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4.9 - Episode 9 of 25, 21

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 9 of 25, 21, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do and Nam Joo Hyuk as Baek Yi-jin. This is a special episode. Ernabel Demillo is back! Ernabel is Department Chair of the Communication and Media Culture Department at Saint Peter's University and host of the Emmy-award winning "Asian American Life" show on CUNY-TV.

Ernabel shares her experience being a reporter and news anchor, and provides amazing insight into this episode, including:

  • How networks decide to do special shows

  • How stories are assigned to reporters, and special projects usually go to special teams, not the day to day reporters

  • The journalist code of ethics

  • How journalists should recuse themselves from stories when they have a connection to the subjects

  • How journalists actually do have editorial differences with their photographers and videographers

  • How networks and newspapers don’t allow their subjects to see stories before they are published or aired

  • How junior journalists are never tasked with big, important projects

  • How shows about TV and print journalism always get it wrong, except for the movies Spotlight and Broadcast News

Listen to this episode to get our take on this episode and laugh your head off. 

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K Drama Chat is a weekly podcast where we take one Korean (K) Drama each season and and recap and analyze each episode. K Drama Chat is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.

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