A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
4/21 Workshop: Covering China – The Importance and Challenges of Getting it Right (Registration Deadline: April 17, 2012)
China’s rise is one of the most dramatic and complex stories of our time. The country is enormous, diverse, and the issues are many. It’s a challenge to convey how China is changing to audiences an ocean away. Join us for a half-day workshop and then enjoy the Los Angeles Times Book Festival at USC. Presenters are award-winning print and broadcast journalists. You’ve no doubt read or heard their work. Come learn about how events and trends become the stories you consume and sometimes share with students. Since news reports do much to shape our attitudes about China and other places, it’s vital that we consider how news is produced and how such discussions can help students become stronger news consumers as well as writers and presenters.
Rob Schmitz, Shanghai-based reporter for public radio’s Marketplace
Mei Fong, former Hong Kong and Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporter
Ching-ching Ni, former Beijing-based for the Los Angeles Times
Clayton Dube, USC US-China Institute
Schmitz’s work on dishonest reporting on FoxConn has attracted considerable attention in recent days. Fong was part of a team that received a Pulitizer Prize for reports on “China’s Naked Capitalism.” Ni’s honors include a prestigious Nieman Foundation Fellowship at Harvard University. In addition to extensive experience in China, each of these reporters worked in the United States covering a wide range of stories.
Participants will receive copies of articles discussed as well as dvd copies of the USCI Assignment: China documentary series (http://china.usc.edu/assignmentchina).
Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:30 am - 12: 30 pm
University of Southern California
Annenberg Auditorium (ASC) 204
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Please download the reservation form here.
Reservations are required and space is limited. Please send the reservation form either via fax (213-821-2382) or as an email attachment (email@example.com). You will receive an email confirmation of your enrollment within 48 hours.
Parking at USC is $10. The festival attracts large crowds, so come early.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Additional information on the LA Times Book Festival: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/.
Tensions evident in the recent European Union-China virtual summit reflect the increasing skepticism in Europe toward China and the worries over Ukraine and economic ties as well as human rights and environmental issues.