Posts Tagged ‘undergraduate journalism’

Another Story About the Ippies

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

 

Mario Scott

Mario Scott

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A Letter to the Prof

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Below is an excellent description by a student (ambushed by circumstances beyond his control) about an advance news writing class which started with an enrollment of 11 and is being taught this semester.

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MEDP 299.47 Pushback, Fall, 2009 – Part V

Friday, February 5th, 2010

RB: Requires a separate page. Gets one in Part VI.

LM: Blindsided by personal, family issues. INC.

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PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part IV

Friday, February 5th, 2010

JG: Regarded himself as a proficient writer and his writing talent couldn’t be denied.

PC: Decent writer.

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PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part III

Friday, February 5th, 2010

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PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part II

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Pushback can range from physical threats & menacing behavior to moderate passive aggressive behavior (such as, I dare you to make me do the assignments) to the negligible. Extreme, never to be tolerated; moderate, up to a certain level until it threatens to fuel rebellious anticipation of 30-40Ps; negligible, hardly worth mentioning (a little slack shouldn’t hurt but don’t tell that to 30-40Ps and the Colleagues who support them).

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PUSHBACK – Resistance Is Futile But Anticipated

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

This is an introduction of sorts to a six-part series. A few years ago, I invited the New York Time’s first Ombudsman to my journalism ethics/responsibility class. That position, now occupied by Clark Hoyt, is primarily known now as the New York Times Public Editor. I’m speculating that the presence of a Public Editor is more preferable to Ombudsman which sounds akin to a lawman enforcing the law in a lawless community (at least, that’s how I imagine the NYT natives perceive the position when it was announced in the wake of the Jason Blair scandal and other journalistic ignominies which didn’t get as much attention but contributed to marring the public image of the Times).

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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.