Posts Tagged ‘The WORD’

A Sobering Thought About Colleague Larry Shore’s Request to Post on the WORD Blog

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

He should read this and re-think his strategy of obfuscation, prevarication and deceit.

Logo revision in the works.

Logo revision in the works.

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The WORD Gearing Up for the Spring Semester

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Section 2, Basic Reporting

Howard Monath Update From Bangkok

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Via facebook:

Howard Monath

” Oh, and I just got back from the center of all this; it was a very surreal day, the leaders of the Red Shirts, the guys you see on TV every day, were talking to each other; they came over and asked me what I thought was gong to happen! (bizarre, there were no other foreigners/journalists around )  the army has given them 48 hours to leave. the Red Shirts have completely taken over about two miles of downtown Bangkok, and are amazingly organized, pretty good for a bunch of illiterate farmers.

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Eunji Jang Redux

Friday, January 1st, 2010
Eunji Jang on assignment.

File Photo: On assignment for a story.

For her journalistic work with New York Times Reporter Kirk Semple for “Suicides Soar Among New York Koreans,” Jang, who speaks and writes fluent Korean, and interns for New America Media, earned a Contributing Tag at the end of the story.

NYT news lead for the double suicide of Yongho and Soonhee Kim, February 25, 2008:

They had navigated the move from South Korea and opened a nail salon on Long Island, but by last winter, Yongho and Soonhee Kim were in debt and deeply unhappy. They were fighting a lawsuit over nonpayment of rent on the Long Beach salon and were months behind on rent payments for their apartment in Oakland Gardens, Queens. The bank had repossessed their car.

Courtesy The Korean Times

Soonhee, left, and Yongho Kim.

At dawn on Feb. 25, the couple left a note for their 20-year-old daughter outside their apartment door, doused themselves with gasoline and set themselves on fire, the police said. The blaze killed them and destroyed their home.

“They 100 percent lost hope,” said Mr. Kim’s brother-in-law, Chi Kun Park.

An earlier story was published/broadcast by NAM in July. NAM’s Odette Keely interviewed Jang about a piece that the Korean Times in NYC wrote about Korean suicides in America.

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 Typical Invite to the WORD

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Hello, Gregg.

Jonathan Mena [WORD Senior Editor/Producer] has agreed to give a presentation about Film & Media and his Hunter experiences to the Hunter Scholars on Wednesday, 9 September, at 1:15 p.m. in 615 West. Both the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 scholar cohorts will attend.

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From New America Media: Korean Media Cheer Reporters’ Release

Monday, August 17th, 2009

New America Media News Report, Anthony Advincula and Eunji Jang, Posted: Aug 04, 2009
Editor’s Note: Eunji Jang is a creative writing major and media studies major at Hunter College and a writer for the WORD.

NEW YORK — As the news spread about the release of two U.S. journalists from a North Korean prison, the biggest question for some Korean ethnic media is: How about the South Koreans the North has been holding as hostages for years?

Read full story here.

Message from Eunji Jang: “I wrote an article with Oni [NAM New York City Editor AKA Anthony Advinclua} a week ago, and Oni told me it was featured on yahoo. We had only 2 hours to write it and we wrote it with our blackberries!

Former WORD Writer Pens Piece for Huffington Post

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Click here for Aida Alami’s Is There Life After New York.

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