China’s growing international footprint and influence in world affairs is driving a global demand for news and information about China. A space traditionally the domain of foreign correspondents and English-language editions of state media is increasingly joined by a new hybrid—media by Chinese producers and published exclusively in English with a global audience in mind.
YCW Shanghai convenes a panel discussion with Jake Newby, managing editor of RADII China, and Julia Hollingsworth, a features editor at Sixth Tone, to discuss the phenomenon ‘Chinese Media with Global Characteristics’. How and why is their role in contributing to the global conversation on China different from traditional state and foreign media? How do they navigate reporting in a sensitive space? What are some of the emerging sub-cultures in China today? The panel will tackle these questions and more in a moderated discussion followed by an audience Q&A. As always, we encourage everyone to stick around after to continue the discussion over drinks and snacks provided by Kartel.
Jake Newby is a writer and editor with over a decade’s experience of living and working in China. Formerly managing editor of Time Out Shanghai, he’s previously written for publications such as South China Morning Post, SilkRoad, and the Financial Times. He lives in Shanghai, where he can often be found at gig venues such as Yuyintang, record stores such as Uptown, or in search of quality Sichuan and Hunan food.
Julia Hollingsworth is a features editor at Sixth Tone, heading the business, technology, arts, and culture team. She’s previously worked as a reporter at South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and for Australian Associated Press in New Zealand.