The Blessed First Step
Munhwa News took a big step as MHN in creating contents.
On the afternoon of the 7th at MHN's Media Center in Mapo-Gu of Seoul the opening ceremony of 'All ABOUT MHN MEDIACENTER' took place. The opening ceremony started at 8 PM with chief editor Wooram Lee and actress Sojung Jung's host. Pop-pera singer Siyeon Park, girl group RAMISU, and actor Chanmi Park performed while Sungnam mayor Jaemyoung Lee and other parliament members such as Hyewon Son, Yunkyung Jae shared congratulating words.
Seung-Yun Lee, CEO of Taejung Group opened the event with his welcoming words,
"Media started from text and developed into sound and then into a generation of images, videos. Now thanks to the improved technology a both side interactive video era of a one-man-broadcasting system begun. Many media channels have opened a range of choices for viewers and this is now leading to the importance of producing great contents. MHN will create the best broadcasting contents by thinking differently and moving forwardly. MHN will update its contents in English, Chinese, Indonesia, and Japanese versions."
Lydia Park, the vice president followed by sharing,
"Munhwa News now becoming a broadcast is a great honor and joy. The original motto of Munhwa News was 'Life with Culture', to melt in life as culture putting human as the main source. The fourth industrialization has begun but we do not have to fight with machines but partner with them. Media Center will bridge the empathy machines lack and hope MHN grows as a platform which shares warmth in the eyes of the viewers as people."
The Yesterdays and Todays of Munhwa News' MHN
Wooram Lee, the chief editor of Munhwa News introduced the media's history.
"Munhwa News started three years ago. I got to know CEO Jinno Ju and vice president Lydia Park five years ago and then there was no culture art based media platform, something very ironic when the government was promoting a 'culture innovation'. We started from that frustration of not having a news platform that provided a ray of culture art contents. Starting June of last year we partnered with NAVER, DAUM and more mega portal sites of Korea opening up with more readers and viewers. Now up to 150,000 people a day and 4,500,000 people visit our site. The Same time around last year only 30,000 - 40,000 people visited. But now according to 'Ranki Dot Com' we're the highest ranking media in the culture and art category."
Lastly, Jinno Ju, the CEO of Munhwa News MHN said,
"Munhwa News could stand where it is thanks to Seung-Yun Lee, Lydia Park, Wooram Lee and everyone here. Today is a day in opening Munhwa News as MHN, a global media center. Starting from today, Munhwa News MHN will bring lifestyle contents, indie music, live streaming of shows and more contents to your living room."
Those Who Joined the Opening
At the opening ceremony of MHN MediaCenter, 'Chungchoon Browned Rice' from VitaFoods, 60 Tosstrucks, 30 small sized FreshCode and 30 cup-babs from Chunchoon was supported. There was also a pre-open broadcast starting 1 PM of the ceremony's opening. Many other events including SNS author Sungyul Jung's 'Cali-gori between You and I', 'Hongdae Friday Makeup Show' with Beauty creator 'Scarlet', 'One Mic Show @ Hongdae' with MC Hansai, AG Sungeun and more took place.
Translated by_ Gen_E