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.
Archive for December, 2009
Says NBC was ethically wrong forÂ 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 â€” directly or indirectly â€” 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.
Down Memory Lane: First National Ethnic Media Network to Cover the 2008 Democratic National ConventionFriday, December 25th, 2009
This historic moment included three WORD senior editors: Jonathan Mena, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kisha Allison. Read about it here.
Hoping for this weekend to get started. Lots and lots and lots. Meanwhile, this latest phishing is an interesting snack though not imaginative.
How I Learned to Bite the Bullet and Let Them Eat the “F” Without So Much As a Blink of an Eye â€“ Sort OfTuesday, 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. â€” Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity
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 doesÂ translation and interpretationÂ 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.
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 Â 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.
Whose lament (below) is this?
Normally, I would follow up an email like the one below with an email or a phone call or a visit if I didn’t get a response. There have been times, though not recently, when I would post on Hunter-L if I didn’t get a sufficient response. Hunter-L being a main campus listserv for information and scandal and mischief.
However, these aren’t normal times (the NYCLU has recently filed a lawsuit against the NYPD for its stop-n-harass SWAT tactics of hundreds of thousands of People of Color in NYC annually) and I didn’t get a response and I’m feeling, sniff, a bit sensitive.
So (not personal, just business):