|Korea Times President Lee Byeong-eon, center in the second row, poses with MBA students and faculty from Westminster College at the newspaper's headquarters in Seoul, Friday. Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul.|
By Hong Ji-min
A group of 36 MBA students and professors from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, visited the newsroom of The Korea Times in Seoul, Friday.
Led by Prof. Mike Keene, director of the Technology Commercialization Department at the college, they had a chance to take a peek into journalism during their visit to the newspaper's headquarters as part of an academic field trip.
Korea Times President Lee Byeong-eon welcomed them with a brief presentation about the English daily and shared his views on the company's future and journalism trends in Korea.
Collin Bess, a student from the college, said he was surprised by the in-depth stories the Korea Times covers on a wide variety of topics from finance to international relations. "It is surprising that most of the readership actually comes from the United States."
Another student Ankur Verma said he was impressed by the size of Seoul. "It's much bigger than I had expected. I personally wanted to come here because I'm currently working in the fintech industry and I've been observing that Korea is one of the leaders in this field. This is why I came."
They will stay in Seoul until March 10, during which time they plan to visit leading companies in various industries. After their Seoul trip, the students will visit Hong Kong before returning to the United States.