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PSNK Communications Department Web Site

 

 

 

Abhinav Aima

(email: aka11@psu.edu)

Instructor of Communications

Penn State New Kensington††††††††††††††
3550 Seventh Street Road
New Kensington, PA 15068-1765

URL:http://www.personal.psu.edu/aka11/

 

 

 

The First Amendment (Adopted in 1791)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; 
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government 
for a redress of grievances.

 

Shadowing journalists in Belfast, July 12, and July 14, 2010.

 

 

 

Courses Taught in Fall Session:

 

COMM 001: Newspaper Practicum

 

COMM 002: Newspaper Editorial Staff

 

COMM 100: Mass Media and Society

 

COMM 260W: News Writing & Reporting

 

COMM 403: Law of Mass Communications

 

Courses Taught in Spring Session:

 

COMM 001: Newspaper Practicum

 

COMM 002: Newspaper Editorial Staff

 

AM ST 105: American Popular Culture

 

COMM 292: Intro to Media & Politics

 

COMM 409: News Media Ethics

 

COMM 460W: Reporting Methods

 

COMM 470A: Newspaper Production

 

Local News Web Sites:

 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

 

Valley News Dispatch

 

KDKA News

 

WPXI News

 

WTAE News

 

News Analysis and Research Sites:

 

Investigative Reporters and Editors

 

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

 

The First Amendment Center

 

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

 

Amnesty International

 

Human Rights Watch

 

Friends Committee on National Legislation

 

Central Intelligence Agency

 

GlobalSecurity.org

 

The National Security Archive (GWU)

 

Securities and Exchange Commission

 

United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

National Bureau of Economic Research

 

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

 

 


In the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, July 2000.

 

Web Resources for Reporters and Editors:

 

ASNE web resources on First Amendment

 

RCFP First Amendment Handbook

 

RCFP guide on reporterís privilege to resist subpoenas

 

RCFP guideline on state laws regarding taping conversations

 

RCFP guidelines on tapping official resources in Pennsylvania

 

ASNE web site on FOIA

 

RCFP guidelines on how to use FOIA

 

SPJ site on FOIA

 

RCFP guidelines on accessing electronic records

 

RCFP guidelines on access to juvenile courts

 

RCFP guidelines to accessing places and newsgathering

 

SPJ site on Ethics

 

Poynter Instituteís tips on Ethics

 

Database of Pennsylvania State Code

 

Database of the U.S. Congressional Record

 

 

Middle East Analysis and Research Sites:

 

The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs

 

Uri Avnery, Uri's Articles, Gush-Shalom

 

The Center for Security Policy

 

The Center for Defense Information

 

The Council for a Livable World

 

Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) Information & Analysis

 

The Heritage Foundation: Policy Research and Opinion

 

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

 

Federation of American Scientists

 

Middle East Quarterly

 

Islam Online

 

Al Jazeera (English)

 

Middle East Forum

 

The Middle East Research and Information Project

 

Islam Online

 

Al Jazeera (English)

 

Middle East Forum

 

The Middle East Research and Information Project

 

 

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With U.N. Peacekeepers, Shebaa, South Lebanon, July 2000

 

 

 

More Middle East Analysis & Research Sites:

 

 

Israel Policy Forum

 

The American Jewish Congress

 

The American Jewish Committee

 

The Jewish Action Taskforce

 

The Zionist Organization of America

 

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee

 

J Street

 

Institute for Public Accuracy

 

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Tales From A Long Summer (2003)

(The 2003 web archive of Ripsaw News is offline. This is a replica of the original work, posted by the author on the PSU server.)

 

 

Sep. 3, 2003 Feature on Kashmir

 

Background on Kashmir

 

Aug. 20, 2003 Feature on Hizbollah

 

July 16, 2003 Feature on Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

 

Background on Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

 

July 2, 2003 Feature on Lebanese Journalists

 

June 15, 2003 Report on Rocket Attack at Lebanese TV Station

 

 

 

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Interviewing the Hizbollah spokesman, Beirut, July 2003.†† Looking down on Dal Lake, Kashmir, July 2003.

 

 

Funnies:

 

The Onion

 

The Daily Show (With Jon Stewart)

 

The Colber(t) Repor(t)