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Name  Choe Sang-hun

Role  Journalist
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Education  Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Awards  Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting

Choe Sang-Hun (Korean: 최상훈, born 1962) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning South Korean journalist.


Early life

Choe was born in Ulju-gun, Ulsan in southern South Korea. He received a B.A. in Economics from Yeungnam University and a master's degree in interpretation and translation from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.


Choe began his journalism career as a political reporter at The Korea Herald, an English-language daily. He joined the Associated Press' Seoul Bureau in 1994. While a correspondent there he won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for bringing to light the decades-old No Gun Ri Massacre. He was the first Korean to receive a Pulitzer Prize. He moved to the International Herald Tribune in 2005.

In 2010, he was named as the 2010–2011 academic year Koret Fellow in the Korean Studies Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, part of Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Selected works

  • Hanley, Charles J.; Choe, Sang-Hun; Mendoza, Martha (2001), The Bridge at No Gun Ri: a hidden nightmare from the Korean War, New York: Henry Holt and Co., ISBN 978-0-8050-6658-6, OCLC 46872329 
  • Kirk, Donald; Choe, Sang-Hun (2006), Korea Witness: 135 years of war, crisis and news in the land of the morning calm, Seoul: Eunhaeng Namu, ISBN 978-89-5660-155-7, OCLC 708318187 
  • Choe, Sang-Hun; Torchia, Christopher (2006), Looking for Mr. Kim in Seoul: a guide to Korean expressions, New York: Infini Press, ISBN 978-1-932457-03-2, OCLC 123193849 
  • References

    Choe Sang-hun Wikipedia