马斯卡廷散记(Muscatine:A City of History and Friendship

日落之地

马斯卡廷,英文名Muscatine, 被美国媒体称为中国国家主席习近平的“美国故乡(American hometown)”。这个以前默默无闻的爱荷华小城因习近平的两次造访(1985年和2012年)而爆得大名。它离 Continue reading

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A high school student in China reflects on journalism, media, art and philosophy

After reading some parts of my four-volume journalistic book America in the Eyes of Yong Tang, a high school student in Chengdu, China wrote a letter to me. She wrote in English. The young student reflects on journalism, media, art and philosophy in her short book review. From the article, you can see how the younger generations in China think about journalism and communication.

Below is the full text of the article:

Dear Mr. Tang,

Before reading, although I’ve always considered the term media as a neutral vessel, which pours out objective information over the public, I never imagined the function of media could be so powerful that it’s regarded as the “fourth force” of western societies, as you mentioned in Chapter two. From the events you illustrated as a reporter, sadly, I found an astounding truth that Continue reading