Basic Journalism

Jul 242013

Congratulations To The Class Of 2013

At a commencement ceremony in July at Tsinghua University in Beijing, 20 students received their masters’ degree in Global Business Journalism, and five students received certificates.

Jul 162013

Reporting Contest Leads to Rise in Polio Vaccines in Ethiopia

At a health center in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, a mother carries her child while waiting in line for him to receive a meningitis vaccine. “I have heard from the media about meningitis that it can physically disable or kill a child,” says the mother, Seble Yihun. Previously, she might have waited for a health extension worker to come to her home with the vaccine. But, she said, “I also heard health care centers are getting short of vaccines.

Jul 152013

UN, Protection of Journalists Must Be a Priority

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has signed on to a letter asking the UN Security Council to make protection of journalists (and for the first time, the NGOs that work to help them) a priority. The Security Council will hold an open debate on the protection of journalists on Wednesday, July 17.

Jul 152013

Empowering Women in Journalism and Tech in Latin America

Working in newsrooms with a multidisciplinary team of developers, journalists and designers became my everyday life when I was part of the Guardian Interactive team over the last three years.

This began with my former boss, Alastair Dant, who had the vision not only to start the Guardian Interactive team, but who recognized the need to place a woman in a key position on his team. This changed my life.

Chicas Poderosas

Speakers at the launch of Chicas Poderosas in Costa Rica discussed best practices for finding data, telling stories visually and creating interactive content.

Jul 152013

Three Months in Washington: a Dream Internship for Tsinghua Student

Second-year Tsinghua University journalism student Wei Wei spent three months working in Washington this spring as part of the Prudential Foundation's Global Citizens Program, offered through the Washington Center.

Jul 82013

China Program Alum Exposes "Slum Girls'" Struggles in Kenya

Chen Yingying (Lulu), a correspondent for Xinhua News Agency in Nairobi, Kenya, recently did a report on teenage girls that was picked up and republished by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Lulu is a 2011 graduate of the Global Business Journalism master's program, a project of the International Center for Journalists and Tsinghua University, where it is based.

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Yingying investigated the dire consequences faced by teenage girls in Kenya who cannot afford sanitary napkins.