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Korea Press Foundation

KPF History

As the root of the press and journalism in Korea,
the KPF continues to pioneer new hopes for Korean journalism!

  • 2014

    December
    • Named a “transparent” institution in the Public Institution Integrity Evaluation 2014.
    September
    • Launched the Future Innovation Committee.
    • Declared the Disaster Reporting Principles of news media associations
    August
    • Launched the Disaster Safety Control Group.
    June
    • Provided support for the psychotherapy of journalists covering the Sewol-ho tragedy.
    April
    • Signed MOUs with 17 education offices on NIE programs.
    • Provided NIE program (“Newspapers for Dreams” to 80 schools with free semesters.
    February
    • Organization reform: launched the Public Relations and New Business Development Teams.
    January
    • Provided NIE infrastructure for free semesters and won the Minister Award.
    • Held the Business Plan Briefing 2014.
  • 2013

    December
    • Kim Byung-ho inaugurated as new chairman.
    June
    • Received A-grade for the head of management and B-grade overall in the Public Institution Management Evaluation.
    March
    • Named one of the top public institutions in the Ministry of Gender Equality’s Family Friendliness Index Survey 2012.
  • 2012

    November
    • Named by Statistics Korea as a Statistics-Keeping Institute.
    September
    • Ranked No. 1 in the Copyright Trust Management Institutions Evaluation.
    August
    • Certified by the Ministry of Education as an Education Contribution Institution (NIE).
    May
    • Won the Presidential Award on the 1st Day of Voters.
    January
    • Completed the construction of the Public Newspaper Distribution Center.
  • 2011

    December
    • Developed the Government Advertising Media Operating System (GAMOS).
    October
    • Organized the National NIE Competition 2011.
    April
    • Launched the Newspaper Reading Blog and twitter "Dadoc Dadoc"
  • 2010

    November
    • Launched the Digital News Distribution System Service using cloud computing.
    September
    • Launched FORME, a media education search engine and database.
    March
    • Served as the secretariat for the Intensive Public Opinion Survey Commission.
    February
    • Established as the Korea Press Foundation, merging the previous Korea Press Foundation, the Korea Commission for the Press, and the Korean Newspaper Circulation Service.
    January
    • Lee Sung-jun inaugurated as inaugural chairman of the KPF.
  • 2009

    December
    • Establishment of the KPF registered.
    • Previous Korea Press Foundation, the Korea Commission for the Press, and the Korean Newspaper Circulation Service all dissolved.
    November
    • National Media Education Teacher Competition held.
    August
    • KPF Establishment Promotion Group assembled.
    July
    • Act on the Promotion of Newspapers, Etc. (“Newspaper Act”) completely amended.
  • 2008

    March
    • Launched “Media Gaon,” media information portal site.
  • 2007

    June
    • Began to publish The Korea Journalism Review.
  • 2006

    October
    • Launched the Digital News Copyright Program.
  • 2005

    November
    • Korean Newspaper Circulation Service established.
    October
    • Korea Commission for the Press established.
  • 2004

    September
    • Launched the Local Press Commission projects.
  • 2002

    September
    • Began to serve as an agency of court real estate bid announcements.
  • 1999

    January
    • Korea Press Foundation established, merging the Korea Press Center, the Korea Press Institute, and the Korea Journalists Fund.
  • 1998

    December
    • KPF Inauguration General Assembly held to officially merge the three previously separate organizations, i.e., the Korea Press Center, the Korea Press Institute, and the Korea Journalists Fund.
  • 1994

    April
    • Held seminars and published a special collection in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the first issue of Newspapers and Broadcasting (Korea Press Institute).
  • 1992

    January
    • Began serving as an agency of government advertisements (Korea Press Center).
  • 1991

    October
    • KINDS won the Korea Newspaper Award (Korea Press Institute).
    • KINDS launched into service for all journalists nationwide.
  • 1989

    May
    • Korea Press Center (PR magazine) published (Korea Press Center).
  • 1985

    April
    • Korea Press Center opened, along with Members’ Club and Press Club.
  • 1984

    November
    • Korea Newspaper Center expanded and reorganized into Korea Press Center.
  • 1983

    November
    • “Research Report on the Legibility of Newspaper Prints” won the Korea Newspaper Award
      (Korea Press Institute).
  • 1981

    June
    • Korea Newspaper Research Institute expanded and reorganized into the Korea Press Research Institute.
  • 1974

    December
    • Korea Press Fund established.
  • 1964

    April
    • Korea Newspaper Research Institute established.
  • 1962

    May
    • Korea Newspaper Center established.

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