Nikkei and the Columbia College Journalism Faculty in New York have awarded the annual Columbia-Nikkei Scholarship to Minju Kim, a 27-year-old knowledge journalist from South Korea.
“My schooling on the Columbia Journalism Faculty wouldn’t have been attainable with out the beneficiant help from the Columbia-Nikkei scholarship,” mentioned Kim, who is anticipated to graduate subsequent 12 months with a grasp’s diploma in knowledge journalism.
Earlier than beginning her research at Columbia, Kim labored as a media editor for South Korea’s local weather suppose tank Options for Our Local weather, the place she launched an interactive web site highlighting the nation’s public funding within the carbon-intensive oil and fuel sector.
Her wide-ranging expertise in media contains working as a producer for Arirang TV in South Korea masking the COVID-19 pandemic and different present information tales, and making a mini documentary collection for Twin Cities PBS within the U.S. that includes Somali artists in Minnesota.
“Via the Information Journalism program, I’m already beginning to make the most of the extraordinary energy of knowledge to report on points I deeply care about,” mentioned Kim. “As a knowledge journalist, I hope to proceed reporting on local weather and power insurance policies in Asia, making the problem extra outstanding and accessible to others.”
Kim is a graduate of Macalester School within the U.S., the place she earned a bachelor’s diploma in media research and two minors in pc science and artwork historical past.
Established in 2017, the Columbia-Nikkei Scholarship awards $100,000 to an excellent scholar residing in Asia who has an curiosity in knowledge and enterprise journalism.