Korean Communication and Mass Media Research: Negotiating the West's Influence

Jukka Pekka Jouhki


The purpose of this article is to introduce the context and current developments in Korean communication and mass media research, which is fairly unknown in the global acedemic forum. First the cultural context and mediascape will be presented and then the knowledge production of the discipline will be discussed in relation to its Western influences. Lastly some weak and strong signals for the future of the discipline will be suggested.

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