U.S. Speaker Visits Taiwan for Online Journalism Program and Panel Discussion on “The Power of New Media and its Limitations”

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PR-1030E | Date: 5/11/2010

The American Institute in Taiwan is sponsoring the May 10-14, 2010 visit to Taiwan of Gary Kebbel, a noted U.S. journalist, educator and public speaker on online journalism.

Kebbel is the journalism program director at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in Miami, where he directs the foundation’s digital media experiments. He will take office as the dean of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, on July 1, 2010. During his visit to Taiwan, Kebbel is scheduled to speak at various university journalism schools in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung and conduct workshops for local working journalists.

On Friday, May 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., AIT will hold a panel discussion on “The Power of New Media and its Limitations” at the American Cultural Center. The panel discussion features Kebbel as the key speaker along with three Taiwan panelists — Want Daily Chief Editorial Writer Richard Rong, Yahoo! Taiwan Content Production Director Richy Li, and Global Voices’ Project Lingua Co-director Portnoy Zheng. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

The panel discussion is free and open members of the public. To register, please log on to https://www.ait.org.tw/events/newmedia/ or send an e-mail to: registration@mail.ait.org.tw before 3:00 p.m. Thursday, May 13.

Members of the media are welcome to sign up to cover the program. For more information please call AIT Public Affairs Section at (02) 2162-2037 or (02) 2162-2034