This is the personal homepage of Nakho Kim. I have been working as a media researcher and practitioner for quite some time, focusing on participatory online journalism, differences in news media systems, understanding how news ecologies work in our digital era, and other relevant topics to help building a better informed democracy.
At the same time I am involved in popular culture topics such as sociocultural contexts of comics, digital game education, etc.
– This is a list of courses I have taught at the university-level.
– Much of the journalistic projects and articles are being done in Korean media outlets.
– This is a list of selected academic writings.
As for this blog: it opened a long long long time ago when WordPress was still at 1.x. It was abandoned for a long time, while I experimented with other channels in the vast media environment. Kinda sorta opening it up again, because those somewhere-elses are becoming increasingly dysfunctional.
About the title of this blog: the public sphere is not a place, but a set of (inter)actions of the people in it and around it. We are the public sphere, in as long as we make it happen through rational communication to make our societies work better for our common good. Mostly, we don’t.