Oh Yeon-ho at the OhmyNews citizen reporters' forum in June 2005
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Oh Yeon-ho (born 1964) is the founder of "citizen journalism" in South Korea, and CEO of OhmyNews a new approach to cyber-journalism in which ordinary citizens can contribute to a major news organization through being at news events, filing reports, and having their work verified and edited by a trained news staff. He is seen as one of the pivotal figures in the contemporary culture of South Korea.
Oh was born in 1964 in Gokseong. He graduated from Yonsei University in 1988 with a degree in Korean literature. He earned a master's degree in journalism from Regent University in 1998 and has a PhD in mass-communication at Sogang University in Seoul. In 2006, he received the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award for his work with information technology, most specifically his pioneering development of OhmyNews and the society-transforming contributions that resulted.
A media career
- 1988-1999 Reporter, Chief Reporter in Monthly magazine <Mahl>
- 1995-1997 Correspondent in Washington, DC in Monthly magazine <Mahl>
- Feb 22th 2000 Foundation of Internet News <OhmyNews> CEO, The managing editor of Internet News <OhmyNews>
- 2007-2009 President of Korea Internet Newspaper Association
- 2016~ Head director of Corporation 'ggumtlee'
Award winning career
- May, 2001 Awarded <The Media Grand Prize of This Year>
- Oct, 2001 Selection <55 people of South Korea>
- Dec, 2001 Winning the Grand prize <Democratic Press Award>
- Oct, 2004 Winning the Grand prize <Ahn Jong-Pil Press Award>
- Jan, 2006 Awarded <Management Innovation>
- Oct, 2007 Awarded <Medal of Missouri University>
- Ranked 16th in 'This year's 50s for IT characters' as UK Information Technology(IT) site (www.silicon.com) (The first place-Ray Ozzie of MS, The second place-Eric Schmidt of Google)
- OhmyNews official site
- Howard W. French "Online Newspaper Shakes Up Korean Politics" New York Times, March 6, 2003
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