A journalist and ethnographer, Kyuwon is currently working for Solutions Journalism Network as an International Associate. He received an MA degree in Media, Culture, Communication at New York University where he researched about transnational media economy of Hallyu in Latin America.
Previously, he worked for Asan Institute for Policy Studies as a research assistant, interviewing 26 North Korean defectors who were formerly incarcerated in North Korea's prison. He also worked for Dong-A Ilbo, a Seoul-based newspaper. He is a former Airforce Sergeant of the Republic of Korea Air Force.
In 2016, he co-founded a mobile-based news publication, Issue & Paper which aimed to make the findings of academic papers more accessible and social-friendly.
M.A., Media, Culture, Communication, New York University
B.A., Sociology, Yonsei University
Awards & Nominations
N3Con Fellowship, Columbia Journalism School, 2019
M.A. Research and Professional Development Fund, New York University, 2019
Mitchell Leaska Scholarship, New York University, 2018
Fulbright Graduate Study Award, U.S. Department of State, 2017
Steinhardt Graduate School Scholarship, New York University, 2017
Op-Ed Writing Competition (Finalist), Korea Research Reporters Asso., 2016
Economics Article Competition (Excellence Award), Financial News, 2015
News Essay Competition (Finalist), Korean Newspaper Asso., 2011