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Covering China (4/21/2012) Half Day Seminar at USC

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Covering China (4/21/2012) Half Day Seminar at USC

Dear Colleagues,

Per our seminar schedule for this spring, we will be having a weekend half-day workshop at USC on Saturday, April 21. This will be Session #3/4 of our East Asia seminar. For this workshop entitled "Covering China," we will be presenting award-winning and print and broadcast journalists, Rob Schmitz fromMarketplace; Mei Fong from the Wall Street Journal, and Ching-ching Ni from the Los Angeles Times to speak on their experiences on reporting on China.

We will waive the registration fees ($25) for our teachers on that day. The information for this half-day workshop is as follows:

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. Reserve your place at the workshop now. Space is limited.

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 Pulitzer 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.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

8:30 am - 12: 30 pm

University of Southern California
Annenberg Auditorium (ASC) 204
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The reservation form is attached in the email.
Reservations are required and space is limited. Please send the reservation form either via fax (213-821-2382) or as an email attachment ( You will receive an email confirmation of your enrollment within 48 hours.

Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 or you can give it to me at the next seminar session (next Monday, 4/16)

Parking Information:
Parking at USC is $10. We advise you to park in Parking Structure A (PSA). Enter at the Vermont Avenue Entrance at 36th Place (Entrance 6). Please click here for an interactive map of USC.

Carpooling Information:
The carpooling thread is set up under our "Pasadena 2012 Spring East Asia Seminar" thread. Please feel free to set up carpooling with your fellow colleagues.

The festival attracts large crowds, so come early.

Please let me know if you any questions and I'll be happy to address them.

Ying Jia