VIDEO REPORTS FROM SOUTH KOREA AND AMERICA
An interactive feature about South Koreans in Seoul – the speedy capitalist capital separated from nuclear-armed and impoverished North Korea by a Demilitarized Zone. After rocket-speed growth, then a near financial meltdown, the economy is precarious. The young compete to find decent jobs. Koreans in America are competitive, too, seeking out the best opportunities in business, education and lifestyles. Some retain deep ties to South Korea.
These stories were produced by reporters trained in the "Digital TV and the World" special project and the “Reporting on Korea” class at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley. According to project director Todd Carrel, the digital journalists travel the world to "find interesting stories that help reveal the fabric of a community." The series began in 2002 with stories about ordinary people — from a fishing village near Nagasaki, to the rainforests of Peru, to the streets of Phnom Penh.
The Center for Digital TV and the World, a project of the Tides Center in San Francisco, is supported by major gifts from The Henry Luce Foundation and the The Skirball Foundation, with additional support from The Pacific Century Institute, ANA and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Institute of East Asian Studies and Office of Resources for International Studies.
CREDITS: The Center for Digital TV and the World in association with the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Stories by Anne Brice, Shirley Lau, Jessica Lum, Tyler Orsburn and Hyunjin Seo; with Diana Jou.
Digital TV and the World Instructor: Todd Carrel; Special Advisor: Sangho Lee; Special Mentors: Ben de la Cruz, Samantha Grant, Choe Sang-Hun; Zachary Stauffer and Christopher Beaver; Technical Advisors: Jim Richards, Roy Baril.
The Center for Digital TV and the World, a project of the Tides Center in San Francisco, is supported by The Henry Luce Foundation, The Skirball Foundation, The Pacific Century Institute, ANA, and UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for Korea Studies, and the Office of Resources for International and Area Studies.
Thanks to Lee Gunho, John Christopher Carpenter and the faculty and students of Ewha Womans University. Production Associates: Jiyoung Ahn, Haesol Bae, Jeong Eun Bae, Eunjeong Cheon, Hyewon Choi, Sungmin Chung, Hojung Doh, Sieun Ha, Jihye Kang, Bomin Kim, Da Eun Kim, Daisy Kim, Hooyeon Kim, Jiyoung Kim, Juweon Kim, Minji Kim, Tae Rim Kim, Hyunjoo Lee, Seungju Lee, Young Eun Lee, Naye Sarah Noh, Yookyeong Oh, Carolyn Park, Jong Suk Park, Yu Jin Roh, Jihee Yoon and Jiwon Youn
Special thanks to Julia Chen; Neil Henry, Tom Goldstein, Lydia Chavez, Jon Else, Paul Grabowicz, Rob Gunnison, Richard Koci Hernandez, Jeremy Rue of the Graduate School of Journalism; Aaron Miller of the Center for Korean Studies; Marcus Brauchli, Ben de la Cruz, Wilson Andrews, Kat Downs and Chico Harlan of The Washington Post.
Web design and production by Jessica Lum. Title design by Diana Jou. Digital still by Shirley Lau. Infographic by Diana Jou and Shirley Lau.