Want to read, watch, or listen to the most up-to-date Korean news in English? There are many Korean news sources available that you can use to keep yourself up to date on all of Korea’s current events. Here are a few sources where you can find Korean news in English!
The Korea Times: Foreigner-Specific News
The KoThe Korea Times is one of the most popular sources for Korean news in English. It began publication at the start of the Korean War. It is updated daily, at around 10AM KST and covers a wide range of both Korean and foreign news.
The English-language version of the Korea Times covers domestic problems, business and technology, finance, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and international events. Additionally, it is one of the best sources of information on foreigner-specific news, including visa changes and news stories about the challenges foreigners face in Korea. Plus, if you want easily accessible daily updates, you can follow the newspaper’s Facebook and Twitter feeds or subscribe to their Youtube channel.
The Chosun Ilbo: The OG
The Chosun Ilbo, which was created in 1920, is the oldest of South Korea’s prominent newspapers. It publishes national and political news, as well as business, sports, entertainment, health, and lifestyle news in Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese. The Chosun Ilbo publishes news updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Korea JoongAng Daily: NY Times Affiliate
Another source of Korean news in English is the Korea JoongAng Daily. It is a New York Times affiliated news source. It publishes both a physical daily newspaper and maintains a website in English. You can follow Korea JoongAng Daily on social media for more in-depth news updates.
Korea Herald: Foreigner Favorite
The Korea Herald is one of the main sources of Korean news in English for foreigners living in Korea. It is the only Korean newspaper that is a member of the Asia News Network (ANN). The newspaper publishes daily news on business, finance, entertainment, and sports, as well as worldwide news.
Yonhap News: 73 Languages
Yonhap News offers the widest range of languages of any Korean news outlet. It is in fact Korea’s equivalent of the “Associated Press” in the United States. It provides news to roughly 73 foreign news agencies including In English, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish, and French. You can follow them on their social media platform to get up-to-date Korean and international news.
Hankyoreh: Most Reliable
Hankyoreh is the most reliable and authoritative newspaper in Korea. It covers a wide spectruThe Hankyoreh is the most reliable and authoritative newspaper in Korea. Hankyoreh covers a wide spectrum of news from national to international, on topics including eco-business, cultural, and updates on North Korea. It publishes stories in news in English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
Kyunghyang Shinmun: Most Scandalous
The Kyunghyang Shinmun is an independent daily newspaper that publishes both English and Korean versions of the latest news in South Korea. It publishes a lot of controversial articles scrutinizing the government and large corporations. If you want to know the latest juicy controversies, this is the site for you!
Pulse Korea: Best for Business
This is the English version of Maeil Business Newspaper. Pulse News Korea provides visually enhanced material and simple navigation on its mobile app available on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Pulse offers a wide range of financial stories covering not only Korea but Asia as a whole. The newspaper social media accounts are also updated on a daily basis.
I hope you found this post helpful. Which other source of Korean news in English do you recommend?