"Sinocism is the Presidential Daily Brief for China hands"- Evan Osnos, New Yorker Correspondent and National Book Award Winner
Last week I was a guest on the Sinica Podcast to discuss investigative journalism in China, specifically Wang Keqin ???, and the issues around perceived and real Western media bias about China. From the “blurb”:
Is the “Western media” biased in its reporting about China? What are the frames and narratives that inform the Anglophone media’s understanding of the county, and what are the misunderstandings about the “Western media” that lead Chinese people into believing Western reporting is more biased than it is?
This week, Tania Branigan from the Guardian, Jeremy Goldkorn from Danwei and serial China entrepreneur Bill Bishop join host Kaiser Kuo in a discussion of this perennial topic. And lest you mistakenly believe that it’s only the Western media writing critical stories on China, we discuss the state of investigative reporting in China, focusing on a recent piece by Tania in The Guardian about China’s best-known investigative journalist, Wang Keqin.
You can listen to the podcast here.
For one recent example of bias that I have written about, please see “What is Behind the New York Times’ Inaccurate Headline of Their Story on the Eviction of Beijing Artists?“
Please tell me what you think in the comments.
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