UPDATE : 2019.9.22 SUN 11:08
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‘Old Boys’ of Herald Media have a special reunion

The former executives and editors of Korea’s leading English daily, The Korea Herald, and its Korean-language sister business daily (Herald Business) had an extraordinary meeting of the ‘Old Boys Club,’ their fraternity, at a Korean restaurant named Sinmiok located near the Pacific Hotel.

Chairman Yun Ik-Han of the ‘Herald Old Boys Club’ (standing) speaks to the former executives and editors of the Herald Media (The Korea Herald and Herald Business Daily)

Sinmiok is located near where the old building of The Korea Herald was in Hoehyeon-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, and arouses a sense of nostalgia among the ‘Old Boys’ because when they had time left before the editorial deadline of the day they used to discuss their encounters of the day over a few glasses of beer or soju with ‘Roseugui’ pieces of beef roasted on a charcoal fire.

Speaking to the ‘Old Boys,’ Chairman Yun Ik-Han said that the Club was planning an expanded reunion meeting in the near future with the participation of former CEOs of the Herald Corporation and also a picnic-type walk and trekking on a gentle hill on the outskirts of Seoul in late spring or early summer.

From left: Photo shows The Korea Herald ‘Old Boys’ who are, from left, former Managing Editor Choi Jang-Suk, former Cultural Editor Lee Kyung-sik and former Executive Dirctor Min Byung-il.

The meeting of the ‘Old Boys’ had some of the leading members promoted to fill the positions vacated by the seniors who had fulfilled their tour of duty.

Some of the members were active on new jobs after their retirement from The Korea Herald and Herald Business (including Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik who has been publishing The Korea Post for the past 29 years after his resignation from the Herald), while others enjoyed an ‘easy’ life on pensions and income deriving from their savings.

Seated second from left, front row, is Secretary General Lee Mun-Hee of the Club, fourth in the same row is Advisor Jeon Young-pyo of the National Unification Advisory Council and fifth in the row is Chairman Kim Kyung-Hae of Business Communications Korea who has newly become one of the six vice chairmen of the Club. Seated last in the same row (partly hidden) is Editorial Writer Choi Sung-jin of The Korea Times, who formerly worked at The Korea Herald.

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