China Ink—The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism

OSI presented a conversation with Judy Polumbaum, co-author of China Ink: The Changing Face of Chinese Journalism, which explores individual and societal changes in contemporary China through the compelling personal accounts of young Chinese reporters and editors.

Co-authors Judy Polumbaum and Xiong Lei conducted extended and frank conversations with journalists from a range of news outlets, and the results reveal diversity, passion, humor, and optimism that belie the stereotype of Chinese news workers as cogs in a rigidly controlled machine. Neither dissidents nor paragons but rather people working day in and day out within China's existing and evolving media, these individuals open new windows to understanding Chinese journalism and intellectual life.

Aryeh Neier, OSI president, moderated the discussion.

Date: October 23, 2008
Time: 6:008:00 p.m.

OSI-New York

Aryeh Neier and Judy Polumbaum