my VisualCV

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment

A link to My VisualCV. Visual CV is a kind of electronic resume website that provides pretty good platform to design it.

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Short news story about my soundslide project

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment

John Chisham, who refers to as himself “John the Baptist”, and his fellow Baptist preachers visited Minnesota State University, Mankato Nov. 16.

Their speeches riled up many MSU students who were simply walking to or from their classes.

His speech targeted the MSU LGBT community, immodest women, feminists, anyone who consumes alcohol, Jews, Muslims and others he refers to as “so-called Christians” who do not share his interpretation of the bible.

Rev. Chisham often travels to campuses in the region with another evangelist, Shawn “the Baptist” Holes of Lake Placid, NY, who recently pled guilty to hate crime charges in Scotland.

The Mankato LGBT community charges that hate speech by groups like Chisham’s are a big problem

“When your speech is directly affecting other people, like when speech is trickling down into the minds of these other children who then go to school and make fun of kids who are different, you know that’s just enough to make someone do irrational things — like committing suicide,” said Mitchell.

It was the second time in last last two months Chisham and his fellow preachers visited MSU. Their first appearance of the year came earlier in the semester on Sept. 28.

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Chapter 11 summary and reflection(to be updated)

November 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Ethics and legal issues of online journalism are basically complicated and not quite certain because it’s complicated and can be in various forms even though it’s still in its infancy. In the earlier years, online media were considered to be out of the legal and ethical regulation and consideration and I believe many service provider and users were reckless about such things. There are numerous things that are related to online journalism ethics and law.

The first thing the textbook mention is libel. Libel is a big deal because of the anonymity online and it was surprising to see how complicate it is. The issue include possible libel from comments made by users of online news sites. It’s important to put charge and responsiblity on organizations and their users, but more essentially, better and matured manner of using the convenience is requied.

Obscenity and copyright is other big issues of online journalism. They’re potential probelm of online materials  because it can be anyone or no one who see them. Contents provider might not worry about the problems as serious as they would if it was offline and the the open environment of internet will actually light up the fire to the fuse.

There were interesting terms and concept of copyright and linking which is also related to copyright issues. The underlying base of internet’s convenience popularity is its easiness to copy and share information. So it was very predictable that it would encounter copyright issues. So all the legal regulation and judgement comes in, but the rapidly evolving new media might not enable the legal tools to keep up with them. So ethics matter a big time, especially in online media use.

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First snow

November 13, 2010 Leave a comment

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Weekend Assignment

November 7, 2010 Leave a comment

At the first shot, it was nice that the reporter tried to give some sense of the place by panning, but the speed was not constant. When panning, the speed should be slow and constant and stop at the end, but the reporter failed to do so. The third and fourth shot passed by too quickly that I had hard time recognizing what they were. Things get too desultory in the fashion show scene and the person failed to catch and follow the models. There are so many bad framings. When following the models, there should have been some extra space following in front of the models, not their back space instead.

The video lacks in creativity and variety of the camera angles. However,considering the circumstance, I understand she couldn’t have various angles for the interviews. What I want to point out is that the interviewees were mostly cut above their neck. It should have shown the shoulder level of these people. Many scenes are shaky, she needs to use her both hands to avoid it. The last interview was done in a kind of shady place where it’s hard to see the person. Backlighting was a bad choice and it was hard to see the interviewee’s eyes. The music gets louder at the end, but I don’t wanna criticize it because I know it’s hard to find a place in such coverage. Those people are always busy talking to one anohter, so it’s really hard to ask them to move to somewhere else for an interview.

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SEO Press Release

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2010 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Yoonki Kim, Executive PR manager of XYZ


U.S. Hispanics stand out in longevity

Study shows U.S. Hispanics live longer

SKY BLUE – U.S. Hispanics live longer by more than two years and blacks by more than seven, CDC researchers say in a report that is the first to calculate life expectancy of U.S Hispanics.

The life expectancy report released Wednesday is the evidence of what  experts call the “Hispanic paradox” — longevity for a population with a large share of poor, undereducated members. A leading theory is that U.S. Hispanics are among the healthiest from their countries.

A U.S. Hispanic born in 2006 could expect longevity as his life expectancy is about 80 years and seven months. Life expectancy for a white is about 78, and for a black,73 years, which is less than U.S. Hispanics.

Researchers have seen signs of U.S. Hispanic longevity for years. But until recently, the government didn’t calculate life expectancy for Hispanics as a separate group. The new report of U.S. Hispanic longevity projecting future life expectancy is based on death certificates from 2006.

By breaking out the longevity of Hispanics, the life expectancies for non-Hispanic whites and blacks both declined slightly, said the report’s author, Elizabeth Arias of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

U.S. Hispanics are the largest, fastest growing minority, accounting for 15 percent of the population.

An estimated 40 percent of the U.S. Hispanics are immigrants, who in some cases arrived after arduous journeys to do taxing manual labor. It takes a fit person to accomplish that, suggesting that the United States is gaining some of the healthiest people born in Mexico and other countries, said Dr. Peter Muennig of Columbia University‘s school of public health who has studied life expectancy in different countries.

Compared to the estimate for all U.S. Hispanics, life expectancy is nearly two years lower in Puerto Rico, and more than four years lower in Mexico, according to World Health Organization figures.


U.S. Hispanics (live longer)

Life expectancy


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Useful websites when writing informative articles

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

DemographicsNow: This resource can be used for business & marketing plans, determining where you should locate your business, understanding your customers better, analyzing new markets, targeting direct mail and advertising programs, and identifying where your competitors are located. Academic Academic provides thousands of full-text market research reports, many with global coverage. Reports may take some time to download, as they are large PDF documents

Population Reference Bureau: Population Reference Bureau offers organizational information and links to Web sites with statistical and population data as well as information about various publications.

The Minnesota State Demographic Center: It analyzes and distributes data from state, U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.

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