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Polarization Deepens Even in Reading Competency After COVID-19

Polarization Deepens Even in Reading Competency After COVID-19

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — In the midst of the deepening of economic and academic gaps resulting from the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the gap in reading competency is also widening, a local research institute said Monday. According to a survey conducted by the Books & Society Research Institute of 3,000 respondents over [...]

S. Korean Adults Read 7.5 Books Every Year, Down by 1.9 Books Since 2017

S. Korean Adults Read 7.5 Books Every Year, Down by 1.9 Books Since 2017

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults are reading fewer books as video platforms such as YouTube and Netflix continue to replace them. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism reported on Wednesday that South Korean adults read an average of 7.5 books, both paper and electronic editions combined, every year. Compared to [...]

Government Expands Reading Initiatives

Government Expands Reading Initiatives

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced on Thursday that it will push for a follow-up to last year’s “Year of the Book” to encourage citizens to read books daily. Last year, the “Year of the Book” project focused on conducting various campaigns to increase awareness of reading [...]

S. Korean Airmen Hold Book Marathon

S. Korean Airmen Hold Book Marathon

GWANGJU, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Service members participating in the ‘Seonbong Book Marathon’ at the Republic of Korea Air Force 1st Fighter Wing had surpassed ‘11,320 kilometers’ worth of reading as of Sunday. The Seonbong Book Marathon is a program introduced last year where reading a page accounts for 100 meters of ‘running’ in [...]