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Posts Tagged ‘South Korea’

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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Kickstarter Crunches the Potato Salad Numbers

Kickstarter’s official blog was launched in 2009. Today, perhaps, it should close. Because it seems hard to believe that the mic can be dropped harder than after the project that closed Saturday with $55,492 in the crowd-funded bank.

From Fred Benenson and David Gallagher‘s post “Potato Salad: By the Numbers:”

Traffic to the project page quickly took off and eventually reached 4.1 million visits. That made it the fourth-most-viewed project page in Kickstarter’s history…

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The Simpsons As Told By Banksy

The opening sequence to Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons was created by UK street artist Banksy, and is worth a viewing or twelve.

Banksy was reportedly inspired by the outsourcing of Simpson‘s animation to studios in South Korea.