"The work of the Hanyang University (HYU) media has been weakened too much. As we are one of the prestigious universities, we have pride and have become professionals." Lee Dong-yeol, General Manager of Press Administration Office at HYU, has taken charge as the chairman of the Press Conference in Seoul. As the chairman of the Press Conference which joins 38 universities in Seoul, he wants to inspire strong truth and pride to the HYU press.
Presently, there are three presses at HYU; the Hanyang Journal, the Hanyang University News and Hanyang University Broadcasting Station. At these three media, he has undertaken all of administration, planning and budget. And also he makes requests to the school authorities and executes the work. So, Mr. Lee described his role as a press general manager at HYU. To strengthen the work of media at HYU, he makes use of his youthful experience gained at press office to be a bridge between each media and the school authorities.
He also mentioned some of his works which have been done as Press General Manager since September 2007. For example, during summer vacation, Hanyang University Broadcasting Station's old and decrepit facilities were largely reconstructed and now the broadcasting station staff work will be easier.
He said "It has already been one year since I began work as press general manager. Meanwhile there have been great and trivial matters. And as press administrator, I have given necessary material help for the press."Mr. Lee has an important part for the media at HYU. He gives mental and material aid to the media at HYU for a better working environment.
However, he was unsatisfied with the press at HYU. So he tried working the best things. He said, "In my opinion, as a financial question and support, the presses do not work more variously and broadly. But, student reporters and managers have worked proudly and certainly rather than dissatisfaction with such poor finances. I would like to fix lots of problems patiently and hope you would trust me." Mr. Lee also emphasized the role of the university media. He said, "I think that the university presses are discriminated against from other existing presses. On a pre-society ground, they should gather news and write an article exactly and clearly like a college student. And also lots of university presses try to exchange opinions with each other and it will develop mutually from the meeting."
Finally, he wanted to mention to all of the HYU media. He said, "As one of the major universities in Korea, the press working at HYU stagnates compared to other major and minor universities. From now on, with suitable press working, I will support the presses to feel proud of themselves as student reporters and activate a lot. Also I hope that students working on HYU media become nice members of the community based on university's experience as student reporter."