Nothing Mass about Mass Media

Back in August 2015 I was introduced to the term “Digital Divide” and educated on the impact that it has on individuals, communities, nations, and their access to information. There is no  classroom lesson that could have been more impactful than the real life experience the KSU MAIGC Cohort 2016 lived during our visit to China.   The first realization that the restriction…

Mass Media in China

The mass media in China is different than it is in America. The government has control over what is seen and what can be talked about. One person I talked with when we were at Tiananmen Square was telling me about the news in China. She said that before everyone would sit down and watch…

Technology in China

One of the most exciting parts of my trip in China so far has been seeing how tec hnology is used. I am interested in how communication technology can be used and improved. So seeing what type of technology is used in a different country on a daily basis can help me in the future.…

What Is Unique About Beijing

If the question truly is “what is unique about Beijing, China?” then the answer is likely too massive for a blog post. However, there are three things that I found unique to the capital city that immediately come to mind. Therefore, in this blog I will focus on bringing attention to those three differentiators.   The first is Tiananmen Square, located in…

My Asian Escapades: Cultural Profile

During our studies in the past two semesters, we’ve researched and read so much literature on the Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Still, coming to a new country/continent you may find yourself taken aback by the differences between your culture and the new culture. While in Korea, I found that one of the most prevalent dimensions that…

There and Back Again: Com & Tech in Germany

German Communication & Technology–Texting via SMS is not the go-to for many German citizens or at least not among the young crowd. The data plans here in Germany are not as good as they are in the U.S., which deters many to use it due to the costs. Using WhatsApp is the most popular form…

Welcome To China Day 1

After a 2:00am early morning rise on Monday June 13, 2016 I finally arrived in Beijing, China on Tuesday June 14, 2016 at roughly 5:00pm local time. I was not really sure what I expected to find upon arrival, but I clearly understood that this experience would be very different from anything that I have…