I read The UOS Times 74th issue, released December 2001. It was quite interesting, and I got a lot of information. For example, ‘Search the very information’ article lets us know a very useful site.
The article, ‘Let’s play with an English Newspaper’ taught us how to read English papers correctly. I also want to recommend this same way of reading. Although this issue has above mentioned merits, I cannot avoid remarking about it. Let’s see what The UOS times did and didn’t say.
As a newspaper organization, I think correct spelling is not only basic, but vital as well. Unfortunately, issue 74 had some misspelling. Some incorrect words, such as, campus lisense, common lisence,(p.7), WTO,(p.11), independautly,(p.14), though exam,(p.15), and Teenger,(p.22) were among them. I guess ‘license, WTC, independently, through, Teenager’ must be correct. I hope The UOS times will be more careful in the future.
What I really want to say is this. The 74th issue was distributed too late. It came out after winter vacation had already begun. Sadly, there were not enough students to read our magazine on campus. I heard the newspaper was already delivered. Is The UOS Times just for high school students?
Because release time is so important to the success of a magazine, The UOS times should have made it available to students while they were still attending classes. I believe the soul of a newspaper lies in its ability to distribute to readers at the most opportune moment.
Finally, I want to talk about the list of articles. I can find contemporary subjects. The news about Afghanistan, Christmas, and Cyber were current topics of interest to many. Together, The UOS times could have written news about the school supporting association.
They are now on strike. As a reporter, the UOS times turned their face away. I know ‘The University of Seoul News’ did. Nevertheless, the UOS times needs to make their news independent from other publications.
I think that’s why their strike is such an unprecedented and hot issue on campus. I expect The UOS times to do more.
Kim Jae-ho Senior, Dept. of Mathematics firstname.lastname@example.org