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  1. page The Death of Kim Jong-Il edited ... In South Korea, an article about this issue had a rather skeptical tone. It said that South Ko…
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    In South Korea, an article about this issue had a rather skeptical tone. It said that South Korean Intelligence officials are being doubtful about the official story of the death itself. According toPyongyang's official story line the 69-year-old Kim died of a heart attack while being on a moving train. Yet, South Korea's top spy, Won Sei-hoon, informed lawmakers in Seoul that a review of satellite photographs revealed that Kim’s train was not moving at a Pyongyang station at the time of his death. Going back to the situation of North and South Korea in the past, there might be a significant reason for South Korea to see it in such a doubtful viewpoint. In 1950 there were conflicts on the border of North and South Korea, which led to the beginning of the Korean War. Ever since that time, there has not been an official peace treaty, which prolonged the situation to today’s tensions.
 Fighting has repeatedly occurred in both land and sea borders since each nation is continually trying to unify the peninsula with its own system of government.

    On November 23, 2010, North Korea launched an artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. North Korea accused South Korea of conducting "war maneuvers" but South Korea claims it was conducting maritime military drills.
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    Resources:
    Chen, Jie. (2011). The regional impact of Kim Jong-il’s death. Retrieved from
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  2. page The Death of Kim Jong-Il edited ... In these two videos, the situation in North Korea was shown in a critical way. The people were…
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    In these two videos, the situation in North Korea was shown in a critical way. The people were weeping because of Kim Jong-Il’s death, yet at the same time there were footages of how bad the situation in North Korea actually is. It proves how his leadership has influenced his people so much that they still cry after him even though he left his country in an unpleasant state.
    On the other hand the U.S seems very concerned about the nuclear situation. North Korea has long been a disadvantaged country in the prosperous Northeast Asia. They also remain a political “left over” from the Cold War, and the authoritarian state of Russia.
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    In South Korea, an article about this issue had a rather skeptical tone. It said that South Korean Intelligence officials are being doubtful about the official story of the death itself. According toPyongyang's official story line the 69-year-old Kim died of a heart attack while being on a moving train. Yet, South Korea's top spy, Won Sei-hoon, informed lawmakers in Seoul that a review of satellite photographs revealed that Kim’s train was not moving at a Pyongyang station at the time of his death. Going back to the situation of North and South Korea in the past, there might be a significant reason for South Korea to see it in such a doubtful viewpoint. In 1950 there were conflicts on the border of North and South Korea, which led to the beginning of the Korean War. Ever since that time, there has not been an official peace treaty, which prolonged the situation to today’s tensions.
 Fighting has repeatedly occurred in both land and sea borders since each nation is continually trying to unify the peninsula with its own system of government.

    On November 23, 2010, North Korea launched an artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. North Korea accused South Korea of conducting "war maneuvers" but South Korea claims it was conducting maritime military drills.
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  3. page The Death of Kim Jong-Il edited THE DEATH OF KIM JONG-IL By Samantha Juwitha Born 04120090045 ... In these two videos, the si…
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    In these two videos, the situation in North Korea was shown in a critical way. The people were weeping because of Kim Jong-Il’s death, yet at the same time there were footages of how bad the situation in North Korea actually is. It proves how his leadership has influenced his people so much that they still cry after him even though he left his country in an unpleasant state.
    On the other hand the U.S seems very concerned about the nuclear situation. North Korea has long been a disadvantaged country in the prosperous Northeast Asia. They also remain a political “left over” from the Cold War, and the authoritarian state of Russia.
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    In South Korea, an article about this issue had a rather skeptical tone. It said that South Korean Intelligence officials are being doubtful about the official story of the death itself. According toPyongyang's official story line the 69-year-old Kim died of a heart attack while being on a moving train. Yet, South Korea's top spy, Won Sei-hoon, informed lawmakers in Seoul that a review of satellite photographs revealed that Kim’s train was not moving at a Pyongyang station at the time of his death. Going back to the situation of North and South Korea in the past, there might be a significant reason for South Korea to see it in such a doubtful viewpoint. In 1950 there were conflicts on the border of North and South Korea, which led to the beginning of the Korean War. Ever since that time, there has not been an official peace treaty, which prolonged the situation to today’s tensions.
 Fighting has repeatedly occurred in both land and sea borders since each nation is continually trying to unify the peninsula with its own system of government.

    On November 23, 2010, North Korea launched an artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. North Korea accused South Korea of conducting "war maneuvers" but South Korea claims it was conducting maritime military drills.
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    http://theconversation.edu.au/the-regional-impact-of-kim-jong-ils-death-4813
    CNN Wire Staff (2010). Korean tension: A look at the conflict. Retrieved from http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/23/koreas.clash.explainer/index.html
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    Contreau (2002) Political Influence on Media. Retrieved from http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/5238_Croteau_Chapter_3.pdf
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  4. page The Death of Kim Jong-Il edited ... North Korea has been one of the most secretive governments in the world for the past decades. …
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    North Korea has been one of the most secretive governments in the world for the past decades. Kim Jong-il was named General Secretary of the KWP in October 1997, and in September 1998, the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) reconfirmed him as Chairman of the National Defense Commission (NDC). He was also given the position as the “highest office of state”. In December 2011 Kim Jong-il dies of a heart attack. Following his death, his son Kim Jong-un became the supreme leader of North Korea. This has shocked many countries of the world in various ways. In this paper I will examine four news organizations of four different countries to analyze the different ways of reporting on that particular event. I will be looking at BBC News from the UK, CNN from the U.S, Al-zajeera from the Middle East and KBS from South Korea.
    As I read several articles and watched a few videos from CNN, Al-Jazeera and BBC I learned that they had one common question: What is going to happen to North Korea after the death of their greatest leader, Kim Jong-il? Unfortunately I was not able to find a lot of information in the KBS network from South Korea. Al-Jazeera for instance covered various online articles on the same day, mostly on the 19th of December 2011. It was reported from many different angles and was quite a focus on that day. The BBC also had a similar amount on news coverage on the issue. It seems like the UK and Al-Jazeera are taking similar viewpoints on covering the death of Kim Jong-Il. Here are two videos from each of the News Channels:
    http://youtu.be/t9Rtn_JmgjAhttp://youtu.be/-x-bAbqeLP8
    In these two videos, the situation in North Korea was shown in a critical way. The people were weeping because of Kim Jong-Il’s death, yet at the same time there were footages of how bad the situation in North Korea actually is. It proves how his leadership has influenced his people so much that they still cry after him even though he left his country in an unpleasant state.
    On the other hand the U.S seems very concerned about the nuclear situation. North Korea has long been a disadvantaged country in the prosperous Northeast Asia. They also remain a political “left over” from the Cold War, and the authoritarian state of Russia.
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  5. page The Death of Kim Jong-Il edited THE DEATH OF KIM JONG-IL By Samantha Juwitha Born 04120090045 North Korea has been one of the m…
    THE DEATH OF KIM JONG-IL
    By Samantha Juwitha Born
    04120090045
    North Korea has been one of the most secretive governments in the world for the past decades. Kim Jong-il was named General Secretary of the KWP in October 1997, and in September 1998, the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) reconfirmed him as Chairman of the National Defense Commission (NDC). He was also given the position as the “highest office of state”. In December 2011 Kim Jong-il dies of a heart attack. Following his death, his son Kim Jong-un became the supreme leader of North Korea. This has shocked many countries of the world in various ways. In this paper I will examine four news organizations of four different countries to analyze the different ways of reporting on that particular event. I will be looking at BBC News from the UK, CNN from the U.S, Al-zajeera from the Middle East and KBS from South Korea.
    As I read several articles and watched a few videos from CNN, Al-Jazeera and BBC I learned that they had one common question: What is going to happen to North Korea after the death of their greatest leader, Kim Jong-il? Unfortunately I was not able to find a lot of information in the KBS network from South Korea. Al-Jazeera for instance covered various online articles on the same day, mostly on the 19th of December 2011. It was reported from many different angles and was quite a focus on that day. The BBC also had a similar amount on news coverage on the issue. It seems like the UK and Al-Jazeera are taking similar viewpoints on covering the death of Kim Jong-Il. Here are two videos from each of the News Channels:
    http://youtu.be/t9Rtn_JmgjAhttp://youtu.be/-x-bAbqeLP8
    In these two videos, the situation in North Korea was shown in a critical way. The people were weeping because of Kim Jong-Il’s death, yet at the same time there were footages of how bad the situation in North Korea actually is. It proves how his leadership has influenced his people so much that they still cry after him even though he left his country in an unpleasant state.
    On the other hand the U.S seems very concerned about the nuclear situation. North Korea has long been a disadvantaged country in the prosperous Northeast Asia. They also remain a political “left over” from the Cold War, and the authoritarian state of Russia.
    However, Kim rose to become a significant figure in international diplomacy due to the nuclear weapons Pyongyang has developed since the mid-1990s. He was also a “master player” of nuclear brinkmanship. He was capable of manipulation in terms of deceiving far stronger states, in the form of making them play against each other. Fear has been around because of the propagation of nuclear know-how and materials to other rogue states and terrorists. Being a country traumatized of terrorism, the paranoia is quite understandable in this case. This is why the nuclear fear is often mentioned.
    In South Korea, an article about this issue had a rather skeptical tone. It said that South Korean Intelligence officials are being doubtful about the official story of the death itself. According toPyongyang's official story line the 69-year-old Kim died of a heart attack while being on a moving train. Yet, South Korea's top spy, Won Sei-hoon, informed lawmakers in Seoul that a review of satellite photographs revealed that Kim’s train was not moving at a Pyongyang station at the time of his death. Going back to the situation of North and South Korea in the past, there might be a significant reason for South Korea to see it in such a doubtful viewpoint. In 1950 there were conflicts on the border of North and South Korea, which led to the beginning of the Korean War. Ever since that time, there has not been an official peace treaty, which prolonged the situation to today’s tensions.
 Fighting has repeatedly occurred in both land and sea borders since each nation is continually trying to unify the peninsula with its own system of government.

    On November 23, 2010, North Korea launched an artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. North Korea accused South Korea of conducting "war maneuvers" but South Korea claims it was conducting maritime military drills.
    Looking at the way these four different countries are covering the news it seems like there is a lot of political background that interferes with the way of taking viewpoints. In the U.S the concern is about the nuclear fear that is a big question mark after the death of Kim Jong-Li. If we take note of the role of the media in a social world, we must be aware of the influence of its outside forces. The point is that the purpose, form and content of the media are all determined by social means and so are the rules that regulate them. Consequently, they vary over time and across cultures. The scheme of our media system at any time is the outcomes of a series of social processes reflecting competing interests. Economic and political forces may shape the way media organizations operate. Journalists develop strategies for wroking through these economic and political forces, and some they work in or even they themselves, may have their own sets of norms and rules.
    Resources:
    Chen, Jie. (2011). The regional impact of Kim Jong-il’s death. Retrieved from
    http://theconversation.edu.au/the-regional-impact-of-kim-jong-ils-death-4813
    CNN Wire Staff (2010). Korean tension: A look at the conflict. Retrieved from http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/23/koreas.clash.explainer/index.html
    Briney, Amanda (2010). Tensions and Conflict on the Korean Peninsula
    Learn about the Conflict between North and South Korea. Retrieved from http://geography.about.com/od/northkorea/a/korean-conflict.htm
    Contreau (2002) Political Influence on Media. Retrieved from http://www.sagepub.com/upm-data/5238_Croteau_Chapter_3.pdf

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Tuesday, June 26

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    The Soloist is a movie that was released in 2009, directed by a critically acclaimed director Joe Wright and stars some big time movie stars such as Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx. This movie discloses a story about Steve Lopez, an L.A Times columnist who whilst looking for story ideas found an inspiration in a homeless and schizophrenic musician whom he later found out to be a former Julliard attendee. The screenplay, written by Susannah Grant, is based on a true story from a book by the title ‘The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive power of music’ that was written by Steve Lopez himself
    The movie, that is set in the year 2005, opened with Steve Lopez, portrayed by the ever-charming Robert Downey Jr. who is a divorced man in his 40s and works for his ex-wife at the L.A Times as a columnist. At the start of the movie, Steve was involved in a biking accident that severely damaged the right side of his face. After his accident, Steve, who is a prominent columnist at the popular publication, finds himself in a block in which he can’t manage to find good stories to write about, until one day he randomly hears a violin being played so beautifully. Steve was intrigued with where the sound came from, and that is the moment where he discovers Nathaniel Ayers (portrayed by Jamie Foxx), who is a majorly gifted musician with schizophrenia, who because of his mental illness has forced him to drop out of Julliard on his sophomore year and give up on his life-long dream on becoming a famed musician.
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    As this movie is based on a true story, some slight adjustments had been made when transferring the book into the screenplay to increase the value of the movie, and/or entertainment purposes. For instance, Steve Lopez who is happily married with kids in real life is turned into a divorced middle-aged man who is estranged from his family. The idea is probably to add a dramatic aspect to Steve’s personal life to create a well-rounded story, by turning his wife into someone that he is estranged with but still within his reach. His ex-wife Mary, portrayed by Catherine Keener, is someone who is also a loner, much like how Steve Lopez is in the movie, to then obviously conclude with both of them learning something from the experience and inspiration that Nathaniel Ayers has brought into their lives. Other than that, Nathaniel is portrayed as a cello player in the movie, when in real life he is a bass player, although plays other instruments also.
    Being set in Los Angeles, this movie touches a lot on the role that journalism plays in enhancing a large audience’s awareness about certain causes. This has a lot to do with how the US’s press system, the Social Responsibility theory has allowed journalists to cover something that can not only inspire a large amount of people, but can also educate them on certain issues that might otherwise be overlooked.
    Resources:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0821642/
    http://web.mac.com/moviecritic1/Site/Soloist.html
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Tuesday, June 19

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    {http://internationaljournalism.wikispaces.com/site/embedthumbnail/placeholder?w=214&h=316} This movie based on true story about Daniel Pearl (Dan Futterman), The Wall Street Journal journalist who has been kidnapped and brutally murdered in Karachi by Pakistani Millitants. A mighty heart directed by Michael Winterbottom based on Daniel Pearl wife memoir, Marianne Pearl (Angelina Jolie). This A Mighty Heart movie was released on 2007.
    In Karachi, 23 January 2002 Daniel or Danny and his six months pregnant wife Marianne are planning to leave Pakistan and going back to their own home. But, before leaving Pakistan Danny has one more interview to do. He’s going to meet Islamic fundamentalist cleric, Sheikh Gilani. This meeting was set up by Basir in a village restaurant. So, just like another interview has passed Danny informed his wife that he will be late for dinner. Unfortunately, this usual interview become a “usual” interview. Danny not going home, and he’s missing.
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    His abduction was record in a tape, and the kidnappers sent it to the crew who searching Danny. Danny body was cut into 10 parts. In the end of this movie, it wrote “This movie for Adam”. Marianne is a very brave and strong woman. She said “'ten other people died this month and they were all Pakistani and they are suffering as much as we are..”
    In his memory and with his parents, Mariane Pearl helped establish the Daniel Pearl Foundation which has as its mission statement: "to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications." - VOA News
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