Archive for October, 2006

THE CHINESE WAY

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

RED ENVELOPES
In the course of the 10-day journalism seminar at Fudan University in Shanghai mentioned below, we devoted a couple of classes to ethics. That is when the term “cultural clash” came home to me.
The 24 students were mostly graduate students and young Chinese professionals interested in pursuing a career in financial journalism [...]


POPULATION BLIP?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

I am back in China for the second time in six months, this time to co-teach a journalism seminar at Fudan University in Shanghai with Al Kamen, columnist for the Washington Post. Fudan, which has some 20,000 students, occupies a sprawling, green campus on the northern edge of this extraordinary city. [...]


JUDGEMENT CALLS

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

On October 5, 2006, I went to Southern Methodist University in Dallas to give the annual Sammons Lecture on Media Ethics. As you can read in this excerpt, I took a poll of the audience — actually three polls — to see where they came down on three controversial news stories [...]