Korean Government Online Newspaper

Korean government announced on 27th that it plans to launch an online newspaper for government-related news.  There is already serveral websites (i.e. http://www.news.go.kr) with similar content, but the plan is interesting because it seems to be modelled after OhmyNews.com with government employees acting as reporters.  Seoul city government has already been operating a similar online newspaper (http://inews.seoul.go.kr) with one full-time editor/reporter and 100 citizen reporters writing articles.

Many traditional newspaper publishers are accusing the government of oppressing the press by creating a competing online newspaper.  I think this is a cool thing although it should allow all branches of the government equal access to the newspaper.

I wonder if they are going to have ads and cartoons…

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