U.S. Media Educator to Give Presentations in Taiwan

Dr. Kathleen Bartzen Culver (Photo: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication)

The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to sponsor the October 13-17 visit of Kathleen Bartzen Culver, a noted multimedia educator, who will conduct workshops, talks, and professional exchanges in Taiwan on media issues.

Kathleen Bartzen Culver is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and associate director of the Center for Journalism Ethics.  Long interested in the implications of digital media on journalism and public interest communication, Dr. Culver focuses on the ethical dimensions of social tools, technological advances and networked information.  She also serves as visiting faculty for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and education curator for PBS MediaShift, where she helps advance innovation in journalism curricula and courses.

Dr. Culver credits her diverse professional background, spanning from police reporter to magazine editor to marketing manager, in helping her develop courses to make students adaptable writers and critical thinkers.  Her academic experience and training includes a master’s degree and a doctorate in mass communication from University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an emphasis in media law.  Dr. Culver specializes in online media, visual communication, branding, access to information, media ethics and digital media, especially social tools.

Dr. Culver will speak at various journalism schools and conduct workshops in Taipei and Kaohsiung.  On October 17, she will conduct a panel discussion entitled, “Journalism in the Digital Age: Trends, Tools and Technologies,”from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at AIT’s American Center in Taipei.  The panel discussion is open to the public, and simultaneous interpretation will be provided.  To register, please call AIT’s Public Diplomacy Section at (02)2162-2038 or 2162-2034.