GK COVER REEL
Wrote “The final days of Karin Joy Bowerman and Cathy Huynh,” detailing the events surrounding the deaths of two expats who were traveling through Vietnam.
Gathered contributions from friends and family in memoriam.
Write “Is Korea’s EFL education failing?,” a cover story criticizing the Korean English education system. The article remains the No. 8 most read story on groovekorea.com.
Introduced the first annual readership survey in commemoration of the magazine’s seventh anniversary.
Took over as editorial director. Introduced infographics to the cover story.
Produced a 20-page cover package (the largest to date at the time) on community, volunteering, homelessness and shady charities.
Held the first annual Groove Korea Contributor Awards.
Collaborated with a local startup photography magazine for a cover story on winter travel.
Released the results and comments from the 2014 annual readership survey, and winners of the first annual Groove Korea Contributor Awards.
Published a highly controversial cover story on anti-black racism in Korea, which took six months to produce. The article remains the No. 3 most read story on groovekorea.com.
Cowrote a cover package on expat celebrities and their rise to the top, featuring a large cover story and four profiles, with professional photography.
I love sandwiches.
Published an 11-story cover package on women’s issues, including the corporate glass ceiling, feminism, the booming beauty industry, abortion, entrepreneurialism and violence against women.
The issue also expressed support for those affected by a ferry disaster that killed over 300 people, mostly students, and caused a national tragedy.
Published a story on homophobia and the AIDS stigma in Korea.
Published an 18-page special cover on the evolution of Korea’s main expat district, including new and archive photos and original illustrations.
Presented “Grow local,” a cover package on organic food initiatives, urban gardening and related features.
Published a cover story on the dying traditions and culture of Korea’s largest island.
Published a 12-page double cover story analyzing issues surrounding overseas adoptions and stigmas against unwed mothers in Korea.
Celebrated the magazine’s eighth anniversary with an introspection on eight sectors of Korean or expat society and a look back at Groove’s coverage of those issues over the years. The project involved 20 writers and editors.
Published a cover story criticizing the corporate corruption, bribery, government influence and lack of transparency that fuel Korea’s mainstream media.
Published a story profiling the marginalized Muslim community in Korea.
Published a cover story on sex workers’ fight for a safe environment. The story took one year to complete.
Celebrated the magazine’s 100th issue by profiling 100 people who influenced Korea’s food, music and arts, business, media or community. The project took eight months and involved 50+ writers, photographers and editors.