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PUBLISH launches "PUBLISH Institute for News and Technology"

16 Feb. 2022

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From left to right: Professor Kim Daekyung of Dong-A University, Professor Yang Seungchan of Sookmyung Women's University, Professor Kang Sanghyeon of Yonsei University, PUBLISH CEO Sonny Kwon, and PUBLISH CRO Wayne Kim.

PUBLISH is pleased to announce the opening of the “PUBLISH Institute for News and Technology,” or PINT.

The opening ceremony, which was held at PUBLISH’s Sejongno office, was attended by, among others, PUBLISH CEO Sonny Kwon; Professor Kang Sanghyeon of Yonsei University’s Department of Communication and the 25th President of the Korean Association for Broadcasting and Telecommunications Studies (KABS); Professor Yang Seungchan of Sookmyung Women's University and the 47th President of the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies (KSJCS); and PUBLISH CRO (Chief Research Officer) Wayne Kim. 

In his opening remarks, PUBLISH CEO Sonny Kwon said that “PINT would serve as an opportunity for PUBLISH to transition from a startup to a medium-sized company,” adding that “PUBLISH is committed to improving the news ecosystem through technology and journalism education.”

In his congratulatory remarks, Professor Kang Sanghyeon expressed his excitement and support for the institute, which aims to improve the news ecosystem through technology.

“Investing in research and development is not an easy decision to make for any company,” added Professor Yang Seungchan, “but I am confident that PINT will play an important role in the development of journalism in Korea.”

PUBLISH CRO Wayne Kim, who will also serve as PINT’s inaugural president, explained that the institute’s primary focus is to inform media organizations about the potential of emerging technologies and provide education for journalists.

As part of this mission, PINT plans to publish research reports, host forums and seminars, and provide training and consultation to media companies interested in how to best utilize emerging technologies.

It also plans to accelerate 10 journalism-specialized research and education organizations by 2025.

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