Why Most of What You Read and Hear about North Korea is Nonsense

“It takes time before a report on North Korea is proven right or wrong, and even if a story turns out to be wrong, there is little disadvantage for reporting it,” Lee Won-sup, a former journalist who is now a professor of news media studies at Gachon University in South Korea, said during a seminar last week.

“That’s why we repeatedly see incorrect, sensational and fictional news reports quoting anonymous sources,” he said.

Choe Sang-hun and Rick Gladstone, “Cheating death, and the rumor mill, in North Korea,” The New York Times, May 19, 2014

Source: What’s Left

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