Documenting the China- Korea Frontier Regular fieldwork on the North Korean border Translations from Chinese materials News reports Foreign Ministry documents Public Security reports
Durham University North Korean Human Rights Campaigners Byul Ryan-Im Meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Elvet 148
Outline I. Building an Online Community II. Research, Editing and Professionalism III. Demonstrating Impact and Rigour
I. Building an Online Community “Sinologistical Violoncellist” 2009-2011 Sole-authored blog by junior professor at an American liberal arts college in Seattle University of Hong Kong journalism conference, summer 2011 – CNN delegate A death in the family Kim Jong-il RIP, December 2011
Media Impact Resource for journalists Quoted in The Economist, The Guardian, Le Monde, The Telegraph, Time, Washington Post, New York Times, Reuters. Located between academia and journalism
Assembling a Team/Model Editor with scholarly credibility and some experience engaging broader audience Call for applications CV and cover letter Highly defined roles for graduate students and undergraduates The role of the Managing Editor Embrace hierarchy
II. Research, Editing and Professionalism Research-driven engagement Publishable prose Short online essays as building blocks to larger peer- reviewed journal submissions Editing and sub-editing Slow is OK
Professionalization Twitter Head shots Online bios Conference activity Doing it to reach the group aspiration and standards; actually doing it for yourself
Digital Mentoring Young professors at undergraduate institutions = pair up with grad students or post-grads who need feedback, modeling, and guidance “Accidental intergenerational” work Post-M.A. “gap year” students Hierarchy and level of achievement within the group Opening up lateral communication channels External readers on M.A. theses, etc.
Funding No funding for first 1.5 years Academy of Korean Studies recently awarded a $15,000 research grant Still looking for models and sources
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