Archive for August, 2008

Back from the Democratic Convention, Getting Ready for Classes But …

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

I will be writing a lot about the Democratic Convention even though it ended August 28 and the Republican event is about to begin. There was so much going on and I’m not just referring to the political wheeling and dealing and the pageantry. I’m going to provide a kind of behind-the-scenes look. Journalism technology, for example, was on awesome display.


Desperately Seeking John Liu, NYC Council Member And NY Delegate to the Democratic National Convention

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Being a journalist is tough. Being a student journalist is even tougher. Student journalists have absolutely no clout and very few connections. This reality has never been more apparent than in my quest to interview New York City Council Member John Liu.

Special Correspondent Jacqueline Fernandez


“It’s Biden – I got the text message at …

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

… at 3:09 a.m. but CNN broke the story a full hour early.”

Special Correspondent Jonathan Mena

The 14 Journalists – including 4 from the WORD – Sponsored by New America Media to …

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

… attend the Democratic National Conventions are:


Democratic National Convention: “remember to cover the people who are …

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

“…coming from all over the country to protest the DNC and show the world that there are people in this country that are resolutely opposed to an attack on iran, furthering the wars in afghanistan and iraq for even one more day, the looming threat of American theocracy and in short the whole program begun by Bush.”

Lu Chun-Chao, former Hunter Student.

WORD Special Correspondent Jonathan Mena says he will be checking out Lu Chun-Chao’s reminder. Chun-Chao also wrote: “I’m helping organize the protests from NYC; I do know some people who would love to be interviewed by your paper, some who are organizing the protests on a national level and some who are going themselves. I don’t know right now of any Hunter students going”

Chun-Chao said that Cindy Sheehan; Vietnam war vet and author Ron Kovic; Debra Sweet, director of World Can’t Wait, revolutionary activist and journalist Sunsara Taylor; Militiary Mother Elaine Brower and author Larry Everest will be there. Contact information for interviews: Linda Rigas – 714.235.8213 or Debra Sweet 718.809.3803.

New England Ethnic Newswire — NEWz — at the Democratic National Convention With the WORD

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008