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When searching to a subject that would be interesting enough to make people listen to five to ten minutes of conversation about that person classmate Dan Boettcher and myself looked long and hard. Finally, one day Dan came up to me in class and suggested Kerry Diekmann. Diekmann, a graduate assistant in the women’s center at Minnesota State Mankato, had just been named one of 10 students who will serve on the advisory council for the American Association of University Women. When Dan brought the idea up I thought to myself “sure, why not?”
After finishing her undergraduate degree Diekmann was looking for an opportunity as a grad student here at MSU. “I came to the women’s center because they had an opening,” Diekmann said, “I am happy that I chose here. I am really comfortable in the women’s center.”
Diekmann is currently enrolled in the counseling education doctorate program here at Minnesota State Mankato. She decided to come to MSU because she had previous experience with the faculty and the counseling education program.
“I am happy with the education that I have gotten here,” said Diekmann, “It is a really good fit for me.”
After finishing up her doctorate program Diekmann would like to work for a college campus or career development center.
“I really enjoy the college environment and love working with students,” said Diekmann.
Diekmann will be heading out to Washington D.C. in June 2011 to promote the American Association of University Women and its campus programs, will contribute to AAUW’s “dialog” blog, and will be a student leader at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.
Needless to say the future is looking bright for Ms. Diekmann.
00:00 Music: fade in.
00:13 Introduction with names and a thank you to our guest: Kerry Diekmann.
00:27 Discussion of Kerry’s position on the National Student Advisory Council for the American Association of University Women.
02:01 Discussion of the opportunities provided by involvement with the AAUW.
03:29 Future plans/events at MSU related to the council position.
04:35 Fighting gender inequality in the workplace.
05:11 Kerry’s reasons for pursuing the council position.
05:50 Origin of Kerry’s passion for women’s issues and fighting gender inequality.
07:02 Discussion of National Conference for College Women Student Leaders in June in Washington, D.C.
08:13 Kerry’s overall goals for work with the council and the Women’s Center.
08:59 Reaction to being named to the council and when she received the news.
09:35 Kerry’s future goals/plans.
10:03 Thank you to the guest and our audience for listening.
10:08 Music: fade out.
10:20 End of podcast.
For this week’s blog I am going to discuss legal and ethical issues regarding online journalism. The legal issue I will discuss is about obscenity and indecency. One thing I found out is that a wider range of prohibited material exits broadcast media than for print media. This makes a lot of sense because of how easy it is to access broadcast media. The penalty for indecency can be a $250,000 fine and up to five years in prison. Yikes, that seems extremely excessive but I suppose it fits with some of the stuff you can find online. The book talks about freedom of speech advocates fearing that that Supreme Court would take away their first amendment rights. I can understand their fear because freedom of speech is one of our most basic rights the courts need to be careful on what they determine is indecent and obscene.
I think the most important ethical issue to us in class in blogging ethics. The book states that since members of the general public of the general public may use blogs as a source of news and information that the bloggers hold themselves to the same types of ethical standards as journalists. I think this can be tricky for bloggers since most people with blogs do not consider themselves journalists. As bloggers we must be sure to be accurate and attribute accurately. The problem with blogs is that there really isn’t anyone to regulate them except for the person that is operating them. So if they don’t find anything wrong with stretching the truth or fail to attribute, how will we know what is newsworthy and what is not?