China Demands 250,000 Journos Pass Marxism Test

Thanks to a new regulation enacted last fall, all 250,000 of China’s journalists will have to pass an exam on the "Marxist view of journalism" in January or February of 2014. Among the guidelines: “the leading role of the Party in publicity” and how to write critically about Japan and the United States.

Source: Global Post

Posted on: 十二月 24, 2013

Investigative Reporter Quits To Sell Street Food

A Chinese investigative reporter has announced he will return home to Zhengzhou in central China and resume his previous career of selling kabobs. Zhu Changzhen, 45, verified by Sina Weibo as an investigative reporter for the Henan Province-based Dahe Newspaper, said he wants to return as a street-food vendor after understanding that "human beings are the most precious things."

Source: China Daily

Posted on: 七月 20, 2013

Investigative Journalists Gather in Hamburg

Netzwerk Recherche, Germany's investigative journalism association, holds its annual meeting in Hamburg this weekend. Among the many topics being explored are neo-Nazis, sexism, offshore assets, corruption in journalism, and the state of investigative reporting in China.

Source: Netzwerk Recherche

Posted on: 六月 15, 2013

An Inside Look at China’s Wild West of Muckraking

In China's tough world of investigative reporting, it's hard to know the rules and even harder to stay out of trouble. Here's a tale of one gutsy journalist at Caixing magazine, Luo Changping, who reported that a senior but unnamed Communist Party official was getting illegal loans. He then took to Twitter-like Weibo to name him -- three times.

Source: BBC News

Posted on: 五月 23, 2013