Where Journalism Is Heading

New Media like Twit.tv is very exciting, in that it’s doing the same thing traditional media has, but for a fraction of the cost. However, in its infancy, new media is only mimicking the old stuff we’re all familiar with. Will it get out of that mold, or will it perpetuate what we’ve all been used to for so long?

Google Currents, Flipboard, Zite, and other such software of the like, is bringing news we love in a more magazine-like format, using a lot more images, which is nice,…

Film Riot Suggestions

Big fan of what Ryan and Josh Connolly do at Film Riot:



I went ahead and added the links Ryan suggested in the blogroll.

Remixing

Here’s a recent TEDTalk on Remixing, by Kirby Ferguson:



On a side note, if you want, you can watch entire movies on archive.org, like, “A Boy and His Dog”:



Try remixing and slicing this move with other material from archive.org!

Documentary: “Controlling the Web”

Watching the latest episode of “Tech News Today“, Live right now, and they brought up some pretty good stuff from Cory Doctorow:
First was this anti-corruption documentary…
http://boingboing.net/2012/08/08/slick-anti-corruption-video-ta.html

Followed by an introduction to an Al Jazeera documentary on copyright…
http://boingboing.net/2012/08/09/al-jazeera-on-the-copyfight-i.html

Defection Reduction and Journalism Academy

Due to previous border intensifications, defector numbers have dropped by 43%:
http://www.nknews.org/2012/07/n-korean-defector-arrivals-drop-43-pct-this-year

The number of North Korean defectors to South Korea tumbled 43 percent in the first five months of 2012 from a year earlier due to increased security along the North Korea-China border, the Seoul government said Sunday.A total of 610 North Korean defectors arrived in South Korea in the January-May period, down 42.6 percent from the same period last year, according to data from the Unification Ministry, which handles inter-Korean affairs.

Regarding defectors, in a different story, there is now a Journalism School being set up…

Subdomains!

So we’re going with a slightly new format. Rather than separating things by categories, we’ll start to use subdomains. As such, we will be updating all our links on our past posts. All previous posts in each category will still exist, but we’re working on finding a way to redirect to the new address.

Newly-built Changjon Primary School Open

http://www.rodong.rep.kp/InterEn/index.php?strPageID=SF01_02_01&newsID=2012-06-27-0015

The bell rang. It was the first class at the newly built Changjon Primary School. Pupils laid bouquets before the statue of President Kim Il Sung.

We could see happy faces of pupils of the 3rd class in grade 4 and their teacher Nam Yong Sim.

We also dropped in at a classroom where the children were having a computer lesson. They were learning how to handle keyboard and mouse, drawing and document editing. They seemed very much interested in the lesson.

Many of them told us of their dreams to become People’s Army men or scientists.

Kim Suk Yong, assistant…

Fishing Statement

Watching the latest episode of “Tech News Today“, Live right now, and they brought up some pretty good stuff from Cory Doctorow:
First was this anti-corruption documentary…
http://boingboing.net/2012/08/08/slick-anti-corruption-video-ta.html



Followed by an introduction to an Al Jazeera documentary on copyright…
http://boingboing.net/2012/08/09/al-jazeera-on-the-copyfight-i.html

Summer Love!

http://www.nknews.org/2012/06/first-wedding-ceremony-in-new-street
Now that the sun is out, it seems like nice weather to have a wedding in Pyongyang’s newly re-opened 창전거리(倉田/Changjon street), where those new apartments have just been set up!

For more North Korean wedding photos, click here.

Anyways, back to the sun and relatively good weather! Regardless of what the South Korea government thinks, the sun beating down on the peninsula is pretty serious –just not serious enough to stop a wedding.
http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2012/06/26/korea-tackles-record-drought/?mod=WSJBlog

Summer Post on Camps

http://www.nknews.org/2012/06/first-wedding-ceremony-in-new-street
Now that the sun is out, it seems like nice weather to have a wedding in Pyongyang’s newly re-opened 창전거리(倉田/Changjon street), where those new apartments have just been set up!




For more North Korean wedding photos, click here.

Anyways, back to the sun and relatively good weather! Regardless of what the South Korea government thinks, the sun beating down on the peninsula is pretty serious –just not serious enough to stop a wedding.
http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2012/06/26/korea-tackles-record-drought/?mod=WSJBlog