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NPR is Opening a South Korea Bureau

EliseHuPicElise Hu (pictured) has just landed one of the best jobs in American radio journalism. One that didn’t previously exist.

Beginning sometime next year, Hu will cover South Korea and Japan for NPR. Based out of the public radio service’s first-ever permanent Seoul posting, complementing the work being done out of Beijing, Shanghai, New Delhi and Islamabad. From today’s announcement:

Hu, who covers the intersection of technology and culture for NPR’s on-air, online and multimedia platforms, will take on a new role as NPR’s Seoul reporter.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of a bureau in Seoul,” said NPR’s acting senior vice president of news, Christopher Turpin. “This continues the tradition of NPR’s international coverage that goes beyond the headlines to bring strong voices and well told stories to our listeners at home, providing the necessary context to understand how world events affect our daily lives.”

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Author Credits FishbowlNY for Asian Publishing Deal

On the Internet, you just never know who might be reading.

RandyJerniganPic2Case in point: our June 24 post “Busy Author Circles Marie Osmond, Daniel Radcliffe and Ellen DeGeneres.” In the two weeks since publication, something exciting and wholly unexpected has transpired for Utah-based writer Randy Jernigan. Per some text provided by Jernigan’s U.S. publishing company rep:

On Monday July 7, contractual agreements were signed between Jernigan, Creative Partners Publishing and a newly formed Japanese publishing firm, Bunkyo-Ku Ltd. of Tokyo.

This agreement gives the Asian company co-publishing and distribution rights for the Asian market to Jernigan’s The Life and Career of Daniel Radcliffe and all succeeding books in the “fan book” series.

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Dow Jones to Acquire Full Ownership of WSJ.com Japanese Edition

Dow Jones & Company is set to expand its reach in Japan by acquiring SBI Holdings’ 40 percent stake in The Wall Street Journal Japan K.K., the co-publisher of WSJ.com’s Japanese-language edition. Once the purchase is made, Dow Jones will have full ownership of the site, with plans to grow the operations.

“The acquisition demonstrates Dow Jones’s continued investment in publishing, particularly in high-growth markets and in digital, local-language initiatives,” said Lex Fenwick, CEO of Dow Jones & Company and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, in a press release. “Together with the WSJ.com Chinese-language edition and soon-to-launch Bahasa Indonesia news site, the expansion in Japanese enables us to continue reaching new readers in Asia and to introduce them to the broader, comprehensive coverage of The Wall Street Journal worldwide.”

The Japanese language edition of the Journal is edited from the paper’s Tokyo bureau and carries a mix of local stories and articles translated from the U.S. version.