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Santa Monica Prof Ryan McMillen Named in Burma Web Cut Off

Santa Monica College instructor Ryan McMillen has been named as the linchpin, in a roundabout way, for the shutdown of web services in Burma, aka Myanmar, by the ruling dictatorship.

McMillen was sent the video of Japanese photographer Kenji Nagai being shot dead at point-blank range by a soldier chasing demonstrators on the streets of Rangoon. McMillen uploaded the video to the I-Reporter service on CNN.com, according to Bangkok based Joel Gershon for The Hollywood Reporter, as printed in Washington Post via Reuters. Yahoo! News has the story as well.

LAist is all on the job, and Andy Sternberg points out that citizen journalism isn’t supposed to work this way, but he’s ranting about American Media using McMillen as a scapegoat, when there’s just the one story that names McMillen.

The bigger questions are who sent McMillen the video, what happened to that person, and where’s the film from Nagai’s camera?

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.