I presented a workshop on Social Media 2.0 for people who work at nonprofits recently, and Sy Bounds was kind enough to video some of the session and share them with the world. Here is a link to his tumblr and some of the video are viewable below. Contact me if you would like a similar presentation for your class, group, or business. http://drbarbiversonhandsontech.tumblr.com/ (I think the videos here are in chronological order)
From Asian American Journalists Association
As NBA player Jeremy Lin’s prowess on the court continues to attract international attention and grab headlines, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) would like to remind media outlets about relevance and context regarding coverage of race. In the past weeks, as more news outlets report on Lin, his game and his story, AAJA has noticed factual inaccuracies about Lin’s background as well as an alarming number of references that rely on stereotypes about Asians or Asian Americans. Please give careful consideration to the following tips to ensure fair, accurate and sensitive portrayals of Lin and others who are Asian American. AAJA and AAJA MediaWatch stand ready to assist any news organizations that have questions or concerns about news coverage and race. We all have the same goal: good journalism. OUR GUIDELINES
Stop to think: Would a similar statement be made about an athlete who is Caucasian, African American or Latino? Use caution when discussing Lin’s physical characteristics, particularly those that feminize/emasculate the Asian male (Cinderella-story angles should not place Lin in a dress).