Mason Korea Empowers Local Students with Global Media and Information Literacy Program

Mason Korea recently hosted the 2023 Global Media & Information Literacy Education Camp in collaboration with the Incheon Office of Education East Asia Global Education Institute (IEGI). 

The five-day program was designed to provide 34 local middle and high school students with an immersive learning experience, with a strong emphasis on enhancing their English communication skills. 

Led by alumni researcher Dr. Youngjin Kang (Conflict Resolution, Ph.D., '07) and Mason Korea professors Tony Covello and Seoyoung Lee along with other industry experts, the program offered a rich curriculum encompassing global media theory, communication strategies, and content production techniques. Members of Mason Korea's student-led media outlet, The Voice, also served as native English-speaking mentors. 

Students also visited the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) Headquarters in Seoul as part of the program. 

"This was an enriching experience that allowed me to learn in-depth about global media and news writing from instructors with diverse backgrounds, including journalists, special correspondents, and think tank researchers,” said a student participant. “I also obtained first-hand experience in content creation and video production."

“This program offered valuable experiences for budding journalists in our local community and Mason Korea’s The Voice students who served as mentors under the guidance of our faculty,” said Christina Cha, Director of Mason Korea’s Office of Development and Strategic Partnerships. “We will continue to offer diverse learning experiences beyond the school walls for students in our community,” she added.