Cathy’s Version of Events
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Cathy’s Version of Events


I decided to write my short story as a reflection piece from the perspective of Mike Daisy’s translator, Cathy, after hearing about Daisy’s piece on working conditions at Foxconn. “今天我遇到了一名美国记者采访了谁打电话核实一个故事,以前的’商人’麦克·黛西,他是一个人,我最近翻译为他走访了三个不同的工厂在中国各地,采访到了一些人对他们的在工厂的工作条件和时间,然而,这是一个非常不同 Continue reading

A “Theatrical” Truth
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A “Theatrical” Truth


This American Life, a journalism authority retracted Mike Daisey’s monologue.  Additionally Daisey regretted airing his performance through this reputable news source.  However, Daisey, much to the frustration of This American Life, adamantly defended his work in other realms.  While Daisey admitted that it was a mistake to frame his monologue as journalism he claims that … Continue reading

Truth or Lie?
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Truth or Lie?


(Image Source) After listening to the podcast “Retraction,” I find myself thinking about journalism in general, and I question how much of what I read and hear is actually the truth. I feel as though this is a commonly discussed issue amongst American citizens. How do we know that what we are reading in the … Continue reading

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The Effect of Lies


Mike Daisy’s story being broadcast on This American Life created quite the controversy. I think what Daisy did, lying about his story being completely true so that it would be broadcast as journalism, was unethical and irresponsible. He even admitted to being afraid that someone would discover that he did not tell his story exactly … Continue reading

Foxconn & Our Social Responsibility
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Foxconn & Our Social Responsibility


Mike Daisey’s monologue on This American Life publicized the gruesome working conditions and unexposed story about manufacturing in Shenzhen, China.  His listener can easily relate to his love of technology, for our society admires the newest shiny Apple electronic.  Although we can clearly read that our beloved products are made in China, few realize what … Continue reading