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Hyuntaek Lee

Board Member

Hyuntaek "Tag" Lee is a journalist with 15 years experience. He is currently an assistant editor for the Business & Technology desk at The Chosunilbo, a major newspaper in Seoul, South Korea. Previously, he held several positions at the newspaper, including staff writer for the Breaking News desk, job news "jobsN" team leader, staff writer for the World News desk and assistant editor for the World News desk. In addition, Lee has been teaching at the Yoonseyoung Journalism School at Ewha Womans University since 2018, and 40 of his students have gone on to become journalists. It's a 100 percent tuition-free university. A strong advocate for local journalism, Lee has led efforts to get the work of 12 local media outlets displayed on the main pages of major web portals. This may sound weird to people outside of Korea, Lee notes, but it is a meaningful accomplishment in the world of journalism in his country. Lee also teaches at Chosun Journalism Academy, an internal pro-bono institution for journalism students at Chosunilbo. And he is active in the Journalists Association of Korea, where is sub-chairman of the Special Committee on Web Portal Strategy. He previously worked as a staff reporter for JoongAng Ilbo, a newspaper in Seoul, and worked to help establish JTBC TV. He also was a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, among other accomplishments. Lee participated in the IRE Data Bootcamp for Educators in 2022.
Date elected: 2023
Term expiration: 2025
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