David Hwang

In-Hyeok Hwang

South Korea

  • Program Year
  • 2003-04
  • Country of Current Residence
  • U.S.A.
  • City/Town of Current Residence
  • New York City
  • Current Position
  • Correspondent
  • Organization
  • Maeil Business Newspaper
  • Profession(s)
  • Journalist

  • Sector(s)
  • Communications (including media), Economics, Journalism
  • Language(s)
  • Korean, English, Japanese
  • Interest(s) / Expertise
  • economics, freedom of speech, journalism, news media
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In-Hyeok (David) is a journalist with Maeil Business Newspaper, one of the most influential daily newspapers in South Korea. He has covered the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, the Bank of Korea, National Tax Service and Korean big conglomerates including Samsung, LG and Hyundai. And he has been working as a New York Correspondent since July 2015. As a journalist, he has interviewed over 100 CEOs of multinational corporations and government officials. More than ten times, he was awarded the Best Exclusive News Award for scoops he uncovered.

For two years, he served as a vice chairman of the Journalists Association of Korea, the largest organization of professional journalists with a current membership of over 10,000 individuals. It was a precious experience to help protect his country’s freedom of speech and improve the quality of its journalism.

In-Hyeok has co-authored the “Knowledge for Action” report, the “Knowledge Revolution” report and “The New Intellectual”, which have influenced national direction. He has continuously struggled to enhance the right-to-know for ordinary people and deliver appropriate solutions for government. International trade imbalances, the role of superpowers, and north-south reunification are some of the main issues he wants to develop from now on. He is passionate in his view that, “Journalism is about being the voice that contributes to the good of society.”

In-Hyeok is a graduate of Sung Kyun Kwan University with a Bachelor of Economics and received his master’s degree at the Yonsei University Graduate School of Economics.

As a Fellow

During his Sauvé year, David spent most of his time studying Korea’s reunification and global economic development. He also enjoyed traveling in many tourist attractions in Canada. He had a great opportunity to experience cultural differences in the presence of other Fellows at Sauvé House.