A new look at newspapers on KCTV

140812-kctv-papersEarlier this month, Korean Central Television rolled out updated opening graphics for its 5pm and 8pm evening newscasts.

A closer look at the programming reveals it wasn’t the only part of the newscast that was given a new look.

The newspaper review, which is a staple of the early evening 5pm bulletin, also has a new graphics package and a much lighter musical intro.

The new graphics also give more prominent placement to the names of the country’s four main newspapers:

Rodong Sinmun

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Minju Joson

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Youth Vanguard

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Pyongyang Sinmun

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The content of the newspaper is however, not changed. It’s still a rundown of the major stories in the newspapers. Almost all have to do with the activities of Kim Jong Un, proclamations from the Korea Worker’s Party or news about industry and agriculture from around the country.

Here’s the introduction used until August 11, 2014:

And here’s the new one, used from August 12, 2014:

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