KJD, Korizon to work together to boost esports coverage

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KJD, Korizon to work together to boost esports coverage

코리아중앙데일리, 코라이즌 이스포츠와 업무협약 체결

 
Korea JoongAng Daily Managing Editor Lee Moo-young (left) and Korizon Esports founder Ashley Kang pose for a photo after signing a memorandum of understanding at the Korea JoongAng Daily office in western Seoul on Wednesday. [PARK SANG-MOON]

Korea JoongAng Daily Managing Editor Lee Moo-young (left) and Korizon Esports founder Ashley Kang pose for a photo after signing a memorandum of understanding at the Korea JoongAng Daily office in western Seoul on Wednesday. [PARK SANG-MOON]

 
The Korea JoongAng Daily signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with esports media outlet Korizon Esports at the Korea JoongAng Daily's office in western Seoul on Wednesday. The two parties agreed to help each other's content reach new audiences, cooperate on reporting and collaborate on original content.
 
The Korea JoongAng Daily, established in 2000 and published in association with the New York Times, is Korea's most-cited English newspaper. In 2018, it was chosen as the official English newspaper of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
 
In April, the Korea JoongAng Daily became the first English daily in Korea to launch and assign a full-time reporter to a dedicated esports section. The paper's distinctive page layouts for its esports stories have drawn attention from both print and online readers.
 
Korizon Esports, established in 2018, is a media organization founded and operated by three-time Esports Awards nominee Ashley Kang. The outlet is best known for its fully-subtitled video interviews with League of Legends players, influencers and staff around the world.
 
As one of the fastest-growing media outlets in esports, Korizon regularly covers not only League of Legends Championship Korea (LCK), but also the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).
 
"We hope this MOU reflects our genuine interest in and dedication to furthering the boundaries of esports journalism in Korea," said Korea JoongAng Daily Managing Editor Lee Moo-young.
 
"We are excited to enter an MOU with one of the most respected publications in the Korean media industry," said Korizon Esports founder Ashley Kang. "We hope to extend our reach to both Korean and international audiences, as well as kick-start new content opportunities that will further the horizon of esports media."
 
코리아중앙데일리와 코라이즌 이스포츠는 14일 중앙일보 사옥에서 양사 e스포츠 컨텐트의 유통·생산에 있어서의 협조를 골자로 하는 업무협약을 체결했다. 이무영 코리아중앙데일리 뉴스룸 국장과 애슐리 강 코라이즌 이스포츠 대표는 기성 언론사와 소셜미디어 매체의 협력으로부터 창출될 동반상승 효과가 기대된다고 밝혔다.
 
* 오늘부터 코리아중앙데일리의 e스포츠 기사에는 간단한 국문 요약도 첨부될 예정입니다. 이를 통해 국내 독자분들께 한 걸음 더 다가갈 수 있기를 희망합니다. 앞으로 보다 다양한 e스포츠 관련 컨텐트를 전달해드리도록 하겠습니다.
 

BY JEON YOUNG-JAE [jeon.youngjae@joongang.co.kr]
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