The East-West Center's annual Korea-United States Journalists Exchange normally sends six to eight Korean journalists to the United States and six to eight U.S. journalists to South Korea to meet with government and business leaders, academics, non-governmental organizations and other members of the community. The program seeks to introduce journalists to the political, security, economic, cultural and social issues of each country. Open to working print, online and broadcast journalists in the U.S. and Korea with a minimum of five years' experience.
The focus of the 8th Korea-United States Journalists Exchange , June 12-25, 2012, will be on the impact of 2012 presidential elections and the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement on the bilateral relationship.
After their study tours, the US and Korean journalists will meet for a one-day dialogue at the Korea Press Foundation in Seoul to discuss the relationship between their countries and how media coverage of US-Korea issues can be enhanced.
All participants will then attend the East-West Center’s 3rd International Media Conference  in Seoul on June 22-24.
This program should be especially interesting to journalists. With presidential elections in both the US and South Korea and with recent approval of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, the 2012 Exchange will occur during an important time in the bilateral relationship. Additionally, at the end of the Exchange fellows will attend the East-West Center’s 3rd International Media Conference in Seoul, one of the largest media events in the region. This 3-day conference will look at news and media issues in Asia and the Pacific through the prism of new media.
Deadline: February 8, 2012.
Contact: Marilyn Li,  Seminars Specialist, East-West Seminars
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848