Arirang: Entire job hunting process in S. Korea goes online due to COVID-19 concerns

Arirang: Entire job hunting process in S. Korea goes online due to COVID-19 concerns. “From uploading job applications to getting that acceptance letter, the entire job hunting process in South Korea has gone virtual for the first time. Instead of jobseekers going to booths at a convention center, they’re going to an online platform set up by around 30 local SMEs.”

Newsweek: South Korea, Hailed For Pandemic Response, Backtracks On Reopening After Covid-19 Cases Jump

Newsweek: South Korea, Hailed For Pandemic Response, Backtracks On Reopening After Covid-19 Cases Jump. “Despite recently reopening businesses amid an impressive decline in new coronavirus case, the South Korean government has issued a nationwide health advisory for bars and nightclubs to close down for 30 more days after health officials tracked 13 new cases to a single person who attended five nightclubs and bars in the country’s capital city of Seoul.”

Yonhap News Agency: S. Korea approves 680 mln won for digital archiving of inter-Korean excavation project

Yonhap News Agency: S. Korea approves 680 mln won for digital archiving of inter-Korean excavation project . “The government on Monday approved the spending of 688 million won (US$565,000) on creating a digital archive of relics found from a historical site in North Korea through an inter-Korean excavation project, the unification ministry said. The Inter-Korean Exchange and Cooperation Promotion Council approved the expenditure plan necessary to build the archive, including fees for data processing, creating content and consulting, according to the ministry.”

Yonhap News Agency: Gov’t to integrate databases on victims of Japan’s forced labor

Yonhap News Agency: Gov’t to integrate databases on victims of Japan’s forced labor . “South Korea will integrate databases on Koreans conscripted as forced labor or soldiers during Japan’s colonial rule, the National Archives of Korea (NAK) said Monday. At present, the databases containing lists of Korean victims of Japan’s wartime forced labor and military conscription are spread among several state institutions, including the NAK, the National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Occupation and the National Institute of Korean History.”

NHK World Japan: Data journalism is helping restore faith in media in South Korea

NHK World Japan: Data journalism is helping restore faith in media in South Korea. “TV networks, newspapers, and news sites have in recent years had to contend with drastic changes in the media landscape. The dissemination of vast amounts of false information has damaged public trust in news outlets. But some experts say the way to combat this erosion in trust is by reporting with a purely empirical focus. One method of doing so is data journalism, or reporting based on the analysis of data released by governments, corporations, and other bodies. In South Korea, it has become increasingly wide-spread.”

Yonhap News Agency: Yonhap’s English news YouTube channel tops 100,000 subscribers

Yonhap News Agency: Yonhap’s English news YouTube channel tops 100,000 subscribers. “‘KOREA NOW,’ English-language YouTube news channel run by Yonhap News Agency, South Korea’s key news wire service, saw its subscribers top 100,000 just 11 months after its launch, the channel said Monday… Also, it opened a new website… making all KOREA NOW’s YouTube content accessible even to non-subscribers on both computers and smart devices, offering an optimized page for each platform.”

Yonhap News Agency: Seoul approves 640 mln won for digital archiving of inter-Korean relics excavation project

Yonhap News Agency: Seoul approves 640 mln won for digital archiving of inter-Korean relics excavation project . “The government on Monday approved the spending of 640 million won (US$532,000) on building a digital archive of relics found from a historical site in the North through the two Koreas’ joint excavation project, the unification ministry said.”