There are many well-established Korean newspapers in Seoul, including English language newspapers, to keep expats up to date on the national scene. Probably the biggest complaint among expats about Korean newspapers is the lack of international news as well as the quality of writing, in some instances. However, the most popular newspapers in Seoul have a solid reputation among Koreans and the international community alike. Here are some of the most popular Korean newspapers:
Chosun Ilbo: A popular Korean language/English edition newspaper based in Seoul.
JoonGang Ilbo: Another Korean newspaper based in Seoul, written in both Korean and English (online), and arguably the best in Korea.
The Korea Times: An English language newspaper focused on Korean current events and international coverage.
The Korea Herald: Another English language newspaper based on current and international events.
While Korean newspapers can be found in any coffee shop, convenience store and kiosk in Seoul, it is slightly more difficult to find international newspapers… at times, verydifficult. It has been noted that the International Herald Tribune can be found amidst the JoonGang Ilbo in most convenience stores, but other than that, you will be hard pressed to find an international newspaper kiosk of any kind in Seoul.
The convenience stores that are guaranteed to have international newspapers can be found throughout the Yongsan-gu area, especially Itaewon-dong, or near the Hyatt Hotel, and Hannam-Dong near the UN village. You can also get a subscription of the International Herald Tribune sent to your home or work in Seoul: https://subs.iht.com.