Prof. Thomas Bass, who has worked in and written extensively about Vietnam, has an article in the Jan. 22 edition of Foreign Policy magazine titled, "The Ugly Thugs Running Vietnam Aren't Experimenting with Democracy." It posits that while tourism and international trade negotiations indicate things are going well with America's old enemy, censorship, religious oppression, and human rights violations tell a different story about the "new" Vietnam.
2016 Journalism scholarship application forms are now available on our Awards and Prizes page.
Prof. Thomas Bass has been selected as a fellow to the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute, which will be held in January at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. This five-day workshop for competitively selected professors will be followed by UAlbany offering its first course in Entrepreneurial Journalism in Spring 2016.
WAMC will be taping its Media Project program at UAlbany on Thursday, Oct. 29. The local NPR affiliate has invited Journalism students to listen in and to pose questions about current media news to panelists Alan Chartock of WAMC, Rex Smith, executive editor of the Albany Times Union and UAlbany Prof. Rosemary Armao. The program, sponsored by the Capital District Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Journalism Program will run from 1:15 to 2:35 p.m. in the Standish Room of the Science Library. (An SPJ business meeting will precede the taping at 1 p.m.)
Prof. Rosemary Armao wrote about Journalism Program alum Danyal Mohammadezeh’s near two-year quest to win asylum in the US. Mohammadezeh, an Iranian national, became endangered when Wikileaks dumped 225,000 secret diplomatic cables into public view in 2010. One of those cables talked about his conversations with American diplomats in Turkey about student protests in Tehran. Unhappily he can’t prove he’s in danger because American officials are not allowed to look at Wikileaks information.