Chris Brockie

Freelance Journalist, Wrter, and Editor.

Location icon South Korea

Resourceful, self-confident and competitive, I am a former staff & freelance journalist. I have lived in South Korea since 2001 and now work as a freelance journalist providing news and editorial services, including news coverage and editing services during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

As an A-1 graded Journalist with the former Australian Journalist’s Association, I worked in the Australian Parliamentary Press Gallery, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), as a Bureau Chief with South Australia’s then only independent daily broadsheet, The Advertiser, and as a Media Adviser and Press Secretary at federal and state government levels. I also worked as copy editor and staff writer with the Korea Times, Seoul, and as a freelance news copy-editor for GFN Radio in Gwangju, South Korea.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Social Anthropology, including advanced, supervised research at the University of Toronto, Canada, I studied at PhD level in Social & Cultural Anthropology at the University of Melbourne within the Departments of Criminology and Anthropology. I received an Australian Postgraduate Scholarship, with Stipend (APA), to undertake my Ph.D. immediately after gaining my BA, without having to undergo a Masters’ Degree.

Queen Elizabeth to Blockade Boston

ROSYTH, SCOTLAND: In the two weeks since the historic phone chat between US President-elect Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin both US and Russian intelligence services are monitoring "disquieting noise" emanating from the British government.

Beef Growers to Boycott Bank of England

British beef producers are to boycott the Bank of England after it decision to stop producing its new, polymer five pound notes. Cattleman Angus McHereford says "pandering to a minority of vegans and others who survive on a diet of paper fivers," endangers UK beef grower profitability.

Secret Santa Concerns NZ Police

Hamilton, New Zealand: Police in New Zealand's North Island city of Hamilton are urging parents throughout the nation to monitor their children's Santa contacts. Police concerns arise from intelligence indicating a marked growth in a secret Santa cult throughout the country.

Trump Force One Upgrade

Fayetteville, North Carolina: President-elect Donald Trump told supporters here today that he would spend part of the money saved from cancelling the current order with Boeing for a new presidential jet to upgrade his personal plane, Trump Force One. Trump was in Fayetteville as part of his 'jeez, thanks for making me move to DC'...

Trump to Build in North Korea

New York, NY: President-elect Donald Trump today confirmed he would be developing property in North Korea. The confirmation comes after North Korea's leader, Kim Jung Dear Leader Un, offered tax breaks and other perks if Trump would accept a parcel of land for him to develop. "It's a great deal, I'll tell you.

Campaign Asia
Local brand support remains deep-rooted in Korea

When South Koreans shop, a subconscious understanding of what it means to be Korean, including expectations to put country ahead of all else, comes into effect - even while shopping online through overseas retailers. The tendency is so strong, Western brands typically struggle to gain traction among the country's discerning, well-educated and tech-savvy consumers, who are clearly willing to spend.

Scania Group
Testing the excavator of tomorrow - Scania Group

Trials by global construction equipment giant Doosan in the mountains of South Korea's South Chungcheong province are aimed at producing a reliable excavator that meets the toughest emissions standards. Scania is playing a key role. When you're in the quarrying business, you need heavy machinery that you can depend on.

South Korea's Ebola Response

Sub-Saharan Africa is increasingly within the political and economic sights of South Korean government strategy, a strategy designed to bring some measure of stability to South Korea's fragile food and fuel supplies.

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A Journo's Reinvigoration

This post has been a long time coming. After all, I never thought I would have to reinvent myself. Thinking about it, I'm not really reinventing myself but rather seeking to reinvigorate what has become, for various reasons, a very much-stalled career.

Why Journalists Are Your Best Choice

Let me open with this: " favorite word misuses are. These are people obsessed with quality and correct execution of their crafts." Long before the Internet, making money as a freelance writer - of any description - was difficult. Now, with the Internet turning just about anyone with access into a 'professional' it is even more difficult.

Bye-bye By-lines

At some point in their career, a journalist will face criticism for their work. It is part of the job. Such criticism may come from within, as seen on ABC Australia's Media Watch, CNN's Reliable Sources, or as may be heard on Radio NZ.

Ill-content With Content Mills

I highly value my work and the time I invest in it.; "Quality aside, the spinoff is seeing potential clients disinclined to pay higher rates to professionals because of the glut of available providers." I believe this glut comes largely from the content mills, which one blogger describes as "...race-to-the-bottom, bid-site platforms".

English Education in Korea: Unrealistic Expectations - A response

Note: Before continuing to read this response, I urge you to read the article on which it is based. My Response: While I agree with the thrust of the article, that Korea's corporate community places too much emphasis on English ability, more particularly English-language test results as a precursor to employment or promotion, I fear...

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