Sung Joon Kim, one of the well-known national news anchors from SBS paid a visit to Chadwick International to educate our 5th graders about media’s past and present. He shared his knowledge and experiences as an anchor for more than two decades in the Korean media, providing students with in-depth insight and perspective as part of CI’s current Unit of Inquiry on media. Throughout his presentation, he shared his daily routine, such as how the decisions are being made in the news room, as well as how the media has changed over the years. Mr. Kim also discussed about some media bias and accuracy, encouraging the students to look at more than one source for information that they seek. One of the impressive insights was that although he has reporters working for him, he still conducts his own research every day for information and news.
Throughout the unit, one of the main goals was to push the students to become more alert and literate about the media and to be cautious of what they read and see every day on the internet. Towards the end of the presentation, Mr. Kim was inundated with well thought questions from our enthusiastic and excited students.