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Comparative Media Analysis in Seoul and Chicago

​​​​​​Project Summary: ​

  • In this GLE project, DePaul students developed cross-cultural sensitivity and critical thinking about global media and politics by co-authoring a collaborative paper with students at Yonsei University in Seoul. DePaul students worked closely with their Yonsei partners over a five-week period to compare and contrast U.S. and Korean news coverage of issues of mutual interest. In addition to writing their own analysis and using insights provided by their partners for comparison, DePaul and Yonsei students jointly presented their collaborative work to reflect on meta-level of global learning. ​​​​​​​​​​​

​Project Length: 

  • ​​5 weeks​

Techn​​ology Tools Used:

  • Zoom
  • Slack
  • Google Docs
  • Optional: Email, Instagram, Facebook Messenger

Interacti​​​on Mode: 

  • Asynchronous
  • Synchronous

Learning Outcomes:​​

  • Students justified topical emphasis and media choice.
  • Students developed skills in research collaboration, involving comparative analysis of international reporting and media coverage of geopolitics.
  • Students developed cross-cultural sensitivity and critical thinking in giving and receiving constructive feedback to and from international partners.

​Reflection Component:

  • ​Students reflected upon the GLE experience through joint presentations of collaborative work in two live Zoom sessions while the GLE was still in progress. Post-GLE there was an encore session for DePaul students and their Yonsei partners to reconnect, discuss the GLE experience and the implications of the U.S. elections. In addition, the DePaul students reflected on meta-level of global learning throughout the project during in-class discussions, including one post-GLE listening session.

Hai Tran

faculty name

Institution: DePaul University
Discipline: Journalism 
Course name: International Reporting

Hans Schattle

faculty name

Institution: Yonsei University
Discipline: Political Science and International Studies
Course name: Seminar on Political Communication

Partner Institutions

DePaul University
Chicago, IL, United States

Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea


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