Oyuntulkhuur Battulga- School #77
Hello Everyone! My name is Oyuntulkhuur.
Before I came here, I thought that American high school students are quiet but active. But it was different. Students are not quiet. They attend class actively, tell their thoughts freely and do not hesitate to express their opinion. I really liked it. I want to publish newspaper about the communication between students and teachers and free speech.
Sarantuya Batmend- School #67
I was excited to meet famous journalists before we came to Boston. During the meeting with professionals who work in journalism field, I learned so much from them. I liked Helen Smith’s training. During her training I learned how to write an article and how to write news lead. Also I am happy that I learned more about freedom of speech and freedom of press. During my trip here, I made a lot of comparisons and gained much experience in the country of freedom. When I am back to Mongolia, I would love to share my experience I gained here with my friends, my family, my newspaper club mates and my school.
Thank you United Planet , US Department of State,IEARN and Mongolian Education Allience .
I am very grateful to be one of the lucky few who was chosen to visit Mongolia for three weeks as part of the Mongolian-American exchange program. In Mongolia I learnt much about a culture and country I knew little about, and I’m sure that my experiences in Mongolia will forever shape my perception of the world around me. The culture and history of Mongolia are rich and varied, the people are friendly and welcoming, and the experience was enriching.
— B. B.
Hello Mother good evening
1.What is your name?
-My name is Donna Brown.
2.How old are you?
-I am 47 years old.
3.Where do you live?
-I Live in South Boston.
3.What is your job?
-I build houses for poor people.
5.What is your hobby?
-My hobby is knitting
6.What advice can you give me about getting to know how journalism works in this country?
-Read the news paper.
7.How do you get the news?
-I read the Boston Globe.
8.What are two or three of the most important news events that have happened during your life?
-Vietnam war 9-11 attock.
9.What effect does journalism have on voting patterns in Boston and in the USA?
-People learn about the candindates and what is important to them.
10.In your opinion;what are stregths and weakneeses of journalism in Boston?in the USA?
-Strengths:journalism can criticizc the government.
- Weaknesses:Sometimes journalists write too much personal information about candidates and celebrifies.
11.What are some of the news events you and your family have talked about in the month?
- We talk about elections and the economy (jobs) Thank you very much.
By B. Oyuntulkhuur, J. Undram, B.Erdenesuvd, E. Sukhbaatar.
There are too many departments of Emerson College just by the beautiful big garden in Boston. Youth Mongolia journalists visited the journalism department of Emerson College that is the famous department of this college.
In here we met Mr. Steaven and he shared his experience with us. He is journalist of Emerson College’s journalism course. Emerson College was established in 1880. He was working as a journalist for 20 years. And he was working in Emerson College for 5 years.
So ASK to YOURSELF!
-If you want to be a good journalist, what can you do?
Its answer is:
· Look for information in lots of sources
· Criticize yourself
· Be responsible
· Search for information in your surroundings
· Give to people new, unusual, truth, documentary information very quickly
· Reflect a lot of ideas
· Ask yourself “WHY?”
· Never be baseless
· Be objective
· Listen to people
· Search scoop information
· Use new technology
· Feel the reality yourself
“All good journalists use these points. They searched new information all the time in their life.”
He thinks if you can do all of these things then can be good journalist. And he said “Journalism always changes very quickly. So you must make information quickly.”
After talk of Mr. Steaven, Mimi Edmands came in Emerson College. She taught about “How do you use it on Television.” She said “Broadcaster might be actor, reliable, and interesting.
We attended lot of sessions of journalism in Mongolia. But we’d never meet with a broadcaster of television and didn’t talk about “How to prepare television broadcast.” We felt as prepare whole kinds of journalism for us.
And we met Tim Riley. He works in Emerson College as a musician and teaches an online class. Tim Riley said “In American journalist the biggest problem is journalists use information of internet resources. They debate whether it is a good or a bad idea.
Also he said “Nowadays people can find information on the internet. So journalists might find information very quickly. Other people write their information by individual opinions. But journalists must write public information for all people.”
Then we visited to WERS 88. 9 radio station of Emerson College’s students. We visited Mongolian national public radio before, but it was great that is the students work themselves and they have a lot of the present technology.
We all want to study in Emerson College in a journalist class because students have the possibility to practice in TV, radio and online. It was very interesting.
1. Please could you introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is Lorena. I’m 34 years old. I work in the lending department bank. My family large. I have got 2 daughter and 1 son.
2.Please tell me about family traditions that have the most meaning during the autumn, the winter, the spring and the summer?
Family tradition autumn we go apple picking, winter we go to New Hampshire snow sledding, spring we go to the parks and summer we go to the beach and lake.
3. Why did you decide to host a Mongolian student?
I wanted to host a Mongolian student because my daughter Joslin went to Mongolia over the summer and it’s nice to give back and share for lives.
4. I am trying to learn about news media in the United States. What advice can you give about getting to know journalism works in this country?
Help with journalism can be found watching television and going on-line to news blogs.
5. Please tell me about how you and your family got the news when you were my age?
When I was your age my family and I got news by television and newspaper.
6. How do you get the news now?
Now I get my news by television and computer.
7. What are two or three of the most important news events that have happened during your family?
2 important news events that have happened during my life are September 11 when the Twin Towers in New York were hit and the second news event is Barack Obama being elected as president.
8. Tell about a time when you remember your parents talking about a news event ?
I remember my parents talking about the Olympics and also talking about the crime rate.
9. What are some of the news events you and your family have talked about in the past month?
In the past month my family and I have talked about the new president election campaign.
10. In your opinion, what are the strengths and weakness of journalism in Boston ? In the USA?
In my opinion the strengths in journalism in Boston are having advanced technology and some very good reporters.
11. What effects does journalism have on voting patterns in Boston and in the USA?
Journalism has important effects on voting patterns in Boston and the USA because people really on news for information and updates.
By:Sarantuya Manduul Daariimaa Purewsuren
Teacher: Dolgorsuren Sarantsetseg
Before we came to Boston, we were given a tentative schedule of our trip in the USA. While our Mongolian group was going through the schedule, one place attracted me so much that I wanted to explore more. It was Teen voices because I was curious about how girls my age write articles and work in such wonderful place.
Finally, the time came and we went to visit Teen Voices. Though, finding teen voice office took several minutes, we went 4 floors up and some of our friends were exhausted, but I was still excited to visit at the office.
First I expected the Teen Voices office to be bigger, glassy or something very attractive from its appearance just like its broad activities, but it wasn’t. Everything in that office was simple. There were not a lot people who work there.
During the meeting at the Teen Voices office, we heard a lot of wonderful things they do, they did in the past and they are planning to do. Teen voices magazine is written by for and about teen girls and has submissions from girls worldwide.
Teen Voices web site for girls shares the positive social changes. It was amazing what they are doing. They have 25-30 teen girls ages between 14-18 from different backgrounds. They write articles about local or global issues and try to be the voice of those who are not heard. Also teen girls are giving advice to teen girls themselves, which is awesome.
Though teen voice’s working place was not so huge and its staff were not as many as I expected, how they manage all these things is unbelievably wonderful. We learned that appearance doesn’t represent its inside value.
After the meeting, the idea to have such a magazine came to our mind. Since we have no magazine like this in Mongolia why don’t we establish a magazine for girls? Instead of waiting for the change to come why can’t “we” start? We know that it will need so much effort from us but we want to try.
Hello Father good evening
1. What is your name?
-My name is Chris Mayer
2. How old are you?
-I’m 49 years old
3. Where do you live?
-I live in South Boston with my family
4. What do your job?
-I work for a news paper
5. What do your hobby?
-My hobby is enjoy making furniture.
6. Do you like read a book?
I like to read the news paper and man different kinds of books.
7. What advice can you give me about getting to know how journalism works in this country?
I suggest reading a lot of different news paper, magazines and talking with other journalists
8. How do you get the news now?
I read the Boston Globe in print and online.
1. Terrorist attacks
2 .Challenger shuttle explosion
3. Election of President Barack Obama
10. What effect does journalism have on voting patterns in Boston and in USA?
-People learn more about the issues and the candidates. Also they are encouraged to vote.
11. In your opinion, what are strengths and weaknesses of journalism in Boston? in the USA?
-Strengths is “make information available to people weak to make life better for everyone
-Weaknesses “may tell too much about certain people.
Thank you very much. 2011.10.29
1. Hi what is your name?
-Hi you too .My name is Martha Robertson.
2. How old are you?
-I am 16.
3. Where do you study /jobs?
-I study at Boston Latin School. And 11th grade.
4. Tell me about your family?
-I have a mother whose name is Anne, a father whose name is Phil, and a brother whose name is Harry. Harry was not born in this family. He was born to a different family who gave him to us legally when he was 2 years old. We all have lived together since my parents were married in August, 1993. We always have other relatives and friends at our house.
5. What do you like sports?
-I like watching baseball games.
6. Do you like songs?
- Yes, I like songs. The song I like the most is a song called, “Tongue Tied.”
7. Do you like singers?
-Yes, I like singers. The singer I like the most is a band called, “Mumford and Sons.”
8. Do you write in the newspaper?
-We read the newspaper, watch the news on television and listen to the news on the radio.
Dad~ I have written letters to the editor .For three years I produced a TV show about the Boston Red Sox.
9. Please tell me about how you and your family got the news when you were my age?
-Dad~ when I was in high school I read the Boston Globe and watched the CBS evening news with Walter corn kite. Mum~ we got news via the TV and the newspaper and radio.
10. How do you do gets the news now?
-Dad~ today I get news from the radio newspapers and the Internet. Mum~ Via the internet, radio, newspaper and TV.
11. What are two or three of the most important news events that have happened during your life? Why?
-Brother~1. When the manager of the baseball team ,Boston Red Sox quit.
2. The earthquake in Japan surprised me too.
Dad~ the most important news events in my life so for
1. Vietnam War -> I learned how bad war is.
2. Neil Armstrong on the moon -> I was surprised at the science knowledge.
3. Boston Red Sox is a baseball team and when it won the World Series in 1967, 1975, 1986 and won in 2004, and 2007 I was very happy.
4. September 11, 2001 -> I noticed how weak our world was when people outside America attacked American buildings.
Mum~ the most important news events in my life
-John F.Kennedy death ->I saw how sad my parents were
-The O.J trial -> I saw how defective he system was, how truth could be distorted
12. What are some of the news events you and your family have talked about in the past month? Why?
-Brother~ we have talked about the Red Sox scandals because we were so surprised at the baseball players behavior.
Dad~ recently we talked about the death of Steve jobs because of the impact he had on our lives.
13. In your opinion what are the strengths and weaknesses of journalism in Boston? In the USA?
-Brother ~Boston newspapers always write attics on people who have died. I am glad they write them. I do not like how briefly journalists write about important issues.
Dad~ the strength of USA journalism is the speed the news travels.
14. What made you decide to host a Mongolian student?
-Martha~ I love communicating with people who have different cultures.
Brother~ I am excited to spent Halloween with Daariimaa.
15. I am trying to learn about news media in the United States. What advice can you give me about getting to know how journalism works in this country?
-Martha~ you must write about news topics that you are interested in and can make connections to. The bond between article and writer needs to be strong. You are clearly doing great.
16. What patterns in Boston and in the USA?
-Martha~ Journalists are able to influence voters to vote for different people. News can ruin a political person’s career if bad news about them gets out to voters.
Brother~ I don’t know but I see signs of the names of people running for office all over the place.
Thank you very much
Thanks you are welcome……….
Good evening ! James
Thank you good evening
My first question is What made you decide to host a Mongolian student?
-We decided to host student . Cause my daughter Liliana such a good time in Mongolia
You before host different country ?
-No. We never hosted anyone before
Ok it’s a first time?
-Yeah it’s a first time
Please tell me about how you and your family got the news when you were my age?
-We read the newspaper and watch TV and read the magazines.
How do you get the news now?
-We get the news the same way .Read the newspaper and watch TV news and also get lot of news on the internet.
What are two or three of the most important news events that have happened during your life?
-let’s see.1989th year buildings of New-York city
Tell me about a time when you remember your parents talking about a news events
-My parents time that’s in lot of government corruption at the time.
What are some of the news events you and your family have talked about in the past month?
-Lets see Every talked about drug in Mexico. So drug talked together Mexico celebration day
What is Mexico celebrate day? Tell me about
-This day have Mexico national dance and song . And this is a Halloween day
Ok so next question is what is the journalism? Your opinion
-I was Liliana’s age I did journalism project in high school. In 11th grade I go to newspapers club. And in college class teacher told, you had to write little essays to go to the school newspaper.
This is a in my last question. In your opinion, what are the strengths and weakness of journalism in Boston? In the USA?
-the strengths journalism in Boston is that there is a good newspaper and we have lots of good writers and weakness that people all reading are less and less newspaper and less .
Only wants to show small stories about bad thing.
Thank you for spent your time and have a good night.