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Jae Young Kim

Deputy Editor/Reporter, MBC

Jae Young Kim has been a journalist for over 15 years. He was a reporter in Dong-a Ilbo, one of the top three national newspapers in Korea, and now works as an editor/producer of the Anchor’s Eye, a 6-minute independent section of prime time news at MBC, a nationwide public broadcasting-company in Korea.

Kim previously worked as a journalist and producer of sports program covering events including the EUFA Cup, Dakar Rally and golf tournaments. Kim has expertise in researching and investigating social irregularities. His work includes a series of reports uncovering suspicious trial distributions 2009 and an award-winning piece of work, Chairman's violent revenge (2007), which attracted significant attention and earned a number of awards from major media associations.

Kim has previously covered beats demanding high responsibility, including Chung Wa Dae (Korean presidential office), the Prosecutor’s Office, law courts and National Assembly where he has mostly been a team leader.

After working as a daily news reporter for many years, Kim is now longing for to refresh his education. He recently published a master’s degree thesis, researching communication problems between the government, public and the media which won Dean‘s Award 2016, at the Graduate School of MCPR, Konkuk Univ - despite Kim suffering from MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) after the disease broke out in Korea.

Kim is looking forward to extending his research at the Reuters Institute.