Darryl Coote is a journalist, editor and photographer currently based in Toronto, Ontario.
Prior to moving back to Canada in the summer of 2014, Darryl worked in South Korea, first with The Jeju Weekly for three and a half years as its assistant editor and then with Yonhap News Agency in Seoul, before becoming a freelance writer.
So far in his career Darryl has published over 450 articles in over a dozen newspapers and has had work translated into Korean, Chinese and Japanese. He has reported on a diversity of topics including North Korea, nuclear issues, poverty, the Jeju Massacre, the Jeju naval base controversy, food security, the K League Classic, the environment and politics, among others.
Some of his career highlights include having initiated and authored The Jeju Weekly’s Jeju Massacre series, which earned him an invitation to speak at The Jeju 4.3 International Peace Symposium in December 2011. He also gained exclusive access to one of the world’s premier cloning scientists, Jeju National University Professor Park Se Pil, as well as with Jeju United Head Coach Park Kyung Hoon.
He also co-hosted Browsing Through The Jeju Weekly, a weekly international radio program.
Most recently, Darryl appeared on Asia Now, a podcast produced by Asia News Weekly, to discuss his article “For South Korea’s poor, cardboard is big business,” published by the Korea Observer in July of 2014.
You can listen to the interview here.