Rithy Odom

Student Journalist

Rithy Odom

"Supporting those underrepresented to voice an opinion and drawing change in their lives."


Rithy Odom is majoring in international studies and media management at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is an intern at the Voice of America Khmer Service. Odom is a former project officer of the Ambassador Youth Council based in the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, and a member of the global initiative of Barack Obama called the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative. He is committed to convey useful and timely information to the voiceless, especially through radio broadcasting.

Posts by This Journalist

  • Redefining Philanthropy: Private Donors Underwrite Much of Modern Research

    By Rithy Odom SAN FRANCISCO—The world of philanthropy has undergone profound changes in recent years. The scientific enterprise is at the core of this evolution: Private entities and wealthy individuals are playing a more defining role in many fields of research. Many scientists have welcomed these infusions. But they also raise a host of questions...
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  • Lies, Damned Lies and Sloppy Statistical Analysis Make for Bad Journalism

    By Rithy Odom To help science journalists better navigate the morass of statistics that supposedly hold discrete findings to some standard of reliability or truth, organizers of a World Conference of Science Journalists 2017 panel on separating statistical fact from fiction played to a full house of science communicators on 28 October. In the session,...
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Redefining Philanthropy: Private Donors Underwrite Much of Modern Research