing the same fundamental problems - online audiences are less patient in reading text on screens and less willing to pay for it.
What will Korea's public diplomacy look like in next 70 years?
Korea of the past 70 years has been an unprecedented model in the world, rising from one of the world's poorest countries to a wealthy nation. This marks Korea's rapid economic growth and democratic transition of government as selling points when it comes to public diplomacy with developing nations. What makes Korea's promotion of its national image to foreign publics more in...
Significance of 70
The Korea Times celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, reaching this milestone number, which was traditionally considered the benchmark age of longevity in Korea. The number has various meanings. It is a symbolic number of longevity, with big celebrations held in honor of those turning 70. In Korea, the number also relates to the 1970s, a crucial moment in the country's t...
Robust middle power diplomacy needed to tackle geopolitical coercion
In the last 70 years since the 1950-53 Korean War, Korea has risen to become an economic powerhouse and a key diplomatic player in Northeast Asia. When asked about the biggest diplomatic challenge faced by Korea, experts contacted by The Korea Times underlined the escalating U.S.-China competition. “The next 70 years will no doubt be as difficult if not treacherous as the pre...
The Korea Times offers global perspectives for Navy officer
Republic of Korea Navy Lieutenant Commander Jang Jae-hyun says The Korea Times provides him with more information and a wider global perspective than Korean language newspapers offer. “I usually read The Korea Times during lunchtime as I can take my time in reading the stories,” Jang said. He said he started to read The Korea Times when he entered the Korea Naval Academy, to ...
Korea Times is part of my life, says avid reader
Lee Bock-hee has played a role as an honorary goodwill ambassador of The Korea Times unwittingly for the past decade. Lee, vice president of the non-profit group Seoul International Women's Association (SIWA), was once a “need-driven” reader of the newspaper in 1982 when she entered college. Like other college students of her time, she read it to improve her English.
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