7:38 pm - 04/03/2017

OMONA'S PICK: TOP SITES YOU SHOULD BE SOURCING FROM

Hello OMONA!


As a frequent submitter of posts (my record is 7 posts a day, yes I have no life) I know the struggle of finding good sources. Especially new users that want to submit a post but don't know where to get good information might choose not to post at all. But don't worry cause the good sis goshipgurl is here today to bring you an

updated list of sources that are
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Our last post with a list of possible sources was in 2009, wtf. Since then many sites have shut down (R.I.P.), new ones have seen the light and others got banned *cough* akpoop *cough*. I took time out of my busy life (ha who am I kidding) and tracked down as many news sites as possible. I'm dividing this post into three categories: General K-Entertainment Websites/Blogs/Forums, Newspapers and Sites in English and Translated Netizen Content. You can also always post content from your oppa's Instagram, Twitter or Youtube, as long as you credit them! If you know other sites just drop them in the comments below and I'll add them to the list.

General K-Entertainment Websites/Blogs/Forums




Translated Netizen Content




Korean Newspaper & Websites (in English)




Sites you should avoid


  • allkpoop - Ever since the Ailee nude picture scandal the self-proclaimed premier source for all the latest K-pop celebrity gossip is a banned site here at OMONA. Submitted posts with content from their site will get rejected!

  • Koreaboo - to quote CEO-nim shanny_w, "Koreaboo is someone we are careful with since sometimes they print iffy stuff and sometimes we repost it and get an angry email from someone threatening us to take it down." So before you submit a post from Koreaboo, try and find the same article on another site.


Disclaimer: omonatheydidnt is not responsible for any of these websites.

showminomoney 4th-Apr-2017 02:23 am (UTC)
Thanks for making this post, OP!

A couple of disclaimers / mod tips:

- We would prefer if posts weren't purely netizen comments. They're interesting to read from time to time, but we'd much rather have a fully/partially translated article than just reactions to said article. Then we'd just be reacting to the reactions, and that's pointless.

- I would put Asianjunkie in line with Koreaboo. Their articles are also very subjective, so it's best to be mindful about what you share from there.

- Please check a source's terms before copy pasting / sharing from them. Sometimes they only allow partial sharing, so you can only share a couple of paragraphs and then just link back to them for the rest of the article (ex. billboard & moonrok)

- When sourcing from other forums such as OneHallyu or r/kpop, make sure to credit the user that made the translations, and also include a link to their original source

That's all I can think of for now.. if you have any questions or need any help, feel free to message the mods. :D
goshipgurl 4th-Apr-2017 02:43 am (UTC)
how can you put asianjunkie and koreaboo in the same category, AJ is quality journalism at its finest
seulgibear 4th-Apr-2017 02:58 am (UTC)
sis i hope he pays u for all the promo
goshipgurl 4th-Apr-2017 04:04 am (UTC)
That's a sensitive topic, I don't get paid by around us to promote highlight either. Smh
synatri 4th-Apr-2017 04:09 am (UTC)
LMAO now sis... are you saying that bc they probably read omona posts or
goshipgurl 4th-Apr-2017 04:12 am (UTC)
Even Korean media has used AJ as a source before, I can't believe you're all sleeping on that site.
synatri 4th-Apr-2017 04:16 am (UTC)
lmao as someone who somehow annoyed aj enough with a throwaway comment on lj that they actually tweeted about it, i'm just kind of huh ok @ them.
benihime99 4th-Apr-2017 08:37 am (UTC)
you should ask for an internship
showminomoney 4th-Apr-2017 04:22 am (UTC)
lol as far as I know AJ doesn't even like Omona. So using and recommending them as a source is iffy to me.




Edited at 2017-04-04 04:23 am (UTC)
benihime99 4th-Apr-2017 08:25 am (UTC)
There's good and a lot of bad on AJ but most of the time I think they do it on purpose
However they do have a tendency to attack people and take comments out of context, I don't think they've done it in a while though. Most of the time the issue can be with some of their readers more than themselves.

They are a lot better than Koreaboo in my opinon, in the sense that they don't invent content and I think most of their translation are accurate which cannot be said about koreaboo
showminomoney 5th-Apr-2017 02:18 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't like the fact that they attack specific people. Like our member synatri for example. She mentioned asianjunkie in a throwaway comment a few weeks back, then AJ screencapped and posted about it on their twitter. Sure other people on the internet do that, but AJ has 11k followers. It's not cool to be so petty about something so small.
bob_dabuilda 5th-Apr-2017 09:06 pm (UTC)
Oh I remember that. I usually don't mind when he uses delulu comments but her's wasn't bad; she was just stating a legit opinion (and one that I agreed with. Even though AJ was right about snake Hwayoung he rode that a bit hard. It's like "allright, allright, we get it. Hwayoung is a bitch").
bob_dabuilda 5th-Apr-2017 09:08 pm (UTC)
I have a soft spot for Asian Junkie, not gonna lie. <3 Just wish he wouldn't call out specific users for stating sane opinions, but besides that I feel like he's one of the few writers that knows when to joke around and when to take things seriously.

Speaking of which I was finally able to track down why AJ dislikes omona.
goshipgurl 5th-Apr-2017 09:32 pm (UTC)
Speaking of which I was finally able to track down why AJ dislikes omona.

why? because omona dgaf about crayon pop? lol jk, but im legit curious. was he a mod and got kicked out?
lil_poisonfrog 7th-Apr-2017 03:23 am (UTC)
It actually surprises me how much people on here don't like AJ. Because I think the commenting base on each are more similar than they are different--generally non-delulu and fairly woke. I comment on both and have pretty much always gotten nice/informative/funny comments there. Sure, I don't agree with the writers' opinions on things 100% of the time but I could say that about posters here too...
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