Now that I’ve officially launched my blog, I think it’s important to share where I get my news and information from. I don’t have a huge list at the moment, but I do have various sources that seem to cover my needs for now.
*Soompi: This is my primary news source for anything K-Pop. I also like their posts, which are pretty neutral and professional (not a lot of gossip or clickbait). And as someone who doesn’t speak much Korean, I think the translations are pretty good.
*Omona: This is a Livejournal community that makes all kinds of posts on all sorts of groups and idols. It has a little bit of everything, and a lot of fans take the time to dig up information about things we might not hear about through the common news sources.
*Seoul Beats: I recently discovered this website, and I really love it. It’s not a whole lot of news, but discussions about K-Pop – namely reviews of albums or title tracks or reflections on aspects of the K-Pop industry. Everything’s so well-written and well thought out. I highly recommend this site.
*Allkpop: People who have been in K-Pop longer than I have will probably say that this website is trash. I agree that there’s a lot of clickbait and overly gossipy articles, but I would actually say that for the most part the information is accurate. Or at least, it corresponds with Soompi. I still take anything I read there with a grain of salt, though.