Dong Moon Joo
Dong Moon Joo is a Korean American businessman. A member of the Unification Church, he is best known as the president of the church-affiliated newspaper The Washington Times. In 2009 Joo was let go from the Times by its then owner, Hyun Jin Moon. In 2011 he was again serving as president of the Times and visited North Korea, along with Unification Church president Hyung Jin Moon and Pyeonghwa Motors president Sang Kwon Park, to offer condolences on the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Joo was born in North Korea and is now a citizen of the United States. During the presidency of George W. Bush, Joo had undertaken unofficial diplomatic missions to North Korea in an effort to improve its relationship with the United States.
- The Bush Administration’s Secret Link to North Korea, Aram Roston, The Daily Beast, February 7, 2012
- Rev. Sun Myung Moon said to be considering buying back Washington Times, Ian Shapira, Washington Post, August 25, 2010
- Unification Church president on condolence visit to N. Korea, Yonhap News, December 26, 2011