Korea Daily, which is produced in an office building at 7023 Little River Turnpike. The Korea Daily is the largest and most influential newspaper in Korea, with a circulation of 2 million, says Jim Suk Kim, publisher of the Washington edition.
The Korean-language D.C. edition covers U.S. and international news with a focus on the impact of events on Korea and Korean Americans; news from Korea; local and regional news; sports; and a section that covers a different topic every day of the week, including the economy, education, religion and the home, real estate, and weekend activities. The sections on Korean news and sports are produced in Korea and sent to the U.S. electronically. The paper is printed in Baltimore.
Kim calls the Korea Daily politically moderate—neither liberal nor conservative—but tends to be little more on the conservative side. He says it supports U.S. politicians who take a positive position on Korean issues. Churches and newspapers are the two most important and influential institutions for Korean-Americans in the United State, he says, noting that about 50 percent of Korean-Americans go to church regularly, and only about 10 percent read U.S. papers like the Washington Post.
According to Kim, one of the biggest concerns of Korean-Americans in Annandale is the economy, especially for those in the real estate industry.