Posted by Jeremy Goldkorn on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 7:20 PM
Registration for this event in now closed. But we will have another event in April: stay tuned.
In the run up to the Olympics, Western news coverage of China has become a topic of controversy both within China and abroad. Is Western news coverage fair? How biased is Chinese news coverage? What effects are new media such as blogs having on TV news, newspapers and other traditional media?
The 2nd Danwei Plenary Session will cover these topics in a lively, PowerPoint-free panel discussion with plenty of time for Q&A and audience interaction.
The speakers are:
Steven Lin (a.k.a. Flypig) is an Olympic News Editor at Sohu.com, but best known as half of the duo that produce Antiwave (反波), China’s most intelligent series of podcasts that focus on foreign and Chinese media.
Jaime A. FlorCruz is CNN’s Beijing Bureau Chief and correspondent. FlorCruz has studied, worked and traveled in China for thirty years and reported extensively on the country as a journalist since 1980.
Raymond Zhou is a movie critic, blogger, columnist for various newspapers and the author of essays and several books about film, media and society.
Lindsey Hilsum is International News Editor for Britain’s Channel 4 News and the current China correspondent. She famously covered the Fallujah assault in Iraq in November 2004 and has extensive experience as a print and broadcast journalist in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
The speakers will be introduced by Danwei’s Robert Ness and the discussion will be moderated by Jeremy Goldkorn.
The discussion will be followed by cocktails, snacks and networking.
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 19:00 to 22:00
Venue: Sòng Music Bar+Kitchen
Door price: 200 yuan
Admission fee includes 2 free drinks and tapas provided by Sòng Music Bar+Kitchen
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