The 2017 Chonnam Tribune Assessment Committee (CTAC) had their last meeting of the year to share opinions about the September issue. The meeting was held on September 28 at 6 p.m. for an hour. Among all the articles in the issue, “Information” that introduced the upcoming on-campus events or notices got the most favorable review. In the previous meeting with CTAC members, the lack of the real-life information for international students was pointed out as the limitation of the last May issue. Tribune reporters reflected their idea and made the page, embodying the informative contents.
The diversity of nationalities of the students who participated in the magazine activities including interviews, writings and a roundtable talk has improved. However, they suggested “Global Campus” should cover campus lives in Southern Asia, and also Japanese, Chinese or European students could be included in “Global Lounge”. In addition, they remarked that the contents of the September issue were too serious. Unlike previous issues, we struggled to read three articles related to faculty members: “Interview”, “Spotlight” and ”Faculty Column”. Some readers might skip reading those articles. The opinions and assessments of the CTAC members have been reflected in this November issue.
More Sections for International Students
Furqan Zafar, Freshman, Dept. of English Language and Literature
At first Tribune was easy to read and the photos in the No. 347 issue were literally impressive. If freshmen read this magazine, they could have a good knowledge of CNU or Gwangju as some people reviewed them. One thing I want is adding more sections sharing international students’ various life experiences in Korea and say what they liked and what they didn’t like. Because it will be meaningful for international students to get something off their chest.
What Caught Me in Tribune Magazine
By Chae Hye-min, Sophomore, Dept. of Landscape Architecture
I was impressed that the magazine's design was cool. The illustrations and the photo's disposition were suitable in order to whip me up with interest. I also thought that it was informative because it had topics that were related to social matters beyond the school walls. Among magazine articles, "Go Your Own Way" kept in my memory because it was very similar to my recent thoughts. Doing my best for others is important. However, the most important thing is to live life for me, and love myself.
Chonnam Tribune Is Essential for CNU Community
By Harsh Kumar Mishra, Senior,
Interdisciplinary Study in Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language, Graduate school
It is always nice to have a University magazine where you get to read something related to your education hub. When it comes to CNU where thousands of local and international students are studying, there is always a need of a platform where you can share your ideas and recommendations to University family. The Chonnam Tribune has been very successful in doing so. CNU does feel like a global campus when you get to read the views of diverse students in Tribune.
CNUians’ Cultural Hub
By Kim Min-soeng, Junior, Dept. of English Language and Literature
I really enjoyed reading the Tribune magazine as it deals with diverse issues. “Cover Story” is always fresh and entertaining. The story on cafés near the campus gave me useful information about cultural spots near campus. I also liked how to cover readers’ thoughts and opinions from members of our campus through interviews, especially in “Howdy, CNUians?”. I think the magazine has a sense of balance in managing a variety of themes and opinions within its contents.