Chin will kick off a session on "The Next Generation of Media" at the 58th World Newspaper Congress, the annual meeting of the world’s press organised by the World Association of Newspapers.
At the Congress, which is expected to draw more than 1,000 publishers, CEOs, managing directors and other senior newspaper executives, Chin will talk about his country’s visions for a digital information society, examining Korea’s tremendous advances in technology and how they can be applied.
Chin says, "Koreans are stronger in applying current technologies than in developing original technologies. Nevertheless we must focus more on developing original technologies. We have to create an environment where our engineers can learn about the newest technologies from the world’s leading companies."
With the internet now maturing and a range of new wireless and portable forms of media evolving, the Congress session on the next generation of media will eamine the successful use of these media by newspaper companies and outline the new media business models that could spell success for the press.
Chin will be joined in the session by Fred Hilmer, chief executive of John Fairfax Holdings in Australia, Shinichi Hakoshima, president of Japan’s Asahi Shimbun, and Sandy Romualdez, president of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.