by Anonymous  ·  13 MIN READ
It’s difficult to exaggerate the significance of television media in South Korean society, or the strains on the freedom of its press.

In 2012, three major networks went on strike including one of the largest, MBC. The issues that spurred its 170 day walkout have yet to be resolved.

Here’s an inside perspective, from an anonymous MBC employee.
by Subin KIM  ·  13 MIN READ
Labor, chaebol, taxes and welfare. A spectrum of visions.
11 MIN READ
Also: Labor unions and the US–Korea FTA.
11 MIN READ
Public sector jobs, private sector jobs, and “I oppose it”.
18 MIN READ
Plus Moon’s and Hong’s plans to monitor the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. And pushback on Ahn’s pledges for political reform.
by KOO Hee Eon  ·  10 MIN READ
Some Korean restaurants fall short of their matjib claims. Here’s some strategy for your online hunt.
by KOO Hee Eon  ·  9 MIN READ
The ongoing consequences of ineffective sex education in Korean schools.
by JEON Byung-geun from Chosun Biz  ·  52 MIN READ
A speechwriter for presidents Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun looks back on life in the Blue House. Also: the speeches of Park Geun-hye, his writing process, West Wing, and Korean Air’s handling of that “nut rage” incident.
5 MIN READ
Back in January, an American professor in Korea published a piece on Medium framing K-pop as “neo-Confucianist pornography”. The article was recently translated into Korean, to considerable pushback. Here’s a summary.
by HBC Squirtle  ·  3 MIN READ
One day I got a free gift from “Substitute Housewife”, a housekeeping service . The gift was a cleaning towel with this blunt message: “A substitute housewife is much cheaper than divorce”.
by Hyowon KIM, Eric YOUNGSTROM  ·  8 MIN READ
A Korean psychiatrist and an American psychologist chat about the challenges of family communication.
by R.H. Lee  ·  6 MIN READ
Since October 2016, an estimated 16 million participants have marched for the president’s impeachment. Here’s a reflection from one of our contributors.
by SONG Hyejin from Chosun Ilbo  ·  8 MIN READ
“How then can the younger generation and the Taegeukgi generation communicate?”
by Subin KIM  ·  9 MIN READ
President Park has rarely spoken to journalists. So her choice of outlet and talking points in this her possibly final interview was a national surprise, to say the least. Subin Kim, a news editor at Huffington Post Korea, unpacks on strategy and alternative facts.