Tens of thousands of man-hours are spent annually churning out content for the English-language media market in Korea. We’re talking about thousands of stories a year worth billions of won in daily newspapers, monthly magazines and on radio stations. It’s big business.
It’s just a shame that very little of what’s produced is for the consumption of Korea’s growing foreign population. Blame the money. There’s more won to be had in chasing Korean readers than there is finding foreign ones.