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Ini Di Sini means This Here in Bahasa Indonesia. I lived in Indonesia for 10 months on a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant. At Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD) in Bandung, West Java, I taught multimedia and online journalism. I arrived on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. I left on Monday, July 30, 2012. (Membaca biografi saya yang tulis di Bahasa Indonesia.)

This blog is where I wrote about my experiences in, and my thoughts about, Indonesia.

Who Am I?

Mindy McAdams is a professor at the University of Florida, where she teaches courses about online journalism. Her book Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages was published by Focal Press/Elsevier in 2005.

She has trained more than 200 journalists in multimedia skills (at the Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Montreal Gazette, Austin American-Statesman, various state newspaper associations, the Nieman Fellows at Harvard, two National Writers Workshops, and several Poynter seminars). She has conducted journalism training or given presentations in Argentina, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Vietnam and Thailand.

As a Fulbright Scholar in 2004–05, she taught journalism in Malaysia and researched press freedom there.

Before moving to Florida in 1999, she worked in media organizations for 17 years, including The Washington Post and Time magazine. In 1994 she was the first content developer at Digital Ink, The Washington Post’s first online division.

What’s the Malaysia Connection?

The first time I traveled to Malaysia was in 1995, and I guess I just fell in love with it. It was my first trip to any Asian country. In Kuala Lumpur, I looked inside a mosque for the first time in my life. I ate curry and rice with my fingers. I took a bus to Melaka. I went back again two years later, again for a short visit (about 10 days). When I had a chance to apply for my first Fulbright Scholar Award, there was no question where I wanted to go: Malaysia.

I documented that experience (2004–2005) here.

Note

This is NOT an official U.S. Department of State website, and the views and information presented here are my own and do not represent the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State.