ERIC Number: EJ832314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Business Journalism Education in a Changing China
Maloney, Wendi A.
Academe, v95 n1 p24-27 Jan-Feb 2009
In fall 2007, Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Washington, D.C.-based International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) launched the Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua, one of China's most prestigious universities. The two-year master's degree program, taught entirely in English, aims to produce top-quality journalists who can analyze international business and China's place in the global marketplace. The timing of the program's founding and its location at Tsinghua, sometimes called the "MIT of China," mirror ways in which Chinese journalism and higher education are changing as China becomes increasingly integrated into the world community. In spring 2008 interviews, Vjollca Shtylla of the ICFJ described the diverse motivations that brought the program together, and faculty fellow Ann Morrison reflected on what it was like to serve as a visiting journalism scholar in China at a surprisingly newsworthy time: when China was dealing with demonstrations and riots in Tibet, a devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province, and preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Descriptors: Journalism Education, International Trade, Masters Programs, Journalism, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Social Change, Natural Disasters, Competition, Athletics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: China