Oh Yeon-ho

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Oh Yeon-ho
Oh Yeon-ho at the OhmyNews citizen reporters' forum in June 2005
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Alma mater Yonsei University
Regent University
Sogang University
Korean name
Hangul 오연호
Revised Romanization O Yeon-ho
McCune–Reischauer O Yŏnho

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.

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