Research Report: Online Citizen Journalism and South Korea’s 2002 Election

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 4.37.16 PMThis report, written in 2007 for the Internet & Democracy Project at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, details the role of the citizen journalism web site OhMyNews on the 2002 presidential election in South Korea.

In this historic election, online activists, aided by platforms like OhMyNews, were instrumental in bringing the progressive outsider Roh Moo-Hyun to office. The report, which is a result of secondary research and primary interviews, analyzes the social, economic, and political context of OhMyNews, as well as the site’s business model.

Click here to download the report (PDF format).