China: State Media - Reaching Out
Monday, November 8, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)
China, the fastest growing economic power on earth, is reaching out.
Convinced the world has serious misperceptions about China, Beijing’s
leaders are building a new and more dynamic media machine in an effort
to reshape its image. Jim Laurie, veteran broadcaster, Emmy Award
winner and Asia specialist, is Director of Broadcasting at the
Journalism and Media Studies Center of the University of Hong Kong.
He is also consultant to the English language channel of China Central
Television in Beijing.
Laurie provides an inside view of China state media today: realities
and ambitions. Laurie will also discuss international news coverage
in China and introduce Hong Kong's Journalism Media Studies Center at
the University of Hong Kong and the China Media Project which monitors
media freedom on the Chinese mainland.
Jim Laurie served as an international news correspondent for both NBC
News and ABC News for more than 25 years and was known for his
reporting in Asia. He first travelled to China in November 1978 and
opened the first American television news bureau in Beijing in July
1981. He has served in management positions for News Corporation
and as a management and training consultant to Indian television
channels as well as to the Al Jazeera English news channel. Laurie
is the winner of two television Emmies, an Overseas Press Club Award
and a Peabody for his Vietnam War reporting.
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