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We Are Sources of HBNU!
: Meeting With Three Representatives of Organizations
By Yoon Ji-yeon Editor-in-Chief, Senior of Electrical Engineering
We get information about the school in various ways. Some people listen to broadcastings that can be heard at certain times. Some people read newspapers that are provided throughout the school. Some people check the SNS messages that are posted constantly. Students can gain knowledge and information about the school from those mediums, and they can use that information to apply for new programs, and get benefits.
Have you, who are living in the middle of this abundance of information, ever thought about “who” does such a thing, and “why” do they do it? This article is about the three organizations that are trying to bring useful news to students.
u HBNU Press
The HBNU press started in 1971. It is a direct institution of the president, and they publish a newspaper nine times a year. The newspaper has six categories: University, Society, Scholarship, Liberal Arts, Public, and Culture. Among them, the liberal art category has special corners that general students can participate in. Non-reporter students also can publish their writings and photos. Its office is located in building S1 (Library).
Interviewee: Lim Hyun-ji, Management and Accounting, Editor-in-Chief of HBNU Press
Q. Why did you join HBNU Press?
Before entering university, I saw a TV drama named “Hello, My Twenties!.” There was a character named “Song Ji-won,” who was working as a reporter for a school press. When I saw the character, I wanted to join the school press after entering university. Also, I thought it was cool to agonize about social problems and write articles about them. So after entering the university, I applied for HBNU Press and joined as a cub reporter.
Q. When is the most worthwhile moment, working in the HBNU Press?
I work not only as a reporter, but also as the chief editor, so I have two different moments. As a reporter, I feel worthwhile when friends read the articles that I wrote, and comment on them.
Also, as the chief editor, on the day before the publication date, I come to the office alone and prepare for publication, and fill out the paperwork. After I have done all my work, I turn off the office light. That is the most worthwhile moment as chief editor. In that brief moment, I think “I did a great job on this issue, too.”
Q. What works are processed in the HBNU Press?
We publish newspapers nine times a year, every month except for February, July, and August. Our process for publishing newspapers includes item conferences, collecting news, writing articles, and feedback processes.
Reporters are classified into two tasks. The first is the editor that is composing illustrations for newspapers, and in-design editing. The second is the reporters that go out to cover the news and write the articles.
Q. What is the biggest advantage of the HBNU Press?
I think periodic writing is the biggest advantage. We constantly practice the composition and arrangement of sentences by writing articles. This helps improve writing skills and vocabulary. Also, the cub reporters are automatically changed into reporters that can have the benefit of a scholarship.
u Hanbat National University Broadcasting Station (HNUBS)
The HNUBS was launched in 1963. It conducts regular broadcastings on campus for 90 minutes a day, focusing on reporting, culture, and literal arts contents, three times a day. HNUBS holds various school festivals, and produces videos once a week. Its office is located in building S2.
Interviewee: Yoo Seung-jin, Architectural Engineering, Main Producer of HNUBS
Q. I want to know about the work process of HNUBS
The biggest events that we hold are the broadcasting festival and the singing festival. The singing festival is usually held in the first semester, and the broadcasting festival is held once a semester. Especially in the first-semester, the broadcasting festival focuses on freshmen.
Also, we conduct regular broadcastings for 90 minutes a day. The big topic of broadcasting is set according to the day of the week. We collect various stories about each topic and write the scripts ourselves. Plus, we produce short videos every week. We carry out every process for making a video, like writing scripts, acting, and image editing. You can watch our videos on our Facebook account.
We have largely divided members into three groups, depending on their work. The planning group writes scripts for broadcasting, the announcer group is in charge of broadcasting, and the technical members are in charge of engineering for broadcasting. For example, in the short videos that I mentioned before, the planning group writes a script for the video, the technical group films the announcers who are acting, and then they edit the videos.
Q. What is the biggest advantage of HNUBS?
Unlike other school institutions and clubs, we freely carry out new events by ourselves. We can show our creative ideas and inspiration. I think the biggest advantage is getting a sense of accomplishment and pride by watching results that are made by my ideas.
I belong to the technical group, so I usually do not come out directly in front of people. However, when people watch the video at a broadcasting festival, they not only focus on the actors, but also on the producers who are behind the camera. This is when I feel the greatest sense of accomplishment and pride.
I think these feelings are not common, because only the people who experience this kind of work can understand them.
Q. What is the most important thing for recruiting new members, and what are the promotion methods for regular members?
The most important thing is the possibility of harmony. “Can this person get along well with us?” This is the most important question in the process of recruiting, because a lack of technique can be overcome, but basic mindsets - like time commitments and differences in working methods - are things that are very difficult to change.
We usually promote everyone who wants promotion, up to a certain number of people. If that certain number is less than the number of applicants, we proceed with the interviews on our own.
u Log-in the Hanbat
‘Log-in the Hanbat’ is an organization for promoting the school with distinctive ideas and various contents. Unlike the two institutions mentioned before, this organization belongs to the Foreign Cooperation and Public Relations Team. This has various categories, such as card news, blogs, comics, Youtube, global information, etc. Blogs and comics are uploaded three times a month. Card news is uploaded once a week, and Youtube is uploaded twice a month.
Interviewee: Kim Tae-yeon, Public Policy, Representative student of ‘Log-in the Hanbat’
Q. Why did you join Log-in the Hanbat?
As a student of HBNU, I was attracted to introducing the school directly, and I wanted to create a more unique and distinctive content. Also, I wanted to learn the basic skills of editing and shooting videos by working as part of a Youtube team. So, I applied to the Log-in the Hanbat Youtube team.
Q. When was the most worthwhile moment, working in Log-in the Hanbat?
When I worked with a Youtube team last year, I felt rewarded when the video that I filmed and edited had a high view count and good responses. I think most of the members also felt the same way as me. As my work is posted on the official HBNU account, I feel more responsible.
Q. What is the biggest advantage of working with Log-in the Hanbat?
I can get more information about our university, like scholarships, benefits for students, facilities, and activities; things that I did not know before. Also, the school granted scholarships and other benefits to members of Log-in the Hanbat.
Just promoting school is also a valuable experience, and meaningful. Plus, that support from school also motivated me to work harder, and made me proud of my activities.
Q. What is the most important thing for recruiting new members?
The most important thing is the applicants’ interest in our school, and the ability to talk about school in a sensible way. Technical ability on Premier Pro or Photoshop, etc. would be a plus factor for recruiting, but it does not matter if you do not have it. Technical skills can be learned while working, so you do not have to feel pressured.
Q. Lastly, what do you want to say to students who are reading this article?
All of our activities have only one goal, which is students’ convenience. I hope our various contents have helped your campus life, and I hope so in the future, too.
These students are working in various institutions with various works. However, their goals are the same: They hope their results will help many students’ campus life. They want to be the students’ source of joy and convenience. They take pride in their work, and continue their activities to help students. All the contents that we easily consume are the results of the sweat of numerous students. Also, the thing that rewards our efforts is the students’ attention.
Why don’t you think about the efforts and time of the students who try hard to make better results, rather than easily seeing and passing on the efforts? The more you look at it with interest, the richer the information you can find.