Reflections on an inaugural high school journalism conference
By Kelly Furnas
Amid a backdrop of international language barriers, governmental censorship and an educational system that devalues creative thinking, Chinese high school students still learned about journalism through an inaugural national high school conference.
The conference, held earlier this year, was organized by JEA China, an affiliate member of the Journalism Education Association headquartered in the United States. The conference included U.S. and Chinese presenters.
JEA China — an affiliate member of the Journalism Education Association headquartered in the United States — is hoping to capitalize on those obstacles by providing programming tailored for high school students hoping to study in the West.
Zhu Lun, one of the architects for JEA China’s conference, as well as the organization itself, is chief executive officer of a nonprofit organization called Youth Impact China, which he started in 2015 to provide extracurricular programming for high school students in subjects such as business, finance, biology, art, design and journalism. Continue reading Bringing American-style journalism to Chinese high school students