Kwang Young Shin


Head of the Criminal Justice Team,  Dong-A Ilbo (Seoul, South Korea)

Using digital storytelling to maximize the reach of Korea’s legacy media  Judge

Kwang Young Shin is the director of criminal justice and social issues at Dong-A Ilbo in Seoul, South Korea. Shin has covered national stories ranging from the Sewol ferry sinking to the historical trial of Korean President Park's impeachment. His most notable work is an in-depth narrative examining suicides through a psychological autopsy of 60 cases. In addition to reporting, he was also involved in driving the newspaper’s digital strategy while working in the business department. Shin has won multiple awards including the Korea Journalist Prize, the Korean equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Shin holds a B.A. in English literature from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Korea and an M.B.A. from Aalto University School of Business in Finland.