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Columbia-Nikkei journalism scholarship awarded to Kim Bo-gyung

Former Korea Herald reporter wins $100,000 prize for data journalism

The annual Columbia-Nikkei Scholarship started in 2017. (Source photos by Nikkei and Getty Images)

TOKYO -- Nikkei and the Columbia Journalism School in New York have awarded the third annual Columbia-Nikkei Scholarship to Kim Bo-gyung, a 29-year-old former Korea Herald reporter, for her outstanding academic achievements.

Kim Bo-gyung is the third winner of Nikkei and the Columbia Journalism School's annual scholarship.

"I am keen on telling stories using data and contextualizing numbers with human stories," said Kim, who is expected to graduate next year with a master's degree in data journalism.

A 2015 graduate of Yonsei University in Seoul, Kim worked as a prime-time weathercaster for Arirang TV, a Seoul-based international English-language network, before joining The Korea Herald, South Korea's leading English-language newspaper, in July 2016.

As a beat reporter, she has covered the automobile, steel and energy industries as well as South Korea's National Assembly. After graduation, she says she plans to cover stories about how everyday life intersects with economics.

Kim was born in Greece and raised in South Korea, Singapore, the U.S. and Canada.

"I'm grateful to Nikkei for providing amazing opportunities to reporters in Asia to hone the basics of journalism and expand their horizons at the Columbia Journalism School," Kim said.

Established in 2017, the annual scholarship awards $100,000 to a student residing in Asia who has an interest in data journalism or business and economics.

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