Tag Archives: China

Mar 12 2014

Malaysian Airlines MH370: what we don’t know can make compelling journalism

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In the absence of facts we get clichés. We (currently) have no accurate idea where the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is, so journalists resort to phrases such as ‘mystery surrounds the fate’ or ‘confusion reigns’. More journalism is like this … Continue reading

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Nov 8 2013

A Chinese perspective on Western coverage of China past and present

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What would a 21st century Chinese media student make of a documentary about Nixon’s historic trip to China back in 1972? What would they think of former CNN correspondent Mike Chinoy’s view that Nixon colluded with China’s propaganda spin? And … Continue reading

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Nov 7 2013

Was Nixon’s Visit to China a Harbinger for Chinese Media Policy?

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This article by Polis intern Eryk Salvaggio  In a telling scene from Mike Chinoy’s documentary, “Assignment China: The Week that Changed the World,” an oral history of Richard Nixon’s historic 1972 visit to the PRC, American Journalist Ted Koppel describes … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2013

Should journalists write about companies they own shares in? In Hong Kong they do. (New publication)

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Major scandals involving business journalists are rare, but they do happen. In London, journalists on the infamous Daily Mirror City Slickers column were found guilty of market manipulation in 2005 In an infamous case in New York, Foster Winans was … Continue reading

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Nov 21 2012

Chinese media soft power – the debate at LSE

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I spent an hour  last Sunday in the London studios of CCTV, the Chinese state global broadcaster. I as there to be part of a panel debate chaired from their studio in Beijing about the crisis in the BBC. The … Continue reading

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Oct 22 2012

Contentious politics, stratified society and the elusive public: myths and reality of Chinese media (guest blog)

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In China there there are vast amounts of people online, the Government has control but social media is changing politics. That’s the consensus view but in this article, LSE’s Bingchun Meng tackles what she sees as some of the misunderstandings … Continue reading

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May 13 2012

Breaking News In China

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China is making headlines around the world in many ways. The global media is fascinated by recent tales of alleged corruption and human rights abuse as well some signs that the all-mighty China economy might be stuttering. At the same … Continue reading

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Mar 13 2012

How China markets its national brand in the global power marketplace (guest blog)

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China is spending billions on promoting itself across the globe but how successful is this strategy? Polis Intern Celine Lau reports on a talk by Professor Jian (Jay) Wang, Associate Professor at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication … Continue reading

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Mar 3 2012

Soft Power, Nation Branding and China (March 13th talk)

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The real China media story might not be what happens to journalism in the People’s Republic itself. The real China media story might be the impact China has on global journalism as it invests billions in creating it’s own international … Continue reading

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Jan 29 2012

China’s Viral War of Words With Hong Kong (guest blog)

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The Internet in China is opening up debate in some unexpected ways. This report by LSE media student Celine Lau looks at how networked media can open up discussion around an issue – but does it make the argument more … Continue reading

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