Korean Press Foundation (KPF) visits Department of Communication at Kennesaw State University


KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 24, 2010) — Sponsored by the Korean Press Foundation (KPF), a group of nine Korean journalists and three researchers came November 5, 2007, to visit the Department of Communication at Kennesaw State University and hear Professor Len Witt’s lecture on citizen journalism. The journalists currently work as editors, reporters, and researchers in mainstream South Korean newspapers. Dr. Thierry Leger, Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, attended the meeting, and Dr. Birgit Wassmuth gave the welcome. The continental breakfast was provided by the Korean Association of Metro Atlanta. A follow-up dinner, sponsored by the Chosun Daily News-Atlanta, was held at Myungawon (a Korean restaurant in Duluth, GA) at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

Desiring the opportunity to increase our global network and awareness of South Korea, communication faculty Dr. Allison, Professor Phillips, and Dr. Kim attended the dinner and met with Korean journalists and people from the Korean community. Participants, including representatives from KPF, Dr. Birgit Wassmuth, and Professor Len Witt, hope to continue building both friendly and professional relationships between Kennesaw State and KPF in the future.