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Globalization

  1. 1. May 6, 2009 @ COM 300 9:30 AM Category: Presentation Victoria Ju Globalization: International News on Blogs
  2. 2. Global Voices: Are you listening? • Features daily articles by quoting and contextualizing blogs from around the world, translated into English • The organization runs completely virtually • Goal is to bring voice to countries that are often left out of the media around the world • “aggregates, curates, and amplifies the global conversation online”
  3. 3. Global Voices: Behind the Scenes • Two Co-Founders • One Managing Director • One Managing Editor • Two Technical & Design Members • Directors for advocacy, outreach, and translation • Regional Editors • Language Editors Volunteers • Authors
  4. 4. Project Lingua  Some fansubs are • Started with a Taiwanese professional, not always fansub, now provides 17 different languages • As bloggers, they search, select, and compile. • Co-ordinating and reviewing translations through mail lists, wiki, editor /peer review, or direct publication • Creative Commons License
  5. 5. Lost in Translation • Background Knowledge • Links and References • Subject • Presentation • Cultural gap • … but must be English-oriented in order to easily maintain site, so is it still global?
  6. 6. Discussion Questions: • Would you still consider this journalism? • What do you think about the loss of content and what can be done about it? • Do you think that a truly globalized website can exist?
  7. 7. Works Cited • Salzberg, Chris. (July 2008) Translation and Participartory Media: Experiences from Global Voices. Translation Journal, Vol 12 No 3. Retrieved May 4, 2009 from http://accurapid.com/Journal/45global.htm • http://www.globalvoicesonline.org

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