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Wondering about all the retired generals led Boston Globe’s Bender to great story
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Wondering about all the retired generals led Boston Globe’s Bender to great story

In his daily beat coverage at the Pentagon, the Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender noticed that retired generals didn’t disappear to the golf course after hanging up their uniforms. Instead, they were sticking around, this time in the suits of businessmen. Bender is a Loeb Award finalist this year for his story, “From the Pentagon to [...]

Elevating a print story and an intern’s toolbox with video storytelling
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Elevating a print story and an intern’s toolbox with video storytelling

By Salvador Rodriguez This summer has been hit with an epidemic of cybercrime. Hackers all over the world have stood up to the biggest of companies and government organizations, and broken into their systems. This topic has taken over most of the reporting I have done as an intern at the Los Angeles. I’ll even [...]

Complications for foreign media outlets in China
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Complications for foreign media outlets in China

Last week when Cronkite students visited The Wall Street Journal Asia office, the hot topic of conversation was the foreign media’s restriction on hiring Chinese journalists. But today, when we visited Bloomberg’s Shanghai office, a different theme was on the forefront of the agenda: Companies neglecting foreign media outlets in China. Stephanie Wong, bureau chief [...]

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Conversations on the evolution of online media

We’ve now been in Shanghai for over three days and it seems that here, more than in Beijing, the complexities that have arisen with the emergence of online media are a focus for news organizations and students. On Monday, we visited Shanghai International Studies University, where the students discussed the disadvantages and advantages of China’s [...]

Understanding the value of money in China
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Understanding the value of money in China

With each day that passes, the Chinese way of life heightens my interest in the country and the way it functions. And my perspective is limited considering myself and my peers have only seen two of the country’s largest cities — Shanghai and Beijing. That’s a small fraction of the massive country and yet, the information [...]

The Great Wall of China
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The Great Wall of China

One of the biggest questions we’ve been asked since we’ve been here is: Why is there such a great communication gap between the United States and China? When climbing the Great Wall one can understand why there has been such a communication gap. China has a long history of isolationist behavior, and Westerners have not [...]

Doing a little back-alley shopping in Shanghai
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Doing a little back-alley shopping in Shanghai

When walking the streets of Shanghai it is impossible to avoid the masses of locals looking to sell Westerners knock offs of luxury brand items. To follow one of the local guides on a tour of the back alleys of Shanghai is to enter into a different world. Between the modern buildings of Shanghai are [...]

Pushing beyond stereotypes: Becoming curious about the real China
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Pushing beyond stereotypes: Becoming curious about the real China

As we near the end of our study abroad trip to China, it’s becoming clearer to me that America is lacking the full picture of China. In some ways, there is a level of ignorance by many Americans about what China is, what it represents and what it eventually will become. And this ignorance is [...]

Establishing relationships in China
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Establishing relationships in China

We traveled to the International School of Business in Beijing early this morning and met with the students majoring in mass media. Over the last year, Professor Andrew Leckey has been meeting and talking with students and the dean of the school in hopes of setting up an international exchange program for international business journalism. [...]

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