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Cheer it TODAY (IIJ Blog)

Dear Friends: My name is Eak Prasad Duwadi and I am a US alumnus from Nepal. I am writing this email to invite you to cheer ‘Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2014′ project. This project will bring Internet connectivity to the village of Dhola, Dhading…

Mass kidnapping of schoolchildren latest move by Nigeria’s Boko Haram (IIJ Blog)

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German Reporter to Visit the J-School (IIJ Blog)

By: Kelly FisherIIJ AssistantGerman journalist, Johannes Boie, is taking a break from reporting with one of Germany’s leading national daily newspapers, Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, to Athens in one of his stops, to give lectures in several journa…

Researchers Share Data at WJS Convention in Greece (IIJ Blog)

By: Kelly FisherIIJ AssistantMember-scholars of the Worlds of Journalism Study traveled from the United States, Qatar, Albania and El Salvador, and other countries, to attend the research group’s convention.The convention, which took place March 27-2…

China’s Twitter-like Weibo Tests Its Appeal With NASDAQ IPO (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

Interest in the IPO of Chinese microblogging site Weibo is building as fears over investing in China tech stocks have subsided despite lingering risks. Weibo is seeking to raise $380 million in a spinout from Chinese Internet portal SINA, the third Chi…

Kazakhstan Grad Students Reflect on their Experience with Scripps IIJ (IIJ Blog)

By: Kelly FisherIIJ AssistantThe Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is developing a steady and meaningful partnership with Al-Farabi Kazakh Nation University (KazNU). In the second year of academic exc…

USSF Interviews Candidates for the 2014 World Cup Internships (IIJ Blog)

By: Kelly FisherIIJ AssistantStudents from the schools of the Scripps College of Communication interviewed for an opportunity of a life-time to intern with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The World Cup is one of the l…

Silicon Dragon Highlights in Hong Kong, See You There April 15! (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

To sign up, click http://silicondragonhk2014.eventbrite.com An idea of what’s in store at Silicon Dragon HK 2014: April 15, 2014 HK Cyberport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqi9cMdDHgo

Bitcoin Exchange BTC China Faces Cooldown (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

The buzz, speculation and volatility over bitcoin as a digital currency is nowhere stronger than in China. Ask Bobby Lee, the CEO of China’s bitcoin exchange BTC China, based in Shanghai.Bitcoin trading has cooled off considerably in China after…

Tencent Pushes WeChat Social Messaging App In US, Watch Out Whatsapp! (Rebecca Fannin, BSJ ’77)

Tencent is taking the expansion of its popular Wechat social messaging app into the U.S. market quite seriously, as well it should with the recent $19 billion acquisition of rival service Whatsapp by Facebook.Victoria Wu of Tencent…