Will someone please just get this chick a real job and get her outta there?
Quigley made it clear that Taylor was not to blog, Twitter or write about the class again. That was upsetting to Taylor, who had been planning a follow-up report for MediaShift that would include Quigley’s viewpoint and interviews with faculty.
Taylor described to me what happened when Quigley brought up the article in class later.
“She told the class to read the article,” Taylor said. “Then she asked, ‘You all read Alana’s article, what did you think about it?’ There was silence for a good 30 or 45 seconds, and it was awkward and weird. And she said, ‘OK, we can all agree that there will be no more blogging or Twittering about the class.’ It was weird. It seemed like the students were scared to say anything.”
Later, some students in the class asked Taylor outside of class what she did wrong. She explained that according to Quigley, it would be an invasion of the students’ privacy if she wrote about the class. Another student told her, “I didn’t want to say anything in class but I really loved the piece and totally agreed with everything you said.” (The other students in the class did not want to be identified in this story.)
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A judge has tossed out a motion brought by The Globe and Mail requesting the court throw out a suit against it and reporter Jan Wong.
The suit at issue was brought on by a family in Markham, Ont. after Wong impersonated a maid, entered the family’s home and wrote about the experiences in a series for the Globe.
Come on — whoever heard of a Chinese maid?