Press Office is an organization working under direct
control of the President of Ewha Womans University.
The Press Office of Ewha helps students with their academic
careers and simultaneously aids students foster a broad
span knowledge on various fields by providing up-to-date
information on college society.
Hak-bo (Ewha Womans University Weekly Newspaper) first
took form in Feburary 2nd of 1954 with the view of making
a bright future for the women and citizens of Korea
and the nation itself. Edae Hak-bo provides ground for
communication and education among students, alumnae,
parents, and general readers of the newspaper. At its
primal stage, Edae Hak-bo was published in the form
of a tabloid size newspaper, and it was not until later
that it was published periodically, with four pages.
And in March of 1974 (Issue No.502), in celebration
of its 20th Anniversary, the Edae Hak-bo began to print
its articles horizontally. In September of 1980, Edae
Hak-bo increased its pages from four to eight, and a
twelve page issue is printed every second week of the
September 20th of 1993, Edae Hak-bo celebrated the publication
of its 1000th issue, setting an example for the university
press throughout Korea.
approximately the same time, the Edae Hak-bo established
the Lan System. In May of 1995, the Press Office of
Ewha began partial self-production by using the Computerized
Typesetting System and this system has been used since
the 1055th issue which was published on the 12th of
January of 1996. By utilizing CTS, the production process
as well as the final result itself has shown great progress
and the costs involved have dropped significantly.
Ewha Press Office also publishes the Ewha Voice, a four
page tabloid size English newspaper which is published
monthly. Although it was printed by the students of
the Journalism class of the Dept. of English Lang. and
Lit. as a laboratory newspaper, the Ewha Voice took
the form of a school newspaper in 1972 in result of
the increasing demand and need of a proper English newspaper
to introduce Ewha to societies and schools in and abroad.
The Ewha Voice is sent to foreign organizations, alumnae
living abroad, and to those that have a close relationship
with the university.
Ewha Press Office holds four prize winning contests
of short novels, poetry, literary criticism, and drama
to stimulate students use their creative ability. The
Press Office is also holding four other prize winning
contests in four different categories of humanities,
society, natural sciences, and criticism to create a
scholastic atmosphere. The Ewha Voice holds an essay
contest annually and winners are awarded accordingly.
Ewha Press Office is taking its place as a communicative
ground of the college culture of Korea.
Edae Hak-bo launched its website.(inews.ewha.ac.kr)
February 12th of 2004 Edae Hak-bo published its 50th
anniversary issue of 20 pages. At the same time, Edae
Hak-bo celebrated <梨50感>, the 50th anniversary
of its founding and also published 「봄 흙처럼」, a
collection of essays written by former student reporters.