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USCET Wraps up Fall Programs in China

December 5, 2017

The US-China Education Trust (USCET) recently came back from a visit to China, where two of its major programs concluded for 2017 in Shanghai and Wuhan. USCET held a Data Journalism Workshop at Fudan University, and co-organized the annual Media Education Consortium (MEC) Conference at Wuhan University, where the winners of the Third Data Journalism Competition were announced.


Data Journalism Workshop Begins at Fudan University

November 13, 2017

The US-China Education Trust (USCET) and Fudan University’s School of Journalism kicked off the Third Data Journalism Workshop in Shanghai earlier this week.

Jonathan Soma, Director of Lede Data Journalism Program at Columbia University and Yu Yan are leading the workshop in China. Participants will learn the fundamentals of data journalism and will gain skills in how best to use data in their journalism work.


Ambassador Bloch Discusses Exchange at the Alliance for International Exchange’s Annual Meeting

November 3, 2017

The international exchange community gathered in late October to discuss the current state of the field and ways to move forward in the coming year. The Alliance for International Exchange’s Annual Meeting featured an array of policy discussions, information and strategy trainings, and networking opportunities for its members across the exchange community. Key government agencies, including the US Department of State, were well represented.



USCET Completed China's first Data Journalism Bootcamp!

August 30, 2017

USCET just completed a 5-week intensive data journalism boot camp at Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School on August 24! This comprehensive summer program is the first of its kind in China. Thirty journalists and students were selected from over 80 applicants from across the country. The participants, through participatory methodologies, learned how to gather large quantities of data, clean and organize the data using sophisticated coding system, interpret and find newsworthy stories within the numbers, and bring the numbers to life through images and interactive visualizations.


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