Why offer programs on Media Education? USCET’s Media Education programs provide journalism students and media practitioners in China the opportunity to obtain a first-hand account of how the media interacts with and influences public opinion in the US and around the world. These programs provide valuable insight regarding media professionalism and media ethics in light of US commitments to press freedoms and a democratic society. The central role that the media – the “Fourth Estate” – plays in American society inspires USCET’s commitment to this area as part of its mission to promote US-China relations through education and exchange for China’s next-generation leaders.

USCET’s Media Education Consortium connects more than thirty Chinese schools of journalism and communications to ideas and resources, organizes conference and hands-on workshops, and provides a platform under which other media programs are organized.

Current Programs

Media Education Consortium Annual Conferences (2008-Present)

To give the Media Education Consortium members and journalists an opportunity to dialogue about best practices in media education and journalism
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Past Programs

Data Journalism (2016 – 2019)

USCET works with our Chinese and American partners to support the growth of data journalism field in China.
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Journalist in Residence (2004 – 2012)

To enable Chinese students, professors, and media professionals to interact first-hand with prominent American journalists and gain valuable insight into how freedom of the press and freedom of speech have played a pivotal role in the US.
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Financial Media Institute (2006 – 2012)

To equip journalism students with the skills to be effective financial reporters
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Media Fellows (2006-2011)

To support the development of the field of journalism and communication in China by providing educational opportunities for rising Chinese professors
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Media Workshops (2010)

To provide an opportunity for practical training and interaction with well-known journalists from China and abroad
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