Archive for April, 2010

The Gallup folks just released a survey looking at most desired country for immigration and those who immigrate. And the possibilities for stories using the Gallup numbers, some Census data and a little shoe leather are limitless. Young, Less Educated Yearn to Migrate to the U.S. Canada more attractive to older, more educated adults WASHINGTON, […]

Reporters Without Borders issued a statement over the weekend about the situation in Thailand. (Media beset by both violence and state of emergency) The statement discussed the massive censorship taking place by the government — more than 2,500 websites shut down and newspapers intimidated — and violence against journalists on both sides. (Two journalists killed […]

Google and other online services regularly gets requests to provide information about users or to take items off their servers. Google, however, has decided to release information about where these requests are coming from. This month Google has started to publicize what countries have asked to have material taken down. The number one country with […]

Several years ago I wrote a piece for my students to remind them that they should not blindly trust spell check. A publishing house in Australia is learning that lesson the hard way. Hot water over spell check PENGUIN Group Australia turns over $120 million a year from printing words but a one-word misprint has […]

Media affairs intern for the Iraqi embassy in Washington, DC. Click here for details.