Kang Shin-who, a Korea Times City Desk reporter, has been named "Journalist of the Month" for his scoop on admission irregularities for Korean students heading to U.S. universities.
Kang won another JAK Scoop Award in October
for his scoops on the controversial nontaxable status of U.S.-based TOEFL test provider, ETS.
Those awards aside, he earned quite a reputation among native speaker English teachers here for his history of bias, fabrication, and distortion in articles about English education and foreign teachers in South Korea. After his first win I took to calling him “Korea’s worst journalist,” which encouraged him to threaten me with an immigration investigation in December, an investigation that came a couple weeks later. Based on this clear history, including his favorable coverage of the online cafe slash hate-group "Anti-English Spectrum" of which he is at least a registered member, I notice to the paper's credit he's been off the foreign teacher beat for the past month, and has taken to writing about “unqualified” foreign students instead.