1) I recall that sinage/billboards in Beijing were corrected for proper English some time ago (last year?) in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. I wondered if there were other efforts through electronic media doing the same thing, if the changes were helpful/effective, and who benefited the most from those efforts (demographic - particular ages or class or type of job, etc).
2) Also - what, if any, efforts are being made to bridge the "digital divide" for elders and those in rural areas.
That's all I got for now - have fun!
Hey Buzzers, this is Jayce from Beijing,
I'm majoring in bilingual hosting and it's time to write my graduation thesis!! I just wanted in to see if I could maybe get your guys help in coming up with a topic for me.
It can relate to anything we've studied, a wide range of things from traditional and electronic media management to linguistics, audio/video editing, journalism, speech, writing, cross cultural relations & communications. Media and broadcast in general.
I was considering something having to do with the internet etc. as a new avenue for media, or something relating to new media in general, new distribution methods, user generated content as a product, etc. etc.
You guys always come up with interesting avenues of thought and debate, and i would love to get your input!!
Thanx in advanced from Beijing!