Symposium on Global Journalism Education Reform


The First Symposium on Global Journalism Education Reform 

Tsinghua University, December 19-20, 2008

USCET collaborated with Tsinghua University to host the First Conference on Global Journalism Education Reform on December 19-21, 2008.

This conference was noteworthy in two regards. First, the agenda addressed a wide range of issues and brought together deans of many of China's top journalism schools. Issues treated prominently at the conference included a Model Curriculum for Journalism Education drafted by UNESCO and presented by Tsinghua; the role of technology in journalism education and its use in practice; and the value of interdisciplinary studies for journalism students.

Selected conference presentations included:

  • New Characteristics in Chinese Journalism Education, Gao Gang, Executive Dean of the School Journalism, Renmin University;
  • Knowledge Structure of Chinese Media Professionals in the Era of Globalization, Sun Youzhong, Dean of Journalism Department, Beijing Foreign Studies University;
  • "Major + X" Approach: Report on the New Approach of Journalism Education in a Provincial University, Zheng Yanan, Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, Heilongjiang University
  • Improving the Quality of Journalism Education through Practice, Sheng Peilin, Professor of Journalism, PLA Nanjing Institute of Politics
  • Global Business Journalism in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis, Gregory Fields, Visiting Scholar of School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University

Attendees at the conference included 49 representatives from 25 university school of journalism, a representative from the Chinese Journalist Association and a representative of Xinhua News Agency.