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Paul Niwa
Works at Emerson College
Attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Lives in South Easton, MA
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Microsoft and GM offer their vision for a mobile future. Maybe they're not as irrelevant as you think.
My only concern - In the Microsoft future, Asians are the only people smart enough to look at graphs, Whites goof around but run everything, the lone Black man does menial labor and there are no Hispanics. Oh, and Black women must have been wiped out by the same accident that killed off all of my brown friends.
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I finished the Star Trek Voyager series on Netflix last night. Are there any female roles in this TV season as principled, reasonable and compassionate as Katheryn Janeway? Since Voyager returned home, how many realistic, aspirational characters has Hollywood given young women?
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It's been on the net for a month - But, OK Go and Google have delivered the most entertaining demonstration of the power of HTML5.

Be sure to type your own short message before watching the video.
OK Go's a whole new interactive HTML 5 music video. Choreograph your own message! "PLAY! with Chrome"
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Oh well, there goes
$1.2 BILLION!
What was HP thinking when it bought Palm? And why did it take management a year to figure out that WebOS makes them the biggest sucker in corporate America?
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/08/hp-webos-tablet-touchpad/
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HP is a sucker because it thought WebOS would be a viable phone OS. It was pretty clear from dismal Palm sales and lack of licensing interest from other phone manufacturers that WebOS was going nowhere. It's admirable that they wanted to go it alone. But, this isn't 1980. Superior products have no chance of success if you aren't willing to work with others.
Now that HP has Palm, do you think that HP can collaborate and integrate WebOS into iOS, Android or Win 8?
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Have you ever wondered how a craft becomes art? The documentary "Between the Fold" captures Origami in the midst of an evolution from a complex technical skill to an expression of emotion and simplicity. Catch it online on Netflix.

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/between-the-folds/
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Let's go Yankees. The rally monkey needs you!
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For the most part, my iOS5 test has worked well. But, iCloud needs lots of work. It's not a sync service, it's a download service. So, it's hard to keep files up-to-date between iPad and Mac. iTunes Match is slower to get up and running than Google Music, and again, it's a download service, not a music streaming service. But, the ability to sync the iPad and Mac over a wifi network is awesome! We're one inch closer to cutting the cord.
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I'm doing my best to forget 9/11. I don't want to live through it again.
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Did I ever tell you my zip code? 91101...
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My iOS 5 Beta 7 update over wifi was flawless on iPad 2, albeit slow. iPad without frequent syncing with iTunes means iPad can stand by itself without the need of a Mac or PC.
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iTunes doesn't run on Linux. Maybe I'll finally get an iPad or iPhone now.
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Apple's iOS 5 looks great. I loaded beta 6 and iTunes Match yesterday. The new split keyboard for iPad makes typing a little more bearable. The reminders app is a fantastic way to keep track of stuff to do. But, the Notifications need lots of work. It's still not as good as Android. Good news - most of the iOS 4.3 apps work flawlessly. Look forward to seeing iOS 5 go public in October.
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By far - the easiest way I have found to learn Javascript. If you are a learning by doing kinda person, THIS IS FOR YOU!

Will Code Academy please, please, pretty please do this for HTML5?
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Journalism Professor
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  • Emerson College
    Journalism Professor, 2001 - present
  • Stockhouse Media
    Sr. Vice President, 2000 - 2001
  • NBC
    Producer, 1994 - 2000
  • Gannett Company
    Producer, 1994 - 1994
  • Albritton
    Assoc Producer, 1993 - 1994
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South Easton, MA
Previously
New York, NY - Charlestown, ma - Hong Kong - Brea, CA - Fairfax, VA - Greensboro, NC - Moreno Valley, CA
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Journalism professor, media researcher
Introduction
Paul Niwa is an Associate Professor of Journalism. He has received national awards for his innovative teaching, scholarly research and creative work. Mr. Niwa studies journalistic quality by analyzing the sources journalists quote. His creative portfolio includes bostonchinatown.org, a social networking mapping site, and documentaries that have been shown nationally at film festivals, academic conferences, and on public radio and television. He is a frequent commentator on the business of journalism and the treatment of Asian Americans in the news for media outlets worldwide. During his professional career, Mr. Niwa launched two international television networks in Asia, six newscasts and a streaming media news program for NBC, the Gannett Company and Stockhouse Media. He produced “Today’s Business,” CNBC’s international finance program; co-created “NBC Asia Evening News;” and launched the nationally broadcasted “Early Today” program. Mr. Niwa holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside and an M.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Education
  • Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
    Journalism, 1992 - 1993
  • University of California, Riverside
    Economics, 1988 - 1992
  • Brea Olinda High School
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