And so begin my dispatches from the media front lines of Seoul, South Korea, where I will be interning for the Korea Herald until the end of July. I may have only clocked 26 hours in the city so far, yet this first day in Seoul has been punctuated by a number of exciting events. Whilst at breakfast, I was able to nab myself a physical copy of the Korea Herald for the first time. Founded in 1953, the newspaper holds the position of the top English-language newspaper in the country, getting over a million hits online each day. I’m delighted to have the chance to spend a month learning how a large publication operates and having such a wide audience for my own work, thanks to the University of Sydney, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT) Australia-Korea Foundation, and the Korea Herald.
Canvassing the international print media landscape this morning. Photo by Louisa Studman