In Hanyang University (HYU) there are many media for expression of public opinion. "Weekly Hanyang" on the HYU website, "Ilovehanyang for junior", "Hi! HY Ansan", "Hanyang University Newspaper" in Korean, "Broad casting stations" and "The Hanyang Journal (the HJ)." They speak for the students' voice and the authorities of HYU. Among them the HJ is the only English publication. The HJ was launched on July, 1970 as The Hanyang Times. In 1980 the title had changed to the present name, the HJ. And it is a university media treating variety of issues in the society as well as on campus. The HJ is derived from the founding philosophy of HYU, "Love in Truth and in Deed" Student reporters are in the meantime taking role in collecting innovative news contents and taking professional editorship which leads to the production of the newspaper.
The first university newspaper published in Korea was "Soongdaesibo" from Soongsil University which was in Pyeongyang. Currently, there are university newspapers in almost all the universities. In the past, university student moved against dictatorship and university newspaper and also reported dictatorship and democratic movement. In the middle of 1990, reports about general social issues had increased which not only reported political topics but also culture, environment and news on campus. It helps students know the more information about diverse issues.
In addition, as a way for leaping to become a global university, many major universities in Korea started to publish english newspaper. The HJ was made for this purpose. There are many foreign students in HYU as school is growing to a global university in the world. The HJ targets foreign students and Korean student in HYU their readers. The HJ also sends magazines to several universities overseas to let them know the HYU.
To provide interesting articles for all readers the HJ puts diverse articles on many fields. It reports about social topics as well as campus news, scientific knowledge and Korean culture. The HJ pursues analytic columns which has deep analysis. Campus news, Hanyangians, Acropolis treats news in campus. Acropolis has contents that students have doubt about and news that readers should know or want to know. In the columns such as roaring and society the HJ requires Hanyangians' opinion about social issues. That is, the HJ is a media that can listen and serve students' voice.
Many universities support media in school involving English newspaper. Chung-Ang University runs coordinated media center and publishes eight times a year. CHUNG-ANG HERALD, english newspaper in Chung-Ang University has a sisterhood university visiting program to exchange information about university press as well as advertise their school. It strengthens reporters' ability and helps reporters make high quality magazines.
The HJ publishes magazines four times a year. The next year magazines are reduced to three a year. Until last year the HJ published six times a year. The reduction was planned to strengthen the website.
Do you know "Hanyangian.com"? The HJ opened new webzine this year. Woonil Baik, Ph.D. as an executive editor of The HJ said, "Through this site, we wish to communicate with hanyangian and to collect hanyangians' opinions and suggestions for our future improvement. Hanyangians can easily access many of our popular features at this site." The webzine is updated three times a semester. The HJ thinks "Hanyangian.com" is an important part which can help Hanyangians who like to read the Hanyang Journal access the columns written by the HJ. And it increases recognition about the HJ and helps hanyangians to be a global leader with the HJ.
Some hanyangians sometimes visit the HJ office asking for some copies of the magazines. Due to shortage of the HJ publication the HJ cannot meet to demand of the hanyangians. I? sorry that many hanyangians cannot get the Hanyang Journal.
By Kim Hye-in