Archive for December, 2009

A Flurry of Posts in the Waiting While I Finish Off Final Grades for This Semester – Part II

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Rushing to get final grades completed but, again, it’s SOS no matter how much or how little of class assignments: The A’s get A, the B’s get B, the C’s get C and the F’s get F. D is rare.

SPJ Raps NBC for Checkbook $$$ Journalism

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Says NBC was ethically wrong for providing the plane for David Goldman and his son for their trip from Brazil to the United States.

“The news media’s duty is to report news, not help create it. The race to be first should not involve buying — directly or indirectly — interviews, an unseemly practice that raises questions of neutrality, integrity and credibility,” the Society of Professional Journalists said in a statement released December 28.

Read full statement here.

I Get This Chill …

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

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Down Memory Lane: First National Ethnic Media Network to Cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention

Friday, December 25th, 2009

This historic moment included three WORD senior editors: Jonathan Mena, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kisha Allison. Read about it here.

A Flurry of Posts in the Waiting While I Finish Off Final Grades for This Semester

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Hoping for this weekend to get started. Lots and lots and lots. Meanwhile, this latest phishing is an interesting snack though not imaginative.

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How I Learned to Bite the Bullet and Let Them Eat the “F” Without So Much As a Blink of an Eye – Sort Of

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Several years in the making.

If institutions of higher learning desire academic honesty, they must be institutions of obvious integrity, places where students, faculty, and administrators seek truth and wisdom and technical expertise in an environment marked by trust, honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and courage. — Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity

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Eunji Jang

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Eunji Jang on assignment.

File Photo: On assignment for a story.

Interns for New America Media. Has made a connection with a New York Times reporter who is drawing on her skills and talent so that he can write and report about the Korean community in metropolitan NYC. A Times immigration beat. This is not a freebie. She does translation and interpretation and is getting valuable field and professional experience and making serious career connections.

She also has been getting write-ups in Korean news media [like this one] for her work with New America Media.

Sandy Close, the Executive Director of NAM, has said more than once that Eunji Jang is vital to NAM’s goals to develop better coordination with Korean news media in the United States. Jang travels the country for NAM when slaving over a full-time course load and, of course, publishing in the WORD.

Savvy Journalism Advice for Savvy Journalism Students – Intro

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I’m working on grad recommendations but wanted to know what to tell undergraduate students who don’t graduate for a year or two. So, I contacted former WORD writers and asked if  grad-j programs were worth the money and what undergrad students should be doing now if they are interested in j-careers in this period when journalism is undergoing revolutionary change and the job market sucks.

The responses are just beginning to pour in from around the world and will be showing up in the WORD and WORD blog very soon.