Today too many conferences are becoming just too big. Thousand of attendees. Thousands of papers. Huge hotel with hundreds of conference rooms. Often times, too many people try to connect to the same Wi-Fi at the same time. The huge traffic brings the Wi-Fi completely down. Every participant is busy because he or she, Continue reading
Freedom of information laws allow citizens constitutional and/or statutory right of access to records and files held by government agencies. More than 100 countries/regions in the world have various right to information legislations. United States Freedom of Information Act has long been regarded as a model for other countries to emulate. The law, however, is far less effective than many people might assume. United States was placed at 45th out of more than 100 countries and regions with access to information laws, according to a global ranking designed to assess effectiveness of freedom of information laws. The rating was made by Access Info Europe (AIE) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (CLD). The rating shows that United States received 89 points out of a possible total score of 150. The higher score, the better.
You can view the rating here. You can view the country data presented in bar chart here. The rating evaluates each country’s freedom of information law according to 61 indicators. Below is the screenshot of the bar chart.
We are seeing a conflict between freedom of expression/the press and right to be forgotten. What’s the solution? “The truth seems to lie somewhere in between.” A very insightful and timely Op-ed piece by my friend Dr. Kyu Ho Youm:
What: Spring 2015 Journalism Day Keynote Speech (title: “The First Amendment Is Only for A Free Press in America?: New York Times V. Sullivan’s Impact on Ethical Journalism”)
Who: Continue reading
I just created Chinese names for my JOUR417 (mass media law) students for the spring 2015 semester. I keep four things in mind when I create Chinese names for American students: Continue reading
Journalism students should avoid just grabbing pictures from Google searches and posting them on their blogs. By doing so, they would very likely create copyright problems for themselves. The best option is to use Creative Commons-licensed images. Let’s see, I want to find a picture of Western Illinois University from Creative Commons and post it to my blog. Here is what I would do: Continue reading
This is my very first post on WordPress.com! I started this blog to establish my digital brand as a journalist-turned-educator. It’s a place for journalistic experimentation and innovation.
It’s also a place to showcase Continue reading