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South Korea's news outlets chase the digital dream

Studying global peers and leveraging COVID credibility could spur online growth

SEOUL -- When The New York Times was looking to relocate some of its operations out of Hong Kong earlier this year, the U.S. media heavyweight chose Seoul, citing among other reasons the freedom of South Korea's press.

But while the NYT comes seeking a free and open market, local newspapers are also hoping to get something out of next year's move: insight into how media outlets can go digital without going broke.

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