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Chinese Media and Disaster Response: a Work in Progress

In the wake of the tragic explosions that recently shook the Chinese coastal city of Tianjin, Beijing’s flagship publication the People’s Daily published an online commentary… 223 more words


China: Another Chemical Explosion and Fire Rocks China's Eastern Shandong Province

August 23, 2015 – 4:45AM
By Philip Wen

Rescuers spray hydrogen peroxide at the site of Tianjin warehouse explosion. Photo: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

Beijing: An explosion has hit a chemical factory in China’s eastern province of Shandong, just over a week after massive blasts at a chemicals warehouse in Tianjin claimed at least 121 lives. 356 more words

CNN, local Chinese media struggle to report on Tianjin explosion

An original version of this article appeared in Hong Kong Free Press on August 13, 2015:

A CNN reporter was blocked by unidentified men from reporting live on the… 442 more words


A "like" button with cash attached: China's WeChat offers the option to tip writers for posts

The idea of paying for online media content by the piece has been floating around for some time now, but beyond the perennial think-piece and… 462 more words

A snapshot of my final paper

For my final paper, my original instinct is to specifically discuss how reporters deal with fatal crimes, murders and such hard news. My discussion will be about whether certain sensitive details are necessary to be mentioned in the article; how to minimize the harm for victim and victim’s relatives when interviewing them; and how to prevent putting personal emotions towards victims when reporting. 482 more words

Journalism Ethics

Digitimes is reporting that manufacturers in the Apple supply chain are preparing for a successor to the 4-inch iPhone 5c, but it isn’t coming this year which matches current expectations from the rumor mill. 137 more words

AAPL Company

Book Review: Media and Gender: Femininity, Masculinity and the Formulation of Gender in Media

 by Kaixuan Zhang

Media and Gender: Femininity, Masculinity and the Formulation of Gender in Media (Yanrui XU, Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press, 2014)

Gender studies in Mainland China are expanding far beyond canonical literature to include a broad range of cross-media cultural texts during the recent decade. 1,069 more words

Gender Studies