Colum Murphy, Editorial Director of Sixth Tone, discusses the progress of China’s first state-owned, English-language digital publication. Sixth Tone went live in April of 2016 and is the sister publication of The Paper. Murphy also delves into media and journalism in China.
Chief Editor of Initium, a Hong Kong-based online platform, speaks to YCW Partner MERICS about journalistic principles in a restrictive political environment.
In this candid interview, Jeremy Goldkorn, Danwei founder and co-host of the ever-popular Sinica podcast, discusses his 20 years in China including his early experiences with Danwei and the many ways the country has changed since the day he arrived in 1995.
Peter Hessler is a best-selling author and freelance journalist with extensive experience in China. In this interview, he opens up about his thoughts on the current quality of journalism on China and China’s role in the Middle East. He further shares his advice to journalists covering China at the moment.
As an author and reporter, Angela Köckritz brings stories of everyday China to everyday Germans—both the good and the bad. In this interview, Köckritz shares her thoughts on writing in China, the story of her China’s colleague’s arrest, and contends that citizens of China are going through a profound period of reflection: “People are in the process of soul-searching, trying to find out what they stand for and how they see their own culture.” Read on to discover what else she learned.