«Class of 2010

Kim Mi Kyung

Shinyoung Journalism Fellow
senior reporter, Seoul Shinmun Daily, Seoul, South Korea

Project: If and how the Six-Party Talks aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis can be evolved into a northeast Asia peace and security mechanism.

Kim was born Busan, Korea and raised in Seoul. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University in Seoul. She began her career in journalism in 1998 when she joined Seoul Shinmun Daily Newspaper, the country’s oldest media company, as a reporter. Since then she has worked in a variety of areas, including media, business and economy, finance, and arts & culture. She began writing about the dot-com boom in 2000, which made her the first “dot-com reporter” in Korea. Three years ago she moved to the political desk and covers such issues as the Six Party Talks on North Korea’s Nuclear Program. She has won a number of awards including the Korean Catholic Journalism Award for her series on “Net Holic” Syndrome, several Scoop and Feature Prizes for her series on banking system problems and for her in-depth reporting on the “Korean Culture Wave” in Asia and North Korea’s nuclear crisis and Six-Party Talks.

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