Inside Chinese Journalism | China Hang-up
China’s media has come a long way since the 1950s, when its main objective was showcasing the country’s progress toward a socialist utopia. Today it’s more savvy and commercial, with journalists doing real investigative work that sometimes challenges the official line. But other parts of the media apparatus have largely remained the same.
In today’s episode we look at how China’s media has evolved, explore what motivates Chinese journalists and try to peek inside the shadowy Xinhua News Agency. Joining us are former Reuters journalist Doug Young, who’s a media professor at Fudan University and the author of The Party Line: How The Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China and Newsweek correspondent and author of Getting Rich First: Life in a Changing China, Duncan Hewitt, who teaches journalism and Chinese media at New York University’s Shanghai center.
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3 thoughts on “Inside Chinese Journalism | China Hang-up”
Is there going to be one place on the PP site that has all the old and recent Hang-up episodes archived? It looks like the newer episodes are not being posted on iTunes. Thanks guys!
Hi Joe, the old episodes will eventually all be hosted here. For now, you can see which episodes we’ve posted by going here: http://projectpengyou.org/chinahangup/. Old episodes will be posted biweekly. We’re also working on the RSS stuff and CHU will be on iTunes soon!
look forward to seeing them on itunes, that will be a real plus!