Monthly Archives: October 2011
My new printer
More and more documents required me to read in order to write my final thesis proposal. I experienced handing in my homework late because of finding printing-house.
Also, I have to read and edit some articles by myself now, and I realize that my eyes cannot look into the computer screen for a long period.
I hope that with my new printer, Samsung SCX3200 could ease my works and improve my productivity.31/10/2011 By: Dara Saoyuth
10th anniversary of the Department of Media and Communication (DMC)
The Department of Media and Communication (DMC) established in 2001. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the department, and we celebrated the event at the Cambodiana hotel.
The event was separated into two parts: the conference session in the afternoon and the dinner party in the evening.
In the afternoon event, there is also a debate session on “new media are the most effective platform for social and political participation”. This is the first time in my life that I became one of the debaters in the oppose group.
Please find some photos below from the event:
Photos based on theme
Photos telling How To
This video was made for my online journalism course assignment.10/10/2011 By: Dara Saoyuth
Photos Editing for Online Text
Hehe, please have a look at some photos I’ve edited and turned into photos that I think they would work well on the internet. Most of editing processes involving with pictures cropping and color adjusting.
Exercise-Editing for clear, short webtext
Here is a passage that needs serious revision. Try to reduce it to roughly 150 words. You can break it into no more than two chunks, each with its own subheader.
Chesterton, after decades first as a logging town and mining center, and then as a seriously depressed community that very nearly became a ghost t0wn, is now making a comeback as a a major tourist destination. Beginning in 1891 as a company town build by the Chesterton Logging Company, the town grew to become a thriving community of over 3000 men, women, and children. During World War I, the population grew still more to meet the demand for spruce to build airplanes, so the population rose to almost 4000. After the war, a zinc mine went into operation at the base of Mount Freeman (named for pioneer trapper Daniel Freeman, who conducted an exploration of the region in the 1820s). The conduct of mining operations resulted in great prosperity in the late 1920s, even after the Chesterton sawmill shut down. But then with the Great Depression the zinc market collapsed and hundreds of workers lost their jobs. Chesterton’s population shrank to not much more than 300 souls; the town was at death’s door.
After World War II, however, the creation of Chesterton Regional Park brought about a new rebirth of the town. As tourism began to grow, the community found a new lease on life catering to skiers, hikers, and campers. In the past 10 or 20 years, Chesterton has seen development of world-class skiing at High Corniche, the North American Kayak Championships at Roaring Creek, and a booming whitewater rafting business that puts almost 200 rafts into the Old Horse River every summer season. With 1200 year-round residents, Chesterton is now a major recreation center and eco-tourism destination.
My summary of the article
From a very nearly became a ghost town, Chesterton is now a major recreation center and eco-tourism destination. It is after the creation of Chesterton Regional Park that the town received more skiers, hikers, and campers. The community of 1200 year-round residents also becomes more energetic and active than before when tourism began to grow. Chesterton has seen development of world-class skiing and a booming whitewater rafting business.
Early time of Chesterton
In 1891, the Chesterton Logging Company found the town that later became a thriving community of over 3000 men, women, and children during World War I. The mining industry started operating after the war which resulted in great prosperity in the late 1920s. However, the Great Depression caused hundreds of workers to lose their jobs and that bring the town to the death’s door until the World War II ended.
My farewell dinner
I am a bit sleepy now, but I come to leave a message that I have a very good time tonight having dinner and hangout with some reporters of the Star publication, where I have spent my two-month internship. It’s not a big party actually; we just went out to have dinner together and chitchatted.
There were six people tonight- 4 reporters, my friend from Cambodia, and I. I like them so much, and I think I am closer to them than the others at the workplace here, maybe because I followed them on assignments more often:)
Last but not least, I’d like to say thanks you to them for coming up with an idea of having a joint dinner before my friend and I go back to my country. I would say that it’s a nice farewell that I haven’t expected. I will see at least 3 of them again soon because they will spend their holiday this year in Cambodia.
Good night and thanks you again Justin, Christina, Karr wei, and Sharmila.01/10/2011 By: Dara Saoyuth
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