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

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Internationally recognized media law scholar will come to Western to discuss New York Times V. Sullivan

Dr. Kyu Ho Youm, Western Illinois University Spring 2015 Journalism Day Keynote Speaker Kyu_3

What: Spring 2015 Journalism Day Keynote Speech (title: “The First Amendment Is Only for A Free Press in America?: New York Times V. Sullivan’s Impact on Ethical Journalism”)  

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